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- Twenty-six Science Park Companies Demonstrated Cutting-edge Construction Technologies at Construction Innovation Expo 2019
As a supporting organisation for Construction Innovation Expo 2019, HKSTP led 26 Park companies to showcase their latest innovations and solutions in smart construction.
The participating Park companies demonstrate cross-disciplinary technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, Internet of Things, cloud, blockchain, MiC and metamaterials that can be applied to architectural design, construction, site management, facility management and green building.
(Hong Kong, 17 December 2019) Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) today announced its successful participation in the Construction Innovation Expo 2019 (CIExpo), to be held from the 17th to 20th December 2019. As a supporting organisation for the event, HKSTP led 26 Park companies to showcase their latest innovations and solutions in smart construction. Senior executives from HKSTP will also contribute their insights on trends impacting the construction industry at CIExpo’s plenary sessions - the International Conference on MiC (Modular Integrated Construction), and International Conference on DfMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly), Robotics and Automation.
Jointly organised by the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government, the Centre of Science and Technology Industrial Development, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China, and Hong Kong’s Construction Industry Council (CIC), the CIExpo features a wide range of innovations for offsite construction, robotics and automation, digital solutions and advanced technologies and materials. It provides a platform for knowledge sharing and business matching, with the vision of driving technology adoption in the construction industry.
The technological showcases at the HKSTP Pavilion underscore HKSTP’s commitment to building bridges between the construction industry and innovators who apply technology and new concepts to strengthen efficiency of the construction value chain. The participating Park companies demonstrate cross-disciplinary technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics (AIR), Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, blockchain, MiC and metamaterials that can be applied to architectural design, construction, site management, facility management and green building.
In addition, HKSTP will highlight the adoption of MiC for the construction of the InnoCell, Science Park’s first on-site accommodation, to cultivate smart living and a co-creation community. On Wednesday, 18th December, Mr Simon Wong, Chief Project Development Officer of HKSTP will share his thoughts on “MiC Journey and Adoption for InnoCell” at the conference. The MiC effectively enhances building productivity and safety, construction quality and sustainability through applying DfMA, to enable manufacturing in an offsite prefabrication factory and transporting structures for onsite installation. InnoCell will house about 500 bed spaces with a flexible design and communal facilities for overseas and local talent and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
On Thursday, 19th December, Dr Crystal Fok, Associate Director, AIR Platform and Precision Engineering of HKSTP will lead a panel discussion on “Landing AI+Robotics into Construction Industry”, together with representatives from the respective solution providers and industry user, including Arical, RaSpect, Welbot and Vibro. They will explore the development and adoption of construction robotics and automation systems.