Course Brief

AimThis unit enables learners to develop an understanding of building management systems (BMS) in relation to management and control requirements of buildings and develop skills to specify and install effective BMS. Unit abstractThis unit allows learners to explore the characteristics of BMS installations and consider how these systems can be used to manage and control the mechanical and electrical services of buildings and promote internal environmental comfort and energy efficiency. Learners will investigate the use of BMS hardware to achieve the aims of BMS strategies and examine the associated installation and operational issues. Learners will also develop the skills needed to analyse and produce designs for BMS installations, and investigate the use of BMS reports and data to inform planned preventative maintenance (PPM) strategies and optimise the performance of BMS installations.

  • This course is offered in 48 hours
  • BTEC HND IN Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)
    Building Services Engineering is the engineering of the internal environment and environmental impact of a building. It essentially brings buildings and structures to life. Building services engineers are responsible for the design, installation, operation and monitoring of the mechanical, electrical and public health systems required for the safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly operation of modern buildings. This includes:
    - Water, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, access, transport and electricity
    - Safety and security systems such as fire prevention and detection, escape routes, CCTV and alarms.
     Building services engineers also face the challenge of ensuring that buildings are energy efficient to reduce overuse of energy sources and by doing so helping the society reduce the depletion of natural resources and minimize environmental pollution.
    HND graduates in Construction and the Built Enviroment (Building Services Engineering) can progress to the final year of our BSc. (Hons) Engineering Management (Construction) or the extended final year BSc. (Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment.