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Intelligent Buildings: An Introduction

1st Edition

Edited by Derek Clements-Croome


232 pages | 103 B/W Illus.

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This book introduces the concept of Intelligent Buildings to the wider construction community. Edited by the Father of Intelligent Buildings, Derek Clements-Croome, the book explains that intelligent buildings should be sustainable, healthy, technologically aware, meet the needs of occupants and business, and should be flexible and adaptable to deal with change. This means the processes of planning, design, construction, commissioning and facilities management including post-occupancy evaluation are all important. Buildings comprise many systems devised by many people and yet the relationship between buildings and people can only work satisfactorily if there is an integrated team with a holistic vision.


'A well-structured, comprehensive and compelling business case for the commercialisation of Intelligent buildings' Richard Byers, SKANSKA

Table of Contents

Part I: Principles of Design and Management Practice 1. Introduction 2. Building Owner's Perspective 3. Why Should a Client Invest in an Intelligent Building? 4. Bringing Intelligence to Buildings 5. Human factors 6. Integration of People, Processes and Products 7. Robustness in Design 8. Passive and Active Environmental Quality Control 9. Intelligent Buildings Management Systems 10. Integrated Teams Can Deliver More for Less 11. BIM: A Collaborative Way of Working 12. Post-Occupancy Evaluation 13. Tenets for Planning Design and Management of Intelligent Buildings Part II: Case Studies 14. Intelligent Buildings in Practice: the Buro Happold Experience 15. Post Occupancy Evaluation: University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus 16. Tall Building Design and Sustainable Urbanism: London as a Crucible 17. Druk White Lotus School, Ladakh, India 18. Energy Saving Potential for a High-Rise Office Building 19. An Intelligent Building Index Awarded Building 20. Intelligent Building Management

About the Editor

Derek Clements-Croome is Professor Emeritus in architectural engineering and was Director and founder of the MSc Intelligent Buildings Programme in the School of Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Reading, UK. He founded the CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group in 2006 and in 2009 the Intelligent Buildings International Journal which he edits. He is coordinator for the CIB Commission W098 Responsive and Intelligent Buildings. Recently he was awarded a D.Sc honoris causa by the University of Debrecen, Hungary, where there is a distinguished Department of Building Services Engineering.

Please note: There is an incorrect affiliation in the List of Contributors (p.xi). Case study author Ziona Strelitz is Director of ZZA Responsive User Environments. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Reading.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Electrical