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Objective 1: Unify the membership

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(1) Survey BC Members Monthly BC Meeting Discussion Topics were collected from members through various channels, such as BC / Working Groups / Task Force Meetings etc. 4 Vice-Chairman were elected to handle issues relating to BD, ArchSD, HA and Strategic separately. Maintenance Sub-Committees, Sub- Groups & Working Groups were also form to address relevant members' (2) Membership Drive Regular Lunch Meeting with BC Executives have actively Potential Member/ Non Active participated in the HKCA Events; Seminars; Gatherings and Lunch Meetings with Potential Members/Non Active Members. (3) Publish BC's Secretariat Office / Achievements to be published at the achievement yearly end of each year. BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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(1) Encourage Member to On-going HKCA Members' uses only /Secretariat Office registered subcontractors for public subcontractor only works. For private works contracts, members have voluntary to use registered subcontractors. (2) Establish outstanding Information was exchanged by members informally. BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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(1) Identify problem and Monthly BC Meeting / Regular Meetings with varies Regular Meeting With government departments and public Government Departments bodies such as DEVB, BD, ArchSD, WSD and HA, etc. have provided identify possible Examples were: - 1. Success in lobbying the DEVB a) Brief Contractors on the proposed amendments for new / amended schemes / requirements, such as CWRO; CWRS & Admission / Management rules for Lists of Contractors,etc, b) Establish a Joint WG with CIC & Contractors to: - Conduct site trials on CIC's new recording device for CWRS to ensure it's BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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functional ability for ful implementation; & - Ensure Contractors' existing site attendance recording systems are fully compactable with CIC's proposed new recording c) Simplify the contract requirements on provision of site uniform to relieve the administrative burden of the d) Adopt enhancement measures for the Supplementary Labour Scheme such as extend the working period for imported workers & to work on more than one public contract, BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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2. Success in lobbying HA: a) To review the requirements for mandatory use of Precast Water Tank at G/F by considering actual site b) To maintain HA current procurement principle and be flexible on interpret the Agreement on Government Procurement of the WTO, c) To maintain the current List Requirement for Yr 15 -16, d) To relief Contractor's difficulties in obtaining approval for using RMC from different cement source & conduct further study by e) To improve Contractors cashflow by allowing interim BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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(i) reinforcement bar stored off site & (ii) large metal panel formworks, f) To revise the water lead content alert level from g) To remove impractical proposal to prohibit site workers from drinks containing caffeine such as h) To establish Joint WG to review the procurement arrangement & buildability for "Queen's Hill" mega size i) To continue review the existing "Workers Wages Monitoring "system to suit different site practice facing by New Works and BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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j) To establish Joint WG to review administrative procedures to shorten overall construction period for k) To establish Joint WG to conduct feasibility study on upcoming HA Projects, l) To continue review the current specifications to suit latest industrial practices, m) To continue the measures to assist Contractors cash flow Maintenance Works) prior to Chinese New Year. 3. For HA Maintenance Works Contracts, success in lobbying HA to (i) increase expenditure on under-spending DTCs; (i ) review current S.O.R. to reflect BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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4. Success in lobbying ArchSD to request E&M / Piling Sub- Contractors to return tender to Main Contractors on Wednesday for tender closing date scheduled on Friday, 5. Specifications review with 6. PASS / MASS revamp with HA. 7. Continue review the ERP System 8. Success in lobbying WSD to roll out measures to facilitate the industry to resolve backlog on water services applications / approvals caused by the recently issued WSD Circular BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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Monthly BC Meeting / Regular Meeting With 1. Actively participate in CIC Task reviewing existing Government Departments; Forces / Working Groups in statutory requirements Professional Institutions and preparing industrial good Relevant Construction practices / guidelines to ensure Associations / Stakeholders its practicality. 2. Regular meeting with DEVB to Possible measures to improve the SLS to relieve the industry form the impact caused by labour shortage, Proposal to update the Management Rules for the Approved Lists of Contractors for eligibility of Joint Ventures to Tender Contractors, Proposal to enhance the current Contract Price Fluctuation System, BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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Proposal regarding "Designated Workers for Designated Skills" provision under CWRO, Proposed Procurement Approach to Enhance Assessment Mechanism for Public Works Tenders Consultation Paper Contractor Cooperative Training Scheme (CCTS), Supplementary Labour Advanced Construction Manpower Training Wages Monitoring (viii) Contractor Management BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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3. Meetings with HA to:- Review buildability / best construction method for individual project, Review / update the Pay For Safety / Environment Review the suitability of VPB / VPK for individual housing project, Continue review the existing "Workers Wages Monitoring "system to suit different site practice facing by New Works and Maintenance Works Review the current method of payment of Preliminaries to MC, Continue review of Specifications Library, Review impractical works BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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specifications & acceptance criteria, (viii) Comprehensive review and update the current "Schedule of Rate" for Improve works quantity on under-spending 4. Meetings with ArchSD to:- Review / update the Exchange update market cost information, Review / update the G.S for Building Works, Review of Design and Construction Practices for ArchSD projects to cope with labour Study possible reuse of used structural steel & BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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Study possible green initiatives for Building 5. Regular meeting with WSD / Plumbing Associations to reflect Industrial concerns arise by the recently issued WSD Circular Letters and discuss possible relieve measures, 6. Meeting with HKFEMC and various Trade Associations for a better working environment for the Construction Industry. (3) Industrial Visits Pending for suitable destination. BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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(1) To pursue for more Members concerns / suggestions were raised to different government departments through regular meetings / workshops and correspondences. Examples were: - 1. To review and update contract provisions/requirements 2. To promote the "Security Of 3. To raise concerns on proposed HA contract requirements such as CCTS, ACMTS, SLS, Safety / Training requirements, Material Warranty and Product Certificate, Specifications on Protection of Workers on site, 4. To raise concerns on unfair trading / contract conditions imposed by Client BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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Bodies/Organizations, 5. To review / streamline the application procedures for SLS, 6. To review / amend departmental Circular Letters to suit latest industrial practice, 7. Possible enhancement measures to improve construction process by streamline current administration procedures. government to adopt 1. Meeting with DEVB, ArchSD to better tender award raise concerns on proposals to system and consistent update the Admission / levels of spending on Management Rules for the small / medium / large Approved Lists of Contractors for eligibility of Joint Ventures to Tender Contractors, 2. Written to HA to raise concerns on (i) List Management Fee Requirement, (ii) Unfair Tendering Practice, (iii) the BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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adverse effect caused by the shortage of labour within the industry, (iv) possible time delay caused by additional requirements under the WSD's latest Circular Letters,.etc. 3. Provide comment on HA's: - Proposed specifications on "Gates to Control Traffic at Vehicular Proposed "Initiatives to Expedite Construction", Proposed details for "Precast Acoustic Draft specifications on "Hard Paving Concrete Panel Construction". (3) Review Pay For Safety On-going BC Members / EC / Members from BC and H&SC has met DEVB and HA on separate Scheme for public meetings to review the existing BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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system to enhance its effectiveness on encouraging site safety & (4) To persuade CIC to Actively participate with the CIC Special Group on "Unfair Terms and Contracts Conditions from Client Bodies (5) Macau Sub-group Meetings to be held upon requested Respective working (6) Promote Corporate BC Members have actively Social Responsibility Respective working participated in events relating to to uplift industrial public safety, environmental and social events to uplift industrial image. Examples were:- 1. Quality Building Award 2. Quality Public Housing Construction and Maintenance BUSINESS PLAN OF BUILDING COMMITTEE
