“Innovating Higher” - An International Conference on Modular Integrated Construction

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The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, speaks at the International Conference on Modular Integrated Construction: Innovating Higher (August 27).

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Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) is a game-changing disruptively-innovative approach that transforms fragmented site-based construction of buildings and facilities into integrated value-driven production and assembly of prefinished modules. Given the opportunities brought by MiC in achieving enhanced quality, productivity, safety and sustainability, MiC is a timely solution to address the challenges faced by the HK construction industry, e.g. labour shortage, aging workforce and high building cost.

The University of Hong Kong Centre for Innovation in Construction & Infrastructure Development and the Hong Kong Real Property Federation jointly organised an international conference on MiC titled “Innovating Higher” at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on August 27, 2019. The conference aims to share the state-of-the-art knowledge and practice of high-rise modular buildings internationally to the wider construction industry and community in HK. The sharing focused on innovative solutions for addressing higher-rise, higher-density, higher-tech and higher co-creation.

The conference featured internationally-renowned experts in modular construction from governments, industries and academia in the UK, Singapore, Canada, Australia, Mainland China and Hong Kong, as well as two plenary sessions by the project teams of the tallest modular buildings in the world, i.e. the 44-storey steel-framed modular building in London and the 40-storey precast concrete modular building in Singapore. Insights are shared on advanced structural engineering, smart supply chain management, and digital transformation.

 

 

Relevant materials

  1. Speech by CE at International Conference on Modular Integrated Construction: Innovating Higher: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201908/27/P2019082700353.htm

  2. Video of the speech by CE: https://isd.wecast.hk/vod/?id=9847

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, attended the International Conference on Modular Integrated Construction: Innovating Higher (August 27).