Experts share MiC experiences to innovate HK construction industry

As HKSAR Government have published a policy to promote Modular Integrated Construction (MiC), The University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (HKU CICID) and the Hong Kong Real Property Federation (HKRPF) organised the MiC International Conference to support this policy initiative.

MiC itself refers to a construction whereby free-standing integrated modules are manufactured in a prefabrication factory and then transported to site for installation in a building, HK Buildings Department explained. It is an appropriate solution for construction industry challenges, such as labor shortage, construction site accidents, and increasingly high building cost.

The International MiC conference is held with the theme “Innovating Higher”, aims to innovate and excel local construction industry through the valuable experiences and insights. More than 400 international experts and industry practitioners joined this conference to share MiC experiences and case study of global high-rise buildings.

This conference was opened this morning by the HKSAR Chief Executive, Carrie Lam. Sappreciated this conference as an ideal platform to share MiC experiences, highlighting MiC significant benefits to local construction industry. Carrie remarked that MiC would bring significant benefits to local construction industry.

The opening session also featured remarks by both Professor CF Lee, GBS, SBS, JP, Joint-chairman, Conference Advisory Committee; Chairman of HKU CICID, and Mr Anthony Chan Wai-lun, BBS, MH, JP, Joint-chairman, Conference Advisory Committee; President of HKRPF. Both highlighted the imperative to have wider use of MiC in Hong Kong’s building industry and hoped the conference would shed insights on how to promote its greater adoption.

More than 400 experts and industry practitioners in modular integrated construction coming from governments, industries and academia overseas attended today’s conference. In addition to keynote speeches, two plenary sessions by the project teams of the world’s tallest modular buildings were specially scheduled as case study to facilitate experience sharing. The involved cases include: the 44-storey steel-framed modular building in London and the 40-storey precast concrete modular building in Singapore. ― Construction+ Indonesia