The Construction Industry Council (CIC) of Hong Kong was set up with the main function of forging consensus on long-term strategic issues, conveying the industrys needs and aspirations to Government, as well as providing a communication channel for Government to solicit advice on all construction-related matters. The CIC developed itself as a Centre of Excellence for BIM, formulating strategies for market transformation and promoting cross-discipline collaboration and wider adoption of BIM. The CIC provides support to the industry in five aspects, promotion on BIM adoption, training, standards, guidelines and specifications, BIM personnel certification and BIM courses accreditation, and BIM-related researches using the CIC Research Fund.
Global Switch Hong Kong is a design and built Data Centre project at TKO. This is a real project example and case study of BIM for Design, Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA). Global Switch Hong Kong is a project with a scope that includes substructure, superstructure, electrical and mechanical, façade, fit-out and maintenance works. It is currently the largest data centre in Hong Kong. As the main contractor, the company Gammon is responsible for all works, which are being delivered with the support of in-house expertise. The project makes full use of BIM for coordination and manufacturing, as well as handover throughout the different stages of the project’s life cycle.