1st Edition

Intelligent Buildings: An Introduction




ISBN 9780415531139
Published September 10, 2013 by Routledge
232 Pages 103 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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.

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

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Biography

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.

Reviews

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