Introduction of the conference

Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) is a game-changing disruptively-innovative approach that transforms fragmented site-based construction of buildings and facilities into integrated value-driven production and assembly of prefinished modules. Given the opportunities brought by MiC in achieving enhanced quality, productivity, safety and sustainability, MiC is a timely solution to address the challenges faced by the HK construction industry, e.g. labour shortage, aging workforce and high building cost.

The Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government announced a new policy initiative to promote the use of MiC in the Policy Address 2017 and 2018. Supporting this policy initiative, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) Centre for Innovation in Construction & Infrastructure Development (CICID), and the Hong Kong Real Property Federation (HKRPF) are jointly organising an international conference on MiC titled “Innovating Higher” at HKCEC on 27 August 2019. This conference aims to share the state-of-the-art knowledge and practice of high-rise modular buildings internationally to the wider construction industry and community in HK. The sharing will focus on innovative solutions for addressing higher-rise, higher-density, higher-tech and higher co-creation.

The conference will feature internationally-renowned experts in modular construction from governments, industries and academia in the UK, Singapore, Canada, Australia, Mainland China and Hong Kong, as well as two plenary sessions by the project teams of the tallest modular buildings in the world, i.e. the 44-storey steel-framed modular building in London and the 40-storey precast concrete modular building in Singapore. Insights will be shared on advanced structural engineering, smart supply chain management, and digital transformation.

Introduction of the joint organisations

The Centre for Innovation in Construction & Infrastructure Development (CICID) of The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
The HKU CICID was established in 2002 to address parallel and pressing needs for both construction industry and infrastructure development. The Centre's primary ambition is to achieve excellence and innovation in construction and infrastructure research. It strives to foster continuous improvements, while targeting excellence in the construction industry in general and infrastructure development in particular.

Hong Kong Real Property Federation (HKRPF)
HKRPF was founded in 1991 as a non-profit organisation in Hong Kong to a wide spectrum of services to its company and individual members who are engaged in the business of real estate development and related disciplines. The Federation endeavours to support Hong Kong’s economic development and to assist its members to develop business in the Mainland and across the Strait, and to ride on the speedy development of the Mainland and across the Strait.