Application of knowledge-based systems to optimised building maintenance management

  • G. Clark
  • P. Mehta
  • T. Thomson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 604)


This paper outlines research into the application of knowledge-based systems (KBS) to maintenance management within an integrated building management system (IBMS). Many buildings already have maintenance scheduling programs which schedule breakdown and preventative maintenance work. There is a requirement to ‘tune’ this scheduling to best fit the exact requirements of the building and as these change with time there is a need for a continuously adaptive system especially in the field of preventative maintenance. The goal is to maximise equipment reliability and minimise maintenance, repair and replacement costs by the optimum scheduling of man power and resources. The concept is illustrated by the use of a case study into lighting systems using data from the Lloyd's 1986 building in London.


Intelligent Buildings Knowledge-based Systems Maintenance 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Clark
    • 1
  • P. Mehta
    • 1
  • T. Thomson
    • 2
  1. 1.Brunel UniversityUK
  2. 2.Dunwoody & PartnersUK

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