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Building Automation and Digital Technologies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128221297

Building Automation and Digital Technologies

1st Edition

Author: Shahryar Habibi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128221297
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st December 2021
Page Count: 250
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Table of Contents

1. Developing Strategies for Improving Sustainable and Smart Buildings
2. The Disciplines of Architectural Design and Construction Technology
3. Creativity and Innovation in Building Automation Systems
4. The Role of Environmental Studies in Driving Automation and Digital Transformation


Building automation systems and digital technologies are highly relevant for the environmental and energy performance of buildings. However, a clear gap remains between architectural engineering and the use of such technologies. Building Automation and Digital Technologies shows how to assimilate automation and digital technologies into making buildings smarter and more environmentally sustainable. This book shows why architects need smart and digital systems in building design and construction and promotes innovative technological tools for improving sustainability. It focuses on the development of automated environmental conditions and how new technology informs architectural engineering. The book also provides new evidence on the impact of building automation systems and digital technologies, such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and information and communication technology for developing a performance-based approach to the environmental sustainability of buildings, and provides a key reference for architects on how digital technology can inform their practice. Its four chapters cover: developing strategies for improving sustainable and smart buildings; architectural practice and construction technology; creativity and innovation in building automation systems; and the use phase of buildings.

Building Automation and Digital Technologies meets a critical need for a sustainable and smart built environment from an architectural perspective, providing an important reference to architects and professionals in related fields by demonstrating the assimilation of the latest information and automation technologies.

Key Features

  • Puts forward an architectural perspective on the design and construction of smart, sustainable buildings
  • Presents the use of digital technologies for design and construction
  • Bridges the gap between architectural engineering and the use of automation and digital technology
  • Considers the development of automated environmental conditions and new technology


Architects; architectural engineers; civil engineers; construction engineers; structural engineers; sustainability consultants; experts in the built environment; graduate students in architecture and engineering; city planners; urban studies specialists


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About the Author

Shahryar Habibi

Shahryar Habibi is a postdoctoral fellow at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States. He is licensed to practice architecture in Italy and is a sustainability consultant and researcher. He holds a PhD from the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, for which he won an award for the best thesis of 2016, as well as the prestigious Nicolò Copernico prize. He has practical experience in both academia and industry. He has also held teaching positions at Girne American University, Karmi, Cyprus; Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey; and Tehran University of Art, Tehran, Iran.

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Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA