In today's digital, green, and consumer driven marketplace, AEC (Architecture, engineering and construction) professionals are looking for sophisticated approaches, tools and systems to help them seamlessly and reliably conduct building performance verification assessments. This groundbreaking book provides a solid understanding of the underpinnings of embedded commissioning (ECx) as the overarching building evaluation approach. Practitioners 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 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.
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.
Part I: Introduction to Building Evaluation - The Need for Building Evaluation. Embedded Commissioning.; Part II: Elaboration - Institutional Structure and Practice of Building Commissioning in the Digital Era. Product and Process Models for Building Commissioning. Building Information Modeling (BIM): Current Practices in Building Evaluation, Models and Updates. AS-Is Modeling: Capturing Existing Spatial Conditions Using Laser Scanners. Standards: IFC and STEP. Mapping Between Process Product Models: Challenges and Opportunities. Communication Protocols and Data Accessibility. Building Codes.; Part III: The Future - Sensors. Value Based Design. Field Tools and Augmented Reality Technology. JIT Technology and Wearable Computers. Future of Embedded Commissioning: What is Possible in 20 Years?