Introduction to Building Management Systems

The objective of Building Management Systems (BMS system) is to manage the sub-systems within a building to ensure a pleasant, controlled and safe environment. A BMS can control all or some of the following in a building: HVAC, CCTV, Access Control, Fire and Intruder Alarms, Lighting and even Power Consumption.
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Functions of Building Management Systems

The three basic functions of a central, computer-controlled BMS system are:

  • Monitoring
  • Controlling
  • Optimizing

A BMS normally comprises of:


Benefits of a Building Management Systems:
For the Building owner
  • Increased value
  • Flexibility on change of building use
  • Individual tenant billing for services facilities manager Central or remote control and monitoring of building
  • Increased level of comfort and time saving
  • Remote Monitoring of the plants (such as AHU’s, Fire pumps, plumbing pumps, Electrical supply, STP, WTP etc.)
  • Increased energy effeciency – see Energy Management Systems
Maintenance Companies
  • Ease of information availability problem
  • Computerized maintenance scheduling
  • Effective use of maintenance staff
  • Early detection of problems