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Architectural Services Department - ArchSD Sustainability Report 2015

Clients and Business Partners / Project Quality Management

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[ Project Quality Management ] [ Social Participation and Engagement ] [ Community Support ]

Project Quality Management

Over the years, ArchSD offers an extensive range of multi-disciplinary professional and technical services for public buildings and facilities. In collaboration with our industry partners, user departments and the general public, we are committed to building and maintaining a quality living environment for the local community.

Adhering to a high level of service quality and professionalism has always been the main focus of our operations and project management. In addition to fulfilling the expected requirements of our clients, we endeavour to apply and promote best practices among the building industry.

Satisfaction of Clients

To invite feedback on our service from clients, ArchSD conducts the annual Client Satisfaction Survey in a systematic manner. A total of 21 surveys were completed with regard to new projects during the reporting year. Through the survey, we gauge our performance against two main quality targets, namely Satisfied Level on Overall Performance and Enhancement on the Communication with Clients.

Satisfied Level on Overall Performance

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Satisfied Level on Overall Performance

Enhancement on the Communication with Clients

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Enhancement on the Communication with Clients

Building Environmental Performance

To support the Government’s energy saving policies, and enhance building energy efficiency as part of clients’ expectation, ArchSD has continued to be the pioneer in implementing the Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method (also known as the BEAM) since 1996. By the end of 2014, we had successfully obtained the BEAM and BEAM Plus certifications for 39 buildings.

Certified Buildings under the BEAM by the End of 2014

Rating BEAM Certification*
(Version 1/96R, 2/96 & 2/96R)
BEAM Certification*
(Version 4/03 & 4/04)
BEAM Plus Certification
Excellent 11 - -
Very Good 2 - -
Platinum - 16 1
Gold - 8 1
Total 13 24 2

* Reference to specific versions of the BEAM scheme:

Promoting Site Sustainability

We join hands with contractors to continuously improve our project performance with regard to environmental and social aspects, and encourage the adoption of industrial best practices. A number of guidance notes, lessons learnt, briefing notes, safety audit reports and other relevant documents have been developed on certain key topics in this regard.

Other than routine site safety inspections, our Departmental Safety & Environmental Advisory Unit also conducted inspections on selected site safety topics or issues. During 2014, a total of 185 site inspections on selected site safety topics/issues were carried out as follows:

  1. Site cleanliness and mosquito control (53 nos. of inspection);
  2. Working at height (27 nos. of inspection);
  3. Electrical safety (57 nos. of inspection);
  4. Safe lifting (24 nos. of inspection); and
  5. Fire safety (24 nos. of inspection).

In order to recognise and promote best sustainable practices during project implementation, ArchSD encourages contractors, subcontractors and site personnel to participate in a few annual award schemes, for example, the Considerate Contractors Site Award and the Green Contractor Award.

Considerate Contractors Site Award

Organised by the Development Bureau (DEVB) (since 1995) and co-organised by DEVB and the Construction Industry Council (since 2011), the Considerate Contractors Site Award scheme provides honours for contractors with good site safety and environmental performance and considerate attitude. The scheme includes different categories of awards such as the Considerate Contractors Site Award, and the Outstanding Environmental Management and Performance Awards. Participant contracts can be generally divided into two types: New Works Contracts and Repair Maintenance, Alternation and Addition (RMAA) Works Contracts.

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Representatives of the Winning ArchSD Contracts receiving the award at the Considerate Contractors Site Award Presentation Ceremony

The 21st Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme – Considerate Contractors Site Award 2014 winning contracts under ArchSD’s supervision include:

Achievement Winning Site Contractor
Silver Award (RMAA Category) Term Contract for Ground Investigation and Laboratory Testing for which ArchSD is responsible in Hong Kong, Kowloon, New Territories and Outlying Islands (2013 -2015) Vibro (H.K.) Limited
Bronze Award (RMAA Works Category) Term Contract for the Alteration, Additions, Maintenance and Repair of Buildings and Lands and Other Properties for which ArchSD (PSB) is Responsible (Designated Contract Area - Kwun Tong, Yaumatei, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok) Wan Chung Construction Co., Ltd
Bronze Award (New Works Category) Construction of Sports Centre in Area 4, Tsing Yi Chevalier (Construction) Co., Ltd.
Merit Award (New Works Category) Design and Construction of Tin Shui Wai Hospital Leighton - Able Joint Venture
Merit Award (New Works Category) Design and Construction of Fire Services Training School cum Driving Training School at Pak Shing Kok, Area 78, Tseung Kwan O China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Ltd.

