C-SMART Management Platform

C-Smart Site Integrated Management

In September 2021, the C-Smart Site R&D Centre of CSHK was officially opened in the Hong Kong Science Park. C-Smart Site brings together technologies such as face recognition, IoTs, AI, and cloud computing to capture site information and automatically then aggregate it into an integrated management platform. Information analysed by the platform can assist in construction site management and decision making, and eventually realize all-around intelligent monitoring and integrated management of construction personnel, safety, environmental protection, progress and materials. Here are some examples of its functions:

Safety helmet that can automatic clock in/off: managers can know the location of personnel across all areas of the site in real time; during the epidemic, this function provides faster tracking of close contacts of confirmed persons and early cutting off of the infection chain;

Fire monitoring: conducting automatic smoke detection and fire alarm activation by AI, and enabling prompt evacuation of site personnel in the event of fire;

Material management and license plate recognition: conducting remote control of prefabricated components to enhance quality inspection and transport monitoring; only registered vehicles are allowed to enter the site area, manage access and secure site safety;

Machinery and equipment: monitoring mobile machinery, tracking path, analysing the frequency and number of use, and so on, planning resource allocation to increase operational efficiency;

Environmental and energy management: monitoring environmental parameters and environmental protection systems such as temperature, wind direction, noise and water quality on site; monitoring electrical safety with smart electric boxes instead of using diesel generators.

The Smart Site system also combines the quality management, construction measurement, engineering progress and construction robots. The Group will continue to promote the adoption of the smart site management system for construction projects, apply technological R&D results in practice, strengthen synergy and complementarity in quality technology and informatisation management, and continuously optimize the system based on previous experience to maintain the Group's leading edge in technology.

The Group has established a smart construction site platform with increasingly mature and comprehensive technology for construction projects. The one-stop platform collects data from all aspects of the construction sites, including facial and license plate recognition at the entrance gates, wireless video surveillance, and environmental monitoring. It integrates information technologies such as spatial positioning, Internet of Things, big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and mobile devices to achieve real-time data integration and analysis, trend prediction and early warning for project overview, personnel management, construction progress, quality management and safety management. It also provides data support for project decision-making, proposes intelligent solutions to problems and imposes work efficiency.

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  • With the use of Augmented Reality (“AR”) technology for mobile devices, the Group can display BIM models in detail at the construction sites, supporting various tasks such as inspection and acceptance of prefabricated components, problem identification and remediation of finishes, inspection of E&M installations and future maintenance.
  • At the same time, the Group’s use of virtual reality (“VR”) technology facilitates project design by allowing designers and engineers to connect to the same model in different locations. VR enables them to see real design effects in virtual space, discuss and make real-time changes, or compare multiple options.
  • The Group developed a real-time worker monitoring system, with sensors on the helmets. It uses Bluetooth technology to monitor and automatically record the distribution and duration of workers in various areas of the construction sites, helping to manage, analyse and deploy workers on-site and report on their performance. It was used to monitor the number of workers in each area of the construction site during the peak of the outbreak to avoid excessive gathering of workers and control the risk of infection. In case a worker is diagnosed, it can also help track his or her close contacts, isolate relevant personnel and identify key work areas for disinfection.