Events | Benevolence | Industry News Q2 2022
Shaping the Future of the Industry
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Chairman’s Message A warm welcome to all Lighthouse Club members, and all others in our construction industry reading this magazine, wherever you may be. From the UK to the Middle East, from Asia to Australia, and beyond, our wonderful Lighthouse Clubs around the world exist, because of you. If you’re not yet a member, it’s simple to join via our website or via your local Lighthouse Club. I had the honour to step into the ‘chair’ for Lighthouse Club International at our AGM in May, taking over from Glenn Haley. Thank you, Glenn, for all your hard work over the past three years; particularly in such trying times with the worldwide covid pandemic. Glenn has not totally escaped the grasp of the committee as he now moves to the position of Immediate Past Chairman (and my trusted advisor). Our construction industry charitable work continues in all countries and locations where it is permitted, helping poor and disadvantaged people, victims of accidents and their families, as well as people who are ill and without the means to seek treatment. The scale of the charitable work in the UK is considerable and too vast to adequately mention here. The Hong Kong Lighthouse Club has plans afoot for another Lapdog Challenge later this year, its largest annual fundraiser, and I hear that certain committee members are being ‘volunteered’ to form a team to see how many laps of a 400m track they can complete in 5 hours. Please continue to support the charities, and we look forward to more fundraising events. Fellowship is at the heart of our Lighthouse Clubs and with the covid-related restrictions in many countries and locations being eased, the opportunities to host events and bring us all together is improved. Do look out for events advertised on your local branch website and/or our official international website. When travelling to other locations with Lighthouse Clubs represented at Lighthouse Club International, you can attend their events on the same basis as their local members. A great way to extend international fellowship. Thank you to all our supporters and contributors, and enjoy reading this magazine. Robert Gordon Chairman, Lighthouse Club International
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About The Lighthouse Club “The Lighthouse” is the magazine of Lighthouse Club International, originally established in 1998 as Lighthouse Club Asia Pacific Region and superseded in November 2017 by Lighthouse Club International. With its roots in England in 1956, the Hong Kong Branch was formed in 1986. The aims of the Lighthouse Club are to promote good fellowship amongst its members who work in or are associated with the construction industry and to provide charitable assistance to those in need within the construction industry and to their dependents in qualifying cases. In addition to the charitable works of the individual branches of the Lighthouse Club, Lighthouse Club International supports two related Hong Kong based charities which provide charitable assistance internationally. The James Battersby Lighthouse Club Educational Trust which provides assistance for education and training to qualifying young persons in the Asia Pacific Region; The Lighthouse Club International Benevolent Trust which provides assistance to relieving poverty and financial support to persons currently or previously employed in the building and civil engineering and allied trades.
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HEALTHSERVE-LIGHTHOUSE CLUB SINGAPORE Labour Day Health Outreach Roadshow Lighthouse Club Singapore had the pleasure of partnering Healthserve (a Singaporean NGO focused on the medical needs of migrant workers) to organise a Health Outreach Roadshow which impacted over 1,250 migrant workers on 1 May 2022 (the “Roadshow”). The collective aspiration that Healthserve and Lighthouse Club Singapore shared and worked towards by organising the Roadshow, was to bring everyone together to raise healthcare awareness (both physical and mental) for a demographic that has helped to build Singapore by prioritising their physical and mental health, and was as much about bringing hope and healing to the migrant workers as it was about bridging our communities. Despite it being a long weekend, with Singapore borders having been recently opened for travel, we managed to source 65 eager volunteers who were committed to helping out on the ground on the day. They showed up, and didn’t hesitate to roll up their sleeves and do any task required of them. These tasks included packing and distributing care packs, manning the photo booth (where migrant workers took photos with props to commemorate the day)
and conducting basic health checks for blood pressure or blood glucose levels of the attendees. We even had a few remarkable volunteers go the extra mile by pulling double shifts (morning shift from 9am to 2.30pm at Terusan Recreation Centre, and the afternoon shift from 4pm to 9.30pm at Penjuru Recreation Centre), which we can attest to as being no easy feat! Social integration within the larger community was seen as the key first step in tackling some of the mental health issues that
our migrant friends face, and there seemed to be no better way to get to know them than over shared appreciation of food. To achieve that, the meals that the volunteers had for lunch were prepared by a caterer for dormitories, and the volunteers had the unique experience of eating the same meal that was served to thousands of migrant workers at that same moment. The care packs distributed to the migrant workers contained, amongst other things, snacks, masks and gifts. The care packs were also meant to contain gifts such as water bottles and power banks which were customised with a mental wellness message by Healthserve (in a few languages most commonly spoken by the migrant workers) to encourage the migrant workers to reach out should they face any difficulties during their journey in Singapore, alongside the phone numbers to a 24 hour helpline. Unfortunately, the gifts got stuck in transit at customs and did not make it in time for the Roadshow, despite the unceasing dedication by the port group, PSA Horizons. Lighthouse Club Singapore is presently working with Healthserve to re-deploy the gifts for other upcoming events, having successfully distributed some power banks to migrant workers at a Dental Health Screening on 29 May 2022.
