Hilson Moran director Phil King is amongst academics and industry professionals who have contributed to The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) new book – ‘Intelligent Buildings: an introduction’.
The book introduces the concept of intelligent buildings to the wider construction industry. Phil King, a member of the CIBSE Intelligent Buildings group, wrote the chapter called ‘BIM: A collaborative way of working’.
The book details the importance of intelligent buildings – how they should be sustainable, healthy, meet the needs of occupants and businesses, and should be made to be flexible and adaptable in order to deal with change. It also focuses on the importance of the processes involved; from planning, design and construction, through to commissioning and facilities management – including post occupancy evaluations.
Phil King, said: “This book highlights the importance of the relationship between buildings and people; and how they can only work well if there is an integrated team, with an overall holistic vision.”