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Fast and Secure BIM Design Using Blockchain: An Example of Makeshift Hospital Project for COVID-19 Treatment in Hong Kong

  • Xingyu Tao
  • Xingbo Gong
  • Moumita Das
  • Yuqing Xu
  • Hao Liu
  • Jack C. P. Cheng
  • Chengliang Zheng

A crucial action of COVID-19 combat is the quick design and building of makeshift hospitals (MHs). Although adopting building information modeling (BIM) promotes the digitalization and communication of design collaboration, data security vulnerabilities (e.g., lacking traceability and transparency) are detected and have inevitably impeded the efficiency and productivity of the MH project. Such problems often lead to rework and unnecessary disputes, wasting valuable time on projects requiring ultra-fast construction speed. The emerging blockchain technology offers an immutable and traceable collaboration environment. However, limited studies have integrated blockchain in the BIM design process, especially design in emergency projects like MH. Therefore, this paper proposes a blockchain-enabled collaboration (BEC) framework for fast and secure BIM design. The framework is illustrated in an actual MH project in Hong Kong, and results show that: (1) it supports secure and automated BIM data exchange and (2) it saves 23 % of the time in a design coordination case

  • Keywords:
  • Covid-19,
  • BIM,
  • Blockchain,
  • Makeshift Hospital,
  • Smart Contract,
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Xingyu Tao

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong - ORCID: 0000-0003-0232-0596

Xingbo Gong

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Moumita Das

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Yuqing Xu

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong - ORCID: 0000-0002-4916-4562

Hao Liu

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Jack C. P. Cheng

University of Hong KongThe Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong - ORCID: 0000-0002-1722-2617

Chengliang Zheng

Wuhan University, China - ORCID: 0009-0006-6461-0993

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Chapter Title

Fast and Secure BIM Design Using Blockchain: An Example of Makeshift Hospital Project for COVID-19 Treatment in Hong Kong

Authors

Xingyu Tao, Xingbo Gong, Moumita Das, Yuqing Xu, Hao Liu, Jack C. P. Cheng, Chengliang Zheng

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10.36253/979-12-215-0289-3.30

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2023

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CONVR 2023 - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality

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Managing the Digital Transformation of Construction Industry

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Pietro Capone, Vito Getuli, Farzad Pour Rahimian, Nashwan Dawood, Alessandro Bruttini, Tommaso Sorbi

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2023

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Firenze University Press

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