The Development Bureau of Hong Kong was created on 1 July 2007 as part of a governmental reorganisation. The Bureau has responsibility for urban planning and land administration, which originally fell under the Planning, Environment and Lands Bureau when the Hong Kong SAR government was established in 1997. The Development Bureau was established and took over the responsibility of planning and lands administration from the Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau, public works from the Environment, Transportation and Works Bureau, and heritage conservation from Home Affairs Bureau. The Development Bureaus policy objectives include ensuring the effective planning, management and implementation of public sector infrastructure development and works programmes in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner and to maintain high quality and standards.
The Technical Circular (Works) No. 12/2020 is a memo from the secretary for development regarding the adoption of Building Information Modelling for Capital Works Projects in Hong Kong. Under this technical circular, the contractor/ consultant engaged for capital works projects with estimates more than $30 million and with tenders to be invited on or after 1 January 2021 shall establish a BIM team led by a BIM Team Leader who shall be a CIC-Certified BIM Manager (CCBM) with effect from 1 July 2021. In the meantime, it is not necessary that the BIM Coordinator should be a CIC-Certified BIM Coordinator (CCBC) provided that he/she could meet the experience requirements as stipulated in this Circular.