Feasibilities of Adopting Modular Integrated Construction for Building in Hong Kong: Structural Analysis of Adopting Modular Integrated Construction for High-rise Buildings (up to 40 storeys) in Hong Kong

Summary

Despite the worldwide adoption of modular construction, there have only been a small number of modular high-rises, for which the design, production and construction of modules face more technical challenges than in low-medium rises. These challenges appear to be more severe to buildings in Hong Kong, which are normally high-rises constrained by high-density urban environments and receive strong wind loads. Moreover, the seismic effects on the newly proposed MiC buildings should not be ignored. The study aimed to promote the adoption of MiC for high-rise buildings in Hong Kong while ensuring the structural stability and safety of the buildings.

Publications

  • Shan, S., Looi, D.T.W., Cai, Y., Ma, P., Chen, M., Su, K.L., Young, B. and Pan, W.* (2019) Engineering modular integrated construction systems for high-rise building: A Hong Kong case study. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering, 172 (6), p51-57.  https://doi.org/10.1680/jcien.18.00052

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Team

This study 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, collaborators and supporters from a wide range of government and industry organisations in Hong Kong, as well as practitioners on modular construction internationally.

Acknowledgements

This project is funded by the Development  Bureau of the Government of HKSAR (Project Number: 200008191).

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