AluHouse Company Limited is one of the world's leading building technology companies which specializes in the R&D, design, production and construction of modular integrated construction (MiC) system.
AluHouse was founded in 2014 with its headquarters in Hong Kong and its manufacturing factory located at the industrial base in Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province, covering an area of around 6.5km². They provide a one-stop supply chain from aluminum extrusion processing to modular house prefabrication. Their major products include MiC buildings and modular houses, aluminum pedestrian bridges, aluminum home furnishing system as well as aluminum automatic scaffolding system.
AluHouse’s global business platform covers countries and regions such as Asia, Australia, the United States and Europe etc. Their business lines cover sectors such as tourism, commercial, residential and public utility industry where they provide users with premium prefabricated holiday homes, apartments, site offices, showrooms, staff/students quarters, offices, retail shops, transitional housing, hospitals, quarantine facilities, schools and elderly homes, etc.
They are committed to creating a smart city built from sustainable resources, providing more efficient and better living options for our descendants in the future and promoting a greener world for the next generations.
With the use of MiC system, most of the building components are installed at the factory of which the workmanship can be strictly controlled and free of any site conditios. The overall prefabrication rate could reach 95% for each unit.
AluHouse adopted aluminum materials with vibrant colours and decorative patterns for the interior and exterior design. The use of aluminum can also be recycled for future use, making our project more enviromental friedly and sustainable.
Once the modules are delivered to the site, they will be hoisted into place and interlocked with the other modules with simple bolts to create a block. Staircases and corridors are built as MEP installation begins as well.
Penny’s Bay Quarantine Facilities Phases 1A/2/4 at Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Civil Engineering and Development Department
|Project Role:||MiC supplier|
|Types of Module:||Hybrid|
|No. of MiC Modules:||2,089 modules including staircase and corridors|
|GFA (m²):||20,214 m²|
|No. of Floors:||2|
|No. of Units:||1,123|
|Main Contract Period:||2020|
|MiC Part:||All MiC modules with interior fit-out, furnitures and fixtures are all prefabricated off-site in the factory.|
|Other Project Features:||
During COVID-19, AluHouse was awarded the construction of Penny’s Bay quarantine center .The whole project (Phase 1A/2/4 ) consists of 1123 two-storey habitable quarantine units, as well as other supporting facilities such as Control Centres, Medical Centres and CAS stations. All these modules were prefabricated off-site at AluHouse’s plant in Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province, and then delivered to Lantau Island for final installation. The completion of this project played an important role in the fight against COVID-19 in Hong Kong.
Transitional Housing project at Kong Ha Wai, Kam Tin, Yuen Long, Hong Kong
|Client:||Pok Oi Hospital|
|Project Role:||MiC supplier|
|Types of Module:||Hybrid|
|No. of MiC Modules:||2,048|
|CFA (m²):||54,366.8 m²|
|No. of Floors:||4|
|No. of Units:||1,998|
|Main Contract Period:||2021 - 2022|
|MiC Part:||All modules were 100% internally completed with decoration and fittings in the factory.|
|Other Project Features:||Being the largest transitional housing project in Hong Kong, AluHouse adopts a highly efficient and environmental friendly building approach - Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) system in the construction works for this project.
This project will provide eight blocks of MiC buildings with up to 2,048 units of varying types and sizes, including units for 1-2 persons, 3-4 persons and 5-6 persons as well as barrier-free units. The residential units will be provided to low-income families who have been on the public housing waiting list for three or more years and to those who are living in dire conditions or with critical needs.
The whole project is expected to accommodate nearly 40,000 underprivileged residents in the following seven years, and the first batch of units will be ready for move-in in the first quarter of 2022.
Xin Jing Quan Hot Spring Resort at Qing Yuan, Guangdong Province, PRC
|Client:||Xin Jing Quan Hot Spring Resort|
|Your Role:||MiC supplier|
|Types of Module:||Aluminum|
|No. of MiC Modules:||62|
|GFA (m²):||1,840 m²|
|No. of Floors:||1 - 2|
|No. of Units:||38|
|Main Contract Period:||2019|
|MiC Part:||All modules are prefabricated with complete fit out at the MiC factory|
|Other Project Features:||This project consists of 38 sets of modular houses of varying types, including villas for 1-2 persons, 3-4 persons and 6-8 persons etc. Specifically, each villa has a private space equipped with an ecological hot spring and pool, private courtyard and garden.
All modules are prefabricated in the plant, including structural system, indoor and outdoor decoration, water and electricity, bathroom facilities, outdoor corridors, stairs and railings, etc. With its trendy and stylish layout, a large number of visitors are attracted to visit this resort.
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.