FYPs/Thesis/Journal from Higher Education Institutions in Hong Kong


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Institution Title Type Date Author(s) Abstract Link
HKUST Developing a Context-Aware Building Information Modeling Framework for Construction Monitoring and Management FYP 06/2017 CHAN, Kei Yiu
LI, Chun Ting
With the global popularization of smartphones, which are equipped with various electronic sensors and hardware, the smartphones can collect useful information, such as location, light intensity, speed from the surroundings almost everywhere and anytime. The instant availability of the useful information has led to the formulation of a novel concept called context-awareness, which is developing computer programs to perform specific functions based on the acquired information. Location-awareness, which focuses only on collecting location information, is one of the future trends for building information modelling (BIM) development. The primary purpose of this project is to incorporate the idea of location-awareness to BIM in construction management and monitoring. To achieve this purpose, this project is objected to accomplish three main objectives, which are locating and analyzing the user current indoor position, acquiring and transferring the information in from BIM models to local devices and establishing the location-aware BIM framework on a viable and convenient platform. Thus, the location-aware BIM framework is developed as a mobile application named as “HKUST Library Helper”. The mobile application is not only equipped with Wi-Fi fingerprinting technology to support indoor localization, but also it is designed to provide different useful functions such as identifying rooms based on user position or by touch, extracting room information and creating and retrieving special notes and tasks for different rooms. N.A.
HKUST Analysis and Evaluation of Indoor Ventilation and Energy Consumption Using Building Information Modeling Report 06/2017 SONG Wenyi
Qiushi WANG
This project used Building Information Modeling (BIM) and BIM compatible software, Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD), to analyze the indoor environmental quality of the current UG Hall VII building in HKUST under mechanical and natural ventilation. The results obtained from the software analysis were used for evaluating the indoor environment with green building standard BEAM Plus EB Ver. 2 Selective Scheme. Indoor environmental quality analysis and energy analysis on different air-conditioner usage scenarios and modified air-conditioning system were also conducted to investigate whether any modifications could give rise to the indoor environment that able to reach BEAM Plus standard while reducing energy consumption. We founded that turning on one air-conditioner in only one bedroom in a suite could achieve favourable indoor environment while reducing half of the energy usage on cooling. Also, changing the air-conditioning system from window-type air-conditioners to centralized system could also lower energy consumption on cooling while keeping a comfortable indoor environment. 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 Developing a BIM-Based Facility Management Framework for Building Operations Report 06/2017 Zhang Zhongkuang
Indoor air quality affects human comfort in several aspects such as temperature, humidity, CO2 and CO. With BIM and sensor technologies, the real-time indoor air quality data can be collected by sensors, transmitted and displayed in the BIM model, therefore the building control system can make appropriate adjustments to improve the indoor air quality. For BIM models, the model-based approach increases efficiency within individual organizations and truly shines during coordinated project delivery. Building information modeling can drive time and budget savings for building and infrastructure projects. For sensors, the data gathered is converted to a digital form and is processed at high speed. Sensor technology can store the data in memory, from where it can be retrieved later for processing, analysis and presentation.

In this research, a plugin for grading the indoor air quality was designed, which can grade the indoor air quality at current or a specified past time as “good”, “fair” or “bad” showing in the BIM model. With the grading level, proper regulate and control could be made from the building control system to improve the indoor air quality. This designed plugin was used in a real case of seafront sport center in HKUST. Moreover, to efficiently manage sensors in a building, to reduce the energy consumption thus reduce the budget, linking facility and energy management to human comfort are also necessary and should be completed in the future work.
HKUST Developing a BIM- and GIS-based Facility Management Framework for Underground Utilities Report 06/2017 Starry Xing LI
Nowadays there is a trend of integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information System (GIS) to develop the construction projects, including the projects of underground utilities. Compared with BIM and GIS, traditional utility management has plenty of limitations. Traditional utility management keeps 2D CAD drawings, which are separated by utility type and lack of surrounding information. Besides, it is difficult to find the specific utility pipe in 2D drawings under special situation. The working sequence arrangement for those pipes are sometimes not effective.

This study aims to improve underground utility management in Hong Kong by using ArcGIS. The improvements consist of 3D visualization, querying and working sequence arrangement. 3D visualization of underground pipes and geological layers is created with reference to relevant Hong Kong standards and researches. Three cases are described to demonstrate the practical application of querying function. Working sequence of project in case 3 is analyzed through Excel.
HKU Communication in Construction: A Cost Management Perspective through Bim Case Studies Thesis 04/2017 LAW Cheuk Fung -- N.A.