Industrialisation of construction means converting the construction site into sharing factories through the adoption of Pre-fabrication, Design for Manufacture and Assembly concept and innovative ideas in areas of logistics and supply chain management. Such an innovative industrialisation concept will bring forth enormous changes to the Hong Kong’s engineering and construction industry.
A design approach aims to ease of manufacture and efficiency of assembly of a product. With the increasing use of off-site prefabrication, the construction sectors have begun to adopt DfMA. By manufacturing construction components with the most-cost-effective materials and processes at off-site facilities and assembling them at reduced cost and minimized operations on-site, a construction project can be delivered with higher quality, lower cost and lesser time.
Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) offers an alternative to conventional construction method by adopting the concept of “factory assembly followed by on-site installation” and the mode of manufacturing. Labour intensive processes such as internal renovation and building services installations can be accomplished in off-site prefabrication yard with a view to enhancing the productivity and cost effectiveness and shortening construction duration.
Rail Climbing System (RCS) is used as a climbing formwork as well as a climbing protection panel. Through the rail-guided climbing system, the climbing unit is securely connected to the building at all times, which enables the climbing procedure to be carried out fast and safely despite windy conditions.