Officiating today at the launch ceremony of three publications on Modular Integrated Construction (MiC), the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Lam Sai-hung, again pointed out the Government’s policy to support MiC. He said, “The booklet ‘Modular Integrated Construction for High-rises: Measured Success’ provides a comprehensive and detailed comparison of MiC with traditional construction method based on the construction information from the two high-rise pilot projects. It re-confirmed our belief that MiC could provide a cost-effective and quick solution to a wide variety of building works, not to mention the quality and safety benefits it can bring to the construction industry.”
The three MiC booklets entitled “Modular Integrated Construction for High-rises: Measured Success”, “A Glossary of Modular Integrated Construction”, and “Modular Integrated Construction Performance Measurement Guidebook” are produced by the Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (CICID) and published by the Department of Civil Engineering, of The University of Hong Kong (HKU).
“We are glad to see that CICID is taking a leading role in the research of construction innovation, providing advice and research in the adoption of MiC to the society especially during the pandemic. These publications not only give clarity and new understanding of MiC in Hong Kong, but also provide useful guidance for the industry and enterprises to adopt and measure the new technology,” Professor Christopher Chao, Dean of Engineering of HKU said at the ceremony.
Ir Professor Wei Pan, Executive Director of HKU CICID and lead author of the three publications, said, “The aim of the MiC booklets is to support the Government’s policy on MiC and to bring clarity and understanding of the new technology to Hong Kong’s construction industry. They provide comprehensive benchmarking of social, environmental and economic performance of adopting MiC in high-rise building projects in Hong Kong.”