The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has been at the forefront of adopting advanced technology and promoting wider adoption of technological tools to innovate industry practices. This year, the Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre (CITAC) has relocated to the Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) to establish a “Construction Exhibition Hub” (the Hub), which includes the key outreach arms of the CIC, namely CITAC, CIC-Zero Carbon Park Indoor Exhibition Centre, MiC Resources Centre and BIM Space. The Hub serves as a professional knowledge platform, to explore and identify innovative techniques and technologies that are suitable for adoption in the Hong Kong construction industry, bringing greater productivity, sustainability and safety.
2:30 PM – Welcome Remarks: Mr. CHAN Ka-kui, Chairman of Construction Industry Council
2:40 PM – Opening Address: Ir LAM Sai-hung, Permanent Secretary for Development (Works)
2:50 PM – Opening Ceremony
3:00 PM – Technical Talk
3:25 PM – Closing Speech: Ir Albert CHENG, Executive Director of Construction Industry Council2021.07.26 CITAC Event
A 2-spans steel Long Span Footbridge in length of 145m was constructed connecting Hoi Ying estate and the government institution community block at Hoi Tat Estate. The major span is 111m across West Kowloon Highway. The footbridge is a tied-arch structure with 10.5m high. The deck level is 11.5m above the deck level of West Kowloon Highway underneath.
The footbridge is spanning over 16 lanes of carriageway and 3 railway lines including Tuen Ma Line, Tung Chung Line and Airport Express. An innovative construction method of vertical erection and rotation lowering for connection was implemented.
The construction method is the first of its kind adopted in Hong Kong.
The construction process and challenges for design, manufacturing, erection and lowering operation will be presented by the engineering team of professionals who are the alumni of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
- Background of the project and Design of the footbridge - by Mr Max C C Wong, Chief Architect @ Hong Kong Housing Authority
- Overview of the construction method including quality control, safety and TTM arrangement - by Mr Richard Lee, General Manager @ Yau Lee Construction Co., Ltd.
- The design considerations and challenges - by Dr Raymond Lo, Chairman @ Leadtops
- The operation of the Pushing and Lowering - by Mr Tommy Wong, General Manager @ Freyssinet Hong Kong Ltd
- Collaboration of various government departments - by Mr Max C C Wong, Chief Architect @ Hong Kong Housing Authority
Authorised person (AP) and Registered Structural Engineer (RSE) play an important role on the structural design of Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) projects. In order to work out a more efficient design in terms of time, cost and quality, what AP and RSE should be considered at the design stage, and what sort of information are required to be provided from the module suppliers?
In this workshop, we will invite representatives from the Buildings Department to explain the In-principle Acceptance (IPA) framework and the workflow of Project Statutory Plan submissions in building and structural aspect. We will also invite representatives of Consultants, including Leigh & Orange and WSP, to share their project experience on IPA submission, technical design and lessons learnt from the completed MiC projects.
Please join the online workshop to have a better understanding on the technical design aspect of MiC projects.
15:00 - 18:00
Ms TONG Fung Ling Fiona - Technical Secretary/Building, Buildings Department;
Ir AU Pui Ling Fion - Technical Secretary/Structural, Buildings Department;
Mr LAI Kung Ching Philip - Technical Director, WSP;
Mr Melvyn K F LAI - Director, Leigh & Orange Limited;2021.07.12 Other CIC Event
The ArchSD's project for Married Quarters for FSD at Pak Shing Kok, Tseung Kwan O is the first concrete high rise Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) project in Hong Kong. The modular construction is a way to resolve the ageing problem of construction workers. The labour content on site is reduced by 40%. As many works are done in the factory, the quality of works is enhanced, and the construction period is shortened. The project started in August 2018 and completed in March 2021. There are 4 months shortened compared with contract completion. This High Rise Concrete MiC System won the Local Grand Prize of CIC Construction Innovation Award 2019 and the project won the Gold Award (Contractor in New Works) of CIC Sustainable Construction Award 2020.
The School of Professional Development in Construction (SPDC) of the Hong Kong Institute of Construction is honoured to invite Ir Richard LEE, the General Manager of Yau Lee Construction Co., Ltd., to share with us the challenges in implementing MiC construction during design, manufacturing, transportation, assembling on site, and follow on site works in this construction project. A general project review on performance with respect to quality assurance and control, construction site safety precautions, environmental issues and productivity will also be discussed.
