Advanced Technologies: Building in the Computer Age

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2001 - Architecture - 93 pages
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"Over the last thirty years, with the gradual application of artificial intelligence inside buildings, the worlds of construction and technical systems have witnessed revolutionary changes. Developments in electronic technology and growing collaboration between the fields of information and telecommunication technologies have led us to make the most of the possibilities offered by centralized control systems. In some buildings, the different automated systems are now interconnected, from the system for energy management to those for vertical transport, security, or fire prevention. Networks which convey digital information (computer data, telephone signals, and signals for environmental control and security) and usually function independently of each other, can now be integrated and thereby optimized. The introduction of complex system engineering in building construction has led to the appearance of new terms and abbreviations such as Building Automation, Computer Integrated Building, and domotique. Advanced Technologies aims to illustrate these new territories and to define the basic concepts of this epochal change."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Contents

The Context
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11 Indepth Analysis
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How Does an Integrated Building Function
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21 Indepth Analysis
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3 Cablings
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31 Indepth Analysis
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The Future of Design
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Transparent Outershells
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Considerations on Hightechnology in Everyday Life
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Valerio Travi was president of the Italian National Association for Automation in Building Construction (AIACE) from its foundation to 1999.

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