BMS upgrade projects
Upgrade with Aimteq, your smarter BMS partner
You don’t need to rip out your old BMS, just migrate to a contemporary platform and realise all the benefits of a new system.
At Aimteq, we specialise in the installation and commissioning of BMS systems in new buildings. We use marketing-leading technologies from suppliers such as Siemens, Schneider Electric and Tridium and are highly accredited to ensure your peace of mind.
Reduce your lifecycle costs
Reduced maintenance bills
At Aimteq, we can leverage modern technology to deliver up-to a 20% reduction on your overall BMS lifecycle costs in the process.
30% of the cost of a BMS is upfront; the remaining 70% comes after commissioning, for things like system monitoring and management, maintenance and system expansion.
20% of 70% for a BMS at a large manufacturing plant, hospital or university campus, is a significant saving indeed.
Increase comfort & decrease your bills
Leverage your BEMS to deliver real business benefits
Modern building energy management systems are incredibly intelligent and well connected. Using these attributes, we can help you not only drive down your energy consumption, but drive improvements in staff and client comfort too.
Don’t be tied down
Thanks to open protocols such as BACnet, users no longer have to buy an entire system from a single manufacturer, but can use I/O from one manufacturer, mixed with a head-end from another. This not only encourages better value-engineering in each project, but also means that a consumer can ‘shop around’ much more freely between systems integrators and manufacturers. More choice can only mean better value for the customer.
INTELLIGENT, CONNECTED BUILDINGS
Modern, connected BMS collate all kinds of valuable data, which can be used to reduce your building’s energy consumption, improve comfort levels for staff, or even reduce transmission or usage costs from DUoS or Triad charges. Our bureau team work remotely, make slight adjustments or tweaks to deliver business benefits to staff and building owners alike.
Easier, faster, more efficient
New, modern interfaces and technologies make maintenance tasks much faster and easier to complete.
Long gone are the days of performing a point-to-point maintenance regime. Modern analytics packages can pinpoint problem areas of your BMS system and reduce an engineer’s time on-site.
Furthermore, our controls & analytics bureau can help optimise your maintenance budget by leveraging online connectivity. Put simply, we can remotely fix issues rather than send an engineer to site…saving you engineer call out fees, improving your first time fix rate and reducing down-time.
Upgrade using our Stepwise methodology
Stepwise is a migration methodology based upon our lifecycle principle and provides a step-by-step adaption of your system to contemporary technology.
Replacing your BMS head-end
This is always he starting point. Upgrading to a new open-protocol head-end allows you to benefit from added functionality and leverage the latest BMS and communications technologies.
Replace your room controllers
Upgrading your legacy BMS controllers is tailored to suit your specific requirements, and could even be phased over an number of years. Any removed controllers can be used as site spares, protecting your site and mitigating risks as the process moves on.
Upgrade your floor level controllers
This is usually things like FCUs & VAVs etc. Much like Step two, this can be phased over a number of years, or can be incorporated into floor fit-outs, moves and changes.
Throughout out the previous steps you will have benefited from, improved system stability, additional functionality and reduced costs – the migration process never ends as technology advancements always move on. We can help you to keep planning for the future and continue benefiting from your investments.
Download our BMS upgrades brochure
Sometimes, a document you can keep and refer back to is a bit more useful than a web page. You can download a copy of our BMS Upgrades & Migrations brochure here. There’s a bit more detail in here than on this page, including reasons to upgrade and more info on our process.
Replace your management head-end
This is where we’ll start. We can replace your head-end and run the new systems (temporarily) alongside your legacy system, ensuring no down-time.
Replace your room controllers
Further down the line we will replace your room controllers, offering you improved control and greater flexibility,
Replace outstations & sensors
The last phase is to replace any outstations and sensors that are either end-of-life, or broken or incompatible.
Once complete, we can remove the legacy BMS head-end and leave your newly migrated system to run your building more efficiently.
