David SK Au & Associates Ltd.

David S.K. Au & Associates Ltd. (DAAL) was established in 1980 and it aims to deliver holistic architectural, engineering and surveying services to the clients. With the unique, multi-disciplinary teams operating under the same roof, all the required experienced manpower resources are readily available for the smooth execution of the projects, under very tight programme. 


DAAL has over 250 staff and over 40 years of a one stop Building Design Consultant with extensive experience in Commercial, Institutional, Residential, Special Industrial building developments, involving building plan submission, detailed design approval and statutory site supervision, leading to issue of occupation permit. This key experience has allowed DAAL to win the role of Independent Checking Consultant for the prestigious Third Runway Project at the Hong Kong International Airport.

Signature Projects

Courtesy of Paul Y. Engineering Group

Quarantine Camp in Sai Kung Outdoor Recreation Centre

Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Client:  Architectural Services Department
Project Role:

Engineering Design Checker 

Type of MiC:


GFA: 4, 757  m2
Number of Floors:  3
Number of Modules: 99
Number of Units: 99
Project Period:  Feb - Apr 2020 
MiC Parts:

Residential Accommodation Units

Other Project Features: 

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, HKSAR Government proposed to build several temporary quarantine facilities. This project is one of Hong Kong’s pilot cases for MiC and it took around 80 days to design and build three blocks of 3-storey temporary quarantine facilities.

Courtesy of Able-Paul Y JV

Joint-user Government Office Building in Area 67, Tseung Kwan O

Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

Client:  Architectural Services Department
Project Role:

Full Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Services 

Type of MiC:


GFA: 68,424 m2
Number of Floors:  26
Number of Modules: 105
Number of Units: 130
MiC Parts:
  • EL room
  • Male toilet
  • Female Toilet
  • Accessible Toilet
Other Project Features: 

HKSAR Government has decided the bureau / departments and the Judiciary in the Wan Chai Government Offices Compound to be relocated in phases to new Joint-user Government Office Building in Area 67, Tseung Kwan O to make way for the development of convention and exhibition facilities, hotel facilities and Grade A office space.

Courtesy of Thomas Chow Architects Limited

Ying Wa Module Community

Ying Wa Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong

Client:  Society for Community Organisation (SoCO)
Project Role: Full Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Services
CFA/GFA: 4,474 m2 / 3,571 m2
Number of Floors:  4
Number of Modules: 140
Number of Units: 137
MiC Parts: All part of building except separate machine block
Other Project Features: 

The housing shortage issue is prominent in Hong Kong. Due to delivery timelines, permanent housing cannot address immediate housing demand for general public in need. SoCO believes that the development of modular housing, with reference to foreign and local experience, can be a useable way to provide social housing to alleviate present living and economic difficulties of grassroots.



Courtesy of ALKF+

A 30-classroom Primary School at Tsuen Wan West Station Development

Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

Client:  Architectural Services Department
Project Role: Full Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Services (including MiC)
Type of MiC: Concrete
CFA/GFA: 12,820 m2 / 10,850 m2
Number of Floors:  7
Number of Modules: 33
Number of Units: 120
MiC Parts:

Classroom and Toilet of Typical Floor

Other Project Features: 

David S.K. Au & Associates Ltd was appointed as the structural sub-consultant to Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates Architects Limited (ALKF+) Architects, the lead consultant appointed by the Architectural Services Department for the design and construction of A 30-classroom primary school at Tsuen Wan West, Site TW7 Project, in August 2019. The project site is located at Wing Shun Street and is partially surrounded some existing residential developments. Within and surrounding the site, there are nine registered geotechnical features. Environmental impacts will be a major consideration in the project development. The construction is scheduled to commence in August 2021 and the new school facility will be ready for opening in September 2024. In this project, apart from those general requirements of ArchSD on cost-time effective construction to be satisfied, a new construction method, Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) concept will be adopted for achieving a higher reduction in labour, cost, time and construction waste.

