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Intelligent Buildings and Building Automation

By Shengwei Wang

Routledge – 2010 – 248 pages

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    978-0-415-47571-6
    November 3rd 2009
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    978-0-415-47570-9
    November 4th 2009

Description

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.

Reviews

"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

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

Author Bio

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).

Name: Intelligent Buildings and Building Automation (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Shengwei Wang. 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...
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