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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 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 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 BIM Projects Report 06/2018 Ping Hon YAU
Ziyan LIU
Ho Yuen NG
Sherman WONG
Building Information Modelling (BIM) has had a profound effect on the construction industry. It has greatly improved coordination among stakeholders, enhanced productivity, and increased profits. However, risks and hazards are also increasing with the growing complexity and scale of AEC projects, and the adoption of BIM technology will also place barriers and obstacles even though the technology has been proven to show its various benefits throughout the project lifecycle. Firstly, a literature review is conducted to identify risks and benefit of implementing BIM. twenty-one risks are identified and classified into three categories: Technology, Contract, and Project. Secondly, some suggestions for eliminating the increased risks are given. This paper will focus on how to implement risk management in BIM project against the recent technological background, and some related measures of mitigation, such as insurance, will be discussed. N.A.
HKUST Building information modeling for energy consumption simulation and analysis FYP 06/2013 TSANG, Po Keung Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the 3D virtual model of buildings which embedded information to facilitate the knowledge management and share information with different parties such as architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). In the current stage, BIM is commonly used in design communication, structure and design visualization, clash detection, prefabrication, and 4D simulations. With the complex nature of AEC project, these processes engage multiple parties, professionals and diversified software. In order to effectively support the use of information, facility of an accurate exchange of data among different parties and software is the major concern. The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) of BuildingSMART, which is standard for interchange of the BIM data in the AEC industry and recognized as methods and tools for project deliver during building life cycle. To extend the uses of BIM for energy analysis, this project shows a feasible approach of extending the IFC standard to satisfy the requirements for energy analysis and introduces an information model and proposes IFC extension to enhance computer aids energy analysis throughout the building life cycle. 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.