The influence of digital technology has expanded from the creation of new tech services to the transformation of many traditional industries, but the construction industry has not demonstrated corresponding advancements amidst the digital revolution. According to a study (1), while the overall productivity in mature economies has increased by nearly half in the past 15 years, the productivity gain of the construction industry has been negligible. Therefore, opportunities are anticipated to improve the efficiency of the construction industry through digitalisation. This seminar will cover Arup’s experience in using digital tools for urban and architectural engineering design, and speaker’s views on ways to enhance city design and operation with digital means, and a discussion on the “core competence” of urban planners and designers in the digital age.
Note (1): Bridging Global Infrastructure Gaps. McKinsey Global Institute. June 2016
About the Speaker:
Dr. Leung Kam Shing currently serves as the Chief Consultant for advisory services at Arup in China, with a recent focus in development strategies for smart cities and new economic activities. He holds a doctorate in architecture from the University of Cambridge and master degrees in city planning and civil engineering. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a LEED ND Authorized Person of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Before Shenzhen, he worked in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and the United States and had participated in projects in Taiwan and Vietnam covering strategic consulting, master planning, urban design, station-area development and sustainable development consulting etc., among which are award-winning projects in the HKIP Awards 2004, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He continually publishes in professional journals and conference proceedings, and served as a part-time lecturer for the MSc Sustainable and Environmental Design programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2012 to 2016
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