HONG KONG, February 3, 2021 – HKT joins hands with Kai Tak Sports Park Limited (KTSPL) and Hip Hing Engineering Company Limited (Hip Hing Engineering) in a cross-industry partnership to realise Hong Kong’s largest sports infrastructure, which is also the first construction site in the city to be equipped with a dedicated 5G network infrastructure. Together with a series of 5G applications, the project will revolutionise the construction industry and set new benchmarks in smart construction.
Kai Tak Sports Park’s world-class sports facilities will strengthen sports development in Hong Kong. HKT, KTSPL and Hip Hing Engineering share the common goal of achieving smart construction and have equipped the Sports Park’s construction site with dedicated 5G coverage. 5G-powered applications such as mobile management system, robotics and Internet of Things (IoT), will boost work efficiency and communication among construction personnel.
Within the 28-hectare construction site, HKT has built a dedicated 5G network consisting of 5G base stations and numerous 5G routers and Wi-Fi access points. This reliable network empowers real-time simultaneous collaboration between site personnel of about 2,000 people, and enables large files and huge amount of data to be transmitted at a speed 20 times faster than 4G. 5G also optimises Building Information Modelling (BIM) and increases project constructability while saving time and cost. HKT is also delivering a 5G mobile management system at the construction site. Aiming to minimise cabling works while optimising management quality, 4K HDR cameras have been installed on tower cranes. These cameras with zoom-in function can capture and track individual movements or activities in specific areas of the construction site in real time, empowering effective remote monitoring of the site, and greatly enhancing safety in lifting operation. Kai Tak Sports Park project team will consider applying more Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology on the construction site to minimise the health and safety risks of workers.
Mr. Kenneth Ma, Executive Director of Hip Hing Engineering and Director (Design and Build) of KTSPL, said, “Our vision is to turn Hong Kong into a world-class smart city through our construction expertise, as well as our partnerships with like-minded key stakeholders. People-centric design is the core principle to build a smart city. We strive to make use of the latest technology to ensure the safety of workers, to keep track effectively on our project plan and schedule for the project owners, and to set a good standard for the local construction industry. We are delighted to join hands with HKT to use 5G technology in the construction site of the city’s most iconic sports infrastructure, to raise the entire safety performance, in the extent to efficiency, precision and accuracy. In the future, I hope that 5G smart infrastructure solutions will pave new grounds for the construction industry!”
Mr. Tom Chan, Managing Director of Commercial Group, HKT, said, “HKT strives to revolutionise the construction industry with 5G development and emerging technologies such as IoT and AI applications. HKT is honoured to participate in this project with Hip Hing Engineering to construct a world-class sports infrastructure in Hong Kong. Through different 5G applications, we boost the BIM performance and make construction safer, smarter and more efficient. It accelerates our progress to help meet the three important goals in the construction industry: total safety, on-time project delivery, and efficiency in construction budget control.”