Development of BIM Program based on RFID (FM) System for Enhancing the Quality of Life of Elderly in Care and Attention Homes

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Increasing life expectancy and reduced mortality is leading to a significant increase in the aging population in Hong Kong, with a total of 941,300 elders (CSD 2012). There are over 700 care and attention (C&A) homes providing accommodation to the elderly (SWD 2009). This study aims to optimize facilities management and architectural design of C&A homes through the adoption of radio frequency identification devices (RFID)-enable tracking system and BIM program. To identify the major FM components, a RFID tracking system will be set and a survey will be conducted to the end-users (elderly and staff) in C&A homes. A facility management (FM) guideline will then be established for developing a BIM (FM) program in C&A homes. It is expected that the research will provide critical sustainable guidelines and tools for the design and the facility management of C&A homes in HK, in order to improve the quality of life of elders in C&A homes.


Project number9440115
Grant typeITF
Effective start/end date25/08/1424/07/16