Many healthcare organizations maintain expansive buildings with multiple wards, separate outbuildings, multi-building campuses, or even additional locations in other towns and cities. This can make medical building management into notoriously complex work.
Figures from the IFMA show that the average facilities management professional is now 49 years old, with 28 years of experience (including 16 in facilities management). This is older than the median age of the general workforce by 8 years.
Data has had an elevated role in building management since the era of the Internet of Things began. University building managers have always been tasked with keeping campus facilities running in a cost-efficient and safe manner that is conducive to the learning environments of higher education. What was once a largely manual process of ‘tending to the farm’ is now handled with robust arrays of sensors that feed data into complex building automation and building analytics software.
The modern universal BACnet protocol is the current gold standard in building automation, keeping things simple and streamlined for facilities managers and technicians. However, if your campus features a legacy system composed of older protocols like Modbus and Lonworks, you may be juggling multiple systems, log-ins, and headaches throughout the day.
The original objective of the BACnet protocol was to revolutionize device interconnectivity by providing one standard set of communication rules. No matter the manufacturer, all devices using the BACnet protocol would work with your building’s BAS. This goal was promptly realized as the use of BACnet spread to building monitoring systems far and wide.
Originally published on TheS4Group.com
Building owners and operators know full-well how essential it is to keep their sites running smoothly and securely. However, with multiple systems in need of supervision and various employees who need access to those systems, it can be difficult for a single building manager to delegate specific tasks to the right people efficiently.
BACnet controls rank among the most valuable and intuitive developments in the world of building automation. As the future of smart buildings continues to come at us, investing in automation and capitalizing on BACnet software is becoming more crucial than ever.
ODIN (Operator Display Integrated Network) is a building automation system with an integrated, simplified user interface that makes it easy to manage complex HVAC and energy processes in your building—or even in multiple buildings.
Your building management system is like the central nervous system of your entire building. It connects all of its many features and organizes the data those systems collectively gather into a single, easy-to-manage program. However, as intuitive as your BAS system is, there’s always more it can be doing.