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[BEIT NEWS] 18 Oct 2018 – Digital design, smart cities and smart transportation

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British Land names R/GA London as digital innovation and design partner

 

Julian Barker, head of smart places at British Land, added: “We see a great opportunity to use technology to unlock more value for our customers, and are pleased to be working with R/GA in delivering a new level of service across our London campuses.”

Keywords: British Land; R/GA London

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Picture: Broadgate, one of the developments by British Land, a leading UK commercial property company.


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City of Sydney funds Smart Cities Week

 

The conference will explore how technology and data can help solve the social, environmental, planning, transport and economic challenges facing global communities.

Event speakers include the City’s Sustainability Director, Chris Derksema, and Kate Deacon, the City’s Executive Manager of Strategy and Urban Analytics. In partnership with Austrade, the City will take a visiting international delegation on a tour of the new Green Square town centre and library.

Keywords: cyber security; digital infrastructure; resilient cities; innovation districts; public spaces; social equity; tech and data; smart and green buildings; digital transformation

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Picture: Smart Cities Week in Australia to be held on 29-31 Oct 2018.


 

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The country now applies radio frequency identification (RFID) in electronic toll collection (ETC) along several expressways.

At the moment, local companies are able to manufacture and assemble monitoring devices for cars, trains, and water vessels. They are also designing intelligent transport systems (ITS) for new expressways. FDI has been essential to bringing about this change in Vietnam and is vital to its continued momentum – both as a source of capital and as a source of critical knowledge.

Keywords: Smart transportation; radio frequency identification (RFID); electronic toll collection; seaport management; infrastructure management; maritime electronic map; automatic identification systems (AIS); Civil aviation safety oversight reporting and tracking database (CASORT); air traffic flow management (ATM); air traffic service message handling system (AMHS); computerised reservation systems; Galileo; Amadeus; SabreSonic

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Picture: Vietnam is working on several fronts to modernise its transport systems.

RICS – Smart City Consortium PropTech Conference 2018

RICS, in collaboration with Smart City Consortium (SCC), will host the RICS-SCC PropTech Conference on Friday 23 November 2018 in the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong.

It comprises 4 sessions:

Session 1: The changing landscape of our world

Topic: Gazing through the crystal ball: An overview of emerging technologies and their impacts to life (by Mr Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google)

Panel discussion: Technology as the catalyst for change

  • Challenges and opportunities for urban life
  • City development
  • Ethical issues of technology

Session 2: Take-up technology in Hong Kong

Topic: Smart-city development in Hong Kong. What should we expect down the road? (By Dr Albert Wong, Urbanisation Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong Limited)

Topic: Smart cities, technology and urbanisation — a global perspective (By Mr James Kavanagh, Global Land Standards Director, RICS)

Panel discussion: What is Hong Kong doing in technology? Tech owners in Hong Kong share their experience in driving technology.

Session 3: Technology in action

Presentations:

  • Data security: The ultimate maker-and-breaker of a technology-driven world
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Blockchain
  • New technology being applied in property

Session 4: From now to future

Panel discussion: What does the future hold for our next generation?

Topic: Getting the real estate industry ready for technological revolution. What RICS is doing to transform the surveying profession (By Mr Sean Tompkins, CEO, RICS)

 

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The Speakers:

 

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Picture (above): Mr CHAN Chung-ching, JP,Director of Lands.

 

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Picture (above): Dr Albert WONG, Urbanisation Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong Limited.

 

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Picture (above): Mr Ed PARSONS, Geospatial Technologist, Google.

 

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Picture (above): Mr Sean TOMPKINS, CEO, RICS.

 

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Picture (above): Dr Winnie TANG, JP, Founder and Honorary President, Smart City Consortium.

 

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Picture (above): Mr James KAVANAGH, Global Land Standards Director, RICS.

Innovative products in UK Construction Week – Part 2 of 3

The list of companies providing innovative IT products for built environment continues below (the first part, i.e. Part 1 of 3, has been published earlier). These companies will participate in the UK Construction Week.