Courtesy of DAAL

Elderly's Home at Jat Min Chuen Chung Yuet Lau

Shatin, Hong Kong


Hong Kong Housing Society

Project Role: Full Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Services 
Type of MiC: Steel
CFA 2,733 m2
Number of Floors:  10
Number of Modules: 136
Number of Units: 64
MiC Parts:

Room Units

Other Project Features: 

Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) is desirous of developing about 70 nos. of Purpose-Built Elderly Flats at Jat Min Chuen to promote more effective and rational use of Public Rental Housing resources and implementing the development project by way of Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) in support of the New Initiative of the Government as promulgated in the Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Address.


The site covers an area of about 490 m² and occupies the open space bounded by the southern end of the low block of Ming Yiu Lau & the internal approach of the open carpark of the Estate. The proposed units are intended for elderly tenants now living in JMC in under-occupied units. All the new units will be constructed by way of steel-MiC and the remainder in-situ concrete construction.



Courtesy of DAAL

FEHD Skylight Market at Tin Sau Road, Tin Shui Wai

Tin Sau Road, Tin Shui Wa, Hong Kong

Client:  Architectural Services Department/ Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Project Role: Full Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Services 
Type of MiC: Steel
CFA: 1,100 m2
Number of Floors:  3
Number of Modules: 40
Number of Units: 40
MiC Parts:
  • Market Stalls
  • External Façade
  • Staircase
Other Project Features: 

There is a genuine need for the Government to provide public markets in new town development to serve the local community on district-based. The Chief Executive pledged in the 2017 Policy Address that the Government would make available resources for building a new public market in Tin Shui Wai. Upon completion of the studies on site selection, the Government planned to spare space at the section of Tin Fuk Road outside TSW MTR Station for building a new public market.



Courtesy of DAAL

E&M Equipment in a Separate Modular Integrated Construction Unit (emMiC)

Construction Industry Council - Zero Carbon Park, Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong


Construction Industry Council

Project Role: Independent Checking Engineer for AP, RSE & RGE issues
Type of MiC: Concrete
CFA/GFA: 15 m2
Number of Floors:  1
Number of Modules: 1
Number of Units: 1
Project Period:  2019
MiC Parts:

R.C. MiC Module

Other Project Features: 

Zero Carbon Park has recently conducted a major renovation on the air-conditioning (A/C) system to cater for an increase demand. An innovative cooling & heating method, the emic Stormwater Air-conditioning System was applied. This novel system has integrated seamlessly with the Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) technology that captures the benefits on the construction and operation of the sustainable A/C plant.

Courtesy of ALKF+

The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association New Headquarters And Youth Hostel Development

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Client:  The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association
Project Role: Full Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Services 
Type of MiC: Concrete
CFA/GFA: 25,700 m2/ 21,360 m2
Number of Floors:  30
Number of Modules: 565
Number of Units: 565
MiC Parts:

Room Units at youth hostel

Other Project Features: 

To meet the aspirations of some working youth in having their own living spaces and to unleash the potential of development sites, the Government announced the introduction of the YHS in the 2011-12 Policy Address. Under the YHS, HKGGA will be fully funded by the Government to construct youth hostels on under-utilised sites and, upon completion, operate the youth hostels on a self-financing basis.

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Last Updated: 25.01.2022 16:33:37

New Isolation Facilities in Hong Kong

Alleviate demand pressure for isolation by MiC and DfMA

In view of the 5th wave of the COVID-19, new isolation facilities and Pop-up Community Vaccination Centres were built by MiC and DfMA with full speed. Eight Community Isolation Facilities projects from China State Construction International providing over 50,000 isolation beds. Supported by the Central Government, the Lok Ma Chau Loop Hospital for Emergency was completed in April 2022. Meanwhile, two MiC transitional housing projects were used as community isolation facilities, providing more than 2,500 units.

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