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


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Institution Title Type Date Author(s) Abstract Link
HKUST Analysis and Evaluation of Indoor Ventilation and Energy Consumption Using Building Information Modeling FYP 06/2017 TSANG, Wing Sum
WONG, Long Yee Mary
YIP, Shing
This project used Building Information Modeling (BIM) and BIM compatible software, Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD), to analyze the indoor environmental quality of 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 indoor environment that able to reach BEAM Plus standard while reducing energy consumption. We founded that opening one air-conditioner, with temperature set as 24℃, 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 Earthquake scenario simulation of urban transportation hub: building information modeling and site-city interaction FYP 06/2018 Yeung Tsun Fung
Chau Pang, Francis
Lam Ka Tsun
Seismic capacity of an underground urban transportation hub becomes essential to reduce the risk of seismic hazards. By conducting a comprehensive seismic analysis, it is possible to predict the seismic hazard of the transportation hub more accurately. However, seismic design for the transportation hub is of importance to analyze the soil-structure interaction effect. Therefore, Kowloon Station is selected as a testbed to demonstrate whether the SSI effect is beneficial or detrimental. Today Building Information Modelling becomes a powerful tool to develop a three-dimensional digital model such that it can act as a database for further seismic analysis. Since the numerical finite element modelling method is a common approach to solve the problem, in this study, Plaxis 3D, a professional geotechnical FEM software, is selected to investigate the SSI effect on Kowloon Station. Advanced material models are provided to deal with the complexity of the problem.

The results show that the SSI effect has a beneficial effect which the peak acceleration of the structure base is smaller than that at the ground surface. To carry out a more realistic simulation, more laboratory tests should be carried out to obtain the dynamic soil properties. In order to examine the damage to structural and non-structural components of the structure, the recorded PGA can be applied in further studies such as fragility curves so as to analyze probability of the damage.
HKUST Developing an Integrated Location-based Collaborative Building Information Modeling Framework for Building Facility Management FYP 06/2018 LEUNG, Tsz Fung
MAN, Tsz Lok
This project reviews some of the existing Indoor positioning system (IPS) and finds that Wi-Fi would be a suitable choice to be incorporated with Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the purpose of facility management. Indoor localization and finding of the shortest path are two major aspects which could combine with facility management and this project is going to investigate into them.

As Wi-Fi positioning is controlled by some factors like k-means clustering and the number of fingerprints, an experiment was conducted to see how these factors would affect the accuracy of indoor localization. The result would be discussed also. In an experiment of finding the shortest path, visibility graph and Dijkstra algorithm are two techniques used for path-generation and path-finding respectively. They would be written as codes and implemented into a mobile App. The App would be the product to test the above experiments and East Point City, which is a shopping mall, would be the chosen for the field test.

The simulation of the interaction between building management system and pathfinding system android devices was carried out successfully, which reveals the high possibility of the application of BIM on indoor navigation system for the purpose of facility management, which could potential enhance human productivity.
HKUST Developing an BIM and Augmented Reality-based Framework for Construction Monitoring and Facility Management FYP 06/2018 CHIU, San Fung
KWOK, Wai Shing
Augmented reality (AR) is an innovative technology, which allows the real-world environment to be augmented by virtual information. In construction industry, the mobile accessibility of building information through building information modelling (BIM) is still limited, a practical AR system with the integration of building information modelling (BIM) to realize real-time collaboration is yet to be developed. In addressing this gap, this project developed an integrated Augmented Reality (AR) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) framework to achieve the real-time collaboration in construction monitoring and facility management. The function of the developed framework is shown in two scenarios about pipe repairing tutorial and real-time collaboration on remoting computer and mobile device. N.A.
HKUST Construction Planning of Prefabricated Units Leveraging BIM and Resource Leveling Techniques FYP 06/2018 WONG, Kok Yiu
YEUNG, Ching Hei
As a compact city with limited amount of available land and vast population, Hong Kong is currently facing the massive demand for housing. This phenomenon has been driving the construction industry to enhance the productivity of construction projects, particularly for residential buildings. In recent years, the Hong Kong government has been investigating the feasibility of Modular Integrated Construction (MIC). MIC refers to a construction method where volumetric modules are prefabricated in factories and then assembled at a construction site to form a building. The productivity of this method has been demonstrated by numerous projects in foreign countries, such as Singapore and China. In view of the proven benefits of MIC, the Hong Kong government has proposed three pilot projects recently, which will adopt MIC to construct resident buildings. However, the local industry possesses insufficient experience in managing this kind of construction projects. This report presents an optimization framework, which integrates Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) to perform resource leveling based on constraints of a MIC project. An illustrative case demonstrates the functionalities of GA and BIM in optimizing the schedule of a MIC project. The proposed framework aims to provide the industry practitioners with a general guideline for scheduling a MIC project. N.A.
HKUST Analysis and Evaluation of Low Carbon Building Features Using Building Information Modeling FYP 06/2018 CHAN, Yin Yee
TSANG, Chun Kit
Building sector contributes to more than 30% of the global greenhouse gas emissions, which is the major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In Hong Kong, a high-rise and high-density city, about 60% of carbon emissions and 90% of energy expenditure come from buildings. Mitigating the environmental impacts caused by the building sector can be achieved by low carbon buildings. However, previous studies on carbon emissions from buildings mainly adopted manual processes and only a few studies applied computational fluid dynamics (CFD) into the analysis and calculated the carbon emissions using the CFD results. Therefore, the comparison between buildings with different features is laborious. Building information modelling (BIM) enables comprehensive and accurate analysis of low carbon building features by collaborating with various simulation systems. By incorporating CFD into the analysis and evaluation of the carbon footprint of different Hong Kong public housing standard blocks using BIM, the research of low carbon building is extended. Revit models of three common Hong Kong public housing blocks are created, and the embodied carbon is quantified by using the material schedules and the corresponding carbon emission factors of different construction materials. The operational carbon is quantified by using the energy simulation results and the CFD results. By considering the total carbon emissions throughout the life-cycle of the buildings, it is found that the harmony block has the lowest carbon emissions among studied public housing standard blocks. When considered the effect of natural ventilation, the energy consumption of the buildings can be reduced up to 17%. N.A.