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Thursday, December 19 2019 - 21:07
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Construction Innovation Expo 2019 Officially Opens
HONG KONG, Dec. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

CIC Construction Innovation Award 2019 Honour s the Industry  for Excellence In 
Innovation and Technology 


The Construction Innovation Expo 2019 (CIExpo) which was jointly organised by 
the Development Bureau (DEVB) and Construction Industry Council (CIC), and 
supported by Centre of Science and Technology Industrial Development (CSTID), 
Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) of the People's 
Republic of China has officially opened at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition 
Centre. The CIC Construction Innovation Award 2019 was concurrently held to 
showcase the most advanced construction technologies and enable co-creation of 
innovative solutions for sustainable development of the industry.

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The Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Mrs. Carrie LAM (Centre), Vice Minister of 
the MOHURD of the PRC, Mr. YI Jun (Left 4), Secretary for Development, Mr. 
Michael WONG (Left 3), Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) of the 
Government of the HKSAR, Ir LAM Sai-hung (Right 2) , Chairman of the CIC, Mr. 
CHAN Ka-kui (Right 4), Chairperson of CIC’s Committee on Productivity, Ir Ringo 
YU (Left 1), and Executive Director of the CIC, Ir Albert CHENG (Right 1)
 
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The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), 
Mrs. Carrie LAM, Vice Minister of MOHURD, Mr. YI Jun, Secretary for Development 
of the Government of the HKSAR, Mr. Michael WONG and Chairman of the CIC, Mr. 
CHAN Ka-kui, Chairperson of CIC's Committee on Productivity, Ir YU Shek-man, 
and Executive Director of the CIC, Ir Albert CHENG together with other 
honourable guests, jointly officiated the Grand Opening Ceremony and witnessed 
the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the CIC and CSTID. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Mrs. Carrie LAM recognised Hong Kong innovation 
technology as a significant driving force for the development of Greater Bay 
Area. "The adoption of technology has created opportunities for cross-boundary 
collaboration, notably within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. 
Innovation and technology (I&T) is one of the key areas for the Greater Bay 
Area development. We see the potential of Hong Kong in playing a key role in 
this aspect, hence we have been investing heavily in I&T and related 
industries," she said.

Mr. CHAN Ka-kui believed that the CIExpo can be a driving force for sustainable 
construction development. "We hope this Expo will inspire participants and 
visitors for further innovation and technology advancement, more importantly, 
for a better construction industry globally," he said. 

The 4-day CIExpo from 17 to 20 December has attracted 228 local and overseas 
organisations from 15 countries and regions to participate. It features four 
key themes, namely Offsite Construction, Robotics and Automation, Digital 
Solutions, and Advanced Technologies and Materials, with a target for 
attracting 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". Ten technical tours will also be arranged to demonstrate local 
innovative buildings including MiC Display Centre, CIC -- Zero Carbon Park, CIC 
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 (a sludge treatment facility), etc.  

The CIC has also announced the winners of the CIC Construction Innovation Award 
2019. The Award, honoured the outstanding innovative initiatives of the local 
and international industry leaders and academics, consists of three categories: 
"Construction Productivity", "Construction Safety" and "Construction 
Sustainability" with a total of 12 awards including International Grand Prize, 
Local Grand Prize and Young Innovator Prize were presented. The International 
Grand Prize went to "Transforma Robotics" from Transforma Robotics, which is a 
spin-off company from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; while the 
Local Grand Prize went to "Yau Lee High Rise Concrete MiC System" from 
Architectural Services Department of the Government of HKSAR and Yau Lee Group 
joint venture. 

For more details of the CIExpo, please visit the website: http://ciexpo.cic.hk. 
For CIC Construction Innovation Award: http://innovationaward.cic.hk/index.html

SOURCE  Construction Industry Council

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   Caption: The Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Mrs. Carrie LAM (Centre), Vice 
Minister of the MOHURD of the PRC, Mr. YI Jun (Left 4), Secretary for 
Development, Mr. Michael WONG (Left 3), Permanent Secretary for Development 
(Works) of the Government of the HKSAR, Ir LAM Sai-hung (Right 2) , Chairman of 
the CIC, Mr. CHAN Ka-kui (Right 4), Chairperson of CIC’s Committee on 
Productivity, Ir Ringo YU (Left 1), and Executive Director of the CIC, Ir 
Albert CHENG (Right 1)

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