UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE

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iLabiLab is an urban big data hub housed on the 7th floor of the Knowles Building, the University of Hong Kong that supports the entire suite of HKUrbanLabs. It facilitates multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary urban big data collection, storage, analysis, and presentation to inform decision-making in urban development. It facilitates multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary urban big data collection, storage, analysis, and presentation to inform decision-making in urban development. iLab is a repository for urban big data from Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Urban Remote Sensing (URS), satellite and airborne Remote Sensing (RS), Building Information Modeling (BIM), Laserscanning, facilities and asset management, and other sources.

iLab also has its own unique research remit. iLab is a focus for research across the urban disciplines and works closely with other groups in HKUrbanLab, all of which heavily use urban big data. iLab itself is also a research hub. It is the house of more than HK$35 million research grants related to BIM, blockchain, construction informatics, construction logistics and supply chain management, and big data-enabled urban environmental management.

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  • A paper by Lu, Yuan, and Xue (2022) has been selected for the Resources, Conservation & Recycling 2021 Best Paper Awards!
    by Wilson Lu on April 12, 2022 at 3:07 am

    The annual Best Paper Awards recognize high-quality, high-impact papers published in Resources, Conservation & Recycling (RCR). The awards are selected based on scholarly merits by an Award Committee consisting of members of the Editorial Board. Among the 689 papers we published in 2021, three research and three review articles were selected by the Award Committee

  • Our book “Research Companion to Building Information Modeling” is published by Edward Elgar (EE)
    by Wilson Lu on April 6, 2022 at 3:26 am

    The book Research Companion to Building Information Modeling jointly edited by me and Prof. Chimay Anumba is now published and available on the Edward Elgar (EE) website for sale. More information is available from: 1) The book’s information page on EE’s website: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/research-companion-to-building-information-modeling-9781839105517.html 2) The official online ebook version is available at: https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781839105517/9781839105517.xml In this book, we

  • iLab@HKU Won the Silver Award in CIC Construction Digitalisation Award 2021
    by Wilson Lu on November 6, 2021 at 3:20 am

    iLab Won Silver Award in CIC Construction Digitalisation Award 2021   On Nov 1, 2021, iLab was awarded Silver Award in the Training/Research Institute category at the Hong Kong CIC Construction Digitalisation Award (CDA) 2021 Presentation Ceremony.    Fig.1 iLab representatives receiving the award CIC Construction Digitalisation Award 2021 was organized by Hong Kong Construction

  • A team from iLab@HKU won the buildingSMART International Awards 2021
    by Wilson Lu on October 16, 2021 at 1:15 am

    [Good news from London on 7 October 2021] A team led by Professor Wilson Lu, Dr Frank Xue (Assistant Professor) and Dr Jinying Xu (Post-Doctoral Fellow) at iLab, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) won the buildingSMART International (bSI) Awards 2021 in the “Professional Research” category. Their project is called “OpenBIM: Opening

  • Top 1% Scholar – a 5th year since 2017!
    by Wilson Lu on October 8, 2021 at 6:49 am

    Every year the University commissions a search to identify HKU’s scholars in the Top 1%. This list recognizes HKU researchers ranked by Clarivate Analytics in the Top 1% worldwide by citations in at least one of the 22 research fields. Data is drawn from Essential Science Indicators (ESI). For more information, please refer to http://hub.hku.hk/local/top1pc/top1pc.jsp

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