Building & Engineering

Gov’t to prosecute building owners ignoring fire safety orders

Approximately 9,000 buildings currently stand with expired directions. 

Govt launches Smart Site Safety System Labelling Scheme for site workers

The scheme seeks to ensure a safe work environment for site workers.

Green-blue-grey infrastructure effective in mitigating urban heat: study

A framework was introduced to guide GBGI implementation.

Kai Tak construction firms face bid suspension

A contractor and subcontractor were involved in a fatal incident.

Construction sector stagnates due to rising costs and competition

Private and non-private residential construction works also fell in 1Q24.

Times China hit with winding-up petition

The petition was filed over financial obligations of US$173.2m and $731.4m.

PolyU researchers discovers new method to prevent microbial corrosion in marine concrete

Biomineralisation was found to be the most effective strategy to curb microbial corrosion. 

CR Construction’s revenue declined 15% in FY2023

The company’s net profit also decreased 1.0% in FY2023.

HKPC, HIT ink MOU on U&T development in environmental engineering 

The collaboration will bring new opportunities for green development in Hong Kong and the Mainland.

Isolation facilities to be used for Hong Kong-Shenzhen I&T Park

The lands used were formerly housing community isolation facilities.

Gov’t signs construction tech pact

Under the pact, agencies will explore technologies that can enhance construction efficiency and safety.

ifc mall attains certification from the US Green Building Council

The establishment is the first mall to receive such recognition in Hong Kong.

HK approves contracts for 4,680 workers in the construction sector

The Labour Department expects the imported labour to alleviate manpower shortage.