CABA Information Series
(IS-2013-51) Intelligent Buildings: Integrated Systems and Controls
International Specialized Skills (ISS) Institute sponsored Dr. Gerard Healey to conduct survey in England, Ireland, Netherlands, USA and Canada on how construction and property industries deal with high performance buildings challenges specifically integrated systems and controls. The study reviews current and emerging best practices, including multi-discipline coordination; degree of integration and optimization strategies; and practical issues associated with the specification, construction, commissioning, tuning and maintenance of integrated building systems. The surveys found that there is a need for integrated system and controls training in Australia’s construction industry in order to fully materialize the benefits of the high performance building systems. Dr. Healey recommends addendum to existing courses for each discipline and targeted multi-discipline courses on specific technologies.