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February 8, 2019

BIM Certification and Accreditation Schemes officially launched
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) held the BIM Year 2019 & BIM Certification and Accreditation Scheme Launch Ceremony on January 28. 
     Speaking in the ceremony, the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Ir Lam Sai-hung said, “The HKSAR Government is taking the lead to implement ‘Construction 2.0’, an initiative to upgrade the industry through innovation, professionalisation and revitalisation, whereas BIM is the core element of construction innovation. Through the BIM Certification and Accreditation Schemes, it ensures the provision of competency and quality of BIM personnel for contributing the development of construction industry.” 
     Representatives from Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government, Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hong Kong Housing Society, The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, Urban Renewal Authority, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority as well as the CIC signed the BIM Adoption Charter in the ceremony, committed to set up a roadmap for continual and wider adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and related digital technologies in their building and infrastructure projects to enhance safety, build ability, quality, productivity, sustainability and facility management. It signified the pledge to support the use of BIM personnel under CIC's Certification Scheme.
     Chan Ka-kui, Chairman of CIC, said, “In 2016, CIC set up the BIM Innovation and Development Centre, provided various training courses and technologies promotions. In 2017 and 2018, CIC trained over 2,000 practitioners. Started from 2017, CIC has established the Committee of BIM, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between CIC and six higher education institutions in Hong Kong for introducing the knowledge of BIM technologies into tertiary education. 
     CIC has named 2019 as the “BIM Year”, with a year round activities aiming to draw industry attention and encourage collaboration of industry on the wide adoption of BIM technology. To further uphold the development of BIM in Hong Kong, CIC introduced the BIM Certification and Accreditation Schemes to ascertain the competency of BIM personnel and the quality of local BIM training courses. More details of BIM can be found at www.bim.cic.hk.






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