Control rooms

We design, build and equip small to large scale control rooms, be it for security or any other application.

Control room build

We design, build and equip small to large scale control rooms to specific client requirements, keeping in mind the requirements of ISO-11064 Part 6 which governs the design of man–machine systems.

The environmental aspects associated with the design of man–machine systems is always addressed since poor environments can seriously affect operator performance. In control rooms, these environmental factors include lighting, humidity, temperature, vibration and noise. These factors also need to take into account shift work, real-time operations under time pressure and the specialised equipment used in control rooms.

In ISO 11064, environmental requirements are presented which optimise work conditions in such a way that safety is ensured, health is not impaired and the efficiency of control room operators is promoted.

The degree of specificity of this standard does not extend to national and local requirements, which can vary between countries and/or regions. In such cases, experts in the relevant areas (human factors and ergonomics, lighting, acoustics, thermal environment, etc.) are consulted.

The following general principles are followed when conducting the environmental designs for control rooms:

  • Principle 1: Operator task demands and comfort are the primary focus when designing control centre environments
  • Principle 2: Levels of illumination as well as temperature shall be adjustable in accordance with the operator’s needs

  • Principle 3: Where conflicting demands exist between different environmental features a balance shall be sought which favours operational needs
  • Principle 4: External factors providing operational information are taken into account when designing the control centre
  • Principle 5: Environmental factors work in combination and are taken into account in a holistic way,(e.g. interaction between air conditioning systems generating noise and the acoustic environment)
  • Principle 6: Environmental design is used to mitigate the detrimental effects of shift work, e.g. raising ambient air temperature in the early morning
  • Principle 7: The design of environmental systems take account of future change
  • Principle 8: The quality of the working environment is an integral part of the overall design process for control centres
  • Principle 9: An iterative and multi-disciplinary design approach are taken in order to achieve an appropriate balance between buildings, equipment and the control centre environment.

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