Building Automation for Infrastructure
Infrastructures where building automation systems can be implemented include railway stations, airports, marinas, conference centers, highway interchanges, tunnels, bridges, and interports. The application of building automation to infrastructure makes it possible to control a variety of functions, thus achieving a high degree of engineering, customization, and integration with third-party systems. The result is a manageable, secure, and low-impact infrastructure.
Building Automation for Agile Infrastructure
Duemmegi building automation systems for infrastructure allow you to manage:
Indoor and outdoor lighting systems to automatically provide artificial light in compliance with light pollution regulations, while ensuring the proper level of lighting in working environments.
Electric distribution: electrical cabinets, etc.
Alarms and malfunctions of all connected equipment and devices.
Monitoring of the lighting system, both in the event of failure and for predictive maintenance. This ensures the system is always at peak efficiency, helping to deliver a safe and waste-free environment.
Access control to enable access to the infrastructure and restricted areas for authorized personnel only.
Heating and air-conditioning system control, which can be activated automatically when the facility is opened. This helps create a comfortable working environment no matter the season.
Consumption monitoring in order to optimize power use and management of lighting, water, and gas systems. The Duemmegi system uses its own meters for the electric network and third-party (integrated) meters for the water and gas distribution network.
Continuity control of power distribution to avoid data loss in highly automated work processes.
Building Automation for Infrastructure: A Winning Choice
Equipping an infrastructure with a building automation system provides the advantage of creating a safe, comfortable, and environmentally friendly work atmosphere while reducing energy waste and operating costs. This applies both to infrastructures operating 24 hours a day such as ports, railway stations, interports, and airports, but also infrastructures used on a non-continuative basis such as exhibition facilities. In the latter cases, building automation systems have a significant impact in reducing operating costs and saving energy, because all systems can be activated only when needed and adjusted/deactivated when appropriate.
Sustainability is the next goal for all types of infrastructure from an environmental and economic point of view. This is even more true for older buildings requiring substantial efficiency upgrades. It applies, of course, to newly built facilities as well. Building automation is a winning choice for optimizing all power consumption, creating a comfortable and safe working environment, and reducing waste and operating costs. Plus, a smart infrastructure can provide optimal levels of efficiency and productivity.
The Benefits of Building Automation in Smart Infrastructure
There are many benefits of a building automation system deployed on infrastructure. Of course, they do not only involve the reduction of operating costs and the improvement of energy efficiency. They also include continuous monitoring of the interiors of the facility and the condition of its materials. Even today and in the not-too-distant future, smart infrastructure can provide information about:
The condition of structural deterioration to maintenance personnel.
Safe areas in case of accidents, fires, and human error.
Safe routes with no obstacles or traffic for rescue vehicles.
The activation of protection systems in the event of tides (e.g., in longshore city like Venice) or floods.
Crowding at major tourist sites and immediate alternative options.
A smart infrastructure equipped with a building automation system will increasingly be able to use both its resources and processes efficiently, improving sustainability and citizen relationships. The result will be a smart city that can provide users with an experience that serves their needs.