The 21st Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme – Outstanding Environmental Management and Performance Awards 2014 winning contracts under ArchSD’s supervision include:

Achievement Winning Site Contractor
Merit Award Construction of Sports Centre in Area 4, Tsing Yi Chevalier (Construction) Co., Ltd.
Merit Award Design and Construction of Fire Services Training School cum Driving Training School at Pak Shing Kok, Area 78, Tseung Kwan O China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Merit Award Term Contract for the Alteration, Additions, Maintenance and Repair of Buildings and Lands and Other Properties for which ArchSD (PSB) is Responsible (Designated Contract Area - Kwun Tong, Yaumatei, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok) Wan Chung Construction Co., Ltd

Green Contractor Award

The Green Contractor Award is organised by ArchSD on an annual basis, with the focus on contractors’ performance on environmental aspects, ranging from energy saving, water conservation, waste reduction, emissions mitigation, to environmental management. The winning contractors of the ArchSD’s Green Contractor Award 2014 are:

Gold Award
Hip Hing Engineering Company Limited
  • Design and Construction of Yau Ma Tei Police Station
Silver Award
Leighton - Able Joint Venture
  • Design and Construction of Tin Shui Wai Hospital
Bronze Award
Gammon Construction Limited
  • Redevelopment of Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex
  • Redevelopment of Kwun Tong Swimming Pool Complex and Kwun Tong Recreation Ground
Term Contract Award
Wan Chung Construction Company Limited
  • Term Contract for the Alterations, Additions, Maintenance and Repair of Buildings and Lands and Properties for which Architectural Services Department (Property Services Branch) is Responsible [Designated Contract Area : Hong Kong Island Eastern and Outlying Islands (South)]
  • Term Contract for the Maintenance of Slopes for which the Architectural Services Department (Property Services Branch) is Responsible for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region [Designated Contract Area: Kowloon and Lantau Island]
  • Term Contract for the Alterations, Additions, Maintenance and Repair of Buildings and Lands and Properties for which Architectural Services Department (Property Services Branch) is Responsible [Designated Contract Area : Kwun Tong, Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok]

Implementing Green Measures

Contractors have implemented a variety of practices on ArchSD’s construction/maintenance sites addressing various environmental concerns arising from daily construction processes and facilitating communication with neighbouring community. The following measures represent some highlights from the award-winning contractors during the reporting period.

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Energy Saving

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Rechargeable LED lights1
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Solar multi-purposes lamps1
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Solar panel2
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Utilisation of wind power2

Water Conservation

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Rainwater recycle system1
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Reuse of groundwater from dewatering well for tree drenching2

Waste Reduction

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Metal formwork to replace traditional timber formworks1
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Adoption of pre-cast parts1
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Use of excavated materials from site for backfilling2
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Materials after demolition works were used for workers’ resting area3
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Food waste decomposer2
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Donation of used equipment4
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Supervising construction and demolition materials handling process4
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Recycling station on site4

Emissions Mitigation

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Dust suppression (Wheel Wash)1
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Dust monitoring in neighbourhood3
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Noise muffler1
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Noise barrier near passageway2
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Wastewater treatment plant2
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Use of ultra-low sulphur diesel3

Environmental Management

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Innovative green office1
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Tree protection zone within site boundary2
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Paperless site inspection with mobile device3
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Monthly environmental star awards1
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Site beautification with promotion materials for publics and workers3
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Booth games to promote environmental messages to community4

Source:

  1. Green Contractor Award 2014 – Design and Construction of Yau Ma Tei Police Station, Hip Hing Engineering Company Ltd.
  2. Green Contractor Award 2014 – Design & Construction of Tin Shui Wai Hospital, Leighton - Able Joint Venture
  3. Green Contractor Award 2014 – The Main Contract Works for Redevelopment of Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex at Causeway Bay, Gammon Construction Limited
  4. Green Contractor Award 2014 – Wan Chung Construction Company Limited

 

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