Hong Kong’s CIC launches first mega construction innovation expo

Hong Kong's CIC launches first mega construction innovation expo
The senior management of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) (From left) Mr. Thomson LAI, Digital Transformation Lead, Greater China, AECOM, Ir Albert CHENG, Executive Director, CIC, Ir Ringo YU, Chairperson of CIC Committee on Productivity, Mr. James LEE, Chief Executive Officer, Paul Y. Engineering, Mr. Keith CHENG, Head of Digital Hub, Siemens Photo: CIC

Hong Kong based Construction Industry Council (CIC) announced the “Construction Innovation Expo 2019” (CIExpo) which will be held from 17 to 20 December 2019.

CIExpo is jointly organised by the CIC and Development Bureau, and supported by Centre of Science and Technology Industrial Development, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China.

As Hong Kong’s first mega construction innovation expo, the CIExpo aims to showcase the most advanced construction technologies and provide a knowledge sharing and business matching platform.

A total number of 222 local and overseas organisations from 15 countries and regions will participate in the 4-day CIExpo.

It features four key themes, namely Offsite Construction, Robotics and Automation, Digital Solutions and Advanced Technologies and Materials, with a target to attract 10,000 visitors.

About 40 experts, academics, government officials and entrepreneurs from local and overseas engineering backgrounds are invited to speak at four international conferences about “Building Information Modelling (BIM)”, “Modular Integrated Construction (MiC)”, “Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA), Robotics and Automation” and “Building Asia Forum”.

Chairperson of CIC Committee on Productivity, Ir Ringo YU, expressed that innovation and technology is a world trend driving the transformation of the construction industry. He encouraged Hong Kong’s practitioners to grasp this opportunity to innovate and learn new technologies to enhance the construction productivity, safety and quality.

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Executive Director of CIC, Ir Albert CHENG said, “Through the CIExpo, we expect to introduce the world’s cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions and gather relevant talents to exchange their experiences and knowledge with local practitioners, bringing the construction industry into a new innovation era.”

In addition, the CIC will organise CIC Construction Innovation Award Presentation Ceremony to recognise outstanding innovative initiatives of the local and international industry leaders and academics on 18 December. Ten technical tours will also be arranged on 20 December to demonstrate local innovative buildings including “MiC” Display Centre, CIC Zero Carbon Park, BIM Space, Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Tank, Hong Kong Drainage Tunnel Project, revitalisation projects at Shanghai Street and Lee Tung Street as well as T‧Park Sludge Incineration Plant, etc.