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3. Safety / Environmental Awards, (7) To persuade HA to Regular meeting with HA to review Respective working the current PASS / MASS Experience sharing seminar was held Respective working for Members. BUSINESS PLAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
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1) Follow up previous actions taken, and keep the following items on the agenda:
a) To persuade clients CEC continued with regular dialogues with DevB, Works Departments including DEVB, MTR & AA CEC Members and quasi government organizations via meeting, forums, presentations, to adopt more equitable briefings, and correspondences on matters regarding the industry, Allocation of Risk upcoming projects / tenders, technical and contractual issues, etc. The following tender / technical presentations had been arranged for Tseung Kwan O - Lam Tin Tunnel - Contractor's Forum for Main Tunnel Contract: the forum was attended by a large number of CEC Members. The project was part of the major tunnel contract for the Route 6 that was originally scheduled for tender by the end of 2014. Tendering was scheduled in mid 2015 and construction programmes were scheduled to start in early 2016 and completed by 2020. Updates on Tseung Kwan O - Lam Tin Tunnel - Contractor's Forum for Main Tunnel Contract: an update contractor forum for the TKO – Lam Tin Tunnel was held on 14 May 2015. The forum was well participated by CEC Members that were introduced to the proposed tender schedules and expected durations of the construction packages. Security of Payment (SOP): CEC Members were in support to instal the SOP legislation and Mr Peter Clayton of Pinsent Masons was request to consider the following issues when preparing the views from HKCA. i. Multi-parties adjudication is an essential part of the SOP legislation. i . Projects under the SOP legislation would likely required additional administration resources and would increase project expenditure. iii. The 55 days adjudication period is considered a long period for simple disputes whereas for complicated disputes additional time is BUSINESS PLAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
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List of Contractors and Eligibility of Joint Ventures to Tender, CEC Members reviewed on the proposal and would like to offer the following (I) Group Tender Limits: no comment. (II) Confirmation of Probationary Contractors to Confirmed Status: Members commented that for civil projects, 2 years are too short to measure the performance of contractors. However, some members voiced out that new contractors would have difficulties in acquiring the confirmation status due to tender limit of C(P) projects. Some Members further commented that the current listed contractors were required to go through the same system and the proposal needs to be fair to al contractors. There are plenty of contractors in the market. (III) Qualifications of Top Management and Technical Personnel: no (IV) Joint Ventures: non-listed contractors without proven track records would need to demonstrate their understanding to the local safety and quality standards requirements. Furthermore in-order to demonstrate their commitment to the local construction industry, Members thus would like to propose that the "lead JV contractor" needs to acquired a minimum of C(P) status. The LegCo Council Panel of Environmental Affairs Public Hearing on 6 January 2015 was attended Mr. Ringo Yu, CEC Chairman who voiced support of the industry on the development of the Three Runway Systems. b) To persuade clients The LegCo Council Panel of Environmental Affairs Public Hearing on 6 including DevB, MTR, & January 2015 was attended Mr Ringo Yu, CEC Chairman who voiced AA to adopt a more support of the industry on the development of the Three Runway balance Tendering BUSINESS PLAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
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Assessment System on NEC Meetings with the Development Bureau: CEC initiated a liaison Quality / Sustainability / CEC Executives & meeting with DevB on 6 March 2015 to explore the results of recently completed and on-going NEC projects. Members would like to enhancing dialogues with DevB over the implementation of NEC for public works. A Task force on NEC for Public Work (NEC) Implementation was formed. Well over 30 Building Committee and Civil Engineering Committee Members attended the DevB NEC meeting on 6 March 2015. In general, Members were encouraged with the contractual arrangement for NEC projects. However Members were concerned on the project cash flow due to delay of interim payments that should be enhanced for future NEC projects. Members were also experienced skepticism attitudes of NEC implementation by some of the Works Departments. Up to March 2015, there were only 3 completed public NEC work projects and it was agreed that Members would assist DevB to conduct a NEC Project performance survey later this year when there were more NEC projects completion. It was agreed to arrange a meeting with Mr Francis Leung of DevB to address some of the concerning issues related to tendering and implementation of NEC projects. Initially a join survey with DevB and CEC was expected to commence at the end of the year but DevB would like to postpone on the survey until more completion of NEC projects. On 22 Sep. 2015, the Task Force met Mr Francis Leung, Principal Assistant Secretary (Works) to relay concerns experienced by contractors in implementing NEC for public work contracts. Mr Leung welcomed the opportunities to discuss with CEC Members on the enhancement BUSINESS PLAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
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Departments would have a total of more than 100 public work contracts using NEC and he looked forward to further discussion with CEC Members with more NEC completed projects. Please refer to the attached minutes for details. c) To achieve an equitable MTR Projects Progress Task Force concluded a meeting held on 11 June Clients including DEVB, to conduct a survey to CEC Members on the difficulties that they MTR, & AA Contractors' confronted. The Task Force would like to identify common concerns with Performance Reporting enhancement proposals that could be used to assist both MTR project teams and CEC Members. The concerns identified included : i. insufficient senior MTR staff in handling EOT and claims, ii. excessive volume of uncoordinated drawings issued by MTR, iii. recommend MTR to set up a DRA system similar to that adopted by public projects, The Task Force had proposed to CEC Members in arranging a meeting with MTR senior management to voice concerns on a number of common issues experienced by contractors, these included; too many late changes, insufficient senior commercial and production staff at project progress meeting and proposal to adopt third party facilitator to facilitate early discussion/negotiation on possible disputes. However, CEC Members considered the meeting with MTR Senior Management would not be effective and had suggested the Task Force to re-convene and considered in conducting a "late changes" survey to gather data and impact analysis of the project programs. The CEC Executive Panel concurred that a member of the Task Force would informally discuss with Mr Steve Griffin, General Manager – Procurement & Contracts on the proposed enhancements that would only be voluntarily adopted by the concerned Members and these BUSINESS PLAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
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adopting the Development Bureau Technical Circular (Works) No. 5/2013 Extension of Time due to Labor Shortage; and ii. to adopt a more flexible approach when considering cost compensation due to the unexpected cost escalation within Contractor's supply chain due to overwhelming workload within the iii. to consider to allow the Contractors to trigger the dispute resolution procedure before the completion of the project. Alternatively adopt third party facilitator (e.g. Dispute Resolution or Dispute Avoidance Advisor) to facilitate early discussion/negotiation on possible disputes; and iv. to be flexible on adjusting milestone payments schedule for Contractors who are suffering serve cash flow problem; and v. address the concerns of too many late changes and drawings. Latest MTR Funding proposal for XRL Projects : MTR had recently proposed a financing scheme to fund the XRL progress developments that have caused great concerns for Contractors working on the projects. The Executive Panel was therefore agreed to advise the task force to convene a meeting to further identify general concerns of members for administrating MTR projects. Mr Iain Mcleod of Sambawang had departed from the Task Force and Mr KM Book of Wai Kee would be invited to take up the vacancy. the Task Force of MTR Project Progress had offered the following views on the MTR proposal to acquire additional funding for the XRL Projects: i. although contractors were victims of the incident but Task Force Members would recommend to adopt a low-profile in front of general public and media. ii. observe the outcomes in both the MTR General Meeting scheduled on 1 Feb. 2016 for distribution of special dividend to shareholders and the subsequent proposal to LegCo for additional XRL funding. BUSINESS PLAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
