The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, accompanied by the Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, visited the MiC (Modular Integrated Construction) Display Centre at the Zero Carbon Building complex in Kowloon Bay this afternoon (March 15).
Mrs Lam was briefed by the Chairman of the Construction Industry Council, Mr Chan Ka-kui, and other representatives of the Construction Industry Council on MiC and the design and construction process of the display centre. She then toured various sample show flats in the centre. The two-storey display centre, with a gross floor area of more than 3,000 square feet, was the first building constructed with MiC modules. With the concept of "factory assembly followed by on-site installation", each module, with internal partitioning, plumbing, electrical wiring and interior fittings as well as furniture and electrical appliances, was assembled at off-site prefabrication yards outside Hong Kong before being transported to and installed at the site like building blocks. Consisting of 10 modules, the display centre showcases five sample units including one-bedroom and three-bedroom residential flats, a hostel unit, an elderly home unit and a hotel room to illustrate how the versatile construction technique of MiC is applicable to a number of different building types.
"I proposed in the Policy Address in 2018 that the construction industry should embrace innovation to increase construction productivity, enhance regulation and quality assurance, improve site safety and reduce environmental impact. By adopting MiC, most of the labour-intensive and time-consuming construction processes can be accomplished in off-site prefabrication yards, meeting the above-mentioned requirements. The technique should be able to be adopted more widely in Hong Kong," Mrs Lam said.
The Government has been leading by example in piloting the MiC technique in public projects, including the Disciplined Services Quarters for the Fire Services Department at Pak Shing Kok, Tseung Kwan O, and the Wong Chuk Hang student hostel project of the University of Hong Kong.
Follow this news feed: East Asia