The Construction Industry Council (CIC) was formed on 1 February in accordance with the Construction Industry Ordinance (Cap. 587).
CIC and the Construction Industry Training Authority (CITA) amalgamated successfully on 1 January, and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) was formed under CIC upon amalgamation to take over the training and trade testing functions of the former CITA.
The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Construction Industry Council Training Academy (CICTA) at Tin Shui Wai Training Centre was held on 22 July. It was not only the first ever “neighbourhood” training centre to provide vocational training and employment opportunities to Tin Shui Wai and Yuen Long residents, but also offered well-trained technical professionals for upcoming infrastructure projects.
CIC provided funds to the University of Hong Kong (HKU) to embark on a research project in the area of “Establishing a Hong Kong Based Carbon Labelling Framework for Construction Materials”. A signing ceremony was held at HKU on 26 October, signifying the commitment of both sides on this important milestone of carbon labelling of materials.
Construction Industry Council and Development Bureau co-organised the Inaugural CIC Conference on 11 March with the theme of “The Construction Industry – A Safe and Equitable Approach”. Over 200 participants participated in this conference, including influential members from the Government and business community.
With the objective of raising funds for the Construction Charity Fund (CCF), the Development Bureau and CIC jointly organised the inaugural Construction Charity Concert on 24 November at the Hong Kong City Hall.
The Construction Industry Resource Centre was open on 23 February at CIC’s Kowloon Bay Training Centre, providing one-stop information on the industry for industry practitioners, job seekers, students and the general public through interactive digital media. On 26 June, ZCB, Hong Kong’s first zero carbon building was open at Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, serving as a platform for the construction industry to share knowledge and expertise in low carbon building design and technologies, and on the other hand, help to raise community awareness of sustainable living.
The Development Bureau, the Construction Industry Council and the Hong Kong Construction Association initiated to co-organise the inaugural “Construction Safety Week” campaign to arouse stakeholders’ attention and to further enhance construction site safety. The Construction Safety Week, featuring the theme of “Zero Accident “, comprised a series of construction safety related events from 20 to 24 May.
CIC opened its first service centre in Nam Cheong MTR station on 23 January. The CIC Service Centre (Nam Cheong) operates as a one-stop providing platform information in relation to the construction industry, construction related registration services and training programmes provided by the CIC.
CIC hosted a Grand Launch Ceremony to mark the start of BIM Year 2014 on 16 April, promoting a wider application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Hong Kong to ensure the sustainable development of the construction industry in Hong Kong. Carrying forward the momentum accumulated in BIM Year 2014 for promoting the wider adoption of BIM, CIC launched the 2014 BIM Excellence Awards to recognise construction practitioners who spearheaded an effort in the harnessing of BIM technology and processes to further design, construction and project excellence.
CIC’s Sheung Wan Office was served as the Subcontractor Registration Scheme Registration Office since 2011. The Office was later renovated to serve as the CIC Service Centre (Sheung Wan) and started its operation on 17 November to provide registration services to both subcontractors and construction workers.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and CIC entered into an agreement on 1 April, with PolyU licensing the technology of the anti-heat stress construction uniform to the CIC. The development of the anti-heat stress construction uniforms aims to improve the comfort of frontline workers during work, and to reduce the chance of heat stroke.
The CIC Innovation Award was officially launched at its Grand Launch Ceremony on 16 April. This Award recognised the greatest achievements of innovation in all areas of construction and celebrates the creative and “can-do” spirit that embodies today’s construction industry. The first of its kind in Hong Kong, the Award encouraged and promoted cutting-edge researches and applications in construction materials, technology, and management.
Representing Hong Kong, the Construction Industry Council’s delegation entered four competitions in the 43rd WorldSkills Competition, in one of which a Medallion for Excellence was awarded to CIC Graduate HUI Yip-keung. The competition was held between 11 and 16 August in São Paulo, Brazil.
CIC held a Kick-off Ceremony for the Construction Industry Sports and Volunteering Programme (CISVP) on 30 October. The objective of the CISVP is to encourage industry practitioners to participate in sports programmes and volunteering services, so as to inspire a healthy lifestyle and caring culture within the community. Participants of CISVP will not only serve Hong Kong with their construction skills, but also inject positive energy into the community-at-large.
The Construction Innovation & Technology Application Centre (CITAC) was established to introduce world-class construcrtion technologies.
The CIC Sustainable Construction Award was firstly launched in 2018 which recognises sustainability best practices among organisations and practitioners in particular of the young generation of the construction industry.
The 2-storey MiC Display Centre, the first building adopted MiC in Hong Kong, is located at the Construction Industry Council - Zero Carbon Building. It consists of 10 modular units to showcase six types of show flats, including an exhibition area, a Hotel unit, a Hostel unit, an Elderly Home unit, a 3-bedroom Residential Flat and a 1-bedroom Residential Flat. Each show flat is designed according to the actual living environment of Hong Kong. The design of the MiC Display Centre showcases a high-quality, durable, aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly environment.
In recognition of the outstanding achievements of young construction practitioners, the Construction Industry Council held the first “Construction Industry Outstanding Young Person Award 2019” (CIOYPA) to honour their devotion to excellence, contributions to the betterment of the construction industry and the community at large.
The CIExpo, Hong Kong’s first mega construction innovation expo, was aimed to showcase the most advanced construction technologies and provide a knowledge sharing and business matching platform.
The CIC had been joining hands with the industry to launch the “Construction Industry Caring Campaign - Fight against Novel Coronavirus” (Campaign). To show our care to the frontline workers, the Campaign’s committee members and volunteers will be distributing anti-epidemic products, including masks and hand sanitiser today and tomorrow at Construction Industry Council – Zero Carbon Park.
To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Construction Training in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Construction (HKIC) will hold a “45th Anniversary of Construction Training in Hong Kong” roving exhibition touring Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories, which showcased the development of construction training in Hong Kong, stunning exhibits include traditional and innovative training tools and teaching materials, classic uniform and virtual reality (VR) safety training gears, etc.
The first CIC Construction Digitalisation Award 2021 was to recognise outstanding local projects and local organisations for their achievements in digitalisation and innovation to improve construction productivity, quality, sustainability and safety.
The first CIC Outstanding Contractor Award 2021 was to recognise outstanding contractors for their achievements in driving innovation, fostering professionalism, injecting revitalisation and upholding corporate governance, in their operations and contribution to the industry and the society.
The “iHub” guided tours connect 4 main exhibition centres of CIC, including BIM Space, Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre (CITAC), MiC Resources Centre and CIC-Zero Carbon Park (CIC-ZCP). Construction practitioners, fresh graduates, current students and general public are all welcomed to explore the construction industry in a fun and educational way.
Last Updated: 2022-08-19 16:04:02