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not affect the contractual rights of contractors. MTR was the agent serving the HKSAR Government that was the owner of XRL projects and projects' contractual payments were ensured by the "Deed Poll" arrangements. However, unless additional funding was approved, Contractors were required to work harder in obtaining payments. 3rd Runway Systems for the HK International Airport for submission to the Town Planning Board on 8 July in support of the development, The CEC Executive Panel confirmed in making a representation to the Town Planning Board in support of the construction of the 3 Runway Systems Projects. The web-based supporting submission would be based on Mr Ringo Yu presentation to LegCo Subcommittee - Panel of Development on Sept 2014. CEC Members were also encouraged to make their own submission on behalf of their company. The Town Planning Board (TPB) had published all representations including the CEC submission in a web based system. The Task Force would liaise with CEC Members on the need to make oral representations in future meetings / forums. The TPB Public Meeting was held on 14 Dec 2015 to consider CEC representation and had invited CEC to appear at the hearing. The CEC Executives had agreed to nominate Mr Franky Ha of Dragages to attend the meeting in voicing support of the draft zoning plan to make ways for the development of the 3rd Runway Systems. 3 Runway Systems Task Force met on 25 June and would like to urge the Airport Authority to adopt the following procurement principles for the 3rd Runway Systems Projects that were due to launch for tendering: i. procurement arrangement should cater for all concerning stakeholders and avoided mega size contracts, ii. transparency of tendering, iii. timely and early release of information, iv. consideration on labour shortage, BUSINESS PLAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
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strategy of the 3rd Runway Systems in Jan. 2016 and the Executive Panel would like to advise the Task Force to convene a meeting to derive on a tentative working schedule with the Airport Authority on the varies issues including the project packaging proposals for CEC Members. The Task Force would also work closely with the Airport Authority on the promotion to the public for the development of the 3rd Runways CEO Round Table Safety Forum held 13 April 2015, At the CEO Round Table Forum held on 13 April 2015, Mr Ringo Yu updated the participants on the progress of the Safety Passport Scheme and was seeking support from clients and authorities to implement the scheme for the Hong Kong construction industry. DevB Proposal for Safety Management System Review Consultation on Proposed Major Revisions After reviewing the consultation proposal, CEC Members would like to offer recommendations in the following issues: A. Proposed Revision to Pay for Safety Scheme Most of the participated members disagreed on removing any items under the Pay for Safety Scheme. The proposal would encourage return of competitive tender with some contractors taking risk to under-provide safety provision. Members further suggested to revise the scheme to allow contractors to obtain the full-provision of the pay for safety scheme. B. Revisions to DevB TCW No. 3/2009 Members objected both the proposals to withdrawal of pre- qualified contractor upon notification on intention to convene Panel of Enquiry and increase in the level of penalty that would cause cessation business of contractors. The proposal should consider ways to allow contractors to improve on their safety BUSINESS PLAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
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a) Visionary Transport Infrastructure for HK 2030 Phase II – Green Transport In progress / Green Transport Study for a New Development Area in Hong Kong : In January 2015, the PolyU Consultant had submitted the draft final report of the Green Transport Study and the Steering Committee would convene shortly to discuss in details on the report findings. Based on comments made by the Steering Committee, the PolyU Consultant had revised the attached draft final report of the Green Transport Study for a New Development Area in Hong Kong. In summary the research study identified electric bus and monorail as the preference and suitable green transportation vehicles for deployment in the Tung Chung New Town Regions including the Hong Kong International Airport, the Boundary Crossing Facilities of Hong Kong Zhuhai Macao Bridge and the proposed reclamation areas of the Tung a) four bus routes were proposed for the electric bus operation, the proposed bus routes were ranged from 6.9km to 8.4km with an estimated capital expenditure of HKD 250m. b) 2 circular monorail systems were proposed, the monorail systems would have a total travelling distance of 12.6 km with an estimated capital expenditure of HKD 13 billion. c) cycling and pedestrian routes were also suggested for leisurely transport modes for the residents and tourists visiting the areas. BUSINESS PLAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
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conclude the Study Report and discussed on ways to promote the The PolyU Research Team had agreed to our request in promoting the findings of the Green Transport Research Study that was sponsored by CEC and recently completed. Please refer to the attachments for details. The PolyU research team was making final preparation for the report. In order to promulgate the study effectively and in a neutral way, CEC Member unanimously agreed to entrust the PolyU research team led by Prof. William Lam to promote the studying finding via academic seminars, publication as research articles and distribution of the report to the relevant government departments / organizations. b) The Hong Kong's The initiative was completed in 2014. Construction Industry c) MTR – CEC Safety Safety Passport Update : The following recommendations were also fully Initiatives for Tunnel endorsed by CEC Members: Works – driving safety i) continued running the Safety Passport Scheme at the 4 trial projects initiative together with until project completion, clients to ensure ii) the Working Group further advised that 5 more projects (tabled construction areas below) had been nominated for implementing the scheme and becomes a safer place for requested CEC Members to nominate other projects to join the MTR 1128 Shatin to Central Link: South Ventilation Buildings to Admiralty Tunnels 1126 - Provisioning of Harbour Road Sports Centre CEDD – Wan Chai Station Subway Tuen Mum Chek Lap Kwok Link MTR - 1121 Shatin to Central Link: NSL Cross Harbour BUSINESS PLAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
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Phase II of Construction Workers Registration Ordinance (CWRO) "Designated Workers for Designated Skills (DWDS)": with support from Paul Y and Chun Wo the CEC and BC chairmen had joined hands to provide advice to the Construction Workers Registration Authority (CWRA) on the implementation of Phase II CWRO. Both chairmen would attend CWRA meetings related to the development of guidelines for DWDS. Please refer to the attached minutes for details. Reasonable Measures for "Designated Workers for Designated Trades" (DWDT) Working Group : since the last report in Nov, the 1st Working Group meeting was held in early Dec 2015 and the 4 representatives namely, Ringo Yu, Cyras Chin, Hugo Wong (Paul Y) and Victor Tong (Chun Wo) had been accepted into the DWDT Working Group. It was further recommended that Mr Lai Kwok Wai representing PCC and Mr Conrad Fung representing (SME) to join the Task Force. Please refer to the attachment for details. It was further reported that Members of the Construction Workers Registration System (CWRS) Pilot Test Working Group were dissatisfied with the development of the CWRA card entry system that may caused problems for workers gaining access to construction sites. It was agreed to invite participants to share of their pilot test experience with intention to compile of a consolidated report for the CIC CWRS Task Force. It was noted that the Chairman of CIC Construction Workers Registration System (CWRS) Task Force had given assurance for the CWRS development and further agreed not to rollout the new CWRS unless all concerning participants were satisfied with the development. BUSINESS PLAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
