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

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 task decomposition and assignment module enables workers directly to reach BIM information and work instructions. By means of information indexing ...

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

eric Luo
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] PUBLIC LECTURE The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Construction and Environment “The Consumerization of GIS” presented by Professor Michael Frank Goodchild, University of California, 11th January, 2016 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Building and Real Estate, “Will adjudication under the proposed Security of Payment Bill be the panacea for resolving construction disputes in Hong Kong in the future?” presented by ProfessorT. Cheung, 4th January, 2016 The Hong Kong Polytechnic Un...

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]

About EOP

Since the day ten mega infrastructure projects were rolled out in phases as scheduled, the Hong Kong construction industry has been faced with several problems such as acute labor shortage and labor mobility. Although there are more and more young people joining the construction industry, their lack of experience is likely bring serious safety problem. It's known that access control system has been widely used but commonly its function is no more than recording attendances of workers and it can't be utilized for safety management. Since there are no effective management methods, on most c...