Yee Fai Construction Company Ltd., under SHKP, has actively introduced innovative methods to enhance the quality of construction, earning wide recognition in the industry. As an outstanding example, the integrated commercial project at 98 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, features an array of new technology applications and won the Gold Award in the Innovative Safety Initiative Award 2020 (Health & Welfare), organized by the Development Bureau, the Construction Industry Council and the Hong Kong Construction Association.
Innovative construction methods
Various innovative construction methods have been utilized in the integrated commercial project at 98 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong. For example, for the first time in Hong Kong, exothermic welding is being used to replace traditional electric arc welding to reduce the emission of waste gases and fumes during the welding process. Also, the 5G network, Building Information Modelling (BIM), and Mixed Reality (MR) have been employed during construction to enhance work efficiency and precision. The project has also leveraged the electrical and mechancial modular integrated construction method, which has improved construction quality and reduced the impact on the surrounding community.
Protecting the environment by optimizing the use of resources
In addition, the team adopted different measures to minimize the impact of the construction on the environment. For example, an excavation and lateral support (ELS) system was deployed to substantially reduce the consumption of steel; and a groundwater circulation system was set up on the construction site to allow the use groundwater instead of fresh water, thus ensuring more efficient use of resources. The project also uses electric vehicles to reduce emissions.
Prioritizng workers' safety and well-being
To enhance the safety of workers, the transport machinery is equipped with laser lights to reduce the risk of workers entering the operating zone of the machinery by accident. The project also features a smart safety system to improve safety and monitor the health condition of workers.
The project has earned industry recognition for its innovative approaches, with the following awards:
|The Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government, the Construction Industry Council and the Hong Kong Construction Association||Silver Award – Innovative Enhancement for Lifting Safety Award 2020|
|The Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government, the Construction Industry Council and the Hong Kong Construction Association||Merit Award – Innovative Safety Initiative Award 2020 (Safety Operational Device)|
|The Construction Industry Council||Merit Award – CIC Sustainable Construction Award 2020|
|The Occupational Safety and Health Council||Merit Award – OSHC Prevention of Pneumoconiosis Best Practices Award 2020|
|Autodesk||Honourable Mention – Autodesk Hong Kong BIM Awards 2020|