Lighthouse Club Singapore would not be able to have pulled off the Roadshow without support from our volunteers who managed to keep their energy up, with genuine smiles and sincerity in engaging with the migrant workers. Neither could we have done it without our sponsors, Cloud4C Services Pte Ltd who sponsored the powerbanks, SAS Asia Bar Systems Pte Ltd who sponsored the volunteer T-shirts, designed by Gensler Singapore, Tee Up Dormitory Pte Ltd who sponsored the volunteer lunches and a kind anonymous sponsor (who we only know as Sharon) who donated $10,000 to the cause. There’s no doubt that these contributions have gone a long way, and we look forward to future collaborations with these parties and more in making an impact moving forward. So do reach out to us if you are interested in getting involved or giving back, in any capacity.
STAYING TOGETHER with the community in the Construction industry during the pandemic Joint community care service: home visit and delivery of Fook Bags to the grass-roots families The Society of Builders, Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM) and Hong Kong Lo Pan Kwong Yuet Tong (HKLPKYT) launched their first joint community care service. The organizations donated the Fook Bags to the grass-roots families in the construction industry. The bags included food, groceries and hygiene goods. Cr Za Wai-gin, Tony, President of HKICM, Cr Tang Chi Wang, President of The Society of Builders and Mr. Chung Koon Man, Chairman of HKLPKYT and their committee members packed the Fook Bags and delivered them to the families during Christmas . We hope our effort provide warmth to the families and care for the needy. The Lighthouse Club charities thank you very much for the donation of Fook Bags to our assisted families.
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Looking ahead: Fellowship and charity – what’s not to like? This year, Robert Gordon of Buro Happold has passed over the reins of Chair of the Hong Kong branch of the Lighthouse Club to Shannon Ho of Aedas, currently Robert’s deputy and Chair of the Women in Construction Group, a role she held for more than five years. Suri Kadha will be taking on her role, while Robert will take on the role of Chair of Lighthouse Club International, whilst continuing to support Shannon on an ex officio basis. Text: Elizabeth Dooley Images: Mike Staley and LHCI
We spoke to Shannon and Robert about their experiences at the Club, their respective new roles and how they see the future of the Club. For Shannon, the past five years has seen more and more women joining the Club and joining the construction industry in general. And she believes that women can make a valuable contribution to the industry, not least in terms of bringing people together, and offering a caring environment for all. As she takes to the helm her aim is to continue the work she did in the Women in Construction Group in terms of attracting more women to become Lighthouse members and empowering women within the construction industry and the industry as a whole. An
architect by trade, she sees the Lighthouse Club as not only an opportunity to focus on women’s wellbeing through educational and social events, but also to bring together people from other parts of the industry, including developers, contractors, engineers, architects, students and so on. “Not only can we learn from each other. We can also expand our network across different disciplines,” she says. Diversification is important for Shannon, and it is also her aim to attract younger, particularly local, members who are represented by a Group within the Club of members aged 35 years and younger. Plans include the introduction of a mentorship program for younger members to team up with more experienced members in the industry across different disciplines, which she sees as an opportunity for young graduates and those new to the industry to learn more about the possibilities of career development. For Shannon, education is key, and the Lighthouse Club Hong Kong offers an opportunity to attend seminars, attend site visits and share experiences about what is going on in the city in terms of new projects. But it’s not all work and no play! And with fundraising at the heart of the Club, there’s plenty of opportunity for fun. Social events such as wine tasting, happy hours, cooking classes, the annual ball and a chance to run for five hours in the heat by taking part in the Lap Dog Challenge – which
Chair of Lighthouse Club Hong Branch, Shannon Ho Chair of Lighthouse Club International, Robert Gordon
last year raised $2.2 million of which 10% was donated to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation - are just some of the options open to members and their guests. And while Covid has been a great challenge for the industry as whole, and for the Club in terms of being able to hold physical events, Shannon hopes that more events will be able to take place physically rather than virtually this year, which should attract more members. She also hopes to hold more events that target local interests, and can promote awareness of issues such as site safety to site workers. “One of our main goals is to help those in need. We need to get back to normal life, to get together and promote good fellowship through charity. My goal as chair is to continue that tradition and work towards the main objectives of the club,” she adds. Having spent the last three years as Chair of the Lighthouse Club Hong Kong, Robert will remain on hand to help Shannon settle into her new role and continue his role in the Hong Kong branch committee on safety. He sees his new role as Chair of Lighthouse Club International, one that he will take on for the next two years, as an opportunity to help coordinate and support the activities of all other Lighthouse Club branches, and to build a forum where all members can help each other as much as possible, in whichever country they are based.
