BG takes control at University of Lincoln
Building-controls specialist BG Controls has been awarded a 5-year contract for service and maintenance at the University of Lincoln. Using BACnet open-protocol technology, BG has enabled numerous product ranges across all the disparate buildings to interface to a central front end that can be accessed remotely by the facilities manager. BG also remotely monitors the system each day to diagnose and rectify potential faults and alleviate responsibility from the on-site facilities-management team.
BG is installing and commissioning an integrated heating and access-control system for buildings throughout the Brayford Pool campus and some of the university’s satellite sites throughout Lincolnshire.
Among plant monitored are air-source heat pumps that heat and cool Sparkhouse Studios, the university’s facility for start-up businesses, and the newly expanded Human Performance centre.
A new access-control system has been installation in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, which BG is extending to the new building for the Business & Law Faculty.
Facilities manager Kevin Forth says, ‘Integration of the building-services and access-control systems onto one central platform allows us a better degree of manageability across all the campuses. The remote monitoring and ongoing service and maintenance provision also provides us with the reassurance that all the buildings are performing efficiently at all times.’