Determination of the influence of specific building regulations in smart buildings

García Santos, Alfonso and Jimenez Leube, Francisco J. and Millán Anglés, Susana and Ganah, Abdulkadir (2014). Determination of the influence of specific building regulations in smart buildings. "Intelligent Buildings International", v. 6 (n. 4); pp. 239-254. ISSN 1756-6932. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2014.944085.

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Title: Determination of the influence of specific building regulations in smart buildings
Author/s:
  • García Santos, Alfonso
  • Jimenez Leube, Francisco J.
  • Millán Anglés, Susana
  • Ganah, Abdulkadir
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Intelligent Buildings International
Date: August 2014
ISSN: 1756-6932
Volume: 6
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: building automation system, cultural difference, digital homes, innovation, intelligent building
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The automation of domestic services began to be implemented in buildings since the late nineteenth century, and today we are used to terms like ‘intelligent buildings’, ‘digital home’ or ‘domotic buildings’. These concepts tell us about constructions which integrate new technologies in order to improve comfort, optimize energy consumption or enhance the security of users. In conjunction, building regulations have been updated to suit the needs of society and to regulate these new facilities in such structures. However, we are not always sure about how far, from the quantitative or qualitative point of view, legislation should regulate certain aspects of the building activity. Consequently, content analysis is adopted in this research to determine the influence of building regulations in the implementation of new technologies in the construction process. This study includes the analysis of different European regulations, the collection and documentation of such guidelines that have been established and a study of the impact that all of these have had in the way we start thinking an architectural project. The achievements of the research could be explained in terms of the regulatory requirements that must be taken into account in order to achieve a successful implementation of a home automation system, and the key finding has been the confirmation of how the design of smart buildings may be promoted through specific regulatory requirements while other factors, such as the global economic situation, do not seem to affect directly the rate of penetration of home automation in construction.

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Item ID: 36222
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36222/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36222
DOI: 10.1080/17508975.2014.944085
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tibi20#.VZ98crXXv-c
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Jul 2015 08:05
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2015 22:56
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