As Robert explains, Lighthouse Club members from countries including Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Qatar), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, UK, Ireland and Vietnam are represented in Lighthouse Club International. There are also other countries with Lighthouse Clubs and Lighthouse Club members that receive support from Lighthouse Club International. “We have seen Lighthouse Club members move to countries where there is no club and they are interested in setting up their own branch, so we are there to support that. We’re about creating good fellowship in the construction industry, and it’s a chance to get together, have a good time socially and to network at the same time,” he comments. “And we’re also working to attract corporate members internationally. In terms of corporate social responsibility, it’s hard to argue against fellowship and charity, and we can offer an international forum for companies across borders. At the other end of the scale, we also offer individual
memberships to those who due to laws in some countries are not allowed to form their own branch, which allows these members to join all our webinars at member rates and to attend branch events when they travel internationally, and for students to whom we can provide mentorship and networking opportunities,” he adds. At the heart of the Lighthouse Club though is benevolence and education. Events are organised 100% by volunteers, and the organisation has virtually zero running costs. The Benevolent Trusts, like the James Battersby Lighthouse Club Educational Trust for young, disadvantaged people connected to the construction industry across the globe, all work to help those who have suffered hardship as a result of the death, injury or illness of a spouse, parent or guardian employed in the construction industry. “We’ve traditionally had a lot of involvement from people in Hong Kong, and we’re now trying to get people from other branches to actively take on more committee roles within Lighthouse Club International and to attract a more diverse membership, including more women and younger members. At the end of the day, they are the future of the club. We have all been impacted by Covid and as the world opens up it’s our job to start re-engaging with worldwide branches, to support the cross-fertilisation between the branches and to maximise the benefits of international membership for all,” he concludes.
On-site Smart Control Centre Installation of steelwork structures at Lyric Theatre Complex
SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG’S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
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Through its participation in the Lap Dog Challenge and by providing committee level support to The Lighthouse Club, last year Gammon Construction raised over US$100,000 for the charity, helping it to set new records for the amount of money raised in a year. Lighthouse Club spoke to Kevin O’Brien and Tony Small of Gammon about the use of new technologies in the changing face of Hong Kong’s construction industry. Hong Kong’s housing shortage is arguably one of the most acute problems being faced by the territory’s new government. Expensive private housing alongside waiting times for public housing now averaging 6.1 years are just some of the challenges resulting from land scarcity. For Gammon Construction’s Chief Executive Kevin O’Brien, the challenge for construction companies is how to help society build housing. And the challenge is twofold, notably because of the different markets being served.
“In serving both the private and public housing markets we need to find ways to deliver more smartly, and consider how we can accelerate programs and delivery by not only reducing bureaucracy, but also by using modern methods of construction,” he says. And while Gammon has learned a lot from observing modular construction in markets such as the UK and Singapore, the challenge in Hong Kong is that public housing is typically over 40 storeys high, which brings additional challenges relating to structural engineering, particularly relating to adverse weather in typhoon conditions. “Gammon and others in the industry are looking to modern methods of construction and ways to leverage the supply chain in mainland China to help us deliver,” he adds.
Construction of the Lyric Theatre Complex is in full swing. When completed, it will comprise a 1,450-seat lyric theatre, a 600-seat medium theatre and a 270-seat studio theatre.
Hong Kong’s housing shortage is arguably one of the most acute problems being faced by the territory. Expensive private housing alongside waiting times for public housing now averaging 6.1 years are just some of the challenges resulting from land scarcity. In serving both the private and public housing markets we need to find ways to deliver more smartly, and consider how we can accelerate programs by using modern methods of construction. Gammon Construction Chief Executive, Kevin O’Brien
And while there are clear motivators for looking towards the seemingly endless acronyms associated with modern methods of construction - from MiC, MiMEP, DfMA, all the way to what the Hong Kong government has called MiInfinity – there are other challenges being addressed. These include finding solutions to counter labour shortages due to an ageing demographic, improving site safety and making the construction industry a more attractive career option for young people entering the workforce. From modular integrated lifts through to modular integrated curtain walling, the benefits of MiC or Modular Integrated Construction are clear: increased efficiency, greater quality control and enhanced environmental performance and safety and reduced man-hours at site. “We’re also taking a lot of the work off-site and factories provide a fantastic solution when it comes to controlling the environment. It also allows us to create the modules at very low height which reduces time spent at height, and to address ESG issues relating to the environment and society such as how to reduce carbon emissions,” comments Gammon’s Health Safety and Environment Director, Tony Small.
One such project in Gammon’s portfolio is Tonkin Street Redevelopment Project, developed by Chinachem Group in association with the Urban Renewal Authority (URA).
systems in Hong Kong, and off-site construction is expected to reduce construction waste by an impressive 68% and noise reduction by 75%. It is also the first MiC project in Hong Kong’s private sector to be designed with biophilic façade and removable non-structural walls built into the modules, allowing residents to personalise their own living space.
