The KICEM (Korea Institute of Construction Engineering and Management) and CNERC (Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Steel Construction, Hong Kong Branch) are delighted to announce The First ICCEPM International Seminar on Modular Integrated and Off-site Construction (MiC/OSC), an online meeting scheduled at 9 AM (HK time), August 12, 2021. This Seminar is initiated and supported by the International Consortium of Construction Engineering and Project Management (ICCEPM).
Date: 12 August 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am HKT
Venue: On-line meeting
Free of charge.
Modular Integrated and Off-site Construction (MiC/OSC) has been considered as a game-changing technology for faster construction, safer manufacturing, better quality control, and lower environmental impacts compared with traditional onsite construction. Due to these benefits, both the government and the industry in many countries are driving to promote MIC/OSC. Currently, we are building practical experience through government sub-vented or industry-led projects that range from small-scale housing projects to high-rise commercial buildings in South Korea, Hong Kong, and the United States. However, to further promote the use of MiC/OSC, several remaining challenges in terms of design, manufacturing, procurement, delivery, and construction should be tackled. The workshop aims to share the state-of-the-art research and technologies for MiC/OSC in South Korea, Hong Kong, and the United States. Also, during the workshop, it will be discussed how to build an international research network and collaboration platform for the research in MiC/OSC.
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.