Building controls contractor – In typical examples, a building controls contractor is sub-contracted by the mechanical controls contractor on a given commercial building job. Building controls contractors are hired to design and/or implement controls within a building automation system architecture. Advanced building controls contractors who are involved earlier in the design process are typically referred to as systems integrators.
As buildings and connected systems become more complex, building controls contractors are increasingly more skilled in the Internet of Things and also familiar with IT teams and what they provide to a building on the tenant and management sides.
Typical expertise of building controls contractors:
- Systems like HVAC, lighting, access and security,
- Wireless controls
- Pneumatic and direct digital controls
- Parts like valves, actuators, sensors, variable frequency drives