Saturday, September 21, 2013

New Books: Intelligent Buildings: An Introduction Edited by Derek Clements-Croome (10 Sep 2013)

Intelligent Buildings: An Introduction

Edited by Derek Clements-Croome

Routledge – 2014 – 232 pages
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.

  1. Introduction 
  2. Building Owner's Perspective 
  3. Why Should a Client Invest in an Intelligent Building?
  4. Human factors
  5. The Integration of Building Systems 
  6. Robustness in Design 
  7. Passive and Active Environmental Quality Control 
  8. Intelligent Buildings Management Systems 
  9. Post-Occupancy Evaluation 
  10. Tenets for Planning Design and Management of Intelligent Buildings 
  11. Key Questions for Intelligent Buildings 
  12. Case Studies

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