Construction technology for high rise buildings in Hong Kong

Lau, Chi Hing (2006) Construction technology for high rise buildings in Hong Kong. [USQ Project]


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In Hong Kong, owing to the limit space and resources, many technologies were introduced
to solve the problem. However, a lot of accident occurred because the technologies were
used incorrectly. Hence, Government produces a lot of code of practice (COP) and
guidelines to control the construction industry in Hong Kong.
In order to have a better control, Government sets up many regulations and/or ordinances to
ensure the construction works running smoothly. Specification, Practical Notes (PN),
Guidelines and drawing were produced to ensure the works is completed safety and at high
Owing to misconduct and mistake produced by workers, many tests were used to ensure
good quality and workmanship. For example, TDR test was introduced to ensure the length
of soil nail fulfil the design. Cube test, core test and hammer test were introduced to check
the concrete quality and workmanship. Tensile test was adopted to check the quality of steel.
Bleeding test and flow cone test was used to check the quality of cement.
A general procedure of construction works and main point of COP will be introduced in this
report. Common irregularities were mention to awake reader attention.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:08
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction technologies, accident, Hong Kong, Code of Practice, buildings
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400504 Construction engineering

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