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Embedded Commissioning of Building Systems

Embedded Commissioning of Building Systems

By (author): Omer Akin
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781608071470

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In today's digital, green, and consumer driven marketplace, it is critical to be knowledgeable about the latest approaches, tools and systems that can help you seamlessly and reliably conduct building performance verification assessments. This groundbreaking book provides you with a solid understanding of the underpinnings of embedded commissioning (ECx) as the overarching building evaluation approach. You find a review of significant and emerging approaches within ECx, including product models, process models, BIM (building information modeling), laser technology based modeling, mapping between process and product models, building codes, and data access and exchange standards. Moreover, this forward-looking resource provides you with details on the latest research findings in the areas of sensor networks, value based design, fields tools and AR/AV methods, just-in-time technologies, and wearable computers.
Part I:Introduction to Building Evaluation; The Motivation for Building Evaluation - Building Types According to Technology. Costliest Building Failures. Building Evaluation. Emerging Practices and Opportunities.; Embedded Commissioning - Commissioning Energy-Consuming Capital Projects. Current Challenges and Opportunities in the AEC Sector. Dawning of a New Practice in the AEC Sector: ECx. ; Part II: Elaboration; Institutional Structure and Practice of Building Commissioning in the Digital Era - The Global Scope of Building Commissioning. Institutional Structure in Building Commissioning [5]. Emerging Requirements for BCx in the Information Age. ; Product and Process Models for Building Commissioning - The Need for Product and Process Models in Building Commissioning. Capturing the Building Commissioning Process in a Flowchart. Capturing Embedded Commissioning Information in the Product Model.; Building Information Modeling: Current Practices in Building Evaluation Models and Updates -Introduction. Utilization of BIM in Evaluating Facilities During Preconstruction. Using BIM in Evaluating Facilities During Construction. Using BIM in Evaluating Facilities Throughout Their Life Cycle. Evolution of BIM and the Need for Information Updating.; As-Is Modeling: Capturing Existing Spatial Conditions Using Laser Scanners -Introduction. Preparation and Data Collection. Registration and Data Cleanup. Modeling. Quality Assurance. The Future of As-Is Modeling.; Standards: IFC and STEP - Standard for Exchange of Product Model Data (STEP). Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). Automating Information Exchange (AEX) Project. CIS/2 and the CIMsteel Integration Standards. Analysis of the Presented State of the Art.; Mapping Between Process Product Models: Challenges and Opportunities - Derivation of Product Models from Process Models. Three PPM Mapping Application Domains. A Generalized Framework for PPM Mapping. A Detailed Case Study of PPM Mapping in Embedded Commissioning. Opportunities for PPM Mapping in ECx.; Communication Protocols and Data Accessibility - Context. An Overview of Communication Protocols Commonly Used in Building Automation. Design Phase Commissioning Considerations for BACnet Systems. Functional Performance Testing of BACnet Systems. A Growing Role for Building System Communication Protocols in ECx.; Building Codes -Introduction to Building Codes and Standards. Processes for Creation and Use of Building Codes and Standards. History of Computer-Based Approaches for Code Creation and Use. More Recent Approaches for Supporting Code Creation and Use. Remaining Challenges and Opportunities.; Part III: The Future; Sensors - Context. Going Beyond Specific Protocols and Formats. Issues Regarding Scalability. Privacy, Security, and Access Control. Future Prospects.; Value-Based Design - Innovation in the AEC Industries. Design Added Value Engineering. A Detailed Example of DAV Analysis: Swiss Re Tower, London. Methods of DAV Engineering. Analyzing the Value of Designs. ; Field Tools and Augmented Reality Technology - Need for Computational Field Tools. Existing Commissioning Tools. Key System Components. Limitations of Conventional Field Tools. Augmented Reality Technology for Commissioning-Support Field Tools. System Architecture of an AR System. An Example AR-Based Information Support System. Benefits of AR Technology. Representative Commissioning Procedures Using AR Technology. ; JIT Technology and Wearable Computers - Just-in-Time Technology. Wearable Computers. An Application Scenario Using the JIT Technology and Wearable Computers.; Future of Embedded Commissioning: What Is Possible in 20 Years? - What Is Possible in the Physical World of Capital Projects?. Envisioning the Future of the World of Facility Management. A Vision of the Future State of ECx. Visions of Information Technology Futures. A Vision of the World of Facilities, Owners/Users, and Capital Project Marketplace.; Abbreviations and Acronyms. About the Author. Index. ;
  • Omer Akin Omer Akin is a professor in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a frequently published researcher in the areas of design cognition and computation. Over the past two decades, he has received numerous grants from external sources, including the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He received his M.S. in architecture in environmental systems from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his Ph.D. in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
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