Integrated Building Solutions

Industry Challenges

 

Over the past few years, FourNetworks has developed a strategic to help move from traditional building automation systems (BAS) to smart automation systems that incorporate seamless integration of various building controls and media on a single platform.

 

This approach optimizes the use of multiple functions as and when required at a given time frame. Factors contributing to the growth of this trend include Internet of Things (IoT) transformation, the rising adoption of building automation technology, developments in communication technologies, massive growth in building

Buildings from Below

automation centric wireless protocols, and a market increase of emerging countries that are developing infrastructure technologies

An intelligent building transcends system and sub-system integration to achieve interaction, in which, the previously independent systems work collectively to optimize the building’s performance and constantly create an environment that is most conducive to the occupants’ goals. Additionally, fully interoperable systems in intelligent buildings tend to perform better, cost less to maintain, and leave a smaller environmental footprint than individual utilities and communication systems. The end goal for any smart building is to conform to a fully dynamic environment that responds to occupants’ changing needs and lifestyles. As technology advances and as information and communication expectations become more sophisticated, networking solutions, both converge and automate the technologies to improve responsiveness, efficiency, and performance. To achieve this efficiency, an intelligent building combines data, voice, and video with security, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, lighting, building controls, and other electronic controls on a single Internet protocol (IP) network platform that facilitates user management, space utilization, energy conservation, comfort, and systems improvement.

 

A vast majority of buildings still lack in fully integrated and interoperable systems. There is a growing demand for bringing disparate systems together, making integration possible, and helping deliver a seamlessly integrated experience. To achieve this, companies need to update the systems and business models with necessary changes to have more flexible and dynamic system offerings with innovative open-source platforms that can allow a variety of different applications to run on them. FourNetworks is uniquely qualified to provide these service to it clients. FourNetworks and its partner can provide an end-to-end turn key monitored solution. FourNetworks has years of experience in providing:

  • Data Cabling design, Installation and Testing,

  • Network Integration Design, Implementation, testing and turn-up.

  • Complete BAS integration , Implementation and turn-up

 

The BAS market growth is significantly driven by the quantifiable energy efficiency realized from proper system integration with interoperability that ensures better visibility into systems’ performance to help preemptively optimize the building’s functioning.

 

Despite favorable technological advances propelling building technology industry growth, there remain key challenges to overcome, such as connecting conventional facilities and legacy systems with open systems to transform into intelligent buildings—enabling higher efficiencies, lower costs, and greater returns on investment.