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Quality Building Award 2020 Now Open for Nomination

Theme to Celebrate Community Considerations and Jury Panel to Include Mainland Chinese Juror for First Time

 

HONG
KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 
20 June 2019 - The Quality Building Award 2020 (QBA
2020) is now officially open for nomination. QBA is a biennial award that
recognizes buildings of outstanding quality and those that demonstrate
outstanding teamwork. QBA 2020 will mark the award's tenth edition, with the
theme being "Transforming Communities
?Build with
Heart and Care".
Co-founded in
2002 by nine of Hong Kong's leading professional institutions, QBA has become
established as the one of the property sector's most coveted honours.

Transforming
Communities: Build with Heart and Care

Hong Kong is one of the world's busiest
international cities, and its stunning cityscape and competitive building
industry has always reflected that. That said, the organizing committee
recognizes that buildings are the places people live and work, eat and sleep,
dream and wonder. Quality buildings bring joy and health, poorly designed ones
bring risk and suffering.

 

For this year's award, the organizers hope to
reinforce an important truth -- that quality buildings are built with heart and
care to serve people's needs first, while transforming communities for the
better. This also provides a platform for professional building project teams
to be recognized for positive contributions to the community through high
quality building work.

 

Addition of
Mainland China-based Juror Reflects Growing International Awareness

In response to QBA's growing recognition outside of
Hong Kong, this year's organizing committee has, for the first time, invited a
mainland Chinese juror to join the jury panel -- Mr Liang Jian Ming, President,
Guangdong Construction Industry Association. This decision also reflects the
increasing number of Hong Kong-Mainland collaborations in an array of
high-quality building projects (some involved in the Greater Bay Area
initiative).

 

Ir Peter K. W.
Mok, Chairman of QBA 2020 Organizing Committee
, said: "It is an honour to be selected to chair
QBA's tenth edition. For this year's awards, we hope to emphasize the
commitment building professionals have to strengthening communities while
remembering that the building industry is about putting people first. We also
recognize the growing room for cooperation across borders in an increasingly
integrated world, and so we hope including a juror from outside of Hong Kong
will send a positive signal in our industry to cooperate more with others."

 

 Key dates

Date

Items

20
June 2019

Award
Briefing Session & Kick off Press Conference

Nominations
Open

8
November 2019

Nomination
Submission Deadline (closed at 12nn HKT)

December
2019

Stage
1: First Screening

18-19
January 2020

Stage
2: Site Visit

Late
January 2020

Finalists
Announcement

March
2020

Stage
3: Finalists Presentation to Jury Panel & Conference

Categories and Eligibility

The
six award categories for QBA 2020 are as follows:

 

            CATEGORIES

NOMINATION
REQUIREMENTS*

1)       
Hong Kong Residential

(Single Building)

-        
Nominated new buildings must be a single independent structure/
single tower, not part of a complex containing other buildings.

-        
The 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/ more than a
single tower of similar kinds, which form a residential complex.

-        
The Major Function of the nominated multiple buildings must be for
residential use.

3)       
Hong Kong Non-Residential

(New Building
- Government, Institution or Community)

-        
The Major Function of the nominated new building must be for
Government, Institution or Community use.

-        
Nominated new buildings may be single or multiple buildings.

4)       
Hong Kong Non-Residential (New Building --
Non- Government, Institution or Community)

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

-        
Nominated new buildings may be single or multiple buildings.

5)       
Hong Kong Building (Renovation
/
Revitalization
)

-        
Any 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 buildings may be residential or non-residential
building.

6)       
Building Outside Hong Kong

-        
Nominated buildings must be outside the territorial limits of the
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

-        
Nominated buildings can be new or existing building.

-        
Any nominated existing building must have undergone and completed a
renovation, restoration, revitalization or similar process to its physical
structure and/or communal facilities.

-        
The Major Function of the nominated building may be a residential or
non-residential building.


²  Eligible buildings should
possess either Occupation Permits (OP or Phased OP), Acknowledgement letters on
Form BA14 or Confirmation letter of Substantial Completion between 1 July 2016
and 30 June 2019 as stated in the submission requirements.

 

Award Tiers

Multiple
awards are provided every year. They are ranked as follows:

 

AWARD TYPE

DESCRIPTION

Quality Excellence Award

Only one The Quality Excellence Award will be presented
to a project within the territorial limits of Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region with outstanding OVERALL
quality that is judged to be the BEST
among all the Grand Award Winners.


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.

Merits*

There will be recognition of merit(s) for each
nomination category.

Finalists**

There will be recognition of finalist(s) for each
nomination that has passed the first screening, site visits and presented at
the Finalist Presentation to Jury Panel & Conference.

* QBA 2020 Organizing Committee reserves the right not
to bestow an award if the Jury Panel deems that no nomination is worth
receiving that particular award. The decision of the Jury Panel shall be final.

** Finalist qualification will be usurped if the
project team is unable to present at the Finalist Presentation to Jury Panel
& Conference.

 

Jury
Panel Members

QBA
2020 is supported by the following industry leaders as Jurors. Jurors are
selected from various backgrounds to provide a balanced perspective:

 

Jury Panel Chairman

Mr YU Tak
Cheung, JP

Deputy
Director, Buildings Department, H
ong Kong SAR Government

Jury Panel
Vice-chairman

Ir Peter K. W. MOK

Chairman, QBA 2020 Organizing Committee

Members

Mr
Kenneth FOO

President, The Hong Kong Chapter of International
Facility Management Association

Ir C. S. Ho

Deputy Chairmen, Hong Kong
Quality Assurance Agency

Mr Eddie LAM

Frist Vice President, The
Hong Kong Construction Association

Mrs Sylvia
LAM, JP

Director, Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong SAR
Government

Prof
LEE Chack Fan, GBS, SBS, JP

President, Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Mr Li Kwok
Hing Felix FHKIA, RA

President, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects

Mr Liang Jian
Ming

President, Guangdong Construction Industry
Association

Sr SHIU
Wai Yee, Winnie

Senior Vice-President, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Cr
SHUM Hau-tak, Daniel

President, Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers

Mr SIT Wing
Hang, Alfred, JP

Director, Electrical and Mechanical Services
Department, H
ong Kong SAR Government

Dr
Rosman C.C. WAI

Lecturer, Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes,

Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

Ms YU Chun

Vice President,
The
Hong Kong Institute of Housing

Ir
Ringo YU Shek Man

President, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

 


Official category details, the latest updated jury panel, and further
information can be found at
http://www.qba.com.hk/. Follow our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/QBAHK/.

About Quality Building Award

The Quality Building Award (QBA) will celebrate its
landmark tenth edition in 2020. Co-founded in 2002 by nine of Hong Kong's
leading professional institutions, the ceremony has been held biennially ever
since, and was quickly established as the one of the property sector's most
coveted honours. Since its inception, QBA has celebrated and offered public
recognition to buildings that embody excellence.

Organizers of QBA 2020

QBA 2020 is co-organized by nine professional
institutions in Hong Kong. They are:

Ÿ  
The Hong Kong Construction Association

Ÿ  
The Hong Kong Institute of Architects

Ÿ  
The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers

Ÿ  
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Ÿ  
The Hong Kong Institute of Housing

Ÿ  
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Ÿ  
The Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (QBA 2020 Alternate Chair)

Ÿ  
The Hong Kong Chapter of International Facility Management Association

Ÿ  
The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong

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