Giving you a combination of general principles, applied practice and information on the state-of-the-art, this book will give you the information you need to incorporate the latest systems and technologies into your building projects. It focuses on a number of important issues, such as: Network communication protocols and standards, including the application of the internet. The integration and interfacing of building automation subsystems and multiple building systems. Local and supervisory control strategies for typical building services systems. The automation system configuration and technologies for air-conditioning control, lighting system control, security and access control, and fire safety control. Whether you're a project manager or engineer planning the systems set-up for a high value building, or a building engineering or management student looking for a practical guide to automation and intelligent systems, this book provides a valuable introduction and overview.