Smart Construction Platform based on Cloud BIM and Image Processing (BIMGLE)

Funded by ITF and the GRF Grant (PolyU 152093/14E) Title “Proactively Monitoring Construction Progress by Integrating 3D Laser-scanning and BIM Project 'Smart Construction Platform based on Cloud BIM and Image Processing  (Construction)' is successfully finalized on July 9th. The project,  also known as BIMGLE, is directed by Prof. Heng Li and Dr. Huang Ting and funded by ITF. BIMGLE is designed to develop enabling technologies to systematically extract and transform Building Information Modeling (BIM)  objects onto a construction management platform according to construction plans.  Its ...

PI: A Vision-based Approach to Project Intelligence for Construction Site Monitoring Automation

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  Construction sites are generally large-scale, and diverse activities concurrently take place there. Timely and overall awareness of activities states and resource allocation is critical to many project-level management tasks, including resource leveling, progress tracking, and productivity analysis. Despite its importance, the manual approach to activity tracking and resource counting that relies on managers’ experience and diligence is still the mainstream in practice. As more and more large projects commence all over the world, it is nearly impossible for construction managers to k...

Professor Heng Li

Prof Heng Li
BE, ME, PhD(Syd.), MAIB, MAIQS, MHKIE Chair Professor of Construction Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Construction informatics, construction engineering and management, construction management, construction health and safety Tel.: (852) 2766 5879 E-mail address : [email protected]   Heng started his academic career from Tongji University since 1987. Heng then researched and lectured at the University of Sydney, James Cook University and Monash University before joining Hong Kong Polytechnic University. During this period, Heng have also worked with ...

Dr. Xiaochun (Eric) Luo

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Xiaochun Luo is a senior research fellow and works at the Construction Virtual Prototyping (CVP) lab of Hong Kong Polytechnic University with Prof Heng Li. He earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Master of Computer Application in Civil Engineering and Doctorate in the field of computer-aided construction briefing in 2001, 2006 and 2010, respectively. His current research focuses on proactive construction safety management, occupational safety and health, and workers’ behavior and productivity. His earlier research areas include virtual simulation of construction processes, knowledge syste...

Dongping CAO

Dr. Cao
Dongping CAO is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Construction Virtual Prototyping Laboratory (CVPL) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his B.S. in Construction Engineering and Management from Chongqing University, M.S. and Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management from Tongji University, and Ph.D. in Information and Construction Technology from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dongping’s current research focuses on optimizing construction project processes using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other related information technologies, and modeling the ...


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  Ph.D. Student  Email: [email protected] Maxwell Fordjour Antwi-Afari attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Technology and Management (First Class Honours) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana in 2012. He worked as a Teaching/Research Assistance in KNUST from 2012 to 2013. He also received his MPhil in Building Technology and worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Department of Building Technology, KNUST-Kumasi, Ghana in 2015. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Building and Real Estate at T...

Xincong YANG

Xincong YANG is a full-time postgraduate of the Department of Building and Real Estate at the Faculty of Construction and Environment. Before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a PhD candidate, Mr. YANG received his master’s degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering as well as dual-bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management from Harbin Institute of Technology. The main research themes of YANG include construction virtual prototyping, building information modelling, humanmachine/computer interaction and data mining. Contact E-mail : [email protected]

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-based smart alarming of tower crane hooks’ proximity

This is a brief introduction to one of our research projects—Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-based smart alarming of tower crane hooks’ proximity. Safety performance in construction industry is becoming more and more important these days. Accidents involving tower cranes can easily cause casualties when they happen. we must pay more attention to this even if related accidents have decreased recently. We set our goal at trying to decrease the risks that workers get struck by a tower crane hook or the loads it's lifting. Then we decided to build a system named Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-based sma...