Q: Who is ANEWR and what are their areas of expertise?

A: ANEWR is a management consulting firm based in Hong Kong that specialises in three areas of expertise: environmental assurance, acoustics in action, and digitalization innovation. They have been in business for 15 years and have completed projects in a variety of sectors, including construction, transportation, and healthcare.

Q: What kind of projects does ANEWR work on?

A: ANEWR has worked on a wide range of projects across their areas of expertise. For example, in environmental assurance, they have been engaged to provide independent environmental checking services for the construction of bridges, highways, desalination plants, and water treatment facilities. In acoustics, they have developed guidelines to mitigate noise from liquor-licensed premises, undertaken noise measurements for train wheel sets, and construction sites. In digitalisation innovation, they have developed 3D EIA models, electronic data management systems and created immersive AR/VR experiences for a number of projects.

Q: What is environmental assurance?

A: Environmental assurance is the process of ensuring that construction projects and other activities are carried out in a way that minimises their impact on the environment. This can involve assessing potential environmental risks, developing strategies to mitigate those risks, and monitoring the project to ensure that those strategies are implemented effectively.

Q: What is acoustics in action?

A: Acoustics is the study of sound and its effects on people and the environment. This can involve assessing the impact of noise from construction sites, traffic, and other sources, as well as developing strategies to mitigate that noise and protect the health and wellbeing of those who are affected by it.

Q: What is digitalisation innovation?

A: Digitalisation innovation involves using technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of construction projects and other activities. This can include developing 3D models to visualise the project, using AI to analyze data and make predictions, and implementing blockchain technology to improve transparency and accountability.

Q: What is BEAM Plus?

A: BEAM Plus is a certification system for green buildings in Hong Kong. It was developed to assess a building’s environmental performance in areas such as energy efficiency, water usage, and indoor environmental quality.

Q: What is a 3D EIA?

A: A 3D EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) is a 3D model that is used to visualise the potential environmental impacts of a designated project. It can help stakeholders to visualise the project in a more realistic way and to identify potential environmental risks that might not be apparent in 2D models.

Q: What is blockchain?

A: Blockchain is a decentralised, digital ledger that is used to record transactions securely and transparently. It is often used in industries such as finance and healthcare to improve transparency and accountability, and is now being explored in the construction industry as well.

Q: What is GIS?

A: GIS (Geographic Information System) is a computer-based tool that is used to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, and present spatial or geographic data. It can be used to create maps, visualize data, and analyze patterns and relationships in data. In the context of construction, it can be used to analyze the impact of a project on the surrounding environment or infrastructure.

Q: What is metaverse?

A: Metaverse is a virtual world that is created by the convergence of physical and virtual reality. It is a fully immersive experience that can be accessed through virtual reality or augmented reality devices, and is often used for gaming or social networking purposes. In the context of construction, it could be used to create a virtual model of a project that stakeholders can explore and interact with in real-time.