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Project Reference: ITP/029/20LP
Project Title: “BIM Square”: Blockchain and i-Core-enabled Multi-stakeholder Building Information Modelling Platform for Construction Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Hong Kong
Hosting Institution: The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Abstract: The importance of construction logistics and supply chain management (CLSCM) cannot be overemphasized. In Hong Kong, every piece of logistics, be it loose material, precast component, or MiC unit, must be sourced from outside suppliers and brought back to Hong Kong for on-site assembly. The construction industry, its LSCM sector in particular, has developed a world-renowned reputation, but persistent quality problems related to quality assurance, provenance, traceability, compliance, and efficiency also warrant an acute need to explore the blockchain technology. The project is proposed by a group of applicants who have established their R&D strengths in construction, LSCM, BIM, IoT, and blockchain, respectively. They are now synergizing the strengths to develop a Blockchain and i-Core-enabled Building Information Model Platform for multi-stakeholders to tackle the persistent CLSCM problems better. The innovations of this platform lie in three aspects: (a) Novel blockchain BIM; (b) In-house developed IoT (i.e., i-Core) “hardware oracles” to initiate accountable blockchain BIM at source; and (c) blockchain BIM-enabled process management and quality assurance applications. The project will help Hong Kong to strengthen its CLSCM sector by continuously devising innovations and technologies.
Project Coordinator: Prof Weisheng Lu
Approved Funding Amount: HK$7.27M
Project Period: 01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022
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