Is the future bright for you?Technological advancement is a significant opportunity for facilities managers; it is also a potential hurdle. A well-designed BMS can equip facilities managers with the toolkit to efficiently and effectively manage the space into the future. The right Building Management System (BMS) can provide the highest level of functionality for years, even decades, as the controls can evolve and update with the advances that come through.
However, the rapid pace of change can make the wrong BMS obsolete in the next five years. Choose the wrong unit, and you could find yourself needing a replacement sooner than you would desire.
Seeing into the futureManaging this rapid pace of change takes expertise and specialist knowledge of the sector. When you are building your new commercial buildings or refitting the old ones, it is easy to rely on the general knowledge of the architect and his team when choosing controls. However, an off-the-shelf unit could leave you with a hefty bill in the future when updates in technology do not configure with your BMS.
An expert designing building management systems will talk to you about the use of your building and your hopes for its performance. They will have a far-sighted view of the sector, understanding what innovations and updates will likely benefit you as the technology evolves, as does your business.
When it comes to choosing your BMS, an expert designer will come with an integration-first mentality. In other words, there will be a core design that looks to run the building through a single control system and then literally “plug-in” new components as they come to market. The focus will be on future functionality and how the building can become more intelligent and efficient.
How do specialist BMS designers see the future?When something is your speciality, you can focus all your attention on the trends and developments in this one area. There are few sectors where it is more essential to have this specialist understanding than in BMS design. Suddenly, the siloed systems within a building are integrated into a central control – as facilities technology, information technology, and specialist functionality converge into one system.
With the single-minded focus on BMS, the expert designer can see how systems can intersect and free up systems from the barriers that existed before. With the improvement in communication and environment, the boost to employee productivity and workflow justifies any investment.
Hiring a specialist designer such as Cube Controls is a sure way of future-proofing your facilities. When technology changes this quickly, you need to hire someone who can see into this future with clarity and decisiveness. Contact us today to see how we can help your office building management system evolve into the future.