Ir Richard Lee graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic (now the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in 1981. He is a Fellow of the Structural Division of HKIE. He is currently the General Manager of Yau Lee Construction Co., Ltd., Council Member of Hong Kong Construction Association and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of SPDC.
Ir Lee has been engaging in structural design, project coordination and construction practice involving geotechnical instrumentation, pre-stressed concrete and high-rise building structures in Hong Kong. He has been joining Yau Lee Holdings Limited for over 30 years and actively involved in the development of semi-precast construction technology in particular for the design of formwork systems, construction cycle planning and design of precast components for building construction since 1993. He was the team leader in developing the application of volumetric precast concrete bathroom construction for public housing in 2000. Since 2018, he has been taking the lead in developing a high rise concrete modular integrated construction system, which has been first implemented for Married Quarters for the Fire Services Department at Pak Shing Kok in Tseung Kwan O.2021.06.28 Other CIC Event
Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) is a distinctive offsite construction approach. Logistics for modules transportation from factory to site and arrangement of heavy lifting equipment on site are important and critical considerations in the delivery of all MiC projects.
In this MiC workshop, we have invited the representatives from Chu Kong Transhipment & Logistics Company Limited, Hong Kong Professional Hoisting Engineering Association (HKPHEA), Hong Kong Housing Society, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Institute of Construction, Construction Industry Council to discuss the important topics on logistics and heavy lifting in MiC projects.
- Logistics planning for MiC projects
- Safety audit on heavy lifting
An electronic copy of CPD attendance certificate will be issued to the participants in two weeks (with 80% or above attendance rate) after the webinar.
- Mr Nicholas CHU - Project Manager, Chu Kong Transhipment & Logistics Company Limited
- Mr NG Kwok Ming - President, Hong Kong Professional Hoisting Engineering Association Limited
- Prof SHI Wenzhong, John - Director, Smart Cities Research Institute, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Ir Franco K. W. CHEUNG - Assistant Director (Project Management), Hong Kong Housing Society
- Mr Elton SO - Lecturer, Hong Kong Institute of Construction, Construction Industry Council
- Ir Thomas Tong - General Manger, Innovation & Technology Development, Construction Industry Council
Specialist contractors have been playing a vital role in the construction industry as they stand right at the forefront in assurance of construction safety, quality and productivity. Uplifting professional standard of specialist contractors is a common goal in the construction industry.
In this webinar, Mr. CHAN Ka-kui, Chairman, Construction Industry Council, Ir CHAN Chi-chiu, Chairperson, Committee on Registered Specialist Trade Contractors Scheme, Ir HO Ying-kit, Tony, Principal Assistant Secretary (Works) 4, Development Bureau, Mr. CHAN Lok-chai, President, Registered Specialist Trade Contractors Federation, Sr LAM Kin-wing, Eddie, President, Hong Kong Construction Association, and Ir POON Lock-kee, Rocky, President, The Hong Kong Federation of Electrical and Mechanical Contractors will exchange ideas on the prospect and professional development of the Registered Specialist Trade Contractors Scheme (RSTCS). Ir HO Ying-kit, Tony will also elaborate the revision on the rules for administration of the “List of Approved Contractors for Public Works” and “List of Approved Suppliers of Materials and Specialist Contractors for Public Works”.
- Mr. CHAN Ka Kui - Chairman, Construction Industry Council
- Ir CHAN Chi Chiu - Chairperson, Committee on Registered Specialist Trade Contractors Scheme
- Ir HO Ying Kit, Tony - Principal Assistant Secretary (Works) 4, Development Bureau
- Mr. CHAN Lok Chai - President, Registered Specialist Trade Contractors Federation
- Sr LAM Kin Wing, Eddie - President, Hong Kong Construction Association
- Ir POON Lock Kee, Rocky - President, The Hong Kong Federation of Electrical and Mechanical Contractors
As MTR embarks on a new cycle of railway extension projects, this webinar provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain an insight into the future railway project pipeline in Hong Kong. It will cover project scope, features and programme, as well as the new ways of working MTR is planning to adopt in implementing the new projects, including NEC4, BIM, Deisgn for Manufacture & Assembly (DfMA), partnering and strong stakeholder engagement. Take this chance to understand expectations of the supply chain on MTR new projects and exchange ideas with Roger Bayliss, MTR Capital Works Director!