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Engage with Public Works Completed / CEC The Highways – CEC luncheon was successfully held on 30 January. Mr Departments / Quasi KK Lau, Director of Highways led a team of 20 senior Highways staff to Government organizations on address CEC Members on concerns of the industry including informal basis in a manner construction safety and the current LegCo filibustering situation similar to the current MTR / MTR - CEC Partnership Dinner on 21 May 2015, The partnership dinner CEC arrangements. was hosted by MTR and Mr Lincoln Leong, CEO of MTR led a team of senior MTR staff to share their views on some of the challenging issues with the participated CEC Members. Mr Leong reiterated that MTR and contractors should work together in resolving problems and difficulties for the construction of MTR projects. Client - contractors partnership approach had always been the winning factor for successful completion of many MTR developments and he urged CEC Members to stand with MTR in facing the challenges ahead. Partnership luncheon with Airport Authority : The partnership luncheon with the Airport Authority was successfully completed on 20 July 2015. The Airport Authority Senior Management delegate was led by Mr Tommy Leung General Manager, Projects who informed CEC participants on the current status of the 3rd Runway i. The construction schedule of the 3rd Runway Systems remained unchanged with projects commencement in mid 2016, ii. a number of judicial reviews on the Environmental permits and the government's decisions to grant the construction were stil in iii. the procurement team was working on suitable contracts for NEC iv 2 Deep Cement Mixing trials had been completed and the results were encouraging. There would be a third trial by the end of the BUSINESS PLAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
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Objective 1: To pursue bettering business environment and level playing field in the piling industry

1.1 Maintain close and effective working On-going
relationship with the appropriate authorities and stakeholders on matters concerning industry and technical aspects of foundation works Building Department (BD) The PCC-BD informal meeting was held on 7.5.2015 to review a variety of issues, e.g. the new foundation code, BA14 acknowledgement, basic value of supervision plan, grade 500 steel rebar and pile deviation justification, etc. Views had been exchanged to navigate relevant problems in order to ensure the interests and needs of piling contractors were being PCC has representative sitting on the Technical Committee on the Code of Practice for Foundation to help advocate our priorities and interest. Drafting of the new foundation code was completed and has been underway the final round of consultation. BUSINESS PLAN OF PILING CONTRACTORS COMMITTEE
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PCC has representative sitting on the Technical Committee on the Code of Practice for Site Supervision to help advocate our priorities and interest. Housing Department (HD) In 2015, PCC continued participate actively in various meetings with Housing Department to provide view points and suggestions to push for stable and sustainable piling workload, enhance procurement system, and streamlining procedures and working conditions for public housing projects. Issues discussed Labour resources issues such as the senior workers registration arrangement and supplementary labour scheme, designated workers designated Tender A and Tender B tendering arrangement for contract with isolated work items pending confirmation of Government Fund Enhanced technical proposal for two-envelope tendering system Construction management for the large –scale project at Queen's Hill, N.T. Adoption of using non-road mobile machinery BUSINESS PLAN OF PILING CONTRACTORS COMMITTEE
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NRMM (for the type of crawler crane and On-site quality control of welding electrodes Pilot programme of using B5 diesel In 2015, PCC ran the following meetings with HD: 4 Breakfast/quarterly meetings with HD Deputy Director on 29.5, 5.6, 14.8 and 26.11 in 2015 3 Recurring HD-PCC Liaison meetings on 6.2.2015, 23.4.2015 and 15.10.2015 10 Recurring HD-PCC meetings of project specific consultation work to tap PCC's input on the determination of contract period, construction method Development Bureau (DevB) PCC met with DevB on 16.7.2015 to discuss on the problem of insufficient approved NRMM crawler crane and excavator for piling contractors to surpass the new requirement of NRMM in the Technical Circular (Works) No. 1/2015. PCC called for the government to delay implementation of such requirement for a reasonable BUSINESS PLAN OF PILING CONTRACTORS COMMITTEE
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Architectural Services Department The PCC-ArchSD liaison meeting was held on 11.6.2015 to review and discuss issues of technicality, manpower resources and safety of piling works of public works Construction Industry Council (CIC) Meetings with CIC to discuss the proposed CCTS for Crawler Crane Operation at Tat Mei Road, Kwai Chung. After taking account of logistics issues, PCC considered that the training proposal was costly and ineffective and decided not to pursue anymore. PCC was pleased to see the CIC's proposal and syl abus of the "One Master, One Apprentice" scheme on crawler cane training and has made suggestions and comments via meetings and correspondence for review of CIC and LD. It is hoped that the training scheme can be launched in 2016. Hong Kong Construction Materials PCC met with Hong Kong Construction Materials Association to discuss the current concrete supply situation on 25.11.2015 as piling contractors claimed experiencing difficulties in securing timely and sufficient concrete order deliveries to cope with the BUSINESS PLAN OF PILING CONTRACTORS COMMITTEE
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construction programme. Either party agreed to pay more attention to more orderly and realistic scheduling of works, delivery trucking fleet capacity, and endeavoring to clear back log orders. Both associations also agreed to more closely collaborate to jointly tackle the situation through constant communication. Objective 2: To promote good practice in piled foundation works

2.1 Exchange experience and knowledge Annually Mr Tom Lee
A technical visit to Sambo Piling Manufacturing Factory with counterparts in major cities in Asia was planned in June but was canceled due to the outbreak of MERS in S. Korea. 2.2 Agree on focus of experience / PCC supported HD the study on application of optical knowledge sharing remote measurement technology in the final set measurement of driven steel H-pile. PCC also gave comment on the reliability of the latest model of the measurement equipment where the measurement results were found inaccurate and inconsistent. HD accepted PCC's comment. PCC supported the intent of the proposal to use B5 diesel from an environmental perspective. BUSINESS PLAN OF PILING CONTRACTORS COMMITTEE
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PCC gave advice and responded to the rule of measurement of SMM4 for piling and caisson works, e.g. boring pile holes, pre-boring for precast concrete piles, pre-boring for steel piles, etc. BUSINESS PLAN OF SITE INVESTIGATION CONTRACTORS COMMITTEE
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relationship with the appropriate authorities and stakeholders on matters concerning industry and technical aspects Geotechnical Engineering Office The regular GEO-PCC Liaison meetings were held on 11.6.2015 and 3.12.2015 on a wide range of engineering activities related to GI works which A new formed GEO-SICC working group was set up to review and improve items in the schedule of rates for GI GEO will use NEC3 Term Service Contract for some term contracts of ground investigation works. Upon SICC request, CEDD will organize a briefing meeting to introduce the new procurement strategy to all listing GI GEO accepted SICC's view and withdrew their proposal to adopt multiple ER GI Contracts for LPMit projects. BUSINESS PLAN OF SITE INVESTIGATION CONTRACTORS COMMITTEE
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Construction Industry Council (CIC) SICC strengthened cooperation through meetings (21.1.2015, 29.7.2015 & 16.11.2015) with CIC on joint action for manpower training and trade test for ground investigation operators. Members revealed to CIC feasible problems of the "Designated Workers for Designated Skills" for GI operators under CWRO which was unveiled by CWRB and will be implemented on construction sites in April 2017. Further discussions with CIC are to be arranged. Water Service Department (WSD) Application for portable water meters for GI works for private sector. SICC has been keeping in view process of relevant applications and would render assistance to members should they have encountered problems. Close dialogue with WSD was always maintained. Objective 2: To promote good practice in GI works

2.1 Review/upgrade the Driller's Manual 2015-2016 Mr CN Ngan & ƒ
