The first Hong Kong Construction Common Data Environment Award (the Award), co-organised by the Development Bureau and the Construction Industry Council (CIC), was officially launched on 7 July. At the ceremony, the CIC also signs the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Renewals with higher educations institutions aiming to introduce construction digitalisation content to their curriculums and equip students with the necessary knowledge of BIM and construction digitalisation before joining the construction industry.
Ir Ho On-sing, Thomas, Chairman of the CIC said at the ceremony, ‘Behind all the facades and concrete, data laid the foundation of construction. An integrated Common Data Environment, is desperately needed throughout the whole life-cycle of a built asset, starting from the conceptual stage, to design, construction, maintenance and FM. The keys to success are ‘integrated’ and ‘single source of truth’, let's look beyond Design and Construction and focus on the future, while I am talking about 50 years or more of the asset life-cycle. We shall recognise the long term benefits.”
Data Environment (CDE), construction digitalisation expert Mr Mark Enzer showed audience the benefits of construction digitalisation and CDE as well as strategies for transformation; data insights expert Mr James Burt explored how to unlock value from Common Data Environment while information management specialist Mr Malcolm Taylor shared his vast experience in construction digitalisation of transportation infrastructure.
Along the years, the CIC has invested a lot of resources in promoting digitalisation, not only targeting industry practitioners but also on nurturing students, youngsters via different means.
At the ceremony, the CIC signs the MOU Renewals with Chu Hai College of Higher Education, City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), The University of Hong Kong (HKU), and Vocational Training Council (VTC) to continue the efforts for providing the new generation to obtain the latest technologies and first-hand information on BIM.
The Award is now open for application until 30 September 2022. If you or your organization(s) have been working on inspiring projects that utilise Common Data Environment (CDE) to improve project management, collaboration, and productivities, apply now and share your valuable experiences with the industry.