Intelligent Buildings and Building Automation

By Shengwei Wang

© 2010 – Routledge

248 pages

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Paperback: 9780415475716
pub: 2009-11-04
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About the Book

Giving you a combination of general principles, applied practice and information on the state-of-the-art, this book will give you the information you need to incorporate the latest systems and technologies into your building projects. It focuses on a number of important issues, such as:

  • Network communication protocols and standards, including the application of the internet.
  • The integration and interfacing of building automation subsystems and multiple building systems.
  • Local and supervisory control strategies for typical building services systems.
  • The automation system configuration and technologies for air-conditioning control, lighting system control, security and access control, and fire safety control.

Whether you’re a project manager or engineer planning the systems set-up for a high value building, or a building engineering or management student looking for a practical guide to automation and intelligent systems, this book provides a valuable introduction and overview.


"The style used by the author is one that makes the early chapters of the book highly accessible to students readers, and should leave them well-prepared to take on the more detailed information in the later stages.[…] Provides a good description of the principles behind intelligent buildings and describes several areas of possible application of the principles outlined in the early chapters."

- Construction Management and Economics

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Intelligent Buildings

2 Digital Controllers

3 Building Management Systems

4 Principles of Local Area Networks

5 Communication Standards for BMS

6 Internet Technologies and their Applications in Buildings

7 Process Control, PID and Adaptive Control

8 Control and Optimisation of Air-conditioning Systems

9 Control and Optimisation of Chilling Systems

10 Security and Access Control

11 Other Major Building Management Systems

About the Author

Shengwei Wang is a chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he teaches Intelligent Building, Building Automation and Control, and Energy Efficiency. He is a member of ASHRAE technical committee TC-7.5 (Smart Building Systems).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning