FIG Peer Review Journal


Benefits of Adopting Intelligent Building System (10237)

Ayodeji Oke, Clinton Aigbavboa (South Africa) and Omole Olayinka (Nigeria)
Dr Ayodeji Oke
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Johannesburg
South Africa
Corresponding author Dr Ayodeji Oke (email: emayok[at], tel.: +27849155117)

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Published on the web 2020-02-28
Received 2019-10-01 / Accepted 2020-02-03
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2020 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2020
ISBN 978-87-92853-93-6 ISSN 2307-4086


This research aimed at identifying the benefits attached to the adoption of Intelligent Building Systems in the Construction industry. The demand for a better quality of life has led to the continuous search for more Comfortability within homes, hence, Intelligent Buildings. Quantitative approach was employed for the purpose of this research, with questionnaires administered to construction professionals that are relevant to the study. A total of 176 professionals (Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Builders) were reached. However, 75 returned Questionnaires were passed fit and certified for further analysis. Analysis was carried out using the Mean Item score and standard deviation. The findings from this study reveals that the biggest incentives for adopting Intelligent Building Systems are; Better environment and intelligent city respectively. Reduced energy cost and optimised cleaning are further down the list. Over the long run, the benefits should outweigh the barriers because Intelligent Building Systems aids Sustainability of not only our buildings and cities, but also our lives
Keywords: Affordable housing; Affordable housing; Building management; Sustainable building; Intelligent building systems; Benefits.