Case Study Royal Holloway University of London Shilling (Science) Building September 2018
The new Shilling Building at the Royal Holloway University of London campus is a state of the art science building comprising lecture theatres, teaching spaces and meeting rooms and over three floors for both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The building incorporates a number of Building Service technologies operating together, all monitored and controlled by an overarching BMS System.
NDA Consulting were engaged from the initial design stage BMS workshops through to the final handover and witnessing activities, to ensure that the BMS system interfaced effectively with the different mechanical systems and that the systems worked seamlessly with each other.
The building incorporates:
Boiler system feeding a number of underfloor heating manifolds.
Three Air Handling Units with dedicated third party control systems and interfaced with the site Trend BMS System, feeding individual lecture theatres and general spaces.
A Natural Ventilation & Heat Recovery system (NVHR) coupled with louvered ventilation for controlling stack effect ventilation and back-up being provided by a Boosted extract system.
A VRF System feeding communications rooms and lecture rooms providing cooling-only.
A refrigerant gas leak detection interface providing alarming indication for all rooms.
AHUs and other mechanical equipment containing own stand-alone third party control systems provided challenges in ensuring compatibility and interface with the RHUL site wide Trend BMS network. This project combined many systems with the BMS controls system bringing all plant into seamless operation.