Sustainability-focused maintenance strategy for the public rental housing estates in Hong Kong

Author(s): S.T. Chan, H.W. Pang, Bosco Au
Paper category: Conference
Book title: Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III (ICCRRR)
Editor(s): M.G. Alexander, H.-D. Beushausen, F. Dehn, P. Moyo
Print ISBN: 978-0-415-89952-9
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Pages: 323- 324
Total Pages: 2
Language: English

The Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA) manages and maintains over 1,100 high rise reinforced concrete buildings. HKHA builds around 15,000 flats in some 20 buildings annually. In 2005, the HKHA embarked on a new maintenance strategy with a view to better sustaining this growing building stock. It embraces structured programmes covering the regular inspection of the tenant-occupied flats, in-depth condition assessment of the older buildings, and the general improvement of the estate to give the tenants a revitalized environment. This paper outlines the key considerations and philosophy behind the three-throng strategy as well as the achievements so far. It points to the need for test-based understanding of actual performance of buildings of advanced age but inferior durability design, for treating maintenance as both a service and work, and for sustaining the estates as communities as well as built entities.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: abstract_only
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