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HKUST BIM-based Daylighting and Energy Analysis on the HKUST Campus Report 06/2019 Quazi Samira Rahman Building Information Modelling (BIM) based simulation models have been consistently used to automate prolonged building performance modelling processes such as thermal comfort assessment and energy analysis, enabling fast acquisition of results. Recent studies indicate that the demand for sustainable building facilities with minimal environmental impact is growing day by day. BIM is foreseen as a savior in terms of technology to unravel laborious engineering problems in a short span of time and analyse the conditions in a given space comprehensively as well as determine efficiency of built environment. This study presents how building information modelling can be utilized to address thermal comfort and energy efficiency in buildings in the operation phase, greatly contributing to achieving optimized solution. The study primarily deals with multi physical investigation on performance assured by ventilating system in supplying air quality and determining the potentials of comfort improvement and energy savings for the control of ventilation rate by proposing optimized method for relocating supply air duct. The focus of this thesis is limited to IAS lecture theatre at HKUST with respect to current set points for the supply air temperature. N.A.
HKUST Incorporating Project Management Techniques in Building Information Modeling Projects Report 06/2017 Hao WU
Vincent Cheuk Hang TSE
Chris Ho
Building information modeling (BIM), which is becoming widely adopted by the construction industry for its superior efficiency and conveniences. However, due to great differences distinguished by conventional project construction process, traditional construction system cannot be perfectly exploited in BIM projects. Therefore, developing adaptive project management techniques are significantly essential to facilitate the BIM project implementation in the future. In this study, contractual framework, project delivery approaches and information management standard are studied. Based on the existing standards and feasible delivery and information exchange methods, comparisons and suggestions are given to improve BIM project management level from both technical and legal perspectives. In addition, potential BIM related claims with case study are also explored in this paper. Refer to the content investigated, some preliminary conclusions and recommendations are given for the purpose to achieve higher BIM project quality. N.A.
HKUST Risk Management in BIM Projects Report 06/2019 CHEUNG Kai Sum Hudson
Shane Syen Ee KOK
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is claimed to be as the future trend of the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry and a way to address the issues of AEC. A BIM model can be adopted in different stages of project’s life circle and result in better quality, but less time and cost consumed. Although quality, cost and time are improved by adopting BIM, risk is one of the critical problems in the adoption of BIM. This study is based on conducted surveys and literature research. In this study, risk factors related to BIM adoption were identified and prioritized based on the results of a questionnaire survey distributed to architects, engineering consultants, academics, and construction companies in the AEC industry, followed by a series of discussion on the major risk factors to provide better understanding. The sources were analyzed and used to explain and identify the main risk of BIM related issues. 14 sub-factors of legal risk will be studied and gathered into four big divisions. N.A.
HKUST Study on Legal Aspects of BIM Projects Report 06/2020 Ka Cheong TANG
Tsz Yin CHOW
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an emerging technology applied in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. With the increase in the BIM application, some legal uncertainties have appeared and led to a high risk in legal aspects when adopting BIM in design and construction projects. It is vital that BIM users should be aware of the potential legal issues and develop suitable legal documents and contracts to prevent these issues from occurring. Within this context, a critical review on different cases associated with BIM is carried out in order to provide an overview of potential legal issues. Model copyright, right of BIM common data environment control and responsible control were discussed. Furthermore, three protocols and guidelines commissioned by the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore are compared and analyzed. BIM Protocol published by Construction Industry Council of the United Kingdom is suggested as the most comprehensive and structured protocol in the analysis. Recommendations on the aspects of BIM cyber security, practical completion and contractors’ perspective are made to Hong Kong AEC professional institutes to commission a suitable and comprehensive protocol for the local industry. N.A.
HKUST Developing a Facility Monitoring and Management Framework for Buildings Based on BIM and Sensor Technologies Report 06/2016 Fehong HE
Jiaying HUANG
Guishan LI
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a global trend which is gaining significant benefits in facility management. It can reduce cost and time to address building management problems. Currently there is little information on how to realize the benefits from BIM with monitoring the real time state of a building environment.

In this thesis, a sensor based BIM framework is presented for building controlling and management. Building environment, space, equipment and safety information can be captured by unique sensors automatically instead of human detect. We have simulated the sensor installation in a popular BIM software Autodesk Revit, and use HKUST Hall 7 as an example model to perform our platform. We use SQL database to store all the sensor ID because it have a good linkage with BIM model. With the pragmatic sensor management plugin we can realize visualization interface in BIM model to management those sensors and get the specific information. After realize the real time data acquisition, we have researched some relative criteria and build an assessment system for further facility management.
HKUST Analytical review and evaluation of civil information modelling (CIM) Journal 04/2016 Cheng, J.C.P., Lu, Q., and Deng, Y. Building information modeling (BIM) has been widely adopted in the building industry. However, the use of BIM in civil infrastructure facilities, sometimes referred to as civil information modeling (CIM) has been slow in its application. Industry and academia are increasingly putting effort into CIM study and implementation, but so far there has been no comprehensive review of their effort in this regard. This paper presents a framework to evaluate the current practices of CIM adoption for various civil infrastructure facilities. In this study, civil infrastructure facilities were divided into nine categories for evaluation and the effort with regard to CIM adoption for each civil infrastructure category was evaluated in six aspects. Based on the evaluation and comparison results of 171 case studies and 62 academic papers on CIM, research gaps were identified and recommendations were made. For example, the findings show that data schema development for civil infrastructure facilities other than bridges, roads, and tunnels are lacking. The results and research gaps revealed by this study are useful for both researchers and practitioners. Link