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Handbook to serve as a point of reference for industry practitioners at the frontline on GI works (The Manual was updated last in 2010). Mr BC Tam our former Vice-chairman has been invited to be our advisor to enhance the document. 2.2 Working Group on GI Safety 2015-2016 Mr SK Li & WG ƒ SICC initiated a working group for improving workers' safety from GI activities. 3 WG meetings (31.1.2015, 31.3.2015 & 24.6.2015) were held. A new GI site safety handbook was proposed to explain in plain language how to develop safe work practices and to meet the statutory and common contract requirements when undertaking GI work 2.3 Raising the standards of the industry 2015 SICC SICC Members signed a Charter to pledge support for - standardize design of timber platform the Report of "Establishment of Stat-of-the-Practice for Scaffolding Platform for Slope Site Investigation Works" towards raising the standards of the ground investigation industry in January 2015. 2.4 Adoption of NEC in GI Term Contract 2015 Secretariat ƒ In preparing for the government GI Term contract using the NEC in 2016, SICC hold an in-house seminar on the BUSINESS PLAN OF SITE INVESTIGATION CONTRACTORS COMMITTEE
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topic of "New Engineering Contract NEC" on 31.8.2015. Mott MacDonald was invited to share with SICC members on issues such as the NEC's advantages and disadvantage, difficulties encountered when using it, its dispute avoidance and resolution mechanism, etc. Objective 3: To develop a succession plan for the GI industry

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Ongoing Mr James Lam ƒ Initially SICC received from CIC bi-monthly status report courses for drillers and drilling labourers, action on the trade test for GI operators. Upon SICC request, and statistics for trade test certified the information was then upload at CIC website for the drillers in the GI market benefit of practitioners for easy reference. 3.2 Attraction plan for the youngsters to 2016 SICC Continued the HKCA SICC Scholarship for the academic join the GI industry year 2015-2016 for HKU students. 4.1 Annual fee of SICC SICC unanimously agreed to continue the member annual fee in an amount of $10,000 for 2016. BUSINESS PLAN OF SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SME) COMMITTEE
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(i) Regular meetings for Monthly / SME members SME continued to meet monthly to review on the progress of discussions in issues Working Groups, discussion on government consultations and regarding to SME identified new ways to assist SME Members in their chosen areas of (i ) SMEC member gatherings Monthly / SME members SME continued the monthly gatherings. (iii) Provide SME related Updating of SME via, meetings, seminars, briefings and fax & (iv) Inviting new members SME Members had been actively recruiting new members & potential members in joining the Committee. Annually / SME Executive The SME Executives met at the end of last year to review on the enhancements on SME 2015 activities and their recommendations were: scope of activities a. Construction Insurance Facility Working Group would pursue Willis to come up with a proposal to allow SME members to participate. b. G-Share e-platform Working Group would continue to assist Members in updating surplus construction resources and to allow other contractors to deploy these resources effectively. c. Group Procurement Working Group has engaged CaSO and Asia Pacific to finalise the group procurement schemes. d. Security Services Working Group, it was concluded that the initiative would have a low priority and would not pursue further. BUSINESS PLAN OF SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SME) COMMITTEE
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e. SME Funding Scheme Working Group would pursue DevB for funding schemes tailor for SME companies construction industry and currently there were only general funding schemes offered to contractors. f. Newsletter: to effectively communicate with SME Members, the SME Executives agreed to initiate a biannual SME Newsletter that would include group procurement information, various task forces updates and technical articles to assist SME company staff. g. Seminars & Briefings: the SME Executives would like to conduct the following seminars in the coming year. 2 half-day course on "Final Preparation for Authorized Signatory Interview", with a propose fee of HKD8,000 per head. explore with HKGBC on training courses for Beam Affiliate for explore with HKICM on training courses for Registered Construction Supervisors and Construction Managers. continue with seminars on noise permit, green building schemes and would limit to no more than 1 each month. BUSINESS PLAN OF SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SME) COMMITTEE
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(i) Professional training course a) AS training course (Co- organized with HKICM) Working group on AS A CPD training course on "How to prepare for Authorized Signatory Interview for Construction Practitioner" co-organized by HKCA and HKICM was held on 11 July from 9am to 1pm. It aimed to provide b) Minor Works training helpful reviews and introduction to the Building ordinances and current codes of practice for construction practitioners who would like to become or renewing the Authorized Signatory. Briefing on Engineering Graduate Training Scheme A was held on 23rd January at which more than 25 members attended the briefing session. Ir Dr Brian Tse, Training and Development Manager of HKIE introduced the requirements and objectives of Scheme A Training. A seminar on "Innovation, Safety, Security Service Trends" for security management was held on 14 August 2015 with more than 20 members attended. City Security Co, a subsidiary of Chun Wo Development Holdings Limited was invited to introduce the security management measures and systems for construction sites. Best Practice Guide for Environmental Protection on Construction Sites "Project Planning" & "Air Pollution Control", to raise environmental awareness of construction site a seminar was held on the 30 September 2015 to introduce the practical guide for project planning and air pollution control. Mr. Tony Yam, Vice Chairman of Environmental Committee, was invited to share the Best Practice Guide for Environmental Protection on Construction BUSINESS PLAN OF SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SME) COMMITTEE
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Sites. Over 30 members attended the seminar. A briefing on the application of e-cheque was presented by the Bank of China on 27 Nov. 2015. Similar to the hand-written cheque, the latest banking instrument with build in security features would allow greater flexibilities of delivery. The e-cheque would be operated in a higher efficiency when compared to the conventional hand-written cheque. a) Construction Mediation A seminar on mediation co-organized by HKCA and the Construction Mediation Interest Group of the Hong Kong Mediation Council was held on 15 June 2015. More than 30 members attended the seminar and the Construction Mediation Interest Group's facilitators namely Sr Stanley Lo, Chairperson, Sr Man Sing Yeung, Past Chairperson, Sr Ivan Cheung, Past Chairperson, Sr Tat Tong, Secretary, Sr Thomas Ho, Committee Member, Sr Nelson Lai, Committee Member and Mr. Steven Yip, Committee Members were the speakers who shared their experiences and knowledge of mediation in resolving disputes. b) Construction Mediation Seminar (Co-organized The "Mediate First for a Win-Win Solution" seminar on construction mediation co-organized by HKCA and Department of Justice, supported by HKICM, was held on 4th March 2015. President Ir Allan Chan provided a welcome speech and Vice-President Sr Eddie Lam shared his experience on mediation. More than 80 members attended the seminar. BUSINESS PLAN OF SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SME) COMMITTEE
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"Mediate First" Pledge Event 2015 organized by Department of Justice wil be held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 11st March 2015. This mediation seminar targets all sectors of SME. HKCA representatives have been invited to participate in the seminar. c) SME Seminar (Co- A corruption prevention forum "Managing Integrity & Striving for organized with the Hong Kong Business Ethics Excellence" Seminar was held on 11 September 2015 with an Development Centre) attendance of 40 members. Ms Doris Tong, Deputy Regional Officer of the Independent Commission Against Corruption was invited to equip members with knowledge on the relevant legislations, risk management, managing staff's integrity and prevention on corruption. In the future, ICAC suggested SME Committee to hold other seminars on ethics management in cross-boundary businesses and also suggested to arrange a visit to the ICAC headquarter. (iii) Visiting tour a) Macau Construction A visit to Zhaoqing China to observe the heritage conservation Association (MCA) program by SME Members was successfully held on 20-21 November 2015. With special thanks to Mr Daniel Shum of Kim b) Local Site Visit Hung Const. & Eng. Co. Ltd. in arranging meetings with local government officials and sites visits. Participants were fully appreciated the development Zhaoqing areas. BUSINESS PLAN OF SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SME) COMMITTEE
