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“Modular Integrated Construction 2.0+” for Quality and Efficient Tall Residential Buildings through Advanced Structural Engineering, Innovative Building Materials and Smart Project Delivery


MiC is based on the modular construction approach and has recently been adopted as a new policy initiative in Hong Kong. There have been a few government-announced pilot projects and some others under planning and design in industry. These projects all engage buildings with 20 floors or less, and adopt the modular systems currently available in the market within the existing planning and design practice. There is still a lack of systematic exploration of the full project lifecycle of MiC and a paucity of examination of modular tall buildings in high-density cities. MiC 2.0+ proposed in this project is a breakthrough of the MiC initiative and aims for quality and efficient MiC tall residential buildings of 40 and 50 floors through the integration of advanced structural engineering, innovative building materials and smart project delivery.



  • Zhu, A., Zhang, Z., & Pan, W. (2023). Technologies, levels and directions of crane-lift automation in construction. Automation in Construction, 153, 104960.

  • Pan, W., Parker, D., & Pan, M. (2023). Problematic Interfaces and Prevention Strategies in Modular Construction. Journal of Management in Engineering, 39(2), 05023001.

  • Pan, W., & Wang, Z. (2023). Precast concrete coupled shear wall system of modular high-rises without in situ cores. Structural Engineering International, 33(1), 128-140.

  • Pan, W., Yang, Y., & Pan, M. (2023). Implementing modular integrated construction in high-rise high-density cities: perspectives in Hong Kong. Building Research Information Fusion, 51(3), 354-368.

  • Wu, C., Liu, L., Mou, B., Pan, W., & Liu, J. (2023). Experimental and theoretical study on seismic behavior of connection between prefabricated steel-reinforced concrete column and base. Engineering Structures, 274, 115169.

  • Zhang, Z., Wong, M. O., & Pan, W. (2023). Virtual reality enhanced multi-role collaboration in crane-lift training for modular construction. Automation in Construction, 150, 104848.

  • Zheng, Z., Pan, M., Yang, Y., & Pan, W. (2023). Motion planning for efficient and safe module transportation in modular integrated construction. Computer‐Aided Civil Infrastructure Engineering, 38(5), 580-600.

  • Jiang, Y., Li, M., Li, M., Liu, X., Zhong, R. Y., Pan, W., & Huang, G. Q. (2022). Digital twin-enabled real-time synchronization for planning, scheduling, and execution in precast on-site assembly. Automation in Construction, 141, 104397.

  • Pan, M., Yang, Y., Zheng, Z., & Pan, W. (2022). Artificial intelligence and robotics for prefabricated and modular construction: a systematic literature review. Journal of Construction Engineering Management, 148(9), 03122004.

  • Pan, W., Wang, Z., & Zhang, Y. (2022). Novel discrete diaphragm system of concrete high-rise modular buildings. Journal of Building Engineering, 51, 104342.

  • Pan, W., & Zhang, Z. (2022). Evaluating Modular Healthcare Facilities for COVID-19 Emergency Response—A Case of Hong Kong. Buildings, 12(9), 1430.

  • Shan, S., & Pan, W. (2022). Collapse mechanisms of multi-story steel-framed modular structures under fire scenarios. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 196, 107419.

  • Yang, Y., Pan, M., & Pan, W. (2022). Integrated offsite logistics scheduling approach for high-rise modular building projects. Journal of Construction Engineering Management, 148(6), 04022032.

  • Zhang, Z., Pan, W., & Pan, M. (2022). Critical considerations on tower crane layout planning for high-rise modular integrated construction. Engineering, Construction Architectural Management, 29(7), 2615-2634.

  • Zhu, A., & Pan, W. (2022). An innovative crane-lift path planning system for high-rise modular integrated construction. Construction Robotics, 6(2), 133-150.

  • Zhu, A., Zhang, Z., & Pan, W. (2022). Crane-lift path planning for high-rise modular integrated construction through metaheuristic optimization and virtual prototyping. Automation in Construction, 141, 104434.


This project is led and coordinated by Professor Wei Pan of Department of Civil Engineering of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), with project team members from HKU, HKUST and HKPolyU, collaborators and supporters from a wide range of government and industry organisations in Hong Kong, as well as expert academics and practitioners on modular construction internationally.


This project is funded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) under the Research Impact Fund (RIF) (Project Number: R7027-18).

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