Shaping an integrated digital platform for managing Hong Kong’s public capital works projects

Jerman Cheung Jerman Cheung East Asia Press Office,Hong Kong
20 December 2021

Arup has been commissioned by the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government to review the implementation of a digital platform to enable real-time monitoring on progress and performance of major public projects and enhance their productivity.

The annual capital works expenditure in Hong Kong is expected to exceed HKD100 billion (USD12.8 billion) in the next few years. To enhance surveillance and management of public works projects, the Hong Kong government has been pushing forward the application of digital technology in project management.

This integrated capital works platform (iCWP) is an inter-departmental management system for collecting and analysing information from different existing systems, such as digital works supervision systems (DWSS), and centrally displaying key information to enable strategic project management. The platform will also facilitate further improvement in compliance, safety, efficiency and quality of capital works projects.

The project will be implemented in two phases. In the first phase, Arup will manage and work with the contractor to consolidate critical data from various systems to facilitate project monitoring; during the second phase, the team will study the feasibility of further enhancing the system by integrating advanced technologies, such as building information modelling (BIM), geographic information system (GIS), big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and augmented reality (AR), to provide predictive and analytic capabilities for identifying potential challenges.

Leveraging our multidisciplinary expertise in infrastructure domain and software system integration, we’ll ensure the core benefits of the integrated capital works platform will be realised. The platform will also bring along advanced capabilities on analytics to provide new insights for the government’s decision making, supporting Hong Kong’s quest to be a leading smart city. ” Sankar VS Sankar S. Villupuram East Asia Digital Services and Products Leader