Sustainable Development

Hong Kong Palace Museum

The Hong Kong Palace Museum is located in the West Kowloon Cultural District and is the first museum outside Mainland China to be named after Beijing’s Palace Museum. The main goal of the museum is to display collections from the Palace Museum, so Hong Kong residents and overseas tourists can experience its cultural charm which spans across time and space. It also promotes Chinese arts and culture to further facilitate Hong Kong’s role as a bridge between China and foreign countries’ cultural exchange, which is an important cultural project clearly proposed in the Outline Development Plan for Guangdong-Hong KongMacau Greater Bay Area. The main block is seven stories high and the building floor area is around 43,000 square metres. It also includes a surrounding carpark and transport facilities.

The project is interwoven with an avant-garde theme and high-quality management spirit using innovative techniques to reinterpret the visual and spatial aesthetics of Chinese tradition. CSHK has also implemented AI management in multiple ways during the construction process as an example for modern construction.

CSHK has always been committed to researching and adopting advanced technology to improve working environments and management, and to get rid of the long held impression of traditional construction sites being dusty and chaotic. We have adopted AI technology on this project on a large scale, in order to make site safety and environmental statistics clear at a glance and enhance the safety of personnel and resource usage, creating a brand-new working environment.

Real time environment monitoring

Devices were set up in various locations of the construction sites to monitor in real time 8 types of environmental data, including PM2.5, PM10, noise, temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and wind intensity. There is also a real time monitoring system for construction dust, which can automatically activate the linked dust reduction spray system when the amount of dust exceeds default values, to reduce impacts on the surrounding environment. Management personnel can inspect environmental data in real time through a cloud platform on their mobile phone devices.

Water quality monitoring

Devices were installed on equipment, such as environmental protection cylinder, to monitor data such as pH value, dissolved oxygen levels, temperature, water level, amount of discharge in real time, to ensure proper sewage treatment. Management personnel can inspect the water quality data in real time through a cloud platform on their mobile phone devices.

Virtual Reality (VR) construction safety training

Through AI technology, Unity 3D programming is being used to design missions and scenarios, create scene models and animation, and train workers to adopt suitable measures in different situations, which greatly optimised the level and efficiency of employee training.

Unsafe behaviour monitoring

Using AI to identify whether construction site personnel are wearing safety helmets and uploading footage of workers operating without safety helmets onto the cloud platform, to target and correct unsafe behaviour. We are trying to use the same technology to monitor situations of personnel trespassing on restricted areas, and to develop ways to monitor fire hazards.

Management of vehicles entering and leaving construction sites

Using AI to identify different local license plates in Hong Kong, with recognition accuracy of over 99%. Infrared and radar obstacle detection are also deployed on site to ensure the safety of vehicles passing through. Moreover, we are actively developing a system which can automatically formulate different statistical reports to increase management efficiency of the construction site.

Electrical safety monitoring

Devices installed on equipment, such as electrical box switches, can monitor data, including electric current, voltage, leakage current, cable temperature and power, in real time. This helps prevent incidents, such as fire hazards, electrical leakage and overloading.

Unmanned store

Construction sites frequently lack livelihood facilities, such as food stores. Setting up digitalised automatic stores can provide convenient shopping experience for workers 24/7, ensuring that worker’s basic needs are met.

Facial recognition and attendance system

A facial recognition gateway system using binocular biometric detection modelling and light fidelity technology was set up on site. Near-infrared imaging technology includes features, such as light insensitivity and sunglass penetration imaging, to prevent malicious individuals forging and stealing others’ biometric information, and improve the safety of remote users’ identity verification. This system’s operation allows construction site management personnel to easily monitor attendance over the network platform and to manage attendance data in a unified manner.

Smart construction site technology has opened a new revolutionary page for sustainable construction standards. We are actively and tirelessly researching for additional high technology management equipment, such as adopting automatic measuring robots, construction robots etc. Developing smart construction site technology not only enhances its technology image, but also optimises construction management and reduces waste, allowing urban development to keep up with times, promoting civilised culture of sustainable development in a metropolis like Hong Kong.