A remote expert system for building diagnosis

Zhen Chen, D. J. Clements-Croome, H. H C Bakker, K. Liu

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This paper presents a conceptual model of remote expert system for building diagnosis. The model is set up based on an integrative application of expert system technology and remote monitoring technology. The overall objective of this integration is to modernize the traditional-used expert systems for diagnosis by using a web-based telepresence system. The research methodology adopted includes literature review, product modelling, and experimental case study. The result from this research is the product model of a remote expert system, which can be used to diagnose the defects of buildings with technical supports from real-time remote consultancies. The authors hope that the remote expert system can effectively and efficiently facilitate building diagnosis. Moreover, potential applications of the model are also discussed to improve efficiencies in the design and the operation of healthy buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationCreating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 4 Jun 20068 Jun 2006


ConferenceHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006


  • building diagnosis
  • decision support system
  • expert system
  • telepresence


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