MiC technology applied in Pak Heung temporary quarantine facilities

Pat Heung temporary quarantine facilities (TQF); Image by WSP Asia

To compete with the rapid development of COVID-19, the HKSAR Government and CIMC Modular Building Systems (CIMC-MBS) set up temporary quarantine facilities at junior police call permanent activity center and integrated youth training camp at Pak Heung.

Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) technology, which has been promoted by the government in recent years, was deployed to meet the extremely tight delivery time frame. MiC is a game-changing disruptively–innovative approach in building construction adopting the concept of ‘factory assembly followed by on-site installation’, to transform as far as practicable the conventional on-site construction method into modern off-site industrial production. The Government will continue to promote the use of MiC in the construction industry, which will be one of the key leading factors contributing to the green building movement in Hong Kong.

Temporary quarantine facilities (TQF) built by modular integrated construction (MiC); Image by WSP Asia

On environmental sustainability aspect, study results show that MiC can at least minimise on-site waste by 70 per cent, reduce number of site delivery trips by 60 per cent shorten construction time by 15 per cent. These imply less energy consumption, less carbon footprint and eventually improved sustainability performance. Construction nuisance can also be reduced on site.

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CIMC-MBS set up Pak Heung temporary quarantine facilities

According to CIMC-MBS business development manager You Di, CIMC-MBS has already been granted the In-Principle Approval of the Hong Kong Buildings Department, and has delivered a number of projects in Hong Kong. The temporary quarantine facilities at Pak Heung were built in accordance with Hong Kong’s permanent building standards, although it was for the temporary usage currently.

Image by The Hong Kong Green Building Council

After the pandemic of COVID-19 ends, the 120 modules of this project will be relocated to other places as public transitional housing and continue to serve the people of Hong Kong after the pandemic is resolved. — Construction+ Online وان ایکس بت بت فوروارد