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CPD Event - Unleashing Buildings with IoT and Analytics

This event is organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC).

A crash course for facility management, building services and engineering practitioners. In this course, you will be exposed to the latest trend of Smart Buildings in the residential, commercial, and industrial spaces enabled by Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics. You will learn how to kickstart a Smart Building project, how to select appropriate IoT technologies, and their pros and cons.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  1. learn the big picture of where IoT will lead you to in the Smart Building space.
  2. know the key elements that you need to consider when planning an IoT solution
  3. learn concrete examples of using IoT for Smart Buildings, and be ready for considering your own needs and solutions
  4. be equipped with tools to educate and justify an IoT transformation, and know how to manage an IoT project involving 3rd-parties.

Outline

(1) Introduction to IoT Transformation on Buildings

  • Trend of smart buildings
  • Landscape of IoT technologies
    • Sensors, Devices, and Cloud Connectivity
    • Management, Analytics, and Control
    • BIM and GIS
  • Disruptive impact with IoT and data-driven intelligence
    • Predictive Maintenance and Security
    • Operation, Asset and Design Optimization
    • User Experience Enhancement
  • Case Study

Activity: Take 10 pictures of areas for potential improvement

Speaker: Dr Ernest Lo, President, Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance

(2) IoT 101

Part 1: IoT

  • Choosing an IoT system
    • Performance, cost, and compatibility
    • Eco-system support
    • User engagement and added values
  • Public Cloud vs Private Cloud
    • Price, Performance, Scalability
    • Analytics and AI support
  • IoT Connectivity and Communication
    • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, ZWave,
    • Lora, Sigfox, NB-IOT, 5G, Others: RFID, UWB
    • Communication: HTTP, COAP, and MQTT
    • Bridging with Building Management System

Part 2: Compliance

  • Security and Privacy
    • The CIA framework
    • Data and Network Security
    • Privacy: GDPR, PII
  • Certification
    • Types
    • Regions
    • Process

Activity: Identify own areas which can be benefited from IoT and analytics.

Speaker: Mr Anthony Lai, Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance

(3) IoT Solutions for Building Service

  • Safety & Security
    • Pain Points
    • Solutions
    • Discussion
  • Efficiency
    • Pain Points
    • Solutions
    • Discussion
  • Comfort
    • Pain Points
    • Solutions
    • Discussion
  • Services on the market

Activity: Revise the scope of your previously identified areas for enhancement

Speaker: Mr KC Chang, Fellow (RICS), Fellow (HKIS), Fellow (CIArb), Fellow (ICES)

(4) Kickstarting and Managing an IoT Project

  • Justifying an IoT Transformation
    • Financial impact: CAPEX, OPEX, ROI
    • Environment impact
    • User experience impact
  • Finding Solution
    • Transformation Experts
    • Device Vendors and System Integrators
    • Service Providers: Cloud, Data Visualization, Data Intelligence
  • Project Management Tools for Future Technologies
    • Design Thinking
    • KPIs and Agile Project Management
    • Jargons for old and new systems
  • Case Sharing

Activity: Put together a plan for kickstarting a Smart Building project

Speaker: Mr Stephen Choi, Asia Pacific Product Manager and IoT Ambassador, Belimo Automation AG

Lead Trainer
Dr Ernest Lo, President, Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance

Ernest has over 15 years of experience in leading Internet of Things, AI, and smart city applications projects. He is the President of the HK Internet of Things Alliance, founder of Future Impact Lab Limited and is teaching Creativity and Business Innovation at HKU. He was previously Croucher Fellow at Stanford University and CEO of a European R&D institution (HK branch). Current projects include smart real estate, AI-driven unmanned stores, building energy saving, and smart farms. He has recently been invited by Vietnam, Indonesia, and Shenzhen to give keynote speeches on Smart City and IoT in developing countries and the Greater Bay Area in China.

Guest Speakers

Mr Anthony Lai, Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance

Anthony Lai has over 15 years of experience in the data communication and electronics industry, previously the Asia Marketing Director of the Zigbee Alliance promoting the Zigbee standard for Home Area Network. He is currently working as the Solution Architect in Arrow Asia Pac Limited. Before joining Arrow, Anthony worked as the technical lead for several IoT & Telecom projects, ranging from smart home network to city scale Wide Area Network. Anthony holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, and a MSc in Engineering Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Mr KC Chang, Fellow (RICS), Fellow (HKIS), Fellow (CIArb), Fellow (ICES)

KC is an experienced quantity surveyor for more than 37 years and was previously board member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has co-founded KCI Management Consultancy Ltd and Guangzhou HuaYu Construction Technology Company Limited. In recent years, KC is involved in many Belt and Road Initiative projects overseas and travels extensively in SE Asia including Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore and Papua New Guinea both lecturing and providing commercial consultancy services. KCI has provided BIM services to various projects including ShenZhen DJI Headquarter Building, and the Kwai Chung Hospital in HK. KC holds a BSc degree in Quantity Surveying, PGC in Hong Kong Law, MA in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, and LLM in Chinese and Comparative Laws.

Mr Stephen Choi, Asia Pacific Product Manager and IoT Ambassador, Belimo Automation AG

Stephen is the Asia Pacific Product Manager of Belimo Automation AG and the IoT ambassador in the company driving digital transformation. In 2014, he initiated a product development project which utilized the concept called Cloud Commissioning. In 2018, the product is available in the market place, which is later recognized as one of the first Cloud supported VAV in the marketplace. Stephen holds a BEng in Electrical Engineering from University of Hong Kong.

Event Details

Date:

23 and 30 March 2019 (2 consecutive Saturdays)

Time:

9:15am - 1:30pm
(Registration starts at 9:00am)

Venue:

CityU SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre,
8/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty

Capacity:

60

CPD Hour:

8 CPD hours will be automatically uploaded to attendees' BEAM Pro/ BEAM Affiliate Individual Accounts.

Fee:

$800 - HKGBC Member
$1,200 - Non-HKGBC Member

Priorities will be given to the HKGBC Members.
Payment should be made before the start of the event. You are NOT allowed to admit to the event if your payment has NOT been made upon the start of the event.

Language:

Cantonese, supplemented with English presentation materials


Programme

23 March 2019
Time Programme
9:00am – 9:15am Registration
9:15am – 11:15pm (1) Introduction to IoT Transformation on Buildings - Presented by Dr Ernest Lo
11:15am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 1:30pm (2) IoT 101 - Presented by Mr Anthony Lai

30 March 2019
Time Programme
9:00am – 9:15am Registration
9:15am – 11:15pm (3) IoT Solutions for Building Service - Presented by Mr KC Chang
11:15am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 1:30pm (4) Kickstarting and Managing an IoT Project - Presented by Mr Stephen Choi

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