A review on intelligent construction and its possible impacts on the industry

Dikbas A., Taneri C.

7th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, Sophia Antipolis, France, 10 - 12 September 2008, pp.205-211 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Sophia Antipolis
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-211
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The trend nowadays is towards "intelligent" homes, continuously fitted with more and more technologies. This new era means additional comfort and efficiency in buildings, but also means, facility management of commercial properties is becoming more complex. Building operators are therefore relying increasingly on the advantages of wireless communication for the efficient management of the complete supply system. To improve safety, for example, rooms, fire protection doors and elevators can be interconnected. The automated management resulting from wireless communications offers clear cost savings, because it optimizes the deployment of janitors and security personnel, and ensures that the maintenance, security and performance of the building are never endangered. Wireless communication is already becoming established in commercial facility management today. A similar growth pattern is expected for private homes. The market for "Intelligent Constructions" offers many opportunities. In this paper, previously done works on the major issues related with Intelligent Constructions, such as, system concepts and components; technologies and services; current and future applications; and impacts of wireless technology on overall performance and efficiency of AEC/FM industry are reviewed in a broader sense in order to enlighten the possible contributions of Intelligent Constructions on the construction industry.