HONG KONG, April 23, 2019 — (PRNewswire) — The Construction Industry Council (CIC) today announced the opening of the CIC BIM Space. Ir LAM Sai-hung, Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr. CHAN Ka-kui, Chairman of the CIC, Ir Albert CHENG, Executive Director of the CIC, Ar. Ada FUNG, Chairperson of the Committee on BIM, Ir Prof. CHUNG Kwok-fai, Chairperson of the BIM Certification and Accreditation Board together with Ir John CHAI, Chairperson of BIM Appeal and Disciplinary Board, jointly officiated the opening ceremony and witnessed the first batch of CIC-Certified BIM Managers to receive the certification granted by the CIC with the industry practitioners.
Speaking in the ceremony, Mr. CHAN Ka-kui, the Chairman of the CIC said, "The CIC set up the BIM Innovation and Development Centre to provide various training courses and technologies promotions since 2016. This year, we set up 'CIC BIM Space' to provide more BIM related resources to the industry. Besides, the CIC has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with six higher education institutions in Hong Kong in the past two years. Today, CIC signed the MOU with The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) and Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) to step up its efforts in fostering the higher education institutions to incorporate knowledge of BIM technologies into the Foundation Programme Curriculum. This will enable the new generation to obtain the latest technologies and first-hand information on BIM."
To facilitate the healthy development of BIM in Hong Kong, CIC has introduced the BIM Certification and Accreditation Schemes to ascertain the competency of BIM practitioners and the quality of local BIM training programmes. The Certification Scheme for BIM personnel initially deals with applications who wish to be certified by CIC as BIM Managers. It is targeted at BIM practitioners who already have relevant practical experience in BIM projects, meet the relevant academic and/or professional qualification requirements, and have completed a CIC-accredited BIM Manager Course. The first batch of 29 BIM Manager who recognised by CIC will also receive the certificate in the ceremony.
To build capacity and cope with the growing demand on the use of BIM technologies in the industry, a new "CIC BIM Space" will be established to organise more BIM related events and to provide supports, such as including BIM exhibitions and showcases of successful implementation, advisory services, technical seminars and workshops, etc.
For more information about BIM, please visit www.bim.cic.hk.
About the Construction Industry Council
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) was formed in 2007 under the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap. 587). The CIC consists of a chairman and 24 members representing various sectors of the industry including employers, professionals, academics, contractors, workers, independent persons and Government officials.
The main functions of the CIC are to forge consensus on long-term strategic issues, convey the industry's needs and aspirations to the Government, provide professional training and registration services, and serve as a communication channel between the Government and the construction industry.
Please visit www.cic.hk for further details.
SOURCE Construction Industry Council