Introduction to Intelligent Building

  • Albert Ting-pat So
  • Wai Lok Chan
Part of the The International Series on Asian Studies in Computer and Information Science book series (ASIS, volume 5)


In accordance with Finch [1], the emergence of intelligent buildings (IBs) is likely to impose significant demands on facilities managers in the 21 st century. Whether we choose the term “intelligent” or not, building intelligence permeates through every feature of a modern building.


Life Cycle Cost Building Owner Office Automation Intelligent Building Building Facility 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Ting-pat So
    • 1
    • 3
  • Wai Lok Chan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Johnson Controls Intelligent Building Research CentreCity University of Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityChina
  3. 3.City University of Hong KongChina

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