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(i) Establish a website The e-platform for sharing Building and Construction Resources platform for members SME were cooperating with the Hong Kong Green Building Council to exchange building Limited to promote an e-platform that was known as HK G-Share for and construction Working group on Website Trading Platform the construction industry. This free platform aimed at raising the awareness of waste reduction and the reuse of useful materials as (ii) SME members trial well as serving as a convenient channel for the industry to source and share reusable item. A seminar was held on September to introduce green construction culture to our members. Members are (iii) Encourage HKCA encouraged to use the website and provided suggestions for members to use the Working group on Website improvements. trading platform Trading Platform "HK G-Share" platform for sharing Building and Construction (iv) Monitoring the data Resources: a working group meeting for the website platform was held on 3 August 2015 to discuss about the development of the HK G-Share and comments with improvement suggestions had bben forwarded to HKGBC. BUSINESS PLAN OF SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SME) COMMITTEE
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(i) Security Service Working group on Security A seminar on "Innovation, Safety, Security Service Trends" for security management was held on 14 August 2015 with more than 20 members attended. Please refer to Seminar in objective 1 (i ) Group Insurance Working group on Group We've received positive feedbacks from QBE that expressed interest Insurance Scheme to provide construction insurance facility to SME Members. Willis Hong Kong Ltd. would act as facilitator for providing forecast of potential business cases. In the meantime, HKCA had issued a letter to appoint Willis as the exclusive insurance broker for the construction facility program. Willis Hong Kong Limited, the exclusive insurance broker for group insurance program had identified another broker, Zurich Insurance Co. Ltd. that could offer similar program to our Members. To recognize the safety standards of the contractors, SME Committee suggested to implement a safety rating for the construction industry. The Working Group would initiate discussion with the Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC) and the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI) on the issue. A Working Group had been formed to consider appropriate suppliers for providing cost-effective products to HKCA Members. BUSINESS PLAN OF SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SME) COMMITTEE
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So far 3 companies had been under consideration; Asia Pacific Industry Safety Equipment had made a 15% discount offer to HKCA Members on buying of their safety products, Leung Yau Co. for small equipment and CaSO (HK) Engineering Co. Ltd. for eco-blocks. (iii) SME Financing Concerning the SME Development Fund for ISO 50001, a meeting Guarantee Scheme Working group on SME with HKPC and HKICM was held on 20 July 2015 to discuss the Financing Guarantee application to the Trading and Industry Department (TID) SME development fund. TID explained that the current requirement for ISO50001 certification mainly affected large companies. SMEs were not required to obtain certification at present as they were usually sub-contractors. There were no urgency for SME to apply for the Fund. Review the levy threshold Discuss with Construction Industry Council (CIC) and Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund to raise the threshold of the 3 standard levies from $1M to $10M and streamlining the administration procedures of the concerned levies to reduce the administrative resources requirements. In the process of recruiting Working Group Members. Break down construction Working group on NW1 Governments consultations On-going The SME Committee had been providing comments and views on BUSINESS PLAN OF SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SME) COMMITTEE
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the fol owing government consultations: a. Buildings Department proposal to combine the renewal of Register of General Building Contractors and Register of Specialist Contractors. b. DevB Consultation on Admission / Management Rules for the Approved List of Contractors and Eligibility of Joint Ventures to Tender. c. EPD - Safety Management System Review Consultation on Proposed Major Revisions. d. EPD - Consultation on Use of B5 Diesel in public Works. e. EPD Proposal to Expansion the Equipment List of Quality Powered Mechanical Equipment. BUSINESS PLAN OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
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1.1 Actively reflect our members' views to On-going relevant Government Department and Officers on promulgation and/or enforcement of statutory regulations and Environmental Protection Submitted views for consideration by the industry Department (EPD) committees and the main council of the fol owing: Increase of application fee for Construction Noise permits and Noise Emission Labels for air compressor or hand-held breaker Disseminate important environmental message of EPD to our members for particular attention: The new regulation to control emission of non-road mobile machinery NRMM which had come into operation on 1.6.2015 BUSINESS PLAN OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
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Development Bureau (DevB) Mr Barry Sin / ƒ Mr Barry Sin and members attended a discussion meeting hosted by DevB to explore feasibility of using biodiesel B5 in public works contracts on 13.2.2015. Submitted views for consideration by the industry committees and the main council of the fol owing: Mandatory use of B5 diesel for non-road based machinery in new public works contracts for tenders invited from early 2016 1.2 Participate through the Hong Kong On-going Mr Barry Sin / ƒ HKCA Representatives participated through various Green Building Council and Construction action committees, task group, etc. to help advocating Industry Council Committee on members' priorities and interest on any recommended Environmental and Technology to reflect environmental initiatives: views in industry issues and put forward Mr Barry Sin sitting on the Board of Directors to HKGBC Mr Ringo Yu sitting on the CIC Committee on ENT Mr Ringo Yu & Mr Stephen Yim sitting on the CIC Task Group on schematic design for application of RFID, GPS and Sensor Technology in monitoring the movement of construction waste BUSINESS PLAN OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
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1.3 Maintain close and good working relationship with the appropriate authorities and stakeholders to push for better environmental performance Environmental Protection Mr Barry Sin / ƒ EC Panel members met with the directorates of EPD on Department (EPD) 21.5.2015 for cooperation in environmental achievement. Discussions included the following: Improving environmental performance of sub-contractors and minor work contractors Construction waste charging Collaboration on promotion / training activities Continue organize a good practice sharing Conference Mr Barry Sin / ƒ An EC and EPD joint working group WG was formed on quiet construction to take forward a number of technical options and activities to improve noise impact control of construction activities. 3 WG meetings were EC / Secretariat ƒ EC and EPD joined hand to develop the guidebook "Construction Innovative Environmental Practices" to serve as a handy reference for contractors in managing BUSINESS PLAN OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
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site environmental pollution problems. HKPC has been commissioned for the guidebook writing and production. It is hoped that the guidebook wil be issued in the 1st quarter of 2016. EC / Secretariat ƒ Continued to have regular dialogues with EPD via meetings/correspondences, etc. on matters concerning industry and environmental aspects, which included the Conviction and prosecution records of construction industry for 2014 Clarification of implementation details of exemption applications for existing NRMMs Civil Engineering and Development EC / Secretariat ƒ Continued to have regular dialogues with CEDD via Department (CEDD) meetings/correspondences, etc. on matters concerning industry and environmental aspects, which included the following: Malpractice found on tanker trucks when transporting slurry waste to the fill bank and need improvement Solidifying liquid state excavated C&D waste before disposal and to avoid using tipper dump truck to dispose liquid state C&D waste BUSINESS PLAN OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
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Pilot scheme on the use of GPS to combat fly-tipping of construction waste 1.4 Participation in various joint liaison On-going EC / Secretariat ƒ HKCA's representatives continued to participate in the groups with the appropriate authorities action fol owing external discussion forums: and stakeholders CEDD Public Fill Liaison Meeting EPD Landfill Liaison Meeting Objective 2: To sustain promotion of green construction to improve the environment

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Ongoing Secretariat Collaborated with HKICM and HKPC on a Government green campaigns with the Government Funded Project to launch a s support programme to and stakeholders and support to drive help SMEs adopting ISO 50001 EnMS in construction improvement on low carbon and clean sites. The application was submitted but not successful. energy construction in Hong Kong 2.2 Promote and keep abreast of new Ongoing Secretariat The 2015 Innovative Environmental Award was environmental initiatives and green suspended in order to gather more impetus for the technology for use in construction 2016 Award programme. Wilson Acoustic was invited to give a presentation on their newly developed SilentUP retractable noise barrier to EC members on 6.7.2015. BUSINESS PLAN OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
