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Major growth expected for building automation and control systems

The world building automation and control systems market is expected to be worth just over £16bn by 2019, according to a BSRIA report.

The 2015 BSRIA WMI BACS study reveals that currently there are a small, but growing number of BACS systems with data analytics/Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) across all geographical areas.

There is a slow trend of BACS data analytics/BEMS migrating to the Cloud. The IT industry is also slowly entering the data analytics/BEMS market.

In some countries, the role of system integrators and control contractors has become more important whereas in other countries, manufacturers are increasingly providing value-added service directly.

BSRIA manager for energy and smart technologies Jeremy Towler said: “Research in North America shows that some independent contractors and system integrators exclusively focus on a single brand. In Europe value-add and service is increasing its role due to energy saving, dominated by specialist installers (except in Spain, Italy and Turkey).

“In China and India this segment is dominated by independent system integrators / contractors. The situation is similar in Middle East & Africa, where small independent system integrators are competing with some large system integrators in this growing segment.”

The growth of the BACS market in BRIC countries has slowed down, mainly due to falling oil prices, as well as political-economic developments.

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