Jun, 18 2018 22:00 JST

Source: Quality Building Award 2018

Quality Building Award 2018 Results Released

New Category Introduced and Number of Jurors Increased to Enhance Industry Representation

HONG KONG, Jun, 18 2018 - (Media OutReach) - The Quality Building Award 2018 (QBA 2018) results have now officially been announced at the QBA 2018 Award Presentation Ceremony, held at the Grand Ballroom of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. QBA was co-founded in 2002 by nine of Hong Kong's leading property sector institutions and has been jointly organized on a biennial basis since. It has become established as the most unbiased, prestigious industry award in building sector. Among the nine co-organizing institutions, QBA 2018 was led by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. QBA 2020 will be led by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency.

In addition to around 500 industry leaders attending in person, the Ceremony was also attended by The Hon Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, The Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Mr. WONG Wai Lun, Michael, JP, Secretary for Development of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. QBA 2018 features six main categories with "Grand Award" and "Merit" awards. Of all the winners, a special "Quality Excellence Award" will be awarded to the best overall project. A panel of 13 jurors of diverse professional backgrounds assesses the projects according to strict criteria.

The Hon Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, The Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said: "The theme of the 2018 Award is "Driven by Profession - United for Success" which echoes well with the governance philosophy of the current-term Government. Quality buildings are essential ingredients for a growing and dynamic metropolis like Hong Kong. The Quality Building Award further raises the benchmark and widens the quality spectrum for excellent construction projects in Hong Kong and beyond. The finalists presented to us this evening demonstrate the highest quality building standards, combining innovation, sustainability and dedication to team work. "

Sr LAI Yuk Fai, Stephen, Chairman of the QBA 2018 Organizing Committee, said: "This year's theme, 'Driven by Profession, United for Success', aims to reinforce QBA's vision and express the founding philosophy of QBA - to unite professionals from diverse backgrounds and institutional membership bases in the spirit of pursuing excellence. I would also like to thank our guests of honor, jurors, advisors, fellow organizers and sponsors for their sincere contributions to the event's success."

Dr CHEUNG Tin Cheung, JP, Chairman of the QBA 2018 Jury Panel, said: "This year's awards were extremely competitive, which is a testament to how dedicated and proficient our city's building professionals are. As one of Asia's leading world cities, it is important for our industry to continue embracing the spirit of competition and working towards a better future. I would like to congratulate all of this year's Grand Award and Merit winners and thank my fellow jury panel members for all their hard work."

Results
This year, there were 29 submissions in total. 21 projects are recognized below.

Quality Excellence Award
Winner: Hung Fuk Estate, Public Rental Housing Development at Hung Shui Kiu Area 13

Hong Kong Residential (Single Building)
Grand Award: SKYPARK
Merit: AREZZO

Hong Kong Residential (Multiple Buildings)
Grand Award: Hung Fuk Estate, Public Rental Housing Development at Hung Shui Kiu Area 13
Merit: Mount Pavilia
Merit: The Avenue
Merit: The Tanner Hill
Finalist: The Pavilia Hill

Hong Kong Non-Residential (New Building - Government, Institution or Community)
Grand Award: Fire and Ambulance Services Academy
Merit: Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Merit: Kai Tak Primary Schools (S.K.H. Holy Cross Primary School & PLK Stanley HO Sau Nan Primary School)
Merit: Redevelopment of Tai Lam Centre for Women
Merit: Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building
Finalist: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Ambulatory Care Centre Extension
Finalist: Reprovisioning of Yau Ma Tei Police Station

Hong Kong Non-Residential (New Building - Non-Government, Institution or Community)
Grand Award: 18 King Wah Road
Merit: H Queen's

Hong Kong Building (Renovation / Revitalization)
Grand Award: Wah Ha Estate
Merit: Blue House Cluster
Merit: Redevelopment of St. Paul's Co-educational College (Phase 2)
Finalist: KC100

Building Outside Hong Kong
Merit: Fu Rong No. 45 Middle School, Hefei, China

Jury Panel and Advisors
QBA 2018 is supported by the following industry leaders as Honorary Advisors and Jurors. Jurors are selected from various backgrounds to provide a balanced perspective:

Honorary Advisors
Ir Dr LO Wai Kwok, SBS, MH, JP - Legislative Council Member (Engineering), HKSAR
The Hon Abraham SHEK Lai Him, GBS, JP - Legislative Council Member (Real Estate and Construction), HKSAR
The Hon Sr Tony TSE Wai Chuen, BBS - Legislative Council Member (Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape FC), HKSAR

Chairman of Jury Panel
Dr CHEUNG Tin Cheung, JP - Director, Buildings Department of Hong Kong SAR Government

Vice-Chairman of Jury Panel
Sr LAI Yuk Fai, Stephen - Chairman, QBA 2018 Organizing Committee

Jury Panel
Dr CHAN Chi Kau, Johnnie, BBS, JP - Immediate Past President, The Hong Kong Institute of Housing
Ir CHAN Kwok Cheung, Thomas - President, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Ar Marvin CHEN - President, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Mr FUNG Tak Sheung, Philip - President, The Hong Kong Chapter of the International Facility Management Association
Ir C S HO - Deputy Chairman, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency
Sr Thomas HO - Immediate Past President, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
Cr LAM Kin Wing Eddie - First Vice-President, The Hong Kong Construction Association
Mr LAM Sair Lin - Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Mrs Sylvia LAM - Director, Architectural Services Department of HKSARG
Ir SIT Wing Hang, Alfred, JP - Director, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of HKSARG
Cr TANG Chi Wang - President, Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers

For more information about QBA and QBA 2018, please visit the official website at www.QBA.com.hk.

To download Event Photos, please find the link below:
www.bdcshk.com/webcontent/QBA2018_Photos.zip

About Quality Building Award
The Quality Building Award was co-founded in 2001 by nine building and construction related institutes and associations in Hong Kong. The award, held biennially, gives public recognition to buildings of outstanding quality that demonstrate outstanding teamwork and excellence across a range of categories.

Organizers of QBA 2018
QBA 2018 is co-organized by nine professional institutions in Hong Kong. They are:

- The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (Chair for QBA 2018)
- The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
- The Hong Kong Construction Association
- The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers
- The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Building Division, Building Services Division and Structural Division
- The Hong Kong Institute of Housing
- The Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency
- Hong Kong Chapter of the International Facility Management Association
- The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong

Media Enquiries:
QBA 2018 Secretariat Office
Mr Vincent Tam
Tel: +852 3159 2954
Mobile: +852 9208 0160
Email: [email protected]

Mr Sam Wong
Tel: +852 3159 2936
Mobile: +852 6470 02259
Email: [email protected]

Source: Quality Building Award 2018


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