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Data has become the fundamental currency of business. Data-driven approaches to building operations are providing facility owners with tactical means to inform decisions and quantify impact. Intelligent Buildings – built on the premise of improved efficiency through data management and systems interconnectivity – are leveraging the measurement and controls capabilities of modern building systems to revolutionize facilities management practices and pave the way for “smart” real estate portfolios.
Newcomb & Boyd’s Intelligent Buildings consultants and engineers are helping owners of both new and existing buildings develop, operate and optimize an integrated approach to data management and facilities operation. At the heart of the Intelligent Building approach is an open architecture controls framework built on top of the existing building automation system. The new framework provides a gateway for the dynamic features of the modern building – information technology, building automation, power, lighting, HVAC, plumbing, measurement & monitoring, communications, security, process equipment, audio-visual, occupancy status and conveyance – to communicate, visualize, analyze and share data.
Newcomb & Boyd’s Intelligent Building Systems team provides planning and design consulting services in the following areas:
• Intelligent Building Strategy
• IT Network Architecture & Security
• Owner’s Program Requirements
• Facility Management Controls Systems
• Systems Integration Design
• Systems Integrator Prequalification
• Systems Integrator Procurement
• Performance Verification
• Data Visualization / Dashboards
• Operations & Training
Performance Engineering leverages Intelligent Building tools to both drive system optimization via technical retrocommissioning, and sustain operations performance through predictive maintenance and ongoing commissioning programs. These efforts typically result in significant operational savings, such that the projects fund themselves.
• Facility Assessment Surveys
• Technical Retrocommissioning
• Building Systems Engineering
• Data Analytics
• Predictive Maintenance
• Ongoing Commissioning
Architect: John Portman & Associates, Inc.
Intelligent building systems, as well as acoustical, audio-visual, security, and communications systems for Coda, the High Performance Computing Center, at Technology Square, a 600,000 square foot multitenant office and research building with fiber connectivity to the Georgia Institute of Technology data center and high performance computing system. Additional services include commissioning of the mechanical, lighting, and hot water systems. The complex also has a 257,500 square foot parking deck. This project is pursuing LEED Platinum certification.
Architect: Duda | Paine Architects, LLP
Interiors Architect: Gensler
Associate Architect: HKS, Inc.
Intelligent building systems, network, communications and security systems for a 495,000 square foot headquarters building and a 165,000 square foot office building at a separate location. The headquarters also includes a 285,000 square foot parking deck.
Associate Architect: NBBJ
Offering support and guidance to emerging biotechnology companies commercializing technologies primarily derived from New Orleans-based universities, the New Orleans BioInnovation Center provides tenants with wet laboratories, office space, and meeting and conference spaces. Intelligent building systems deployment includes an integrated building management system normalizing data from building automation, facility metering and lighting control systems. Deployment also consists of automated analytics, fault detection, and diagnostics platform.
Integrated Building Management System master plan to provide a single facility operations command center in the Atlanta headquarters that facilitates managing the Atlanta headquarters and the Branch bank locations in Jacksonville, Miami, Birmingham, and New Orleans. Systems that were included in the integration plan include building automation, lighting control with facility-wide occupancy sensors, power monitoring systems, security and elevator management systems.
Expansion of a six story hospital for a two patient floor, 104 bed addition. The project includes HVAC infrastructure, sized and configured to serve two future patient floors, and the replacement of a proprietary type building automation system throughout the tower with an open platform type system. Phased construction enabled the first half of the new patient floors to be occupied while the second half was completed.
Integrated Building Management System master plan to provide a single facility operations system, unified on the enterprise network, supported by the internal IT group, and provide operational savings in both facility maintenance and energy reductions.
Integrated Building Management System master plan to include sustainability and operational dashboard and automated analytics and fault detection diagnostics systems for the Charles R. Drew Charter School’s Senior Academy serving 375 middle school students and 600 high school students. The building includes classrooms, career technology laboratories, science laboratories, chorus and band rooms, a cafeteria, a performing arts center, and a gymnasium. This facility is pursuing LEED Gold certification.
commissioning, retrocommissioning, systems training, acceptance testing, system optimization, design
structured cabling systems, telephone systems, network systems LAN/WAN, systems commissioning,