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It is a common cry we hear from facility managers and building owners across the county. Upon start up, facilities typically have building automation system (BAS) graphics as part of their controls contract. However, the budget for BAS graphics is generally tight, resulting in subpar graphics for operators to control the building.
As these buildings undergo additions or retrofits, different control manufactures and BAS graphics are installed, leaving operators without a consistent set of graphics and standards to operate the building. This poses significant cost setbacks for the building owner. Training new facility managers and operators is required for every layout – costing both time and money. Having one set of graphics that works with any system would prevent these extra costs.
With over a decade of BAS graphics experience, QA Graphics is leading the industry in providing full system graphic libraries. Our team of dedicated designers are trained to standardize the user interface design within the building operation industry and provide our customers with one cohesive library of system graphics.
Symbol Library Development
QA Graphics has provided the symbol library graphics for seven of the largest control manufactures. We have also worked with many private and publicly owned companies to create a standard library used across all their buildings for a common aesthetic feel. Building owners have capitalized on reducing training time, the freedom of not being tied to one control manufacturer, and our modernized 3D graphics and animations that use current trends and styles.
Alterations to system graphics
Another service offered is alterations to existing system graphics. Regardless of the control system, QA Graphics has the skill set to change and match any current installation. We also provide binding services to complete the integration of the operator’s graphics.
3D BAS Graphics
Facilities no longer desire a simple representation of their equipment, but prefer to view it as its sitting in their mechanical rooms, penthouses, and roofs. Some of the largest data centers in the world are transitioning to this look and are using QA Graphics to achieve it.
Possessing 3D representations for any facility system reduces training and allows operators to easily manage the buildings controls. QA Graphics has an extensive photo-realistic stock library with traditional 3D system graphics and pre-built animations for companies to choose from.
Our staff of graphic specialists, mechanical engineers, drafters, and 3D modelers allow us to offer comprehensive BAS design services, as well as creative solutions, competitive to other marketing firms. Everything is completed in-house, including HVAC graphics, 3D floor plans, system graphics for building automation (BAS), and BAS symbol library development.
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