Integrated Building Automation. Collaboration and holistic design

An overview of integrated building automation; what technology is available; and where it fits in to the finished design.

It also considers collaborative design and how to ensure the design process is capable of fully assessing those technology needs. Ensure a building’s technology infrastructure is able to satisfy multiple future user requirements and how specific products allow for easy adaptation to meet occupants’ changing needs.

With an intelligent connected building, facilities and services are able to adapt. This ability arises from a solution that is planned from the start with an holistic approach taken across the whole built environment. The right choices must be made during the design stages. A collaborative design process ensures all interested parties have an input to the design and therefore the necessary technology is specified

By using connected technology solutions, especially when they are planned to work together from the earliest concept design stage, means buildings can achieve the highest demands of modern planners and customers.

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Paul Foulkes, at Theben (KNX UK Association board member)

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Paul is an intelligent buildings expert. He has been involved in engineering since he was 16, beginning as an apprentice. Starting in the aircraft industry, in maintenance and later R&D.

Then 20 years living in continental Europe, working in the construction sector concentrating in all aspects of renewables, intelligent technologies and low energy building techniques. Returning to the UK in to 2012, he completed a Masters in Architecture and the built environment, and has worked in project management and business development.

Now, as KNX Sales Manager for Theben UK he believes in the positive impact that properly designed, fully integrated building automation technology can have for the health, wellbeing and sustainability of both a building and those using it.