Message from Director
Hong Kong Institute of Construction (HKIC) is a member organisation of the Construction Industry Council (CIC). Inherited from our forefather, the Construction Industry Training Authority, we have been providing quality construction training in Hong Kong for 45 years and devoted to professional training for practitioners of the construction industry. As one of the major pillars supporting Hong Kong's economic development, we have faith that future construction volume will gradually increase.
CIC has revamped its training programmes since 2017, and set up HKIC in 2018. HKIC is committed to conduct programme validations under the Qualification Framework. At present, a total of 8 programmes are being recognised as QF Level 3 under the Qualifications Framework, including 6 individual disciplines of Full-time Diploma in Construction and 2 part-time courses for construction safety supervisors.
Certain enhancements had been made for one-year and two-year full-time programmes, such as the strengthening of the whole-person development module, adding a comprehensive application module and a site practice module, provision of versatile learning experience for students, reinforcing construction safety training, and promoting safety awareness of students. Our programmes also include study hours on sport training and volunteer service to equip our students with good health and positive mindset to serve the community.
Meanwhile, HKIC has incorporated innovations in our programmes, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, welding simulator, exoskeleton for the bar-bending and fixing course to assist in moving iron bars, and the training on Modular Integrated Construction (MiC). We wish to equip our students with the latest industrial knowhow, so, this well-trained workforce will enhance overall productivity and quality in construction.
In 2020, HKIC has repositioned the continuing education arm and set up the School of Professional Development in Construction (SPDC) (previously known as "Centre for Professional Development"). SPDC keeps abreast of the latest development in the construction industry and provide the professional and continuous education pathways for the industry practitioners. SPDC is currently offering courses on various areas such as, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Contract Administration and Construction Management, as well as expanding on Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) related courses to cater for the industry development and market needs.
Looking ahead, we will continue to strive for excellence in construction training.
Ir Dr. Francis Wong
Director of HKIC