Issue 75, Nov 2023
Issue 75, Nov 2023
ATAL Engineering Group (ATAL) is delighted that three projects in which it has participated have achieved “The Excellent Building Award 2023” organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Building Services Division, the first award of its kind organised by the Division.
The award aims to recognise building projects which adopt advanced building services to achieve excellence. Two projects in which ATAL has participated, namely “Building 17W & 19W Hong Kong Science Park Expansion (SPX1)” and “InnoCell”, have achieved the “Grand Award (New Building)”, with InnoCell also winning the “Special Award – Innovation Project Award”. Our another project, the “Central Market”, has achieved the “Grand Award (Existing Building)”.
ATAL’s Managing Director Ir Brian Cheng, also the Past Chairman of the HKIE Building Services Division, said, “The awards testify to ATAL’s engineering excellence and successful adoption of innovative technologies to create value for our customers and the community.” Ir Brian Cheng is a staunch advocate of innovative building technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) and Multi-trade Integrated Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MiMEP) Systems.
“We are committed to exploring and adopting advanced technologies to enhance project efficiency, quality, worker safety and reduce material wastage. The technologies also have the potential to help alleviate some of the industry’s pressing challenges including labour shortages and an ageing workforce,” Ir Brian Cheng commented.
For SPX1, a pioneer project in the adoption of Hong Kong’s “Smart City” concept, ATAL installed the major building services systems and adopted BIM to facilitate every stage of the project and enhance collaboration with all parties.
InnoCell, a smart living and co-creation space, is the first multi-storey residential building in Hong Kong to have adopted MiC. ATAL applied BIM and MEP modularisation technologies to enable seamless on-site installation of modules prefabricated off-site.
The Central Market revitalisation project has brought new life to a historic building. ATAL team was responsible for the design, supply and installation of the entire integrated electrical and mechanical system, with the deployment of Internet-of-Things (IoT) and BIM to enable the adoption of smart building management solutions for optimal visitors’ experience.
Leveraging adoption of innovative technologies, ATAL will continue to contribute to the construction industry’s transition to the digital age.
Photos 1-3: ATAL’s Managing Director Ir Brian Cheng (photo 1: third from left of second row; photo 2: right; photo 3: middle), also the Past Chairman of the HKIE Building Services Division, served as one of the judging panel members for “The Excellent Building Award 2023” organised by the HKIE.
Photo 4: Building 17W & 19W Hong Kong Science Park Expansion (SPX1) achieved the Grand Award (New Building).
Photo 5: InnoCell, the first multi-storey residential building in Hong Kong to have adopted Modular Integrated Construction (MiC), achieved the Grand Award (New Building) and the Special Award – Innovation Project Award.
Photo 6: The Central Market revitalisation project, which brought new life to a historic building, achieved the “Grand Award (Existing Building)”.