Intelligent Buildings: Design & Implementation

 

 
OVERVIEW

This research will address the approach and application of technical design in intelligent, high-performance buildings from the perspective of architects, building engineers, designers, OEM hardware/software providers, service providers and facility managers. Topics that may be covered include: automated lighting and shading, system integration, HVAC configurations, real-time controls, comfort and productivity, security and access control.

PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH
 
The purpose of this research is to address the approach and application of technical design in Intelligent High-Performance Buildings from the perspective of architects, building engineers, designers, OEM hardware/software providers, service providers and facility managers. This research will provide a comprehensive examination of all the major aspects of Intelligent Building design and implementation, including: state of the market, key industry players, business opportunities, technical barriers and opportunities, future market direction, issues, case studies and industry recommendations. 


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Topics that might be covered in this research include, but are not limited to, the following:

Comfort and climate control
Green and sustainable buildings
Utility management (hydro, water and gas, etc.)
Lighting implementation and design
Productivity and workplace performance
Information processing, big data and data analytics
Energy management systems
Energy assessments
Life cycle costing and Return on Investment (ROI)
Capital expenditures (CAPEX) vs. operating expenditures (OPEX)
Role of product and service provides
Bid specification process and system selection 
System integration
Interoperability
Communication network architecture
Passive vs. active building systems
Safety, security (physical and cybersecurity) and access control
Transportation systems, such as parking, elevators and escalators, etc.
Regulations, standards and compliance
Structured cabling (fiber optic and copper, etc.) vs. wireless solutions
Space utilization and flexibility
Passive and active energy efficient technologies
Continuous building commissioning

We recently announced this CABA Landmark Research project and already these CABA members have committed to fund the study:



CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or other CABA research, please contact Greg Walker, CABA Research Director.

Greg Walker
CABA Research Director
Email: walker@caba.org
Phone: 613.686.1814 x227