ISO design standard behind newbuild Houston control room

Keil Centre ergonomics leveraged in major’s monitoring facility.

Architects Brad Adams Walker (BAW) report on a new build control center that it has delivered to a Houston-based major.

Following the Deep Water Horizon disaster, the company set out to ‘reinvent’ real-time safety monitoring of its own offshore drilling rigs and contracted BAW to create a control room focused on safety, collaboration and real time monitoring.

BAW leveraged the ISO 11064 standard for control room best practices in collaboration with the UK’s Keil Centre, a world authority on human factors and ergonomics. ISO 11064 provides principles advice and best practices for control center design and layout, displays and environmental requirements. BAW’s clients include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Fluor, and Honeywell.

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