The MiC Display Centre is located within the CIC - Zero Carbon Park complex in Kowloon Bay and is the first building constructed using MiC in Hong Kong. It is officially renamed to MiC Resources Centre on 26 Jul 2021. The Centre not only demonstrates exhibits flats built using MiC, it also provides professional information and the latest news on MiC for industry professionals. As a platform for knowledge and experience sharing, the Centre aims to support industry stakeholders to adopt MiC in Hong Kong, and facilitate the development of MiC in Hong Kong.
The MiC Resources Centre has showcased a number of exhibits and related equipment to provide a comprehensive and “one-stop-shop” centre to serve the industry stakeholders and the public. These include information and models of local MiC projects, different modular connection models, BIM enabled blockchain multi-functional platform and digital kiosks for obtaining professional and detailed MiC resources and information.
Model of Hong Kong Penny’s Bay Temporary Quarantine Facilities Phase 1A
The Penny’s Bay Quarantine Facilities Phase 1A consists of 7 blocks of 110 steel MiC modules. The modules are produced by AluHouse. All modules were fully decked out with everything from utilities ducting/wiring to fixtures, fittings and aluminum wall panels before delivering and installing on-site at Penny’s Bay.
CIMC Connection System Model
This is a real 1:1 connection model of the MiC Resources Centre. The connection system is designed by CIMC Modular Building System, and the model is a module-to-module connection model.
Candle-Loc System (patented design licensed to be used by Paul Y. - iMax in Hong Kong and Macau)
For connection of MiC modules, a patented Candle-Loc System is exclusively licensed to Paul Y. - iMax for use in Hong Kong and Macau. This system has been granted in-principle acceptance (IPA) by the Buildings Department, and only requires fixing along perpendicular axis of the module from the top to fix in both vertical and horizontal directions. No grouting is required for this system that enables future relocation.
Sha Tin Cavern MiC Module
The Community Liaison Centre was constructed by the use of MiC technique integrated with BIM technology, which shortened the construction time, improved the accuracy of materials estimation and reduced wastage. It is a single-storey centre consisting of 14 MiC modules. This is a model of one of the MiC modules.
Introduction of BEANiE – BIM enabled blockchain multifunctional platform
BEANiE, a BIM-enabled blockchain multifunctional platform, is developed to properly record, register, filing or uploading the test/inspection data to reliable online platform for a real time tracking and monitoring the status of every single MiC unit at each step of production.
BEANiE enables any authorized personnel at any time to access and track any piece of MiC unit on its completion and quality checking status.
Mock up of DfMA Panel
DfMA approach is adopted in the refurbishment of toilet at Western Upper Platform at Ngau Chi Wan Park. Major DfMA components are consisted of wall panels, all-in-one mirror and basin cabinets and light troughs. The adoption of DfMA can maximise efficiency and minimise construction period and environmental impacts.
This is a mock up of one of the DfMA wall panels.
Kiosks for MiC Resources Centre
There are 3 kiosks available in MiC Resources Centre. Visitors can browse MiC Resources Centre User Interface on the kiosks.
Details of MiC projects, project teams, government regulations, etc. can be found and related QR codes can be scanned by visitors.
- Monday to Sunday, closed on Wednesdays
- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Guided tours only, starting at 10 am; 2 pm and 4 pm
The MiC Resources Centre is conveniently located within the CIC - Zero Carbon Park at Kowloon Bay and is within walking distance from the MTR station (Exit A). It is also easily accessible via an array of transportation options.
MiC Resources Centre, CIC – Zero Carbon Park, 8 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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.