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Building Systems Engineering

UIC Building Systems

Modern buildings contain numerous types of building systems that leverage increasingly complex technology platforms. As a result, the integration of such systems into the built and operational environments at UIC requires careful design and engineering considerations to ensure consistency, maintainability, and sustainability of these systems.

The Technology and Building Systems team works with the other units in OVCAS, including FM HLP, PSPM, and UES to specify, monitor, maintain, and support numerous building systems at UIC. These systems include the technology platforms that control Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), interior and exterior lighting, access control, security alarms, intercoms, and video surveillance at UIC. This multi-disciplinary effort ensures that the increasingly complex technology environment present in modern buildings systems at UIC is aligned with the education, research, and healthcare missions of the university.

Our staff are trained and certified in the areas of building automation systems, access control systems, video surveillance systems, as well as various wired and wireless technologies used for deploying building systems.

Building Analytics

The numerous technology platforms and control devices that are part of each UIC building generate large amounts of data. For several years, Technology and Building Systems has worked on using data analytics to make sense of this data in order to improve illumination, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and physical security. This is an ongoing effort that promises to help UIC create a safer and secure environment for its students, faculty, patients, and staff.