Located in the heart of Kowloon it is the city’s first private residential development by a private developer to adopt concrete MiC, and the tallest concrete MiC building in Hong Kong at the time of construction. Its composite structural wall system eliminates the double walls required in most other concrete MiC
Also included in Gammon’s MiC portfolio is a pop-up community vaccination centre in Causeway Bay on land provided by Hysan Development and Chinachem Group, made up of 13 modular units that were prefabricated in a factory in mainland China, with production and delivery to Hong Kong taking only seven days.
Artist impression of Tonkin Street residential development
Integrated modules are manufactured and assembled in factory
We are taking a lot of work off-site and factories provide a fantastic solution when it comes to controlling the environment. It also allows us to address ESG issues relating to the environment and society such as how to reduce carbon emissions. Health Safety and Environment Director Tony Small
With related MEP provisions of the project also completed off-site and statutory inspections completed within just 12 hours of the modules being placed in position, the project took only 18 days to complete, causing minimal disturbance to the neighbourhood and local traffic. Similarly, the government quarantine facility Phase II at Penny’s Bay saw 700 quarantine units built in just 87 days, with more than 95% of works completed using MiC, three days ahead of the 90-day contract period. The project saw a number of firsts for the industry, including the first on-site 5G smart control centre which uses AI to monitor factory production, delivery, assembly and safety zones; the delivery of MiC units equipped with plumbing and drainage DfMA module in factory and the use of a ‘flying factory’ - a pop up factory located close to the site - for MEP and precast trenches.
700 quarantine units built in just 87 days in Penny's Bay
According to Gammon, it’s an approach that combines Construction 2.0 with Industry 4.0, resulting in a project site that “fully reflects the company’s integrated digital management aspirations” and plays “a vital part in becoming a centralised pool of intelligence, and giving the project management team maximum control over all aspects of the works at all phases whether on-site or off-site”. For O’Brien, two more projects stand out, namely the work being done by Gammon at the Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMC), which opened in April this year, and the Lyric Theatre Complex, part of the West Kowloon Cultural District, which commenced construction in 2019 and is due for completion in 2024/2025.
Monitoring of factory production, modular delivery and assembly
One of the most notable achievements of the AMC, situated at Tsueng Kwan O Industrial Estate, is the adoption of a multitrade integrated mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MiMEP) approach, which includes off-site prefabrication, multi-trade integration and module maximisation, and ‘plug and play’.
Located in Tseung Kwun O, the AMC project involves the construction of a nine-storey block and a two-storey basement
The use of precast double tee slabs at AMC contributes to reducing the amount of concrete by 60%
As O’Brien explains, 75% of the electrical and mechanical installation is achieved through DfMA adoption relating to structural steel and MEP works, underpinned by Building Information Modeling or BIM. A 2,800 square metre flying factory was set up, improving project safety and once again reducing the risk of working at height and increasing productivity by completing works in a factory environment. The use of such technologies is reported to have resulted in on-site time savings of 30 days and labour savings of 30%, thereby addressing issues of safety and labour shortages. Meanwhile at the Lyric Theatre Complex development, Gammon also plans to use modularisation, off-site manufacture and standardisation to maximise consistency, efficiency, precision and quality, as well as reduce the number of operations taking place onsite for improved safety. O’Brien points to a 70% reduction of the building process, the site's plant room and District Cooling System installations being built using the DfMA approach, and the minimal installation work required at site reduced to just 24 working days. “The result is all this being done to a high quality on the factory floor, with less wastage on site and more quality control, resulting in defective products not being released from the factory, reduction in money wasted fixing defects and improved customer satisfaction at the same time,” he explains. For Small, it’s a question of being able to take measures to improve quality and safety: “We take away all of the traditional measures of measuring and we end up using the factory based process in terms of jigs and rigs to make everything more accurate. It’s a
very different way of thinking about a structure. We’re not taking construction and repeating it in the factory. Rather, we are using factory type process to improve construction,” he adds.
TECHNOLOGICAL INNVOATIONS Other innovative solutions used in the project include Gammon’s adoption of an ‘Integrated Digital Project Delivery Approach’, which includes a centralized and shared BIM. In addition to a 3D digital model, a 4D model will be completed to create a simulation of the project to optimise and refine construction methodology. Innovative methods of as-built data capture such as drone surveys, laser scans and 3D photos linked to plan drawings will also be deployed. Meanwhile, in an effort to enable lean construction, Gammon’s Smart Logistics Platform, which O’Brien describes as a combination of “smart technology, digital and logistics and lean manufacturing” has come into its own during the Covid-19 pandemic, reducing the need for site visits by necessity. Known as STAMP 2.0 includes a digital tool to manage offsite MiC, prefabrication and on-site construction logistics, the use of sensor/RFID/QR code tagging in end-to-end logistics, automatic logistics integrated within the BIM model, and an online monitoring dashboard. In addition, Gammon’s third generation 360-Degree Virtual Reality Toolbox Training tool, developed in association with University of Hong Kong and the University of New South Wales, looks set to change the face of health & safety training forever – by generating valuable discussion and learning through technology.
