The Construction Industry Council has organised a technical visit to Singapore to look at their ongoing PPVC projects (on logistic, lifting and installation of modules and finishing works, procurement strategy and contractual arrangement for PPVC/MiC projects, and inspection for acceptance in factory/site etc) and Integrated Construction and Prefabrication Hubs on setting up fabrication yard/factory, and the QA/QC in factory, and to explore opportunities in providing suitable training courses on MiC for Hong Kong construction practitioners and workers. Aside of meeting with BCA, PPVC contractors and suppliers, a meeting was set up with the Ministry of Manpower on the integration of occupational health and safety into DfMA/MiC process and any relevant courses/trainings.
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.