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Functions of CIC


The functions of the Construction Industry Council are -

(a) to advise and make recommendations to the Government on strategic matters, major policies and legislative proposals, that may affect or are connected with the construction industry, and on matters of concern to the construction industry;
(b) to reflect to the Government the construction industry's needs and aspirations;
(c) to elevate the quality and competitiveness of the construction industry by promoting the ongoing development and improvement of the industry;
(d) to uphold professionalism and integrity within the construction industry by promoting self-regulation, formulating codes of conduct and enforcing such codes;
(e) to improve the performance of persons connected with the construction industry through establishing or administering registration schemes or rating schemes;
(f) to advance the skills of personnel in the construction industry through planning, promotion, supervision, provision or coordination of training courses or programmes;
(g) to encourage research activities and the use of innovative techniques and to establish or promote the establishment of standards for the construction industry;
(h) to promote good practices in the construction industry in relation to dispute resolution, environmental protection, multi-layer subcontracting, occupational safety and health, procurement methods, project management and supervision, sustainable construction and other areas conducive to improving construction quality;
(i) to enhance the cohesiveness of the construction industry by promoting harmonious labour relations and the observance of statutory requirements relating to employment, and by facilitating communication among various sectors of the industry;
(j) to serve as a resource centre for the sharing of knowledge and experience within the construction industry;
(k) to assess improvements made by the construction industry through the compilation of performance indicators;
(l) to make recommendations with respect to the rate of the levy imposed under this Ordinance;
(la) to conduct or finance educational, publicity, research or other programmes relating to occupational safety and health, environmental protection or sustainable development in the construction industry; and
(m) to perform any other functions relevant to the construction industry, including those functions conferred or imposed on it by or under this Ordinance, the Construction Workers Registration Ordinance (Cap.583) or any other enactment.

Supplementary functions of Council

Without limiting section 5, the Council also has the following functions—

  • to provide training courses for the construction industry;
  • to establish and maintain industrial training centres for the construction industry;
  • to assist, including by the provision of financial assistance, in the placement of persons who have completed training courses provided for the construction industry;
  • to assess the standards of skills achieved by any person in any kind of work involving or in connection with the construction industry, to conduct examinations and tests, to issue or award certificates of attendance or competence, and to establish the standards to be achieved in respect of any such work.