Aiming to improve the efficiency and quality of design, production and operation of the construction industry, ArchSD will continue to enrich Innovation and Technologies (I&T) application and Knowledge Management (KM) development.
In the recent years, we have been developing 'Corporate Intelligence (CO-i)' to transform our business process to digital. Various e-business platforms to facilitate smarter workflow with our partners, consultants and contractors, were being built. We planned to implement cloud based electronic site inspection recording system with data analytics functions to enhance efficiency of works supervision. Electronic submission and processing systems would be developed for better mobility and productivity in project delivery. We will continue to explore and apply innovation and technology (I&T) for driving the smart city development, such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), smart asset management, ChatBot and artificial intelligence etc. We have planned and look forward to collaborating with different stakeholders for pilot projects and joint events in the industry for inspirations and bringing in such external expertise to enrich our operation.
We will also continue the exploration and implementation of innovative construction methods and ways to drive buildability, while enhancing social inclusion and cost control. To this end, we work closely to adopt 'No Frills' principle in design and contractual requirements, the '3S' (Standardisation, Simpliﬁcation and Single Integrated Element) and other related measures in our projects. The incorporation of inclusive and elderly designs in projects is in good progress of which we are anticipating an improved accessibility in our buildings and facilities in a short future.
To compatible with the long term development of Hong Kong, ArchSD will excel our flexibility to safeguard the interests of the general public and our users. We strive to enhance quality of project site supervision through application of new technologies. We also promote best practices in government buildings to ensure public safety. As a response to the social needs and climate change challenges, we continue to discover measures, technologies and building materials to improve resilience of buildings and the city.
Another strategic focus of ArchSD is to foster staff training and development which is a determinant of our smooth operations and continual enhancement of service quality. We will devote more resources to organise regular training and activities such as site visits to enrich staff's exposure and experience in specific topics of innovation, social inclusion and public engagement in project delivery, as well as CO-i and creative knowledge in relation of other departmental focuses.