|19.12.2019||Certificate in Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) for Foreman||Hong Kong Institue of Construction|
|18.12.2019||Construction Innovation Expo 2019||Development Bureau, STIO, Construction Industry Council|
In April 2018, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Development Bureau (DEVB) jointly organised an International Conference on Modular Integrated Construction Experts were invited from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Mainland China and Hong Kong to share successful examples of MiC worldwide, development opportunities and challenges. This event has allowed the industry to clearly understand the latest trends in this field.
The construction industry has been facing the challenges of high costs, lack of skilled labour and declining productivity. Wider adopting of innovative construction methods and advanced technology are hence key to tackling these challenges, and Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) provides a timely solution for enhancing the productivity and cost-effectiveness of the construction industry.
The International Conference on Modular Integrated Construction is instrumental to raise the industry’s awareness on the world trend of adopting MiC, as well as to provide a platform for local and overseas academics, professionals and practitioners to share experiences and knowledge on the latest developments and technologies.
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The Construction Industry Council (CIC) organzied the Seminar on the Guidelines on the Statutory Requirements and on Procurement Issues for MiC Projects in September 2019. In this seminar, representatives from industry stakeholder organisations shared their experience and views on the procurement issues for MiC projects. CIC launched its Guidelines on the Statutory Requirements for MiC projects, which provide information and guidance aiming at facilitating implementation of MiC projects in Hong Kong. Representatives from four government departments (BD, EMSD, FSD and WSD) introduced their respective regulatory requirements and streamlined procedures.
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CIC has invited 4 tenderers of the Student Residence at Wong Chuk Hang Site for the University of Hong Kong Project to share their tendering experience to the representatives of other MiC Clients, namely the Hong Kong Housing Society, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the Urban Renewal Authority and the Airport Authority of Hong Kong.
CIC has invited representatives from a number of MiC Clients, namely, Architectural Services Department, Estate Office of the University of Hong Kong, HKSTP, the Hong Kong Housing Society, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the Urban Renewal Authority and the Airport Authority of Hong Kong to attend a Client Forum on MiC on 9 May 2019 to share on the project information, to identify potential barriers and way forward to provide solutions.
In January 2019, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) organised a “Client Contractor Supplier Forum on MiC”. Speakers were invited from the Hong Kong Housing Society, ARUP and the Estate Office of The University of Hong Kong to share their considerations in developing MiC projects in Hong Kong and road map. The forum also have a session to allow exchange & discussion amongst clients, contractors and suppliers, with a view to facilitating the planning, design, procurement and statutory submission process for projects which adopt MiC.
Estates Office of The University of Hong Kong (Will be Available Soon)
CIC has organised a technical visit to Singapore to look at their ongoing PPVC projects (on logistic, lifting and installation of modules and finishing works, procurement strategy and contractual arrangement for PPVC/MiC projects, and inspection for acceptance in factory/site etc) and Integrated Construction and Prefabrication Hubs on setting up fabrication yard/factory, and the QA/QC in factory, and to explore opportunities in providing suitable training courses on MiC (PPVC) for Hong Kong construction practitioners and workers. Aside of meeting with BCA, PPVC contractors and suppliers, a meeting was set up with the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) on the integration of occupational health and safety into DfMA/MiC process and any relevant courses/trainings.
In 2017 and 2018, CIC had organised several overseas inspection trips and corporate visits for government officials and industry professionals to Mainland China, United Kingdom, Germany and Singapore. They visited a number of module suppliers’ factories and MiC projects to gain an in-depth understanding of the MiC module manufacturing process and to explore the feasibility of adopting this construction method in Hong Kong.
On 6 November 2018, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) announced the opening of the CIC’s MiC Display Centre (Centre). The establishment of the Centre is to share an actual showcase with the industry, which facilitates the way in transportation, construction materials, design and construction under the law of the HKSAR. The 2-storey Centre consists of 10 modular units to showcase six types of show flats, including an exhibition area, a Hotel unit, a Hostel unit, an Elderly Home unit, a 3-bedroom Residential Flat and a 1-bedroom Residential Flat. Each show flat is designed according to the actual living environment of Hong Kong, showcases a high-quality, durable, aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly environment.
A MiC B2B Networking was also held prior to the opening ceremony with over 180 guests, providing a platform for industry pioneers to share and discuss the future development of the construction industry in Hong Kong. During the event, a representative from the Architectural Services Department introduced the first pilot project of the HKSAR Government adopting the MiC. The Hospital Authority also presented their first 10-year Hospital Development Plan to the audience. Suppliers from Germany, Singapore, the Mainland China and Hong Kong shared their fruitful outcomes by using the innovative construction method.
|MiC Business Networking||MiC Display Centre Opening Ceremony|
Last Updated: 2019-11-29 12:06:24