The conference invited guest speakers who excel in fields closely related to surveying and technology from Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Singapore for sharing their experiences and insights with topics such as blockchain technology, data driven decision making, and technology assisted workflows. Among the most keenly anticipated talks were that by Mr YU Tak-cheung, JP, Director of Buildings, Buildings Department of the HKSAR Government on Building Control 2.0, Professor Anthony YEH, Chair Professor of The University of Hong Kong, on the causes of new technologies that cater for the needs of city development and management, as well as Mr Stephen MENG, Director of Intelligent Building Business Units at Alibaba Group, who has elaborated on smart buildings that will shape future city landscapes. … [Read more...] about The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Annual Conference 2020 Steps Forward on Application of New Technologies in Surveying Industry
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Around 900,000 high school seniors in the country are expected to take the two-day exam this Sunday. This exam is seen as a seminal event in the country, with success or failure having far-reaching impacts. The exams not only award a high-school certificate, but also decide admissions to universities and colleges. … [Read more...] about Vietnam to conduct high school exam in two phases amid fresh Covid-19 outbreak