Lincoln campus takes control
BG Controls has been awarded a five year service and maintenance contract with the University of Lincoln which includes installing and commissioning an integrated heating and access control system on buildings located throughout the city centre Brayford Pool campus and on some of the University’s satellite sites across the county.
Using BACnet open protocol technology, BG Controls has enabled numerous competing product ranges across all the disparate buildings to interface to one central front end that can be accessed remotely by the Facilities Manager. BG also remotely monitors the system on a daily basis to diagnose and rectify any potential faults and alleviate responsibility from the on-site facilities management team.
The technology automates innovative air source heat pumps, which heat and cool the interiors of Sparkhouse Studios – the University’s start-up business facility, as well as the newly expanded Human Performance Centre.
A new access control system has also been installed in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre – the University’s performance and conference venue. BG is currently in the process of extending this access system to the new Business & Law faculty building. The building controls specialist specified cost-effective Mifare cards and readers for both facilities, enabling access privileges to authorised students and staff.
“Integration of the building services and access control systems onto one central platform allows us a better degree of manageability across all the campuses,” says Facilities Manager, Kevin Forth. “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.”