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Intelligent Buildings, 2nd edition

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Publication Date: August 2013
Format: Paperbound, Electronic
Edition: 2nd

Intelligent Buildings is a comprehensive guide to the latest knowledge on the design, construction, management and technology of intelligent buildings and cities for sustainable developments that meet the needs of users now and in the future.

Intelligent buildings respond to the needs of occupants and society, promoting the well-being of those living and working in them and providing value through increasing staff productivity and reducing operational costs. Written by authors from practice and academia, Intelligent Buildings considers cultural changes affecting the way people live and work, the importance of an integrated approach to design and management and the benefits technological developments can bring in developing sustainable buildings that meet users’ needs.

 Intelligent Buildings includes
• the importance of user-centred design, artificial intelligence and emerging monitoring technologies in the successful implementation of intelligent systems to create an environment capable of continually interacting with occupants to optimise user-engagement and achieve cost-savings
• biomimetics – learning lessons from nature to inspire engineering applications and more sustainable architecture
• approaches to managing design quality and information for project success and what is needed to ensure the use of BIM delivers its full potential
• how an integrated common data network system can minimise disruption and increase efficiency in enabling new services and systems, saving capital and operational costs
• intelligent sustainable liveable cities as the basis of a new innovative approach for future contemporary cities which are less stressful and more creative, with better services and opportunities
• case studies to show how intelligent design, construction and technology has been used in practice in new-builds and the refurbishment of a Grade II listed building.

Intelligent Buildings is a practical reference for architecture and construction professionals, building owners and developers involved in procurement, design, management and operation of buildings, as well as students on architecture, engineering, building services, facilities management and other built environment courses.

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