Hey there! Welcome to Episode 418 of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast with Phil Zito. In this episode, we dive deeper into building automation systems (BAS) for facility management. We cover topics like the purpose and objectives of implementing a BAS, its components, protocols, benefits, and some real-world examples.
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We kick off by defining a building automation system, which is an overlay of a control system, providing visualization and control of those control systems through a multi-layered architecture. We dive into the four-tier architecture, which includes the server layer, supervisory devices, field controller layer, and sensor actuator level. This architecture is common across all building systems like lighting, access control, and audio-visual, making it super important to understand.
Next, we chat about BACnet, the most common protocol for building automation systems. It helps different controllers from various manufacturers communicate with one another by creating a common data model and communication aspects for both serial and IP networks.
So there you have it! A quick summary of episode 418, where we explore the fascinating world of building automation systems. Don't forget to check out smartbuildingsacademy.com for more episodes, and feel free to send in your questions or comments. We love interacting with you all!