4 Key aspects in the design of a control room

Control rooms are areas of high performance with unique characteristic elements, where operators perform tracking, monitoring, control, analysis and critical decision making, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and during all the year. These particular control room design features make necesary to design it according to some key requirements.

  • Concept: each control room and command center is unique raccording not only to the technical needs, but also to the design of the control room for maximum operator performance, optimizing efficiency and creating a perfect environment for decision making
  • Human-centered design: people must be at the center of the design when planning a control room. Comfort and functionality must always be present to facilitate daily work to help the operator to develop their responsibilities more efficiently.
  • Ergonomics: from the layout of the room, lighting, colors, the design of the control console, materials, display systems, HVAC. Everything must be designed according to the people, adapting all the elements to operators without these having to adapt to the environment.
  • Customization: the design of a control room requires a careful study of a large number of variables that directly depend on the specific needs of the room itself and on the operators  that will develop their work in that technological environment. From the initial layout to distribution of elements, choice of control console, integration with technological elements, distribution of spaces, lighting, interior design, everything should be fully adapted to the specific work to be developed.

GESAB has designed control rooms and command centers for more thant 20 years for different sectors (security, aviation, finance, energy, industrial plants, etc.) and has become a benchmark in the design, conceptualization and implementation of control rooms worldwide. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.