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UOW College Hong Kong

Building Information Modelling key to optimising University of Wollongong Hong Kong campus for in-person and remote learning.
Information counter featuring UOW logo and TV screen on the wall


Hong Kong, China


University of Wollongong



Australia’s University of Wollongong has expanded its global network by opening a new campus in Hong Kong. This site occupies approximately 30,000 sqft and features a teaching area, office area, and school library. Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) as the catalyst, Cundall provided building services, IT/AV, acoustics, and security consultancy to achieve the clients’ sustainability objects and COVID-19 health and safety requirements.

We implemented building services design measures to help the University adapt to COVID-19 including touchless sensors for toilets and doors, UV sterilisers in the fresh air ventilation system and live streaming and recording systems. Used in integration with other IT/AV systems, this technology enabled agile remote teaching and learning options. We also conducted studies on carbon emissions reduction and energy efficiency to inform lighting and HVAC solutions.

Joe Tang, Director, commented, "Our project teams in Australia and Hong Kong worked closely with the local UOW user group in order to align our design approaches. This involved hosting numerous workshops and presentations to monitor our progress and to log any risk items. These collaborative processes enabled our teams to meet our clients’ ambitions by designing and implementing innovative solutions."

Key fact

Touchless sensors for toilets and doors and UV sterilizers in the fresh air system minimise the risk of COVID-19 spread.


Key fact

30,000 sqft campus featuring a teaching area, office area, and school library.


Key fact

Optimising energy efficiency solutions including smart lighting control systems and scheduled HVAC operation via a Building Management System (BMS).


Joe Tang in a grey suit and pale shirt with blurred green park background

Joe Tang

Director, Building Services

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Challenge turned into opportunity as our engineering team integrated COVID-safe innovations and advanced AV/IT solutions for remote teaching and learning.