Jon Belfield, BCIA, BS-EN15232, BMS
Jon Belfield

Strategic thinking wins the long game in controls

Jon Belfield, President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) explains how joined-up thinking throughout the supply chain enables the connection of building services to a BMS.

Mark Stanton, intelligent building, BEMS, Honeywell Connected
Mark Stanton

Follow the smart money

Mark Stanton explains the benefits of investing in connected services to create truly intelligent buildings, and what to consider when doing so.

Iain Gordon, KNX, KNX UK
Iain Gordon

Making connections

The KNX building control system is over 25 years old, yet for many people it’s still a new idea. Here Iain Gordon explains the concepts behind the technology and considers why it is gradually gaining more ground with controls engineers and clients.

Dave Lapsley, Bubll, Econowise Group
The web and mobile devices offer a new way forward for integration

Integration: a new way

Dave Lapsley considers the connected future and points to new approaches which are making integration for smart buildings much easier.

BCIA, 'Big Data', Malcolm Anson
Malcolm Anson

Driving home the power of data to make better buildings

The internet has affected almost every aspect of our lives. Malcolm Anson investigates how web-based services such as energy management and data analysis are already changing how buildings are controlled and managed for efficiency and comfort.

controls, commissioning, building management systems, BMS, Siemens Building Technologies, Trend Controls, Greame Rees, Ian Ellis, Jon Kilpatrick, Detail Design Engineering, Jon Belfield, Tandem,
Ian Ellis (left) and Graeme Rees

Get a head start with your controls

The commissioning of controls is beset with challenges, and yet with some forward-planning there are benefits for consultants, contractors and end-users. Karen Fletcher explores the issues with some of those at the front line.

remote, Matt Peasnall, BEMS, monitoring, Business Focused Maintenance, Trend Control Systems
Matt Peasnall

Efficiency by remote control

Remote BEMS management is a cutting-edge controls option. Matt Peasnall goes behind the scenes to explain the benefits.

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