Rainbow after Rain under the Lion Rock – the Impossible Feat of the 8 Community Isolation Facility (CIF) and Community Treatment Facility (CTF) projects during the recent Omicron Pandemic

29 July 2022

CPD Talk on Rainbow after Rain under the Lion Rock – the Impossible Feat of the 8 Community Isolation Facility (CIF) and Community Treatment Facility (CTF) projects during the recent Omicron Pandemic jointly organised by HKICM, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) was successfully held online on 29 July 2022.

The highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 broke out in early 2022 with an exponential caseload, peaking at over 50 thousand in a single day, which directly led to a serious shortage of isolation facilities in Hong Kong.

With the full support of the Central Government, the HKSAR Government initiated the construction of 8 community isolation and treatment facilities, including 6 temporary CIFs and 2 CTFs built with MiC. Eight projects were constructed simultaneously, with an exceptionally large scale and extremely tight construction period, facing unprecedented challenges in terms of organization, resources, and technology.

Ir Zhang Yi, speaker for the event, made a fantastic presentation on how to successively deliver more than 40,000 isolation beds within a limited 4-month through innovative management concepts and technologies, achieving this impossible feat, and how to convey humanistic care through architecture.

HKICM President Cr Conrad FUNG together HKIA CPD Committee Chairman Mr. Edward Wong, HKIE Building Division Chairman Ir Anthony Kwong and CIOB Chair Mr. W.C. Lam were invited to deliver the welcome remarks for this meaningful presentation.

The talk was highly informative with lots of exchanges and interactions between the presenters and attendees. Thanks again to the efforts of the speaker, Ir Zhang Yi, guests, HKIA, HKIE and CIOB for their support.

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Mr. Damon So

Partner in the Construction and Engineering Practice of the Hong Kong office of international law firm Hogan Lovells

– One of the few lawyers listed in the “Hall of Fame” (for Construction) of Legal 500, a leading legal directory in Hong Kong and recognised as a leading individual in various
authoritative legal directories.

– Qualified as a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer

– Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (MHKIE) (Civil & Structural disciplines)

– Qualified as a solicitor

– Has undertaken a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious construction legal work in respect of both building and civil projects

– Including both pursuing and defending a number of professional negligence claims

– Acts as an arbitrator and has had substantial experience in other dispute resolution procedures including mediation

– HKMAAL Accredited Mediator and a Panel Mediator of HKIAC

– Has also spoken widely on topics relating to arbitration and construction legal issues. 

Dr Daron Leung

Dr. Daron LEUNG, Vice President of The Hong Kong Federation of Occupational Safety & Health Association, Immediate Past President of The Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health  Association, Principal Consultant of Occupational Safety & Health & Environmental Consulting Associate Ltd.

Mr Joseph Chung

Joseph Chung is a Solicitor Advocate. He is also a registered foreign lawyer of the
Singapore International Commercial Court. He was previously a Barrister until he became a Solicitor in 2001. He is also a fellow member of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Joseph has extensive experience in all aspects of construction in both private and public sector work, advising developers, contractors, consultants and banks.

Over the years in his practice as a lawyer, he has been involved in many high profile construction projects, including the Hong Kong airport core project, the Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhui Bridge. He was involved in the Commission of Inquiry into Excess Lead found in Drinking Water in 2015/2016. He is recommended in the area of construction in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2014 – 2021 editions) and acknowledged as one of the leading lawyers in the area of construction in Chambers Asia Pacific (2014 – 2021 editions) and the exclusive winner of the “Construction” category in Hong Kong by the Client Choice Awards 2018 & 2021. He is also recognised as a Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyer (2020 – 2021) and a Leading Front End Construction, Infrastructure & Projects Lawyer (2020) by Doyle’s Guide Hong Kong.

Joseph is the co-author of the Hong Kong version of one of the leading UK construction text “Emden’s Construction Law in Hong Kong”.