Intelligent Facility Management for Sustainability and Risk Management

  • Adam Kučera
  • Tomáš Pitner
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 413)


Building construction has gone through substantial change with the emerging spread of ICT during last decades. In the field of construction industry, the term intelligent buildings describes facilities equipped with devices and systems that can be remotely controlled and programmed and that are able to communicate and collaborate in order to ensure convenient building environment and effective operation. However, installing devices with such capabilities is only one part of the task of effective facility management and risk management. Facility managers have to be provided with tools that allow them to inspect and analyze gathered building operational data and make decisions to improve building performance. Decision support tools for facility managers usually lack deep integration with building systems. This article aims on technical aspects of providing data from intelligent buildings to the responsible personnel in order to help them to operate the building effectively with emphasis on its energy consumption and risk management.


computer-aided facility management energy management building management systems intelligent buildings business intelligence monitoring systems sustainable development risk management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Kučera
    • 1
  • Tomáš Pitner
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Informatics, Laboratory of Software Architectures and Information SystemsMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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