Building Automation

Your Partner in Building Automation

Here at MSD, our Building Automation Systems (BAS) streamline the intricate web of mechanical and electrical systems in your facility. This lets you focus on what you do best—running your organization. Known variously as Building Management Systems (BMS) or Facility Management Systems (FMS), these controls bring you efficiency, comfort, and most of all, peace of mind.

What Is Building Automation?

Building Automation Systems are intelligent frameworks comprising both hardware and software. They allow different systems—like HVAC, lighting, access controls, and utility meters—to communicate on a unified platform. With our BAS, you can:

  • Maintain optimal temperature and humidity
  • Control process systems efficiently
  • Minimize energy consumption without compromising on performance
  • Schedule equipment based on occupancy to save costs
  • Get alarms for out-of-tolerance equipment and systems
  • Analyze trends, visualize, and compare facility data
  • Enjoy 24/7/365 control of your facility

Why Choose MSD?

We collaborate with industry leaders in building automation, which enables us to craft a custom solution that suits you best. From cloud-based smart thermostats to multi-site platforms, we offer:

  • Web-enabled, open systems
  • Dedicated Project Managers
  • Seamless integration with your IT systems
  • Hands-on training for your team

Tailored Solutions for You

Whether you’re constructing a new building, retrofitting an older one, or optimizing existing systems, our controls design team will collaborate with you to develop a system tailored to your needs. Our team will:

  • Assess your current needs and growth plans
  • Discuss budgetary considerations
  • Review your facility
  • Develop a project scope and proposal aligned with your objectives

Ongoing Support

Your BAS needs regular maintenance to continue operating at peak efficiency. We offer customized service plans to ensure you continue to reap the benefits of your system. We also provide retro and continuous commissioning programs to keep your facility safe, comfortable, and efficient.

Our Capabilities

  • Customized Maintenance Programs
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Facility Access Controls
  • Indoor Air Quality Improvement
  • Lighting Control
  • Partnerships with Niagara by Tridium, 75F, Pneumatic Controls, Honeywell, Distech
  • Pneumatic controls upgrades/replacement
  • Retro-commissioning and Continuous Commissioning
  • Smart Thermostats
  • Software & Hardware Upgrades
  • System Integrations
  • System Overlays
  • Utility Metering
  • Video Surveillance Systems
  • Web-based Building Automation Systems

Ready to Get Started?

MSD is more than a service provider; we are a partner committed to delivering results that matter to you. 

WPAFB Sensors Lab

Wright-Patt Air Force Base sought contractors to renovate and add onto the Sensors Lab. The HVAC portion of the project was over $13 million.

  • MSD served as the Design Assist Contractor in conjunction with Heapy Engineering for this project. In collaborating with General Contractor, Butt Construction, MSD provided Design Assist solutions for the following:
    • A large, anechoic chamber
    • An outdoor range
    • Multiple, Class-100 clean rooms
    • A three-story office building addition with DCID 6-9 requirements on many of the rooms

WPAFB Chilled Water System

The chilled water system at a high-security building on the Air Force Base was undersized and unable to keep up with demand. The facility could not operate without chilled water due to the amount of information servers in the building, and the general nature of the building itself. The entire upgrade project would need to be completed with minimal shut down time at the building. HVAC portion of this project was over $3 million.

  • MSD worked in collaboration with Diaz Construction to complete the system upgrades on time and on budget with minimal shutdowns or disruption to the facility operations.

LJB, Inc.

LJB, Inc. was renovating their Miamisburg, OH office and wanted to incorporate energy-saving upgrades.

  • MSD provided Design Build services in tandem with Greensleeves Energy Solutions, a specialist in geothermal systems.
  • MSD and Greensleeves installed a new geothermal HVAC system with open and closed loops. In addition, MSD design and installed the plumbing portion of the renovation.