Since the 1980s, Chevalier (Construction) Company Limited has actively participated in many development projects in Hong Kong, including the redevelopment of public housing estates, the Private Sector Participation Scheme for the Hong Kong Housing Authority, construction of school buildings for primary, secondary and tertiary institutes, and a range of commercial, industrial, residential and shopping arcade projects for the private sector.
The company’s relentless pursuit for excellence has led to the successful completion of numerous major projects of a diverse nature. The company also provides comprehensive maintenance services for buildings and will continue to implement prudent policies and closely monitor the performance of its sub-contractors in order to satisfactorily meet with budget, quality and time requirements of each project.
Chevalier Group (“the Group”) has been striving to support research and development in the construction industry, focusing on the enhancement and innovation of different technologies with the aim of improving efficiency and sustainability. To promote a wider adoption of “Modular Integrated Construction” (“MiC”) in Hong Kong, the Group has collaborated with Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (“NAMI”) and facilitated NAMI’s successful development of the “High-strength Lightweight Concrete”, a brand-new construction material. Combining the new material with the Group’s self-developed “Steel-structured Connection System", Chevalier Group offers to the market its self-invented “Steel-Concrete Hybrid-MiC Solution”.
This Hybrid MiC solution is currently being adopted for the first time in Hong Kong at a 10-storey senior housing project in Sha Tin.
Chevalier Group’s MiC solution has received two “In-principle Acceptance” (“IPA”) from the Buildings Department for application in building development projects in Hong Kong whilst one IPA is granted for buildings of up to 30 storeys, while the “Steel-structured Connection System" has incorporated advanced technologies which has successfully obtained three patents. With its exclusive technology of Hybrid-MiC, Chevalier Group becomes the first construction company to use this method in the design and construction of buildings in Hong Kong, enhancing speed, efficiency and quantity in different construction projects.
Compared with the present Concrete MiC solutions, Chevalier Group’s Hybrid-MiC modules have walls that weigh 40% less while heat insulation is three times more efficient. This new material also brings with it better load-bearing capacity and durability than the present Steel MiC solutions, fulfilling the mainstream users’ preference for concrete walls and the need of hanging heavy objects on walls. This innovative technology from Chevalier Group also allows the thickness of the wall to be reduced, hence increases the saleable area of units. Combined with the MiMEP (Multi-trade Integrated MEP) technology, the total construction time can be shortened by 20% to 30% with the E&M and other components manufactured off-site at workshops. Chevalier Group’s Hybrid-MiC technology is an all-win solution which benefits the industry by enhancing construction efficiency and safety, and satisfying the end-users' need.
Furthermore, leveraging its expertise in the elevator business, Chevalier Group has developed the first MiC Lift technology in Hong Kong. By constructing the building lift shaft and lift machine room with MiC and MiMEP technologies, the working days for lift installation on site can be reduced significantly by 40% to 70%. This helps expedite the progress of lift installation for existing footbridges or new annex block in response to the Government’s promotion of creating a “universally accessible” environment in the community.
Chevalier Group's Hybrid MiC Solution possesses a host of merits. These modules, notably, are complex and require meticulous attention to details with varying degrees of complications and limitations in their design and construction. With its profound construction experience and a professional Building Information Modelling (BIM) team, the Group is capable of providing one-stop solutions covering design to on-site construction, and successfully applying Hybrid MiC Solution to different projects.
Elderly's Home at Jat Min Chuen Chung Yuet Lau
|Client:||Hong Kong Housing Society|
|Project Role:||Main Contractor|
|Types of Module:||Hybrid, The ground floor and the 1st floor will construct with traditional reinforced concrete while the 2nd to 9th floor will build a steel structure MiC building|
|No. of MiC Modules:||137|
|CFA & GFA (m²):||CFA: 2733 m² GFA: 2480 m²|
|No. of Floors:||10|
|No. of Units:||64|
|Main Contract Period:||753 Calendar Days|
|MiC Part:||2nd to 9th floor will build a steel structure MiC building|
|Other Project Features:||MiMEP (Multi-trade Integrated MEP) technology, the total construction time can be shortened by 20% to 30% with the E&M and other components manufactured off-site at workshops|
Quickly build high-quality Light Public Housing with MiC
The LPH Scheme will be led by the Architectural Services Department with the adoption of MiC. The Housing Bureau has selected eight sites in Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Sheung Shui, Kai Tak, Ngau Tau Kok and Chai Wai, providing around 30,000 LPH units. The construction period takes only one to two years. Each units equipped with self-contained toilet and basic facilities such as water heater and air-con. The first batch of around 2,100 units will be completed in 2024-25 and the remaining units will be completed by phases in 2025-26 and 2026-27, so as to shorten the waiting time of public housing.