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HKA breakfast discussion forum on “How to accelerate and mainstream innovation to uplift construction productivity?”

Event organised by ICE

23 July 2022
09:00 - 12:30 HKT (GMT+8)
The Salisbury – YMCA of Hong Kong
Huthart Room II & President’s Room, 3/F, South Tower, 41 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong,

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In the coming decades, the construction industry (the Industry) is expected to experience significant increasing level of construction volumes mainly driven by the Government's ambitious development plans for the Northern Metropolis and the Lantau Tomorrow Vision. These major development plans would not only generate tremendous infrastructure works but also building works to meet the housing needs for the people of Hong Kong.

Adopting and integrating new technologies as well as the pursuit of innovation would have a positive impact of the Industry's productivity levels. In 2018, the Development Bureau launched the Construction 2.0 to promote innovation inter alia to enhance the foundations of the Industry to ensure its ongoing sustainability and prospects. Since then, a number of innovation related initiatives have been introduced notably the Construction Innovation and Technology Fund, adoption of more BIM and MiC in the public works projects, as well as providing incentives for private sector to invest in new technology, etc.

While Hong Kong is about to embark on the next wave of major development, it should be a timely review of what we have achieved in promoting innovation in the Industry so far, as well as formulating further measures to accelerate and mainstream innovation to uplift construction productivity in order to rise to the future challenge.

The objective of the discussion forum is to raise the awareness of members of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Hong Kong on the importance of adopting innovation to enhance construction productivity and to gather their views/suggestions on the way forward.


  • The maximum capacity of the event: 28 participants
  • Registration will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of payment and priority will be given to ICE members.
  • Attendees must wear their own face mask for the duration of the event. Face mask will not be provided.
  • Body temperature of the participants will be measured at the entrance. If the body temperature of a participant is higher than 37.5°C, our staff will terminate his/her participation in the event.
  • Attendees will be required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code and to comply with the requirement of the Vaccine Pass before they are allowed to enter the venues.
  • Only successful applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail.
  • The above is subject to change without prior notice

Adverse weather arrangement

The event will be cancelled or rescheduled to another date in case of Thunderstorm; Amber or Red or Black Rainstorm Alert; or Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above being in force by the Hong Kong Observatory at or after 6:30am. It may also be cancelled because of safety or other reasons.


The Institution of Civil Engineers (Hong Kong Association) shall not under any circumstances be liable or otherwise for death or any injury or for any damage to or loss or destruction of property or otherwise, in any such case arising from any accident or mishap, and whether during or after this event, in preparation for it, travelling to or from it or otherwise.


Mr Joseph Lo

Mr Joseph Lo

Development Bureau, Hong Kong SAR

principal assistant secretary

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Mr Joseph Lo

Mr Joseph Lo was appointed Principal Assistant Secretary of the Project Strategy and Governance Office (PSGO) of Development Bureau in May 2022 for formulating strategic initiatives to promote innovation to uplift productivity of the construction industry; strengthen project governance and uplift performance of public works through reinforcing the existing gateway process for cost management; enhancing project delivery capability; leading strategic developments to enhance cost-effectiveness; as well as enhancing collaboration with international counterparts and local industry stakeholders. Mr Lo is a civil engineer by training and graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1992. He has over 20 years’ experience working in Government including Development Bureau, Highways Department, and Civil Engineering and Development Department.

For more information please contact:

Crystal Fung