2016 Series I

24 November 2016

Hall A, Phase 3, Hong Kong Science Park


Urban, technology and green are the essence of the 21st century economy.  To succeed in the 21st century economy our cities need to be productive, accessible and sustainable – a transformation of Smart City - which will grow the innovation economy.  Smart City Symposium will serve as a unique platform for international and local smart city experts and stakeholders within the AEC community, to share knowledge and innovation ideas for building a smarter and more sustainable community in the 21st century. Through this Symposium, we also aim to forge closer links between stakeholders who would like to join in collaborative efforts in providing a smart living for Hong Kong citizens.


The symposium will be held on 24 November 2016 at Hong Kong Science Park, with English as a medium of communication. The participation of the symposium can be counted towards 6 CPD hours*, as participants will gain invaluable rewards throughout the process of undertaking the event.

*For the members of CIOB, HKIA, HKIBIM, HKIE(Environmental Division and Building Division), and RICS




BIM (Building Information Modeling) has been used as a tool for creating a smart sustainable city in recent years.  This tool is now playing a major role in energy saving, emission reduction and sustainability to lead a “zero carbon, zero water” community.  In terms of building life cycle management of construction projects, BIM enables standardization of processes, allows predictions of every stage and increases the accessibility of knowledge over the cycle. 


In this symposium our speakers will focus on how we bring construction into the 21st century by the smart use of digital assets and how building professionals use innovative BIM and GIS (Geographic Information System) technologies from urban planning, design and construction to drive a lean process and achieve green and sustainable Smart Cities all over the world.  At the end of the symposium, we aim to have a clear sense of what the different sectors can do in the short term as well as the longer term to achieve reduction targets in a cost-effective way that supports Hong Kong to transform to a smarter “zero carbon, zero water” community.