Speaker: Mr. Roger BAYLISS, Capital Works Director of MTR Corporation Limited2021.04.16 Other CIC Event
The Construction Industry Council (CIC)'s goal of organising BIM Talks is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are related to the successful implementation of BIM in real life, and on a wide range of topics to accelerate BIM adoption. BIM experts of different background from the industry will be invited to share their "how-to-BIM" experience in BIM Talks.2021.03.16 Other CIC Event
The CIC and The Hong Kong Federation of Electrical and Mechanical Contractors Limited (HKFEMC) are jointly organising the “DfMA MiMEP Tradeshow 2021” (the Tradeshow) at the CIC-Zero Carbon Park from 2 to 12 March 2021. The Tradeshow aims to showcase the industry's capability in DfMA and the multi-trade integrated approach for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) works (i.e. MultiTrade integrated MEP, MiMEP).
The Opening Ceremony of the Tradeshow and Conference will be held in webinar format on 2 March (PM), and a “MiC & MiMEP Webinar Forum” will also be held on 5 March (PM) for industry practitioners to share experience with all industry stakeholders on the blockers and enablers for the adoption of MiC and MiMEP works. A virtual exhibition will be launched from 3 March 2021 without any need for prior registration.2021.03.02 - 2021.03.12 Other CIC Event
Co-organised by CITAC and the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong, the conference aims at connecting Israel companies with cutting edge innovations in the construction tech domain with industry stakeholders in Hong Kong. Developers and other project clients, consultants, contractors & subcontractors, innovation leaders, investors, venture capitals and relevant technology distributors are all welcome to take part in this conference. Let’s join the conference to hear first-hand from the Israel innovative companies.
2:00 PM – 2:10 PM (HKT) - Opening remarks by the Organisers
2:10 PM – 2:30 PM (HKT) - Keynote speech by Contech
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (HKT) - Presentations from Israeli companies with Q&A
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (HKT) - B2B Session* (20 mins for each meeting; 6 meetings in total)
- Intsite – enhancing safety and efficiency of machinery with AI-powered automation
- Buildots – 360 cameras with computer vision algorithms to track site activities
- Cemento – utilising military technology to enhance efficiency of building projects
- Civ Robotics – autonomous marking system for the construction industry
- GOARC – connected safety platform that protect workers and assets in real time
- Okibo – autonomous wall finish robots for construction sites
- Safeguard – AI-powered engine that deliver real-time insights to mitigate safety risk
AWS is committed to running our business in the most environmentally friendly way possible and achieving 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure. Many organizations share the same mission and are dedicated to protect and improve the environment. CLP is one of the pioneers in the space. This is why we work together and bring leaders from the businesses in Hong Kong to share how they enable their organizations to advocate clean technologies and practice environmental excellence. In this executive insights sharing, we will focus on optimizing consumption, reducing carbon footprint, as well as adopting green technologies and smarter devices.
In this webinar for executives, you will learn how to:
- organize for sustainability
- deploy smart energy solutions in commercial settings
- enable your teams to practice green
This event is recommended for leaders, executives and practitioners who want to promote sustainability in their organizations with green technologies, who care about corporate social responsibility on environment protection or simply a fan of the earth.
10:00 - 10:25 a.m. First Keynote | Unlocking Sustainability in the Cloud
10:25 - 10:50 a.m. Second Keynote | Making SustainabilityEN a Practical Reality
10:50 - 11:30 a.m. Panel | From Aspiration to Actions: Implementing Sustainability Measures and Green Technologies in Your Organization
Speakers & Panel Moderator：
Olivier Klein, Lead Technologist, Asia-Pacific, AWS Solutions Architecture, AWS
Olivier’s expertise in internet technologies and software engineering paved the two decades for him helping businesses make the most of most out of technologies such as cloud computing to solve business struggles and adapt to a data-driven business model. Olivier has been working for AWS across Asia-Pacific and Europe to help customers implement architectural best practices and be successful in their digital transformation journey.