 

The company provides cost effective and realistic solution to gain access to high level and awkward sections of buildings in order to investigate defects and repairs. It has the state of the art equipment to ensure clients get the best results from its services, including aerial surveys, aerial inspections and promotional imagery. It provides 100% HD video and images of the highest quality.

Source: http://www.kingfisheraps.co.uk/

 

Picture: Project example Tanners Wharf (Photos & Video).


 

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KORE

KORE delivers transformative business performance through the Internet of Things (IoT). It is the largest independent provider of secure managed IoT networks, application enablement, and location based services, and focuses on combining our capabilities and expertise into business-centric IoT solutions.

Its provides the most useful and logical solution for the most complex IoT deployment challenge in the construction and real estate industry.

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Source: https://eu.korewireless.com/industries/iot-construction-and-real-estate-solutions


 

Kubla focuses on creating applications for engineering, surveying and construction professionals. It provides easy to use software solutions for volumetric analysis and coastal engineering. 

Its Kubla Cubed is the easy-to-use earthworks cut-and-fill software.

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Picture: Kubla Cubed.



 

myConsole is a cloud based work winning collaboration platform. It uses a cognitive approach to integrate all work winning data, insights and systems into one place, and hence improve pre-construction and work winning capability by delivering profound savings, win rates and profitability.

myConsole collaboration software replicates the work winning process with easy to use templates. Its operations team are on hand to explain this easy to use software, and to support each user with the necessary training programme from the outset. 

Picture: myConsole digital collaboration platform.


 

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Okappy

The company is an B2B communications platform that manage companies’ day-to-day work, e.g. invoicing and general job management. It combines social and market network technology to communicate and collaborate with employees, subcontractors, across different sites and with different B2B clients.

Using the Okappy to streamline processes can make a significant contribution to bottom line profits by reducing paperwork and increasing efficiency.

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Picture (above): Raise invoices.

 

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Picture (above): View schedule.


 

As a construction productivity tool, PlanGrid helps project teams deliver projects on time, every day. They can access all project information (from plans and specifications, through documents, to project photos) from wherever they are.  

Plans and documents that are automatically hyperlinked, versioned in order, and easily searchable with full sheet search can be instantly distributed.

It is also easy to turn over a digital as-built with its accurate data collection for facilities management and operations.

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Source: https://www.plangrid.com/

 

Picture: Project documents – The entire record set linked directly from plans.


 

Procore’s cloud-based platform connects the project team, applications, and devices in one centralized real time hub. It helps construction professionals manage risk and build quality projects safely, on time, and within budget.

It streamlines workflow and is easy to use. The platform support clients so they can see a return on their investment immediately.

Picture: Demonstration of using Procore.


 

iAuditor is an inspection app. Its customisable, easy-to-use smart checklists empower workers to conduct onsite inspections, identify hazards and share reports in real time.

iAuditor provides visibility and insights to help raise safety and quality standards across an organization. The project team can collect consistent data, standardise operations, send reports, identify failed areas and get problems resolved.

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Picture: iAuditor empowers workers to ensure safety

 


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CIB World Building Congress 2019 – Constructing Smart Cities

The CIB World Building Congress, themed ‘Constructing Smart Cities will take place in Hong Kong, China next year, 17 –21 June, 2019.

CIB is the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. It was established in 1953 as an Association whose objectives were to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between governmental research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an emphasis on those institutes engaged in technical fields of research. 

The Congress is particularly interested to receive papers that explore how clients and users can address the megatrends of:

  • population changes covering demographics, international migration and urbanisation;
  • the water, energy, resource, food and climate nexus;
  • the changing geo-economic and geopolitical landscape;
  • the moving frontier of digitisation and disruptive technologies;
  • the global demand for equal access to wealth, health and knowledge.

Selected high-quality papers will be published on the following academic journals:

 

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