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 Building Information Modeling Framework for Infrastructure Facility Management FYP 06/2016 LI, Kang
TANG, Chung Hin
Building information modeling (BIM) aims to facilitate information management and collaboration among stakeholders in different domains over the building facility life cycle. In a BIM model, each building component has its properties, information, and semantics. Modifications performed in one view will be reflected in all perspectives. BIM models are increasingly used in the building industry as an object-based information hub for storing, integrating and managing building information in different aspects throughout the design, construction, and maintenance operations. However, the applications of BIM for civil infrastructures are still immature and uncommon. This project aims to develop a BIM-based framework that facilitates the facility operation and management process of civil infrastructure facilities. In this project, the information requirement and facility management process will be studied and summarized. A semantic data model and system framework for infrastructure facility management will then be developed. The developed framework will finally be illustrated and validated in case scenarios. N.A.
HKUST Analysis and Evaluation of Green Building Features Using Building Information Modeling FYP 06/2016 KEUNG, Wun Ting Iris
WONG, Wing Man
There is a global trend of green buildings in recent years. As of 2011, there are over 10,000 green building projects certified by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standard in the United States alone. In Hong Kong, the BEAM Plus green building standard developed by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) in 2009 has certified over 200 projects in Hong Kong. Green buildings utilize various design features and operation technologies to reduce energy and water consumption, improve indoor environmental quality and increase building performance. This project aims to study the common green building features and evaluate them using building information modeling (BIM) and computer simulation techniques. In a BIM model, each building component has its properties, information and semantics, which support sophisticated simulation and analysis under different conditions. In this project, commonly adopted energy saving and indoor environmental quality improvement green building features will be modeled, evaluated, and compared. N.A.
HKUST BIM-Based Daylighting and Energy Analysis on UG Hall 7 of HKUST Report 06/2016 Tianzhu QIN
Huan HE
BIM is a three-dimensional digital based model or technology with various project-related information inside. It is widely used in modern building industry. As buildings are consuming so much energy today, building energy save has become an important part of a project’s optimization. To achieve the purpose of saving and controlling a building's energy consumption by BIM related software prediction and adjustment and control is a simple and effective strategy.

This project aims to make energy-saving analyzes of STUDENT HALL 7 of HKUST, the main study method is: Revit 3D model—Green Building Studio energy analysis—solar panel analysis—PVGIS analysis—ECOTECT environmental analysis. Firstly obtained the three-dimensional model of Hall 7 through REVIT, and then send the model to Autodesk Green Building Studio to make energy consumption analysis, than make solar panel analysis of the building to find the energy save of panels, afterwards use PVGIS to check if the saving ratio is rational. What’s more, we also import the REVIT into ECOTECT to make further analysis.
HKUST Minimization of Construction Waste through BIM-based Clash Detection and Quantification Report 06/2016 Baoshan KUANG
Pik Kei LAM
Nowadays the construction industry is under pressure to explore effective and efficient techniques and tools to decrease its escalating waste generation. However, the current approaches, techniques and tools focus on separate projects on site and limited effort is invested to put attention on pre-construction waste generation related to design stages. Waste that is induced by improper design accounts for a major proportion of the total construction waste. Therefore, this report aims to develop a BIM-based approach in the aspect of waste minimization.

With the clash detection tool in Navisworks, this report demonstrates the clash classification, resolution and the corresponding waste generation of 3 pairs of general component models of a villa, which are architectural model vs. structural model, structural model vs. mechanical model and mechanical vs. plumbing model. Then, compare the result obtained with BIM and that estimated with the current waste factor approach and find out whether the BIM-based waste minimization can be better realized. Consequently, coordinating the models of each building components with clash detection enables efficient management of construction waste.
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.
HKU BIM-based Building Approval E-submission in Hong Kong: Prospects and Challenges Thesis 04/2016 HUI Put -- N.A.