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First National Bank Acacia House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First National Bank Acacia House in Umhlanga Ridge Durban is the regional  headquarters of FNB, Rand Merchant Bank and other divisions in the group.
The building comprises four parking levels, a ground floor and five office levels.
Encompassing environmental best practice methods, the development enjoys extensive green energy saving inefficiencies.

A Desigo Insight Building Management System controls and monitors all aspects of the building including HVAC, Electrical monitoring (Generators, UPS’s, Lighting, Power Meters, Lifts and Fuel Storage System), Wet services (Domestic Water tanks, water meters, Fire water tanks and sprinkler valves) with a total IO points count of in excess of 3000 points.
Multiple 3rd party integration occurs on the site with protocols ranging from BACnet/MSTP and IP to Modbus all being integrated into the Building Management System.


Unilever Indonsa Plant
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Unilever’s plant in Riverhorse Valley Durban named Indonsa, meaning “Morning Star” in isiZulu, produces renowned brands such as Knorr, Robertson’s, Knorrox, Aromat and Rajah.

It is the first green manufacturing plant for SA reducing its carbon footprint.
The Indonsa plant has the ability to become the biggest savoury dry food site in Unilever world-wide. It has been designed to produce 65 000 tonnes of product per year and has an expansion capability of up to 100 000 tonnes. The 22 000 sq/m metre factory is equivalent to three soccer fields and is situated on 78 000 sq/m of land.

A Desigo Insight Building Management System controls and monitors all aspects of the building including HVAC, Power Meters, Wet services (Domestic Water tanks, water meters, Fire water tanks and sprinkler valves, Rain Water Harvesting System and various water catchment pumps in the facility) with a total IO points count of in excess of 3000 points.
Multiple 3rd party integration occurs on the site with protocols ranging from LonTalk, Konnex and Modbus all being integrated into the Building Management System BACnet network. The site encompasses more than 120 field controllers of different types.


Westwood Mall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westwood Mall, set in the lush suburb of Westville in Durban, offers a refreshing alternative to the regions existing malls.
Designed to match the discerning customer’s desire for convenient, friendly and up-market shopping, the centre offers a choice of 102 inspiring stores and gourmet eateries.

A Desigo Insight Building Management System controls and monitors all aspects of the building including HVAC and a  Power Meters on the main incomer giving the BMS the ability to intervene if the building power consumption exceeds a set point. The system has a total IO points count of in excess of 1500 points.


Durban Playhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Durban’s Playhouse complex links the city’s present with its past. The current theatre facade preserves two of the city’s most famous landmarks, situated adjacent to each other in central Smith Street opposite the City Hall, first conceived as cinemas, namely the glamorous Prince’s Theatre, which originated in 1926, and the grand, Tudor-styled Playhouse, which originally opened its doors to public fanfares and capacity house in 1935.
In the early 1980s, these two celebrated entertainment venues underwent expert renovation and conversion into a state-of-the-art, multi-venue theatre complex that faithfully preserved many of the buildings’ original characteristics and architectural features. This was officially opened in the mid ’80s as The Natal Playhouse, subsequently to become known by its present-day title The Playhouse, Kwazulu-Natal’s premier theatre complex and home of The Playhouse Company.I

A Desigo Insight Building Management System controls and monitors  the building HVAC. The system has a total IO points count of in excess of 1000 points.


Durban Magistrates Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Durban Magistrates Court building, encompasses 39 court rooms of various sizes together with the associated offices for magistrates and support staff.

A Desigo Insight Building Management System controls and monitors all aspects of the building including HVAC and a Domestic water system. The system has a total IO points count of in excess of 1500 points.
The maintenance and control room staff are able to monitor and intervene if the conditions in the court are out of specification or if any faults arise by via a large screen monitor in the control room or from a dedicated BMS PC in the maintenance managers office.

 

Liberty Towers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty Towers is a 14 storey multi-tenant office complex in central Durban occupied by large national tenants and government offices.

A Desigo Insight Building Management System controls and monitors  the building HVAC and controls the lighting throughout the building. The system has a total IO points count of in excess of 1500 points.

 


Aspen Pharmaceuticals Headquarters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspen Pharmaceuticals, a South African-based JSE Limited listed company continues to increase the number of lives benefiting from its products, reaching more than 150 countries across the world. Their newly renovated global headquarters in the prestigious La Lucia Ridge area of Durban, consists of a 7,000m2 office building.

A Desigo Insight Building Management System controls and monitors  the building HVAC, Electrical Monitoring (generator and UPS’s). The system encompasses Siemens field controllers and the integration of BACnet/MSTP fan coil controllers and  Modbus from the generator into Desigo Insight.

 

 


Ithala Development Bank Trade Centre

The Ithala Trade Centre is seen as a development hub, situated at the gateway to the city, providing easy access and ample secure parking.  It boasts an excellent setting, surrounded by mixed use buildings and a modern network of canals. The Trade Centre is designed and decorated along modern classic lines, generally open plan making best use of the floor space and featuring environmentally friendly fittings to reduce operating costs.

Ithala Development Bank is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s primary drivers of economic development and a strategic enabler of support for, in particular, this province’s historically disadvantaged communities.

A Desigo Insight Building Management System controls and monitors all aspects of the building including HVAC, Electrical monitoring (Generators, UPS’s), Wet services (Domestic Water tanks and Fire water tanks) with a total IO points count of in excess of 1500 points.
Multiple 3rd party integration occurs on the site with protocols ranging from BACnet/MSTP and IP to Modbus all being integrated into the Building Management System. One of these includes the integration of BACnet/MSTP fan coil controllers into the Desigo Insight BMS.


