Design and Commissioning of Building Automation Controls

The myriad of considerations of a Building Automation System (BAS) can be complex and confusing. Our experts can help.

This highly specialized and specific service of CFMS Alberta allows clients to work with our team of experts to help define commissioning and re-commissioning strategies for building automation controls. Our highly trained staff will provide design review of mechanical, electrical, and building systems to deliver innovative project solutions.

Building Automation Systems (BAS) must work effectively, efficiently and be relatively trouble free for at least ten years. At CFMS, our experts are perfectly positioned to help you navigate the complexities of purchasing, upgrading or replacing your Building Automation System. The myriad of considerations of a BAS—such as complicated manuals, communications networks, open protocols, stand-alone control units and DDC loops—are complex and confusing; never mind the large list of manufacturers’ representatives who “provide better products and services than the other guy.”

The decision to purchase a Building Automation System must be carefully considered as it is the system that will control the environmental conditions within your building—it is an investment of approximately 15 per cent of the total installed price of a mechanical system and yet, controls 80 per cent of that same system.

Our understanding of the construction process allows us to prepare specifications, tender documents and project manage even the most complex installations. Our goal is to ensure that every installation is complete, on time, and provides as-specified operational performance.

At CFMS Alberta, we:

  • Continually review Building Automation Systems as they are updated by manufacturers.
  • Regularly investigate the performance of manufacturers representatives.
  • Research the manufacturers’ claims for compliance with open protocol networks such as BACnet and Lonmark.
  • Recommend the best combination of system and manufacturers’ representatives to satisfy a building owner’s requirements.

The BAS commissioning services we provide include:

  • Mechanical systems review and assessment
  • Mechanical systems performance testing
  • Building operations assessment
  • Building automation system design and specification preparation
  • Assistance with budgeting and capital planning
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) development
  • Tendering
  • Evaluation of proposals and recommendations
  • Project management
  • Commissioning
  • Training
  • Preparation of operating procedures
  • Preparation of maintenance management programs
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