Pubudu Abayasiri, Associate Director, CLP Innovation
Pubs Abayasiri has worked in the technology and energy sector for +15 years. In that time, Pubs has worked in consulting and held positions in a range of industries and companies with the majority in the energy sector.
Currently at CLP Holdings, Pubs runs the Digital Products team where he focuses on energy saving solutions.
lr Andrew Young, Associate Director (Innovation), Sino Group
Ir Andrew Young has over 35 years of executive experience in senior positions, including Director of Partnership Development for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), and Chief Commercial Officer of Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation.
In his current capacity as Associate Director (Innovation) for Sino Group, he has overall responsibility to explore and identify innovations and technologies for application in the Group and explore investment opportunities in technology ventures.
Austin R. Bryan, Senior Director, Innovation & Ventures, CLP
Austin R. Bryan joined CLP Holdings in May 2016 as Senior Director – Innovation, leading the Group’s efforts to develop innovative business models and build collaborative partnerships as decarbonisation and digitalisation open up new opportunities in the global energy market. A proven pioneer of new services and value creation in the digital media sector, Austin is a globally-recognised leader in transforming business activities in the financial and telecommunications sectors.
Robert Wang, Managing Director, Hong Kong & Taiwan, AWS
Robert Wang serves as Managing Director for Amazon Web Services in Hong Kong and Taiwan, leading the strategic planning, business development, and operations across the two markets. With more than two decades of experience in the Information and Communication Technologies industry, Robert has developed a deep and varied technical expertise at leading multinational corporations. He has experience in the peripherals, x86 and embedded systems, networking components, and telecommunications spaces, and has worked with a wide range of businesses ranging in size from start-up to enterprises.
Co-organised by Construction Industry Council (CIC) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) SciTech Challenge is an open competition for innovators to pitch their products and solutions to industry end users. Teams will be able to accelerate their idea-to-development progress through workshops, site visits and mentorship programme.
The theme for SciTech 2020 is Sensory Technology for Construction. Recent years, the industry is undergoing digital transformation for improvement on operation efficiency. Sensory technology is the first step for digitalising the physical environment, which forms the foundation for other technology development e.g. robotics, smart city, digital twin etc. This competition will be an effective bridge to close the gap between the burning needs of the industry and interdisciplinary R&D talents.
This briefing session will explain the enrolment process and competition arrangement, including:
- Introduction of SciTech Challenge 2020
- CIC sharing of industrial insight
- HKSTP sharing on Hong Kong's current technology level landscape
- Event timeline and judging criteria
- Useful tips for SciTech participants
Let’s join this challenge and make a difference to the construction industry!2020.06.12 CITAC Event
The Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre (CITAC) is striving for the improvement of the productivity, safety and sustainability of the Hong Kong construction industry by promoting the adoption of innovations and technologies. In order to promulgate technology solutions to the industry, webinars on construction technologies are organised for the industry practitioners.
The Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF), with an approved allocation of HK$1 billion, was established in October 2018. The aim is to encourage wider adoption of innovative construction methods and new technologies in the construction industry with a view to promoting productivity, uplifting built quality, improving site safety and enhancing environmental performance. The Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government has commissioned the CIC to be the implementation partner. For details, please visit https://www.citf.cic.hk.
Co-organised by CITAC and CITF, the Webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Site Monitoring will be held on 7 May 2020. The webinar will start with a short introduction of CITAC and a briefing on CITF, followed by a presentation by Mr. Gary NG, Founder and CEO of viAct.ai on the latest AI monitoring technology for construction.2020.05.07 CITAC Event
The CITAC Seminar on Adoption of Innovative Construction Technologies was held at CITAC Seminar Room on 9 December2019. CITAC invited technology experts on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) to share their solutions with us.2019.12.09 CITAC Event
With the emergence of new technologies in sensors and reliable connectivity, there is a growing use case of IoT in construction industry. The adoption of IoT technology will improve construction safety, quality, efficiency, productivity, and sustainability. This seminar will bring together experts from the industry to exchange their insight on the advanced technologies and applications on IoT in modern construction site. Let’s explore how IoT can transform the construction industry.
Limited Seats, registration will be on first-come-first-serve basis.