And what does this mean for the future of the construction industry? For Small, it’s about using technology to change the face of the construction industry – to get to a point where construction sites no longer rely on noise polluting dirty diesel generators, can move beyond their reputation for being dirty and dangerous, and can ultimately attract a new generation of workers into the industry. O’Brien agrees: “As an industry we have to understand that people are not just looking for a salary anymore, there’s a greater need for purpose in the workplace, and a need to address the issues surrounding diversity and inclusion and sustainability. We’re also going to have to address the issue of not putting people’s personal safety at risk by coming to work in our industry. I believe our focus is on bringing world class ideas and world class engineering together to encompass delivering a project that those in the industry can be proud of, and that the people who live, work, rest, play and use those assets can enjoy as they go about their daily lives. This is the focus for Gammon and we will continue to push the envelope in that way,” he concludes.
As an industry we have to understand that people are not just looking for a salary anymore, there’s a greater need for purpose in the workplace. There is a need to address the issues surrounding diversity and inclusion and sustainability.
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CONSTRUCTION SAFETY IN MACAU With a population of about 680,000 and an area of 32.9 km2, Macau is the most densely populated region in the world. To put this into perspective, Hong Kong covers an area of 1,110 km2 and has a population of more than 7.5 million people. Text: Keith Buckley
Notwithstanding its small area, Macau boasts significant construction projects, with many of the larger projects being undertaken at the time leading up to and since the handover of the Portuguese colony to the PRC in 1999.
as I was told, the safety regulations were too stringent. In fact the safety regulations on site were similar to those enforced in say Hong Kong and Singapore. The situation compared to 2003 has greatly improved.
Completed projects include the Macau International Airport, opened in 1995, the 338m high Macau Tower which opened in 2001, the major Las Vegas styled, Integrated Resort (Casino) projects starting in 2004 as a result of the granting of International Gaming Concession licences, the Sai Van bridge connecting the Macau peninsula with the Island of Taipa in 2004 , the Macau LRT project which opened in 2019 and the Taipa Ferry Terminal which commenced operation in 2017.
Before 1989 there was no law in Macau to provide supervision over the Construction industry. According to the statistics at that time, there were more industrial accidents in the Construction industry than in other industries and those accidents were usually more serious.
Large projects currently under construction include the 4th Macau bridge crossing, which was highlighted in the Q1 edition of The Lighthouse magazine, two LRT extension projects, reclamation projects and the associated building projects. Upcoming large projects include the 9km underground tunnel LRT east line which includes a sea crossing, the Inner Harbour pumping station, the Taipa Hill Tunnel and other infrastructure projects. With all this construction come accidents resulting in injuries and fatalities. The local labour force in Macau alone cannot support the volume of construction and so construction projects rely on imported labour quota, and workers coming to Macau from the PRC. From a safety aspect this introduces challenges with regard to safety awareness and training. I remember when I arrived in Macau in 2003, local workers did not like to work on my site because,
When the Macau Portuguese government realized this, “The Regulations for Safety and Hygiene in the Construction Industry” were worked out and implemented in 1991. After a period of trial implementation, the Regulations were put into full implementation in order to maintain the safety and health of the builders. With the construction projects becoming increasingly complicated, with the working environment on the construction sites changing from time to time, and with high mobility of the building workers, the risks of the builders’ safety and health have increased greatly. Since the handover of Macao to the People’s Republic of China in 1999, Macau Special Administrative Region has made greater strides in its development. Greater attention has been paid to the protection of the builders’ lives and health. Effective popularization and education of occupational safety and health has become a must. Therefore, in April, 2002, the Government of Macau Special Administrative Region took the initiative in jointly sponsoring
a course of “Occupational Safety Card for the Construction Industry” with Macau’s five organizations in the Construction industry (the trade unions and chambers of commerce). The aim of this course is that through popularization and education as well as the compulsory training, the people who work in the Construction industry, either the employers or employees, are taught to effectively prevent industrial accidents and occupational diseases. The Government of Macauo Special Administrative Region also started to revise the regulations concerned, and made the course of “Occupational Safety Card for the Construction Industry” a compulsory training program. Its purpose is, through the joint efforts of the government, the main contractors, and the workers, to effectively promote and maintain the occupational safety and health of the building workers. Recently, in April 2022, the Macau SAR Executive Council has advanced with a new civil construction safety law to better define the duties of the people involved in construction sites as well as the improvement of occupational safety regulations. The draft bill presents generic principles and rules concerning measures for the protection, management and installations of construction sites and construction sites, machines, devices, tools, equipment and specific
works, and the obligation to examine, inspect and draw up plans for work, among other work, to be performed by the designated engineer or designated person, in order to raise the quality of examinations and inspections. It also improves the inspection and sanctioning regime, proposing that in situations of serious risk on construction sites and construction sites, the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) may apply an emergency protection measure ordering the immediate suspension of the work or work. Breaches of the proposed provisions will constitute administrative offences, and the applicable penalty amounts will be high to increase the deterrent effect of the penalties. In order to reinforce safety management in the execution of works on shipyards and construction sites, the number of senior safety technicians must be increased as the number of workers increases. The proposed law also expressly regulates the requirements for issuing, renewing and cancelling licenses of construction sites. If approved by the Legislative Assembly, the new law would be enforced 180 days after the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
support from the Maritime Traffic Management Centre. At the same time, the personnel on the boat and the auxiliary vessels were organized to fight the fire, carry out rescue, evacuation and transport the injured to shore, among others.
