• Quality Building Award 2016 opens for nomination NOW

    23 June 2015

    22nd June 2015, Hong Kong News – Co-chaired by the Hong Kong Construction Association and the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers, the Organizing Committee of Quality Building Award 2016 (QBA 2016) proudly announced the official commencement of its award nomination period.

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    Nomination begins today on 22nd June 2015 (Monday), and will last until 6th November 2015 (Friday) at 12 noon. Jointly-organized by nine building and construction related institutes and associations, the Award had reached to its 8th episode. This biennial Award hadearned a respectful recognition in both Hong Kong and overseas building industry.With the theme “New Horizons for Superiority”, QBA 2016 could be the platform for the professionals in showcase their excellent achievements in the building industry and seek for a breakthrough from the existing quality buildings.

    Ir CHIN Chi Keung, Cyras, Co-Chairman of QBA 2016 Organizing Committee, said, “I’m honored to have the opportunity to chair the 8th episode of QBA. I hope the Organizing Committee could continue QBA’s recognizable acknowledgement in the building industry not only in Hong Kong but worldwide. Besides, the participants can make good use of the great influence of Quality Building Award to display their prominent projects.” Cr CHUNG Koon Man, another Co-Chairman of QBA 2016 Organizing Committee, continuously said, “To enhance the credibility, fairness and transparency, this year, we expanded the jury panel from seven to nine jurors. They come from the government, academia, and professional societies. I believe all of our jurors have rich experience and knowledge to choose the award winners for us.”


    The six award categories of QBA 2016, which is applicable for nominations, include:

    CATEGORIES   –   NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

    1) Hong Kong Residential (Single Building)

    • Nominated new building must be a single independent structure not part of a complex containing other buildings.
    • Major Function of the nominated building must be for residential use.

    2) Hong Kong Residential, (Multiple Buildings)

    • Nominated new buildings must be a group of buildings of similar kinds, which form a residential complex.
    • Major Function of the nominated multiple buildings must be for residential use.

    3) Hong Kong Non-Residential, (New Building)

    • Major Function of the nominated new building must be for non-residential use or include non-residential use.

    4) Hong Kong Building (Renovation / Revitalization)

    • Nominated existing building must have undergone and completed a renovation, restoration, revitalization or similar process to its physical structure and/or communal facilities.
    • Nominated existing building could be for residential or non-residential use.

    5) Building Outside Hong Kong (Residential)

    • Nomination must be outside the territorial limits of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
    • Major Function of the nominated multiple buildings must be for residential use.

    6) Building Outside Hong Kong (Non-Residential)

    • Nomination must be outside the territorial limits of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
    • Major Function of the nominated new building must be for non-residential use or include non-residential use.

    * Nominated buildings should be practically completed in the period between 1 January 2012 and 30 June 2015, supported by the document certified by client on completion.


    Classes of awards upon selection by Jury Panel:

    AWARD TYPE

    1. Quality Excellence AwardONLY One Quality Excellence Award will be presented to a project within the territorial limits of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with outstanding OVERALL quality and is the BEST among all the Grand Award Winners.
    2. Grand Awards*
      There will be a Grand Award Winner(s) for each nomination category. This is the highest recognition to projects at the category level.
    3. Merits*
      There will be recognition of merit(s) for each nomination category.
    4. Finalists
      There will be recognition of finalist(s) for each nomination who has / have passed the first screening, site visits and delivered a presentation at the Finalist Presentation to Jury Panel cum Conference.

    * QBA 2016 Organizing Committee reserves the right not to bestow an award if the Jury Panel considers no nomination is worth receiving that particular award. The decision of the Jury Panel shall be final.


    QBA 2016 is much honored to have the following professionals from various disciplines as Patron, Advisors and Jurors:

    1. Honorary Patron – Mr CHAN Mo Po, Paul, MH, JP, Secretary for Development, Development Bureau of HKSARG
    2. Honorary Advisors – Ir Dr Hon LO Wai-kwok, BBS, MH, JP, Legislative Council Member (Engineering), HKSAR
    3. Honorary Advisors – Sr Hon Tony TSE Wai-chuen, BBS, Legislative Council Member (Architectural, Surveying and Planning), HKSARG
    4. Jury Panel – Sr HUI Siu Wai, JP (Chairman of Jury Panel), Director of Buildings, Buildings Department of HKSARG
    5. Jury Panel – Ir CHAN Chi Chiu, Senior Vice President of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
    6. Jury Panel – Ir CHIN Chi Keung, Cyras, Vice-President (Building) of Hong Kong Construction Association
    7. Jury Panel – Sr HO Kui Yip, Vincent, President of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
    8. Jury Panel – Mr LEUNG Koon Kee, JP, Director of Architectural Services Department, Architectural Services Department of HKSARG
    9. Jury Panel – Mr Leslie LU, Principal of Hong Kong Design Institute
    10. Jury Panel – Mr NG Wing Shun Vincent, JP, President of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
    11. Jury Panel – Prof WANG Wei Jen, Head of Department & Professor, Department of Architecture of The University of Hong Kong
    12. Jury Panel – Cr CHUNG Koon Man, Co-chairman of QBA 2016 Organizing Committee

    About Quality Building Award

    Found in 2001 by nine building and construction related institutes and associationsin Hong Kong, the Quality Building Award is a biennial award giving public recognition to buildings of outstanding quality that demonstrate outstanding teamwork.

    Organizers of QBA 2016

    QBA 2016 is co-organized by nine professional organizations in Hong Kong, including: the Hong Kong Construction Association, the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers, Building Division, Building Services Division and Structural Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, the Hong Kong Institute of Housing, the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency, the Hong Kong Chapter of International Facility Management Association and the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong.

    For more information about QBA and QBA 2016, please visit the official website at www.QBA.com.hk.


     

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