Shortens Construction Time
- Saves total project construction time by about 30% on average
- Shortens the production period by constructing different modules in parallel in the factory
- Reduces impacts of adverse weather conditions on the construction period
Improves Working Environment & Site Safety
- Protects workers against adverse weather
- Reduces risk of fall of persons from height
- Reduces risk of slipping and tripping of site personnel
Sustainability and Environmental Friendliness
- Reduces dust and noise nuisance to the surrounding environment
- Minimises construction waste
- Improves construction waste management
High Construction Quality
- Improves construction accuracy
- Facilitates quality control through mass production of pre-tested prototype modules
- Minimises errors in construction
- Improves management of stored materials
- Enhances production management in a controlled factory environment
- Provides flexibility in project scheduling
The Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF), with an approved allocation of HK$1 billion, was established by the Development Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (DEVB) in October 2018. The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is commissioned by DEVB to be the implementation partner.
The CITF covers two aspects, namely technology adoption and manpower development. The former aims to encourage the industry to use new but proven technologies developed within or outside Hong Kong. The latter aims to build an innovative culture and foster the mind-set to espouse new technologies for the sustainable development and continuous improvement of the construction industry.
MiC is one of the categories under technology adoption, providing incentives for consultants and contractors to widely adopt MiC in the construction projects of Hong Kong. Please click here to learn the details.
2021 Policy Address
The Chief Executive issues the 2021 Policy Address on October 7, 2021. It mentions the government will continue to implement “Construction 2.0” so as to uplift the productivity and skill level of the sector. Wider use of I&T and Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) will also be promoted to shorten construction time, reduce manpower and enhance safety in construction sites. Moreover, in order to increase and speed up the housing supply, the HKHA and the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) will adopt the MiC and other innovative construction technology more widely. The HKHA will also adopt a new procurement model to suitable projects to allow contractors to undertake design and construction in a bundle. It is hoped that these measures can further optimise and speed up the construction process.