Code : 2021178
Event Name : Briefing on a CIC Funded (BIM-related) R&D Product: “BIM-Automation of Gross Floor Area (GFA) Calculation, Fire Safety and Prescribed Checking for General Building Plans (GBP) Preparation”
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Alex HO, Assistant Director – Industry Development, Construction Industry Council
Mr. Eric POON, Executive Director, Urban Renewal Authority
Mr. Samson WONG, Director – Building Information Technology Limited
Event Date : 2021-11-18
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2021-11-16
CPD Hour(s) : 1
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : HKIS
Organizer : The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
Fee : Free of charge for HKIS members
Priority : HKIS members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese
Details :

Innovation is of great importance to the sustainable development of the Hong Kong construction industry, Hence, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) has set up the Research and Technology Development Fund to provide financial support for research projects which can improve the performance and competitiveness of the industry.

The "BIM-Automation of Gross Floor Area (GFA) Calculation, Fire Safety and Prescribed Checking for General Building Plans (GBP) Preparation” is one of the research and development projects funded by the CIC and conducted by Building Information Technology Limited. The project is also supported by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA).

The objectives of the research project are to:

- Develop a software tool with a function of automating the calculation of GFA to meet statutory requirements; and

- Develop a function of automating checking and calculating of Fire Safety and Prescribed Checking with BIM model to meet statutory requirements.

Highlight of the research product (the "Plugin"):

- The ONLY available plugin based on Hong Kong regulations and practices to automatically calculate GFA, Means of Escape, and Sanitary Fitments etc., and generate related plans for BD submission.

- The plugin has been applied and tested in an URA project. The difference between GFA calculation using traditional method and the results from the plugin is less than 0.5%.

- Experts from the URA, BD, Architectural Services Department, Housing Department and Independent Control Unit of Housing Authority have reviewed and provided comments to this research project. The CIC thanks for their contribution.

Remarks :

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