The Construction Industry Council (CIC) have published the Review Report on Quality Site Supervision Practices of the Hong Kong Construction Industry on 2 September 2020.
The Task Force on Construction Industry Site Supervision Practice reviewed the existing site supervision practices for construction of major structural elements. Recommendations were made with a view to addressing the challenges faced by industry stakeholders and to improving the current supervision standards.
Three aspects of supervision practices were specifically examined: division of responsibilities, documentation and application of innovation and technology. The study looked at various systems and control regimes, both statutory and contractually, in Government and private sector projects. The findings and recommendations were the result of extensive engagement with industry practitioners and professionals and offered a common view on quality site supervision.
“This study was an opportunity for our industry to take stock of some fundamental issues that had been affecting our construction quality performance. I believe the recommendations drawn up in the Review Report will be the spur to kick-start a step change required to bring our industry towards the vision of Construction 2.01,” said the chairperson of the Task Force, Ir Alex Kwan.
“Some of the recommendations would require further deliberation among industry stakeholders on their implementation, still I am pleased to see that a number of initiatives are already gathering pace, such as off-site construction, Digital Works Supervision System in Government projects, the RSTCS managed by the CIC, as well as CIC’s collaboration with the Buildings Department on the administrative registration scheme for TCP. Professionalism in all levels is the key towards driving excellence of the construction industry.”