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Friday, December 06 2019 - 23:13
CIC Launches Hong Kong's First Mega Construction Innovation Expo
HONG KONG, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) held a press conference today, 
announcing the "Construction Innovation Expo 2019" (CIExpo) which 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, will be held from 17 to 20 
December 2019. 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.

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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.

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.


SOURCE Construction Industry Council

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   Caption: The senior management of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) 
and several exhibitors are giving a preview of CIExpo at the press conference. 
(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