Vast savings potential
Upgrading your BEMS could deliver serious long-term financial returns over the next 15 years.
It’s not just the maintenance side of things either. Upgrading to a contemporary BEMS could reduce your energy consumption and improve comfort levels, boosting productivity. Furthermore, it could also augment your buildings up-time, reducing costly punitive charges or loss of trade.
Drop in BMS maintenance costs
Increase in staff productivity
Reduction in your building's energy costs
Up-time rating for your building
What our customers think
Environment & Emergency Planning Manager
“...there is a distinct downward trend in energy usage across all sites. Indeed, the figures show the lowest energy consumption for five years over comparable periods for those stations that haven’t had major infrastructure upgrades...”
Energy Management Lead
“I’ve been really impressed by Aimteq’s project management and communication throughout. They have bent over backwards to ensure smooth project delivery. Furthermore, they are very dedicated and have come back to the site to resolve a few very minor snags.”
Real Estate Services
"We are very happy with the project, not just because we are achieving our desired outcomes, but with the service provided by Aimteq."
“We selected Aimteq for a number of reasons, not least their tender performance, keenness to do the project and the opportunity for both businesses to develop a working relationship. The desired outcomes have absolutely been achieved. Aimteq have now demonstrated they are a perfect partner for A&B Engineering going forward.”
Director of energy & carbon
“The WEMS technology installed by Aimteq has underpinned the success of our smart energy programme at BT. It gives us remote control over the air handling systems and enables us to optimise energy usage. As a result of the proven success, we have now agreed a contract to expand the programme further.”
Energy & Environment Manager
"Aimteq installed the WEMS system and I have seen my energy consumption drop by over 40%. If the system gets overridden, Aimteq work with our sites to resolve the problem and turn the system back to auto control. This maintains our environmental conditions and enhances our savings."
Utilities & Property Systems Manager
"For us, technology must be a safe investment, must not affect the customer experience in our fitness centres, and must go on in the background so as not to cause distraction or disruption. For these reasons, Aimteq’s installation of a wireless solution such as the WEMS one made perfect sense."
Director of Safety, Health & Environment
“Another reason we opted for the Aimteq solution was the bureau service, which meant we could delegate the controls to an expert, who could remotely optimise energy consumption across all sites on an ongoing basis.”
Operations Director, Carbon & Energy Solutions
"We have used Aimteq on many sensitive government buildings and projects. At these locations, discretion, along with sensitivity towards the environment and the building occupants is paramount. As such, disruption in these areas must be kept to a minimum. We have found Aimteq to be a progressive company in their approach to not only building controls, but in the suggestion and implementation of energy improvements to building controls."
DCS Incident Manager
"When Colt started to expand beyond London in the late 1990s we needed some form of building management technology to support our remote sites and deliver alarms to a central server. Today we have scores of sites and Aimteq has been an excellent support partner throughout our evolution. We have almost day-to-day interaction with Aimteq and regular reviews with their team."
"Matalan has made the commitment to have the WEMS system installed by Aimteq in all our retail outlets. The installed stores have shown a considerable reduction in energy consumption of circa 18% and this is reflected in our energy bill which has decreased dramatically since implementation."
Head of Engineering
“Aimteq take responsibility to not only lower the costs of running a retail estate – but they bring a ‘can do’ attitude that is refreshing in the market place. By constantly investing in the R&D of their product suite, they bring innovation and creativity into our estate.”
Facilities, Contracts & Energy Manager
"Over the 61 sites we’ve seen a 32.92% drop in our consumption, which translates to a considerable saving on our energy spend and correlates well with our sustainability policy. Further to that, the experience dealing with Aimteq was seamless from start to finish."
"The bureau offers fantastic customer service, and importantly, is operates 24/7; longer than any of the bureau services we researched. We get through to a real person straight away and changes are made quickly."
“…please pass on my thanks to your engineer for the call out. He was persistent and got a resolution and was happy to explain the problem as he went along. Excellent service.”