Data from the DSAL shows that a total of 15 people have died due to occupational accidents in 2021, the highest number in five years. As an illustration of the attention being given to construction safety, in June 2022, several Government departments conducted a drill aiming to test the response to an accident at the 3.1km long fourth Macau-Taipa Maritime Bridge Construction site. The drill involved personnel from the Public Works Bureau, together with the Marine and Water Bureau, the Customs services, the Fire Services Bureau and the construction contractor. The drill simulated a fire and rescue situation in the construction area of Zone A maritime area. A fire was simulated on a construction boat at sea and the contractor immediately used the sea rescue channel according to the emergency plan to request
After the incident was reported, authorities also simulated sending boats to the scene immediately for rescue and support purposes. As part of the evacuation, it was simulated that a crew member was injured and after boarding was transported by fire services by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. The simulation aimed to raise awareness of the safety, response and accident treatment capabilities of the personnel who are at sea executing the aforementioned construction work, as well as to ensure safety in the subsequent execution of the work at sea.
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Continued socialising in Macau reaps the benefits
t the time of writing, here in Macau, we are dealing with a Covid outbreak, which is the worst Macau has experienced so far and we are left wondering what is going to change here, and in the rest of the world, in the second half of the year. Uncertainty continues and is increasingly affecting the economy in Macau, with a lack of tourists, continued travel restrictions, gaming concession renewal issues and a construction downturn in the private sector. Despite this, Lighthouse Club Macau keeps going! The monthly function in April was held on Wednesday 13 April at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. This was a new venue for us and the event was sponsored by our very generous supporter, Bobadilla Group Macau (BGM), who also provided lucky draw prizes. The last monthly function was held on Wednesday 11 May in the Sheraton Hotel Club Lounge, sponsored by Genyield Construction Company Ltd. Originally planned to be held on the Jaya Pool Deck, we had to move inside due to bad weather.
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Macau Annual Dinner 2022
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he 17th Annual Dinner was held on Friday 27May in the Feast restaurant in the Sheraton Hotel/The Londoner. We enjoyed a great dinner with nearly 200 people joining, numbers being limited to avoid compulsory NAT testing required for events with over 200 guests. We would like to thank our generous sponsors, as below, and lucky draw prize donors and are pleased to report that we raised MOP146,000 for the Lighthouse Club Benevolent Fund. Gold Sponsors:
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Circle Engineering Co Ltd Genyield Construction Co Ltd Junpam Engineering Co Ltd Min Da Construction & Engineering Co Ltd San Fong Seng Construction & Engineering Co Ltd Tong Lei Engineering & Construction Co Ltd Top Builders Group Ltd
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BGM Automation BGM Rigging Services BSC Group Ltd Guarforce Engineering Consultant Ltd SWS Smart Wise Solutions Ltd
MdME Lawyers Securitas Security Services (Macau) Ltd
The July function had to be cancelled due to the Covid outbreak which has resulted in group gatherings not being allowed. Hopefully we can hold our next function in August. We are pleased to be able to report that since January, we have had no more construction fatalities in Macau. May this situation long continue. This year the Benevolent Fund has made donations of MOP140,00 to the next of kin of those of who have tragically passed away.
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Stay in touch with Lighthouse Club Macau. You will find notices of forthcoming events and photos of events in the following links. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-lighthouse-clubmacau Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LHCMacau/ And our website: https://lighthouseclubmacau.com/
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Shining a Light on Men’s Health Week in the UK It was Men's Health Week from 12 to 19 June and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity supported the week by raising awareness of all the resources they have to support men in construction.
ne in five men die before the age of 65. The causes are a variety of physical and mental health issues, so Men's Health Week is all about increasing awareness of preventable health problems for men of all ages and backgrounds.
Our construction workforce is 87% male so it is vital that our workforce are given free and easily accessible support to live healthier lifestyles and there are plenty of things that can be done to help stay fit in mind and body.
