Department: MSc Building Services Engineering
Module Description: Building Management System is central to 'Intelligent Buildings' concepts; its purpose is to control, monitor and optimise building services, e.g. lighting, HVAC, water system, security, CCTV and alarm system, access control, audio-visual and entertainment systems, ventilation, filtration and climate control, time & attendance control and reporting (notably staff movement and availability), etc. It includes types of measurement and instrumentation, control techniques, control components and control system related to services installations. Building Management System considers the basic principles of building management, components and controls, applications, integration, operation and maintenance.
The module will also cover the different types of commissioning: basic, advanced and continuous. The roles of the commissioning teams at the different phase of the building design, construction, handover and operation will also be discussed.
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Grondzik, W. (2009). Principles of building commissioning. Wiley.
Levermore, G. (2000). Building energy management systems: an introduction to heating, natural ventilation, lighting & occupant satisfaction. 2nd edn. Routledge.
NJATC. (2008). Building automation: control devices & applications. Amer Technical Publishers.
Wang, S. (2010). Intelligent buildings and building automation. London: Spon Press.
Chadderton, D. V. (2013). Building services engineering. 6th edn. London: Routledge.
CIBSE Knowledge Series & CIBSE Guides on the topic.
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. (2009). Building control systems: CIBSE guide H. London: CIBSE.
Full set of CIBSE Commissioning Codes
Hall, F. and Greeno, R. (2017). Building services handbook. 9th edn. Elsevier, Butterworth-Heinemann.