Publications in Scientific Journals:

A. Mahdavi:
"The technology of sentient buildings";
A/Z - ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, Vol 3. / No 1-2 (2006), 24 - 36.

English abstract:
Contemporary buildings are expected to meet an extensive set of requirements. They must be conceived, constructed, and operated in a manner that is functionally adequate, environmentally sustainable, occupationally desirable, and economically feasible. Moreover, buildings must increasingly acommodate different user groups, a varied set of activities, and multiple indoor environmental control systems. Accordingly, the optimization of the overall performance of buildings represents a non-trivial trask and requires effective and well-tuned technologies. Specifically, the configuration and calibration of environmental control systems in buildings has been shown to be difficult and prone to failures., particularly in large-scale facilities. This paper explores the notion of sentient building technologies and its potential to adress certain aspects of indoor environmental control problems in buildings. Specifically, it describes an apporach to the integration of simulation-based predictive models in the decision-making repertoire of building control systems.

sentient buildings

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