• Quality Building Award 2018 Results Released

    19 June 2018

    (18 June 2018, Hong Kong) 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.

     

     

     

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