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Multi-antenna GPS Monitoring System Enhances Building Health

Large buildings undergo deformation and vibration under internal and external forces. For monitoring building structural health, the ability to measure subtle positional changes and vibration patterns is crucial.

10 Jul, 2024


Comprehensive and Automatic Monitoring of Bridge to Mitigate Potential Structural Risks

The main campus of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is located in Hung Hom, while the subsequently built Block Z is situated along Chatham Road.

3 May, 2024


Digital Twin's AI and VR boost Efficiency in Building Energy and Maintenance

When it comes to the design and construction of green buildings, we will definitely think of the emerging architectural concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM). However, green buildings emphasise sustainable management methods and energy utilisation. Among them, there is a technology that is rarely mentioned in the market but complements BIM, which is Digital Twin.

3 May, 2024

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New Anti-dust Self-cleaning Tech on Photovoltaic Panels and Glass Curtains

Transparent and bright photovoltaic panels and glass curtain walls of buildings can ameliorate the efficiency of solar energy conversion and the appearance of buildings, while also increasing energy efficiency.

11 Mar, 2024

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PolyU's "Smart" Power Supply System with Round-the-clock Monitoring to Ensure Stability

Universities can shape the future of a city. It is not only responsible for nurturing talents and developing new technologies, but also provides room for large-scale experiments on new concepts, paving the way for their wider use in the future. In this regard, the team led by Professor Joseph Lai from the Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), in collaboration with PolyU's Campus Facilities and Sustainability Office (CFSO), has introduced a fibre-optic temperature sensing system for Communal Building’s power supply system as part of a pilot project. Through this 24/7 smart monitoring system, it is hoped to enhance the stability of the campus’ power supply.

12 Dec, 2023

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Multi-functional Heat-resistant Clothing: Scientific Research Changes the Ecology of the Construction Industry

The summer weather in Hong Kong is hot and humid. According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Council, outdoor work-related cases posing life-threatening risks due to extreme heat have been on the rise in recent years. Construction workers often have to work under the scorching sun for extended periods; thus, various cooling measures are vital to ensure their safety at work.

21 Nov, 2023

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