About me


 
Bryce Anderson

Three factors have greatly assisted me in my journey over the past 20 years.

  • I originally studied process instrumentation and control. It was a huge advantage building PID loops at an electronic component level and writing microprocessor machine code as I learnt the core fundamentals of control systems.

  • Working in three countries, South Africa for two years, London for nine years and permanently based in Melbourne since 2010 broadened my experience as I learnt different ways of doing similar things.

  • In 2014 I transitioned from BMS companies into consulting. This was when everything changed, as I started to understand the consulting and client side of what we do. In a nut shell, everything just fell into place.

Sitting across both sides of the fence, I could see why we were having all these problems. But to make a scalable impact across the entire industry I needed to do something different, something that no one else was doing. And that was to start sharing experience and knowledge across all areas of the industry: consultants, engineers and facility managers, coordinating a unified approach with all stakeholders.

Lifecycle Controls was created.

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   Clients:

  • Building owners

  • Facilities managers

  • BMS contractors

  • Mechanical consultants

  • Independent Commissioning Agents

  • Mechanical contractors

 

   INSURANCES:

  • Work Cover

  • Public Liability

  • Professional Indemnity

   SPECIFICATION LICENSE:

  • NATSPEC Subscriber number: 18025737

   Company Details:

  • Lifecycle Controls Pty Ltd

  • ABN: 99618274463

  • ACN: 618 274 463

 
 

Personal Resume

Lifecycle Controls | Melbourne | 14 July 2017 to Present

Independent Building Automation consultant


Norman Disney & Young | Melbourne | 27 Jan 2014 to 14 July 2017

BMS, controls and integration consultant

Producing fee proposals, concept designs and budget estimates to allow client capital expenditure funding requests. Providing design specifications to meet the client’s brief and mechanical engineers design. Responding to contractors RFI’s, reviewing technical submissions and negotiating value engineering requests. Installation and commissioning inspections, witnessing, defects and practical completion sign off. Attending site workshops with contractors to resolve design issues. Providing technical support and training to mechanical services engineers. Working on a mixture of new construction design and end of life upgrades.  


Johnson Controls | Melbourne | 12 April 2010 to 15 Jan 2014

BMS Project Manager

Preparing and managing monthly cost to completion forecasts and progress claims. Managing resourcing, subcontractors and internal staff for the duration of a project. Procurement management. Health and safety management. Project financial responsibility, design responsibility and specification compliance. Setting and managing clients expectations. Participation in successful negotiations including, contract variations, final account meetings and stakeholder scope clarification. Providing technical support to software and commissioning technicians.


Laing O'Rourke | London | 13 May 2008 to 2 April 2010

Senior BMS design engineer

Designing control systems for offsite manufacture. Chilled water and hot water plant rooms delivered pre-installed with power and controls. Designing distributed power and controls by removing the MSSB's and therefore increasing the speed of installation and reducing the risk to practical completion.

Detailed design of Building Management Systems: function descriptions, valve schedules, damper schedules and point schedules. Detailed Ethernet and RS485 networks. Technical support to subcontractors and commissioning technicians. 

Note: BMS companies in the UK provide all controls and mechanical electrical works, including MSSB's, smoke control, VSD's, hardwire interlocking and power to mechanical equipment, I therefore also provided all design aspects associated with the mechanical electrical works. At the time of my employment Laing O’Rourke was the largest privately owned builder in the UK.  


Johnson Controls | London | 11 Sept 2006 to 9 May 2008

Senior BMS Design Engineer

Detailed design of Building Management Systems: function descriptions, valve schedules, damper schedules and point schedules. Detailed Ethernet and RS485 networks. Technical support to subcontractors and commissioning technicians. 

Note: BMS companies in the UK provide all controls and mechanical electrical works, including MSSB's, smoke control, VSD's, hardwire interlocking and power to mechanical equipment. 

Ethernet network and field controller bus design, control instruments and valve selection to specification. Motor Control Centre coordination against specification, test, witness and signoff. Generation of point schedules and function description to specification. Co-ordinate and manage database, field programming and graphics generation to specification. Technical support to commissioning engineers and sub contractors. Resolve daily design issues between various disciplines. Attend design and project meetings. Basic project management at site level.

Johnson Controls | London | 1 April 2005 to 8 Sept 2006

Project Engineer

Software programming of field controllers and network controllers. Building databases, graphics, alarms and trends, setting up servers and workstations. Commissioning and client demonstration.   


Johnson Controls | London | 22 July 2002 to 1 April 2005

Service technician 

Mobile service to building management systems (BMS) in central London. Controls service to all automated plant equipment: Chillers, boilers and air-handling unit control systems. Fault finding on Ethernet and Arcnet networks. Set up of workstations. Basic pneumatic equipment servicing. Service to three generations of Johnson controls equipment. Periodic preventative maintenance, reactive maintenance and emergency call out cover. Ensuring customer satisfaction.

Johnson Controls | London | 19 March 2001 to 31 Feb 2002

Commissioning technician 

Commissioning of control systems to Chiller's, boiler's, AHU's, FCU's, VAV's and chilled beams.

Johnson Controls | South Africa | 23 Nov 1998 to 28 Feb 2001

Commissioning technician 

Commissioning of control systems to Chiller's, boiler's, AHU's and FCU's. Testing of Motor Control Centre's in their final stage of completion in the workshop. Repairing instruments down to component level (Room Temperature Sensors, Pressure Transmitters and Valve Actuators). Software programming of digital controllers. 


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