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.
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.
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.
(Version 1/96R, 2/96 & 2/96R)
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|BEAM Plus Certification|
* Reference to specific versions of the BEAM scheme:
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:
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.
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.
The 21st Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme – Considerate Contractors Site Award 2014 winning contracts under ArchSD’s supervision include:
|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:
|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|
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:
|Hip Hing Engineering Company Limited|
|Leighton - Able Joint Venture|
|Gammon Construction Limited|
|Term Contract Award|
|Wan Chung Construction Company Limited|
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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