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2.3 Continue organize the "Hong Kong Annually Secretariat Continued col aboration with EPD, DevB, HKGBC and Construction Environmental Awards" in REDA organizing the "HKCA 2015 Hong Kong collaboration with Environmental Construction Environmental Award" Programme: Protection Department and stakeholders The award campaign attracted 36 entries for "Environmental Merit Award" An independent judging panel was formed and led by EPD for assessment 21 Members won the "Environmental Merit Award" Awards were presented at a ceremony on 20.11.2015 2.4 To boost ties with industry Ongoing Secretariat Dialogues meetings with HKPC were held about collaboration on a number of initiatives to improving the environment. Collaborated with HKQAA on the study of energy performance indicators research and way forward which was initiated by HKHA. The Study completed and its finding report was given to all EC members. BUSINESS PLAN OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
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3.1 Continue organize environmental conference, seminars, lunch talks, etc. with date to be the themes evolved and shaped by the industry's interests and needs HKCA Environmental Experience Mr Barry Sin / ƒ The HKCA Environmental Experience Sharing Forum cum Hong Kong Construction Environmental Awards Presentation Ceremony and Lunch was successfully held on 20.11.2013. The Forum attracted more than 100 delegates from across the industry with Mr K S Wong, Secretary as the keynote speaker. HKCA/HKIOA One-day Symposium Mr Barry Sin / ƒ EC in collaboration with EPD and HKIOA is organizing a on Construction Noise 2016 large symposium of quiet construction in July 2016. "Buy & Build Quiet" wil be the theme. 5 OC meetings Seminar: Best Practice Guide for The seminar was held on 24.4.2015 for SMEs and Construction Waste Management environmental practitioners at the forefront. EC member C K Yau shared about the good practices of BUSINESS PLAN OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
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construction waste management to the audiences. More than 60 people joined the seminar. Seminar: Best Practice Guide for The seminar was successfully held on 30.9.2015. EC Project Planning & Air Pol ution Vice-chairman Tony Yam gave a presentation on project planning and air pollution control in the seminar at which around 40 members had attended. 3.2 Promote the latest environmental Ongoing Secretariat Members were kept abreast of all the promulgation / information and knowledge sharing to development of the new regulations, requirements, etc. with relation to environmental issues via council report, website, e-bulletin, correspondences, etc. BUSINESS PLAN OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
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relevant Government Departments and Officers on promulgation and/or enforcement of statutory regulations and Labour Department (LD) Disseminate important safety message of LD to our members for particular attention: Eliminating or mitigating the risk of heat stroke on construction sites. Ensuring compliance with the safety legislation regarding work-at-height and eliminate work-related Construction Industry Council (CIC) Submitted views for consideration of the following draft Draft safety alert on safety of lorry-mounted cranes. Kept members timely posted on the newly issued guidelines and safety alerts of CIC. BUSINESS PLAN OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
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1.2 Participate through the Construction Ongoing HKCA HKCA has representatives in the following active task Industry Council Committee on force/groups under the Committee on CSS to share our Construction Site Safety to reflect views in views and put forward suggestions to enhance industry issues and put forward construction safety: Task Force on Review of Working Procedures for Safety Informal task force on site safety incidents Task force on site safety training Task force on site housekeeping Task force on working in hot weather Task force on work safety of repair, maintenance, alterations and additions (RMAA) sites Task force on site safety of working in lift shaft Task group on application of innovative design to enhance construction safety Task group on safety of lorry-mounted cranes 1.3 Maintain close and good working On-going HSC Panel relationship with the appropriate authorities and stakeholders to push for better safety performance Restructure of HSC Seven Task Groups were formed directing to six authorities/stakeholders, i.e. LD, DevB, CIC, OSHC, HD, HKCIEGU and an advisory group. BUSINESS PLAN OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
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Labour Department (LD) Mr David Lee & ƒ Regular dialogues with LD via meetings, correspondences, etc. on matters concerning construction safety which included the fol owing: Fatalities in construction industry in 2015 Restriction on use of ladders Implementation of CIC guidelines on planking arrangement for providing working platforms on bamboo scaffolds Safe operation of lorry-mounted cranes Suspension notice Development Bureau (DevB) TG met with DevB on 27.10.2015 and discussed the PFSS in ASD projects- Quantity on SWC morning assembly and induction training in contract not realistic/safety plan approval time quite consuming etc Different theme monthly safety audits by DSAU/ASD- too much and comments quite subjective Review of CPR-Safety TG attended a briefing meeting by DevB on 25.11.2015 concerning their proposed improvement measures of their Safety Management System for public works contracts. The issues were discussed in HSC and views BUSINESS PLAN OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
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on the proposed changes were submitted for consideration by Industry Committees and the Council. A technical circular was issued to all members on 4.12.2015 and appealed to implement anti-mosquito measures immediately and regularly in concert to get rid of mosquito's pest. Housing Department (HD) Mr CS Lam & TG ƒ Regular dialogues with HD via meetings, correspondences, etc. on matters concerning construction safety which included the fol owing: New specification clauses – platforms for working at different heights Specification review – health and protection of workers New specification clauses – gates to control traffic at vehicular entrance Automated external defibrillator Specification review – security and safety Specification review – corresponding update to BS Revised specification clauses – delivery of materials by vehicles to sites Revised specification clauses – safety enhancements Revised specification enhancements for bamboo BUSINESS PLAN OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
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scaffolding works Streamlining of Housing Authority Safety Auditing System (HASAS) and Surprise Safety Inspection Programme (SSIP) Bamboo scaffolding checklist Suspended working platform – keeping the safe rope in vertical condition Construction Industry Council (CIC) Regular dialogues with CIC via meetings, correspondences, etc. on matters concerning construction safety which included the fol owings: Cancel ation of distant learning on basic safety training under the F&IU Ordinance An ad hoc meeting was held on 17.11.2015 to collect views and suggestions on the "Chapter 6 – Building a Safer and Healthier Construction Environment" of the final draft of the CIC McKinsey Report. Members discussed and suggested that HKCA could contribute or proactively involved in the following two items: Item 31: Make the Subcontractors Registration Scheme mandatory for all Sub-contractors Item 48: Continue to identify key safety procedures and publish guidelines regarding the respective safety roles BUSINESS PLAN OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
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along the multi-tier contracting system Occupational Safety and Health HSC members gave presentation on the following seminar/conference: Seminar on Working at Height Safety on 18.6.2015 Conference on Confined Space Work Safety on 26.8.2015 Seminar on Transportation Safety at Construction Sites on 3.11.2015 1.4 Disseminate important safety On-going Secretariat Updated monthly record of fatality accident in message to our members for particular construction industry and reported to Council. attention
Objective 2: Sustaining health and safety promotion programme in collaboration with all stakeholders within the
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2.1 Set safety targets that our working
Conducted accident statistic survey for the year of 2014 environment would reach to the standards of global best practice HKCA members averaged at 10.63/1000 accident rate and 0.04/1000 serious incident rate in 2014. Total no. of fatality as marked for our members' sites was 9. To balance the surge of workloads, the safety performance target for 2015 was set the same as 2014 Accident rate/1000 workers : 9 BUSINESS PLAN OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