 


South African Reserve Bank Durban

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The South African Reserve Bank is the central bank of the Republic of South Africa. The primary purpose of the Bank is to achieve and maintain price stability in the interest of balanced and sustainable economic growth in South Africa. Together with other institutions, it also plays a pivotal role in ensuring financial stability.

The Durban branch of the South African Reserve Bank is a high security facility with access strictly controlled. Being an enclosed building without windows, temperature control within the building is very important. The facility also includes a note and coin processing area which also requires close temperature control to maintain the easy handling of the money.

A Desigo CC Building Management System controls and monitor all aspects of the building including HVAC, Electrical monitoring (power meters) and water consumption monitoring, with a total IO points count of in excess of 1000 points.
3rd party integration occurs on the site with Modbus from the power meters, integration of a Daikin VRV system via BACnet/IP and future integration of a Rickard pressure control damper system also via BACnet/IP being integrated into the Building Management System. With the Desigo CC system being modular, other sub systems can easily be added to the BMS at a later stage.

This is the first installation of Desigo CC  sold in Africa.



Milkwood Office Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milkwood Office Park is a green star rated building complex with spectacular views toward the city and the ocean. The campus based layout is orientated directly south to reduce solar heat gain. Numerous strategies have been employed to ensure it achieves a 4 star rating. The campus consists of four buildings fed from a central HVAC plant with an ice storage system for reduced energy consumption during peak tariff periods.

We are currently in the process of installing a Desigo CC Building Management System on this site.

A Desigo CC Building Management System will control and monitor all aspects of the building including HVAC and  energy consumption (energy meters),  with a total IO points count of in excess of 1500 points.
3rd party integration occurs on the site with BACnet/MSTP from the energy meters being integrated into the Building Management System.


 


Highway House

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highway House is the regional head offices for the Kwa-Zulu Natal departments of Sport & Recreation and the Department of Health. The Building consists of two 6 storey towers.

A Desigo Touch and Web Building Management System controls and monitors  the building HVAC. The system consists of a 8″ touchscreen mounted in one of the HVAC plantrooms and a central PC connected to the system via a Desigo Web interface.


SAPREF Refinery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAPREF is a joint venture between Shell SA Refining and BP Southern Africa. SAPREF is the largest crude oil refinery in Southern Africa with 35% of South Africa’s refining capacity.

A Desigo PX Web Building Management System controls and monitors  the office building HVAC in the refinery. The system consists of an operator display mounted in one of the HVAC plantrooms and a central PC connected to the system via a Desigo PX Web interface.


Business Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Business Centre offers furnished, unfurnished, virtual offices and business services within an upmarket facility in Umhlanga, Durban.

A Synco 700 Web based Building Management System controls and monitors  the office building HVAC. The system consists of  numerous RDG 100 KN communicating thermostats connected back to a OZW772.255 Synco Web Interface. This interface is accessible from any PC connected to the Internet via a browser based Web interface.


Life Empangeni Private Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Empangeni Private Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, operating 63 acute care facilities across the country.

The facilities include:

  • A 174 bed hospital with 5 theatres
  • Our theatres are fully equipped, and intricate orthopaedic surgery such as knee and hip replacements are performed in our state-of-the-art laminar flow theatre
  • A 13 bed intensive care/high care unit and a 5 bed neonatal ICU
  • 24 hour accident and emergency unit equipped to deal with major and minor medical emergencies
  • A radiology unit including CT scanner, mammography and x-rays

A Synco 700 Web based Building Management System controls and monitors  the Hospital Theatres HVAC. The system consists of 10 RMS 705B controllers connected back to a OZW772.16 Synco Web Interface. This interface is accessible from any PC connected to the hospital network via a browser based Web interface.


Life Hilton Private Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

Life Hilton Private Hospital is a member of the Life Healthcare Group, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, operating more than 63 acute facilities across the country.

The facilities include:

  • The hospital has 94 beds
  • Five operating theatres of which two are state-of-the art laminar flow theatres which are equipped to  deal with intricate orthopaedic surgery which include knee and hip replacements
  • Nine bed maternity and gynaecology unit
  • Five bed neonatal intensive care unit
  • Ten bed paediatric unit with six private wards and a secure play area. Our paediatric wards offer  excellent facilities for mothers of hospitalised children
  • Six bed intensive care unit
  • Six bed high care unit
  • Radiology unit which includes a CT scanner, MRI scanner and X-rays
  • 24 hour emergency unit equipped to deal with major and minor medical emergencies
  • Eight station renal dialysis unit
  • State-of-the-art radio-oncology unit (to be opened in 2016)

A Synco 700 Web based Building Management System will control and monitors  the Hospital HVAC once the entire project is completed. The system consists of numerous RMS 705B controllers that will be connected back to a OZW772 Synco Web Interface. This interface is accessible from any PC connected to the hospital network via a browser based Web interface when completed.


Rewardsco

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rewardsco group, which is a major player in the business process outsourcing or call centre industry and has an investment division, headquarters is a 8,100m2 “green” building boasting a “barcode” facade design in the prestigious Ridgeside precinct of uMhlanga.

A Synco 700 Web based Building Management System controls and monitors  the office building HVAC. The system consists of  numerous RDG 100 KN communicating thermostats connected back to a OZW772.255 Synco Web Interface. This interface is accessible from any PC connected to the Rewardsco network via a browser based Web interface.