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


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HKUST An integrated underground utility management and decision support based on BIM and GIS Journal 08/2019 Wang, M., Deng, Y., Won, J., and Cheng, J.C.P. This study aims to improve the underground utility management efficiency from the perspective of utility component and urban utility network, as well as to facilitate the decision-making for utility maintenance work. The main reasons for the inefficient information sharing, poor utility management and reactive decision-making are investigated, after which potential solutions are explored. An integrated utility management framework is proposed based on the integration of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information System (GIS), for which a common utility data model representing utility information in five aspects is developed to facilitate the mapping of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and City Geography Markup Language (CityGML). The verification of the proposed framework indicates that the developed data model can represent utility information comprehensively, based on which functions of the integrated BIM-GIS platform are developed to support underground utility management in terms of individual utility components and the utility spatial networks. With the proposed utility management framework, the information sharing process, utility management efficiency and decision-making can be improved and facilitated. In the future, more functions of the framework will be developed according to practical requirements and more maintenance data will be utilized to validate and enhance the framework. Link
HKU Building Information Modelling Implementation and Adoption in Hong Kong Thesis 04/2013 WANG Yifan -- N.A.
HKU A Practical and Modern Approach to BIM Application for Quantity Surveying in Hong Kong Thesis 04/2016 TSE Tung -- N.A.
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 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 Automated Clash-free Steel Reinforcement Design in RC Structures Using BIM and GA Report 06/2018 Tommy Yuen Currently, building information modelling (BIM) technology has been increasingly popular in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry for some years, but it is not widely adopted in structural design. The objective of this project is to develop a framework for automated rebar design in RC beams using the building information modelling (BIM) technology.

This project presents an automated rebar design program, based on the latest BIM technology. Design constraints for the optimization are considered according to the Hong Kong Code of Practice. The developed program will make use of the analysis result from structural software to design RC beams, and then the tailor-made genetic algorithm will optimize the final rebar design. Finally, generate the rebars to BIM model in 3D environment.

The result shows that BIM can carry out repetitive works and complicated calculations automatically and accurately. Unlike human, they seldom make mistakes through over-tiredness, do not require rest breaks and can carry out in seconds what may take hours to do by manual methods. The overall design process is fully automated, smooth and without error. Therefore, it is anticipated that the time and manpower resource required for structural design and management could be reduced significantly.