¢¢ Get regular check-ups with your doctor. Seeing your
¢¢ Join a community group. Being part of a group
GP regularly can help them identify and treat any health issues, such as Prostate cancer, in its early stage.
¢¢ Reduce your salt and sugar intake. Having too much
salt can increase your cholesterol and cause heart problems later down the line whereas too much sugar can lead to obesity and or diabetes.
¢¢ Go for a daily walk. Taking a stroll lets you get in some cardio exercise and fresh air - and it's great for your mental health.
¢¢ Reduce alcohol intake. As well as inhibiting your
ability to perform day to day functions, consistent and large intakes of alcohol can cause liver problems.
¢¢ Quit smoking. Smoking is bad for every organ in your body and can lead to a variety of severe health issues, such as lung and throat cancer - it's also expensive!
¢¢ Enjoy breakfast everyday - A nutritious breakfast
starts your day off right. It not only sets you up so you have energy and fuel for optimal mental and physical performance, but also to maintain stable blood sugar levels and a healthy weight because you are less likely to overindulge later in the day
can boost mental wellbeing by reducing feelings of loneliness and detachment. Try visiting one of our Lighthouse Beacons as a first step.
¢¢ Talk to someone. Whether it's family or friends
(or even one of our helpline workers), maintaining healthy relationships with peers. You can always call our helpline if you need.
¢¢ Take up a hobby. Engaging in a hobby can be a
mental escape, help us hone a skill, or just provide an opportunity to socialise with others. It's also a great way to help us disconnect from work and break away from the monotony of daily life.
¢¢ Volunteer. Doing something selfless for others has
been proven to make ourselves feel better. We even have our own volunteering opportunities you can join.
¢¢ Get a good night's sleep. Sleep is essential to healthy
mental wellbeing as it helps us regulate our emotions and ability to function effectively. Register for the free Sleepstation app to find out how.
¢¢ Adopt relaxation techniques. These can work to slow down breathing, lower blood pressure, and reduce muscle tension and stress.
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Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity said, “Our construction industry is 87% male, which is why it's incredibly important for us to provide the right support and encourage them to be healthy for work and for life. As a charity we provide holistic support across all aspects of emotional, physical and financial wellbeing and we strive to provide education and information so that where possible people can help themselves and be pro-active in developing a healthy lifestyle. We’ve had a fantastic response to recent campaigns highlighting skin health, stress, prostate cancer and healthy sleeping and we will continue to provide pro-active resources for our workforce. We're here for everyone who works in the construction industry and allied trades, including their families, and all our support services are completely free. Whether you want specific advice from one of our trained advisors through our helpline or text support service, or access to learning resources through our Self Support App, there is a route to support for everyone.
confidential emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support with translation services for those that need extra support. Construction Industry Helpline Self Support App which complements the helpline and signposts to over 3000 accredited organisations offering specialist support. Free text HARDHAT service that gives immediate access to text back counselling Lighthouse Beacons. 160 volunteer centres across the country that offer a safe place to meet in a confidential environment. CPD accredited Wellbeing Masterclasses covering topics such as Managing Stress, Coping with Anxiety and Building Resilience to name just a few
To access all the resources above and to find out more, visit the charity’s Mens Health Campaign page If you need help or support now, or know someone that does, you can access free and confidential support 24/7 via: Construction Industry Helpline on UK 0345 605 1956 / ROI 1800 939 122, Or text HARDHAT to 85258 (UK) or 50808 (ROI) Website signposting to all resources For industry related wellbeing and protection, Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity CEO Bill Hill, is available for expert opinion and comment: email: bill.hill@ lighthouseclub.org
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Singapore Annual General Meeting on 10 March 2022
he Lighthouse Club Singapore 2022 AGM, which was held at TAP Craft Beer Bar on 10 March 2022, was a resounding success thanks to the presence and participation of our supportive members and our sponsor Ricky Gauthaman (of Ezra & Macquarie Group, Envirotec Controls (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd & Ezra Healthcare Pte Ltd) who sponsored the drinks and food for the AGM (and even popped his hand up to cover the annual fees of Hubspot, the IT platform product LHC Singapore" uses). As members trickled in, we kicked off the AGM with a warm welcome message by our President, Jim Chessell. Yes, that Jim, who really does not need an introduction, as he’s the new Chairman elect for LHCI, a member of LHC Singapore for 9 years, having also served the LHC Singapore Council for 7. The Council Members then took everyone through welfare, education, membership, finances, events and publicity in relation to the past year, as well as a forecast for 2022. Some of the notable things that were shared by the Council in the AGM: (i) For welfare, in 2021, LHC Singapore supported around 10 cases which were referred to us by other charities we work with or our members. All of them were migrant workers within the construction industry who had disabling illnesses or were victims of accidents. We supported them by supporting their costs of treatment or providing maintenance support for their families. (ii) For education, LHC Singapore had a mentorship collaboration with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) where 20
