Harness Construction Safety Through GIS and SSMS


The Association of Consulting Engineers of Hong Kong (ACEHK) 45th Annual Seminar "New Normal – Embracing Engineering for a Better Tomorrow" was held in early September at the Zero Carbon Building, with more than 550 audience members joining the event. With the growing concern over construction safety, Dr. Winnie Tang, founder & chairman of Esri China (Hong Kong) Ltd, and founder & honorary president of the Smart City Consortium (SCC), demystified the ArcGIS technologies adopted in Smart Site Management System (SSMS) to enhance construction safety through GeoAI and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. 


At the ACEHK 45th Annual Seminar “Future of Better Construction” session, Dr. Tang gave a presentation on the topic of “Building a Sustainable Future Through Innovative Technologies”.  SSMS, an integrated construction site management system, would provide a safety net for on-site workers. For instance, by wearing a Smart Helmet, the workers’ heart rate, body temperature, location, and movement would be detected, recorded, and monitored. All Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) would be shown on an interactive map dashboard, and managers would be able to grasp the on-site situation at a glance. Furthermore, a warning signal would be sent when workers enter a prohibited zone, or unusual movement is detected. 


During the Q&A discussion, Dr. Tang had an in-depth exchange of ideas with the session speakers Ir. John Kwong, Head of the Project Strategy and Governance Office from the Development Bureau of the Government of the SAR and Ir. Cheng Ting-ning, Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council (CIC). The speakers discussed smart and innovative ways to foster sustainable construction.


Dr. Winnie Tang, founder and chairman of Esri China (Hong Kong), and founder & honorary president of the Smart City Consortium demystified the Smart Site Management System (SSMS) at the ACEHK 45th Annual Seminar.