Baylor Facility Services is committed to Innovation holds ourselves accountable to deliver innovative ideas. Some of our Baylor Campus innovations include:
- Centralized Irrigation System
A central computer is used to talk to each of the independent sprinkler head controllers, and this system is accessible from any location with an internet connection. Along with the system is a weather station that monitors wind, temperature, solar radiation, rainfall and a number of other statistics. These numbers are then used to calculate an evapotranspiration (ET) number which can then be converted into inches of water. The individual controllers then calculate the run times using this number, along with a number of other factors that are populated by Baylor Facilities. The Toro system is expected is to increase our efficiency in identifying and repairing leaks and decrease the water used for irrigation on campus.
HOH Green Machine
The H-O-H GREEN MACHINe installed in the BRIC is an innovative way to eliminate harmful chemicals used in treating cooling tower water systems and in turn reduces the amount of water needed versus a traditional acid based water treatment system. The GREEN MACHINe utilizes direct current electrolysis to remove anions and cations (Ca+2 & CO3-2) from water systems in excess of calcium carbonate saturation. CaCO3 deposited on the inner surface of the electrolysis chamber (cathode) of the GREEN MACHINe is flushed to drain, and the water that results requires no chemical inhibitors and eliminates the need for acid to reduce scaling tendency. The GREEN MACHINe also removes some calcium, but not enough to create a corrosive environment in the system. All of these actions help reduce the BRIC’s carbon footprint.
“Building Information Modeling” (BIM) is a parametric, computable representation of the project design developed by the designer and their consultants, the contractor, and their subcontractors, including construction details developed by the contractor and its respective consultants and subcontractors that are integrated into the model. As used in this BIM Specification, references to Building Information Model, including the primary design model or models all linked, related, affiliated or subsidiary models developed for design, analysis, estimating, detailing, fabrication, construction, operation or maintenance of the project, or any portion or element of the project, whether the model is prepared by the designers, contractors or prepared by the contractors’ subcontractors or consultants. Baylor University has adopted BIM as a tool for project documentation, coordination and development, as‐built record documentation, transitioning to WebTMA Computerized Maintenance Management System and facility lifecycle management.