Such a diversity of buildings presents a real challenge when it comes to managing the many systems that control heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Maintaining the very tightly controlled environment in a high-spec cleanroom or a purpose-built wind tunnel – for example – requires specialist knowledge and a virtually instantaneous response if anything goes wrong. And that’s where the BAM team comes in.
BAM is providing a dedicated, expert Facilities Management (FM) team on-site at Cranfield including specialist technicians, managers and a Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) co-ordinator, as well as an apprentice.
The team works hard to ensure that its work goes effectively unnoticed: as a building that is too cold, too hot, too humid or too stuffy would be a sign of failure.
Cranfield takes energy efficiency extremely seriously. All the University’s major refurbishments and new builds are constructed to meet BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standards, and a ‘zero carbon’ standard is being developed for all its buildings.