Promoting Construction Industrialisation to Keep Pace with Urban Development

Built with MiC method, the Kai Tak CIF, as permanent buildings took only four months to complete

By Danny C.S. HUNG

In recent years, the Hong Kong Government has put forth the re-industrialisation initiative with the aim of revitalising traditional industries using new technologies. Many industries in Hong Kong have started to adopt innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and big data analytics, to improve industry performance, competitiveness, efficiency and work quality. 

The Hong Kong construction industry has played a key role in driving economic growth and positioning the city as one of the most recognisable, dynamic and admired metropolises in the world. To cope with staggering demand for housing, land and community infrastructure, construction industrialisation is critical in reshaping the industry to cater for the urban development needs in Hong Kong. 

For many years, the industry has been facing different challenges such as construction costs, declining productivity, lack of innovation and an ageing workforce. To ensure a bright and prosperous future, the Government has initiated Construction 2.0, a game changer for the local construction industry to strengthen its market position as well as to enhance its sustainability and long-term growth by advocating innovation, professionalisation and revitalisation.  

Construction industrialisation is critical in reshaping the industry to cater for the urban development needs in Hong Kong.

Innovation is the key to success in future construction. Being one of the most densely populated metropolitan cities in the world, Hong Kong presents a unique circumstance that drives for developing innovation construction methods and technologies which target at speed and productivity while addressing the compactness of living environment. 

Chairman, China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited
With over 40 years of experience in construction management and planning, Danny Hung joined China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited (CSHK) in 1996 and was appointed as Chairman in April 2022. Currently, he is also Vice President of the Hong Kong Construction Association; Director of the Hong Kong Construction Association Charity Fund Limited; a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers (UK); and a member of the Election Committee for the Chief Executive in 2016 and 2021.

This is an excerpt. The original article is published in Construction+ Q3 2022 Issue: Urban Development.
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