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Facility management in the intelligent buildings
|Written by (author):|
|Department of Building Technology (FCE)|
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|Facility management in the intelligent buildings|
|Summary:||The field of Intelligent Buildings, Intelligent Homes and Building Management Systems (BMS) encompasses an enormous variety of technologies, across commercial, industrial, institutional and domestic buildings, including energy management systems and building controls. The function of Building Management Systems is central to 'Intelligent Buildings' concepts; its purpose is to control, monitor and optimise building services, eg., lighting; heating; security, CCTV and alarm systems; access control; audio-visual and entertainment systems; ventilation, filtration and climate control, etc.; even time & attendance control and reporting (notably staff movement and availability). The potential within these concepts and the surrounding technology is vast, and our lives are changing from the effects of Intelligent Buildings developments on our living and working environments. The impact on facilities planning and facilities management is also potentially immense. Any facilities managers considering premises development or site relocation should also consider the opportunities presented by Intelligent Buildings technologies and concepts. The origins of Intelligent Buildings and Building Management Systems have roots in the industrial sector in the 1970's, from the systems and controls used to automate production processes and to optimise plant performances. The concepts and applications were then adapted, developed and modularised during the 1980's, enabling transferability of the technology and systems to the residential and commercial sectors. Facility management in the intelligent buildings is an interdisciplinary field primarily devoted to the maintenance and care of commercial or institutional buildings, such as houses, hotels, resorts, schools, office complexes, sports arenas or convention centres. Duties may include the care of air conditioning, electric power, plumbing and lighting systems; cleaning; decoration; grounds keeping and security. Facilities management in the intelligent buildings is the integration of processes within an organisation to maintain and develop the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities.|
|INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS, INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SYSTEM, FACILITY MANAGEMENT|
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