Applications of Artificial Intelligence Enabled Systems in Buildings for Optimised Sustainability Performance

Cheng Siew Goh*, Hey Yee Wang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The building and construction industry has been recognized to be stagnant and slow in the digital transformation. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the forefront of transformative information technology, and it offers competitive advantages to the construction industry to be more resilient and sustainable. Despite of this, there is a knowledge gap to identify how contemporary AI practice supports the decision making for creating sustainable buildings and cities. This paper aims to explore the main areas of AI applications in the built environment for delivering the goals of sustainable buildings and cities. A survey design method was used to investigate AI applications in the contemporary building practice. Surveys were distributed to 100 respondents working in AI technology or service providers by emails and online platforms. AI systems are adopted in the areas of HVAC, water management, smart parking systems, and security and alarm system. Smart vehicle parking system is identified as the main area with wider AI applications, followed by security and alarm system, water management system and HVAC systems. Smart water management systems are identified as a key opportunity area for AI adoptions in buildings and cities. AI enabled systems can improve the efficiency of resources management and optimize the energy efficiency in the built environment. The adoption of AI can assist governance of sustainable building and cities by analysing data and information of a building’s complexity and a city’s dynamics. Apart from the digital transformation, AI also helps to achieve significant contributions in delivering the goals of sustainable buildings and cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate
EditorsJing Li, Weisheng Lu, Yi Peng, Hongping Yuan, Daikun Wang
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages405-416
Number of pages12
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789819936267
ISBN (Print)9789819936250
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2023
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 27th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (CRIOCM2022): Construction Management and Real Estate in the Post-Pandemic Age: Building Smart and Resilient Cities for Healthy Living - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 Dec 20226 Dec 2022
Conference number: 27
https://fac.arch.hku.hk/criocm/conference-2022/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Operations Research
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2731-0418
ISSN (Electronic)2731-040X

Conference

ConferenceThe 27th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (CRIOCM2022)
Abbreviated titleCRIOCM 2022
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
Period5/12/226/12/22
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