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2.2 Proactive participation in various Annually Secretariat ƒ Collaborated with DevB and CIC to organize the safety campaigns with the Government Construction Safety Week (CSW) during 27.5.2015 – and stakeholders and support to drive 29.5.2015 with the goal in achieving "Zero Accident" improvement on better workplace safety through sustained promoted efforts. HKCA took lead of the working team to organize the CSW Site Visits. 2.3 Promote and keep abreast of new Ongoing Secretariat Collaborated with DevB and CIC to organize the safety initiatives and technology for use in action "Innovative Safety Initiative Award" in 2015: construction sites Launched the Award in January 2015 and the award campaign attracted 106 entries Participated in the screening and assessment process Results announced in May 2015 Organized the award presentation ceremony on All submissions were posted on the Construction Safety Week official web-site for sharing to public 2.4 Continue organize various safety Ongoing HSC/Secretariat Continue organize or engaged in the fol owing site safety award programmes in collaboration with action award programmes with the Government and major the Government and stakeholders HKCA Proactive Safety Contractors Proactive Safety Contractors Award and Safety Merit Award and Safety Merit Award Reviewed judging criteria and launched the Awards in The award campaign attracted 42 entries BUSINESS PLAN OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
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21 Members won the "Proactive Safety Contractors Award" and 9 members won the "Safety Merit Award" Results were announced in July 2015 and the awards were presented at a ceremony held on 8.10.2015 Development Bureau (DevB) Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme 2015. Labour Department (LD) Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2015/2016, safety roving exhibition, and award presentation ceremony carnival. Occupational Safety & Health Council 2015 Construction Safety Award, 2015 Occupational Safety & Health Award, 2015 RMAA Safety Promotion Campaign, 2015 Safe Lifting Operation Competition and Caring Construction Site Award Scheme. 2.5 Subcontractors site safety & health 2014 -2015 HSC / The scheme ran and was completed in July in which 33 performance assessment scheme members companies had participated. A finding report was prepared for HSC members' review. 2.6 Construction Safety Programme for Ongoing Mr Tim Tsui / Concerning the surge in serious accidents in July and HSC Members (14 – 26 September 2015) August, HSC launched out a two-week safety promotional programme on 14.9.2015. Members were pledged in taking out effective preventive measures including toolbox talk to workers during the period of BUSINESS PLAN OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
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14-26 September 2015, riveting on the following areas: 1. Lifting operations 2. Working at height 3. Electrical work Objective 3: Inculcating a safety culture at all levels in the construction industry
3.1 Continue organize safety conference, Annually
seminars, training activities etc. with the themes evolved and shaped by the industry's interests and needs HKCA took lead to organize the site visits on 28.5.2015 as part of the featured events of the Construction HD Annual Site Safety Forum Collaborated with HD to organize the site safety forum 3.2 Promote latest safety information and Ongoing Secretariat Revamped the Safety & Environmental Corner of our knowledge sharing to members web site in order to make our latest safety information and knowledge sharing more accessible to users. Members were kept abreast of the latest safety and health information including new regulations, requirements, circulars, etc. from government and industry stakeholders via letters, e-bulletin, etc. BUSINESS PLAN OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
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3.3 Experiential learning on site safety 2015 -2016 HSC / First time collaborated with CIC to organize the 2015 scheme and CIC agreed to share half the expenses. Until end of 2015, the 2015 scheme has completed and provided 6 training classes for around 300 students from CityU, THEi and IVE. 3.4 Construction Worker Safe Day – Mr Tim Tsui / TG ƒ Collaborated with HKCIEGU to organize the safety Four-cel Story Photo Competition promotional campaign in 2016. Several working group meetings were held for the work plan as well as the associated logistics. BUSINESS PLAN OF YOUNG MEMBERS SOCIETY
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Objective 1: Nurture young person for the construction industry
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1.1 YMS introductory talks to freshmen studying in Student Society, Department, YMS web More than 2,400 members were recruited in tertiary education institutions during page, Facebook, other electronic the promotion talks. orientation periods communication tools, promotion booths with souvenirs, pamphlets, and posters to encourage students studying construction related disciplines to participate in YMS activities by applying for YMS Memberships Objective 2: Promote and enhance young members' understanding of the construction industry
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2.1 Local Site Visit YMS Event Management Web, Facebook Student Members actively participated in and other electronic communication tools, the Site Visits. to provide opportunities for students to enhance their experience and promotion through student representatives understanding of construction practices with pamphlets and posters 2.2 Summer Internship Programme YMS Event Management Web, Facebook More than 2,100 Student Members applied to provide YMS student members and other electronic communication tools, for the Internship Programme. opportunities to gain summer working promotion at institutes with pamphlets and experiences with main contractors BUSINESS PLAN OF YOUNG MEMBERS SOCIETY
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2.3 Overseas Study Tour YMS Event Management Web, Facebook The visit allowed YMS Participants to gain to broaden experience of YMS members and other electronic communication tools, first-hand experience on construction and strengthen the bonds for Student promotion through student representatives environment outside Hong Kong. Members, Councils and Officers with pamphlets and posters Promotion material at close of event Facebook and other electronic YMS was invited to attend the 2014 - to broaden experience of YMS members communication tools Mainland and Hong Kong Construction and strengthen the bonds for Student Industry Forum lead by Mr. Paul Chan, the Members, Councils and Officers Secretary for Development in Yinchuan. Objective 3: Assist young members' personal professional growth and career development
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3.1 Recruitment Fair YMS Event Management Web, Facebook 16 HKCA Members participated in the to provide YMS student members and other electronic communication tools, Recruitment Fair 2015. opportunities to work for HKCA liaise with HKCA members' HR departments, Members' companies promotion at institutes with posters and departments. Number of application, vacancies and success recruitment. YMS Event Management Web, Facebook 5 Career Talks were held in 2015. Student to share about job nature and career and other electronic communication tools, Members actively participated in the event prospects to graduate liaise with HKCA members' HR departments, promotion at institutes with posters and departments BUSINESS PLAN OF YOUNG MEMBERS SOCIETY
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Objective 4: Improve public recognition of construction personnel
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4.1 Community Services YMS Event Management Web, Facebook YMS Officers, Council Members and Student to contribute to community and to raise and other electronic communication tools, Members visited to Guilin and Inner Baotou the social responsible and awareness of promotion at institutes with pamphlets and in August and October respectively Mail, YMS Event Management Web, other 2 issues have been launched in September electronic communication tools and events 2015 and March 2016. to improve recognition of YMS and to attract partnerships with other industry stakeholders Objective 5: Foster common values amongst young members
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5.1 Annual YMS Event YMS Event Management Web, Facebook Over 500 YMS Participants attended Annual improve recognition of YMS and provide and other electronic communication tools, Dinner 2015 in Noah's Ark networking opportunity for our members promotion at institutes with pamphlets and posters Source venue and prepare for the event BUSINESS PLAN OF YOUNG MEMBERS SOCIETY
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5.2 Meet with Industry's Leaders YMS Event Management Web, Facebook Student Members have actively participated to provide a platform for government and other electronic communication tools, in the Meet with Industry's Leaders officials to share their experiences with promotion at institutes with pamphlets and YMS student members to maintain a close relationship between HKCA and YMS members / to provide an Identify and invite suitable candidates to opportunity of interaction between host informal gatherings with students senior management and young members / to provide a platform for discussion on specific topics of the industry
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