Enquiry: Should you have any queries, please contact Ms. Ada LAM (email:email@example.com; tel: 2100 9833)
The construction industry has experienced significant changes driven by new technologies ranging from construction management software, AI & robotics to sustainability. To remain competitive, companies must stay on top of industry trends.
Co-organised by The Construction Industry Council (CIC) and Sino Inno Lab, this seminar invites construction technology companies from Israel and Italy to share their innovative solutions with local practitioners. It is a precise chance to stay in touch with the latest development of the industry in an international aspect. Register and save a seat now!
- Zachi Flatto, CEO, ConTech
ConTech is an Israeli NGO that helps construction related technology startups to tackle the construction market.
- Guy German, CEO, Okibo Ltd.
Okibo is a startup that is developing an autonomous wall plastering robot for construction sites.
- Antonio Cianci, CEO, AM Technology Ltd.
AM Technology invents Airlite, a natural paint that fights pollution and prevents bacteria and moulds.
Organisation framework and corporate culture have always been recognised as key factors which nurture innovation. This anniversary conference aims to provide insights to enhance audience’s understanding on the adaptation of innovation in different industries through the sharings from our experienced guests.2019.11.20 CITAC Event
The 4-day Beijing study tour is organised by CITAC to build innovation culture amongst the Construction Industry. The study tour will focus on areas including
The latest technologies and products in prefabricated construction and housing industrialisation in China
Urban development planning and design in Beijing
Latest R&D in building industry in China
Business networking with mainland counterparts
Jointly organised by Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre (CITAC) and CITF Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF), a visit to the Bright Dream Robotics of Country Garden has been scheduled on 11 October 2019. The Bright Dream Robotics, established in end of 2018, is Country Garden’s latest initiative in technology development. Country Garden has committed to invest multi-billion Renminbi into this research centre, with focus on robotic technologies for construction, interior decoration, smart houses and beyond.
Construction sites are dynamic and complicated systems. The movement and interaction of people, goods and material application make construction management extremely difficult. Due to the ever-increasing amount of information, traditional construction material application has operated under difficult circumstances. A sensor-based technology and innovative material are deemed to provide new generation of methods for advancing construction site management.2019.09.20 CITAC Event
This technical seminar is co-organised by Development Bureau and Construction Industry Council (CIC) and focuses on the practices of off-site rebar prefabrication and the related BIM applications in Hong Kong. This seminar will bring together government officers, academia, industry practitioners, etc. to share and discuss the latest policies, technical requirements, field experiences, BIM initiatives and insights on innovations and future development of off-site rebar prefabrication.2019.09.03 CITAC Event
The establishment of i-Club is CITAC's new initiative to cultivate a collaborative platform for industry practitioners to share ideas, and enable co-creation of innovative solutions for sustainable development of the industry. From time-to-time, i-Club will organise evening seminars to facilitate information exchanges and experience sharing amongst the industry. The 1st i-Club Evening Seminar will bring together experts from industry to exchange state-of-the-art technologies and applications on building life cycle management.2019.06.25 CITAC Event
An evening seminar was held on 22 February 2019. Mr. Thomas HO, together with other leading experts will share his experience in adoption of construction innovations. This provides opportunities for participants to meet with other forward looking members of the industry, to participate in knowledge sharing and to take part in business to business networking.2019.02.22 CITAC Event
Event Descriptioin: The CITAC Technical Conference was held on 15 August 2018, with more than 150 attendees. The conference had provided a platform for the startup companies and local innovators to reach out to decision makers.2018.08.15 CITAC Event
Event Description: The inaugural conference of CITAC was organized on 10 January 2018. Industry leaders from all over the world were invited to share their experience on the implementation of construction innovations. With over 200 nos. of attendees, the conference created a platform for industrial stakeholders, including principal government officials, top management of contractors and consultants, to exchange ideas on establishment of an institutional framework to facilitate innovation in construction.2018.01.10 CITAC Event
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) today announced the opening of the Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre (CITAC). The HON Paul CHAN Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of HKSAR, Mr. LIU Chun-san, JP, Under Secretary for Development, Ir HON Chi-keung, Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr. CHAN Ka-kui, SBS, JP, Chairman of CIC, and Ir Thomas HO, Chairman of CITAC Board jointly officiated the opening ceremony, marking an important milestone in the development of construction innovation and technologies in Hong Kong.2017.11.29 CITAC Event