Building Management System (BMS and HVAC Controls)

Course Number: HV-5017
Credit: 5 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Building Management System (BMS and HVAC Controls), you'll learn ...

  • An overview of control system basics
  • Different types of sensors and how they are used
  • How DDC’s communicate and share information in large building projects
  • The hardware and software elements of BMS

Overview

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Credit: 5 PDH

Length: 111 pages

Building Management Systems (BMS) are computer-based systems that control a building's heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, lighting, access control, security, intelligent lifts, water system, entertainment, and fire systems. BMS is often described as the “brain” of smart buildings.

BMS is most commonly implemented in large projects with extensive mechanical and electrical equipment. The BMS allows for efficient use of energy by responding to varying conditions quickly and continuously without compromising on the comfort of the occupants. BMS systems also provide information on maintenance scheduling, data logging, and providing quick and effective responses to problems. They save time and money.

As an HVAC engineer, you will be faced with numerous design challenges on specifying the logical sequence of operations, equipment control, remote monitoring, data communication, specifications, and type of controls. With more and more buildings getting equipped with sophisticated controls, the lines between control engineers and mechanical engineering are becoming blurred, with each having to know more about the other's discipline.

This course covers fundamental aspects of BMS design and HVAC controls. The course begins with a necessary discussion of control systems, describes the types of sensors, controllers and controlled devices, and then moves quickly to direct digital controls (DDC) and Building Management Systems (BMS).

The target audience for this course is electrical, mechanical & control engineers, HVAC designers, architects, maintenance and facilities personnel responsible for building services and infrastructure.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How a controller works and how it can be used
  • How controlled devices are used
  • What Direct Digital Control (DDC) is and what functions these devices can perform
  • Understand how DDC’s are networked to form a Building Management System (BMS)
  • The networking and communication principles of BMS
  • The standard and open communication protocols – BACnet and LonWorks
  • The capabilities of BMS with a focus on HVAC systems

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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