members of LHC help provide career mentorship to students over a 6 month period. Given the success of this collaboration, for 2022, the Council proposed a collaboration with SIT and National University of Singapore (NUS). (iii) As for events, in 2021, despite the pandemic, LHC Singapore organised 8 events, including a few virtual quizzes; in person gatherings in groups of 5 (in compliance with social distancing measures) with our members spread over different bars or restaurants in Singapore; and a Migrant Worker Outreach Roadshow on 25 September 2021 where we collaborated with Healthserve for a roadshow which saw migrant workers treated to free health check-ups, health advice and goodie bags. Notable upcoming events, which were highlighted to the members included a pool night, a nature walk, a beach clean-up, and another
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Healthserve- LHC Roadshow which was to be held in conjunction with Labour Day on 1 May 2022, which we anticipated would benefit some 2,000 migrant workers. (iv) The Healing Light Fund of $30,000, with $15,000 contributed by LHC Singapore and Singapore Concrete Institute and $15,000 from the Tote Board’s 1-1 Matching Donation Programme. Despite highly subsidised medical and dental treatments available to migrant workers at Healthserve, there are still about 1,000 migrant workers annually who are unable to pay their co-pay share of $8 per session for acute diseases, $15 for chronic diseases or dental treatment at $50 to $80. The Healing Light Fund aims to cover the costs for migrant workers who are unable to cover their costs when seeking treatment.
At discussions after the AGM, Council Members realised that the AGM was a huge success, mainly because our members were given the chance to see not only where their contributions went to but the positive impact LHC Singapore was making in the construction industry in a holistic manner. This impact is primarily made thanks to our members not only being generous with their money, but also charitable with their time and efforts, both in terms of volunteering to be mentors as well as volunteering at our roadshows.
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Social Night (5 at each bar)
ur February Social Night on 17 February saw eight groups of five seated at various bars along Boat Quay having a great time. Each group found themselves in good company, had great chats along with a few pints and generous platters sponsored by the kind restaurants. We were happy to share exciting news on upcoming events being held by the LHC Singapore! Many thanks to Molly Malone's Irish Pub Singapore, Bqbar, The Penny Black and Sahara Bar & Restaurant for hosting us and serving delicious food and drinks during the night!
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he LHC Singapore members headed out for a game of pool at Cue Guru, on 14 April 2022 and what a fun night it was!
Of the 40 or so members who joined pool night (including the one and only John Battersby, LHCI Honorary Life Chairman who was down from HK), many undersold their abilities, saying that they were terrible at pool, hadn’t played in ages… but we soon found that these were all lies. I mean, one of our members even brought his own pool cue. It was also particularly interesting to note that for people who ‘barely knew the game’, many sure had a firm grasp of the rules that governed the play. The friendly disagreements spiralled into goodnatured arguments which may well have escalated into fist fights – which was fortunately prevented due to the social distancing measures in place. The skills amongst the members was most impressive. Arguably, everyone’s strokes got better as the night progressed, in equal parts due to inebriation lowering inhibitions and… the increasingly skewed perception of one’s own skills.
Humility was not the only strong point of our members, generosity was too- with $350 from the bucket for our benevolent fund! Many shared that they had a great time trashtalking one another and catching up; and just imagine… just imagine being able to have a great night out and not be lying when you go home that evening and tell your spouse that you were out all night, playing a pivotal role in fundraising for a good cause. So, what are you waiting for? We’re surprised you’re not already booking flights over! You’d be spoilt for choice with the many events we have coming up, but if you had to pick one, we’d suggest the LHC Singapore Annual Dinner & Dance on 19 November 2022. It’ll be worth it, even if it means making the trip over from the UK, HK, Dubai etc. After all, it is for a good cause.
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n 19 May 2022, LHC Singapore held its first “free and easy” Networking Session at @ mollymalonesingapore after 2 years of restrictions due to Covid-19. Turnout was great, and a total of S$415 was collected to our Benevolent Fund for the evening. On behalf of the Club, we would like to extend our utmost gratitude to everyone for their efforts and time for making the evening possible. LHC Singapore shall continue to organise social events such as networking sessions for members from the Construction Industry to meet and share experiences outside of the office space. At the same time, these events will help to maintain and enhance our Benevolent Fund through generous donations received from members and sponsoring organisations. Not forgetting that these events allow us to facilitate continuous learning and professional development for individuals, companies and our future generations of construction industry professionals through university fee support, active mentorship, webinars, and industry exposure. We always welcome like-minded individuals and companies from the industry to join us in actively supporting a greater cause.
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t’s mid-year 2022, and LHC Singapore is back to its days of glory. On 16 June, had you walked into TAP Craft Beer Bar at 9 Penang Road, you’d have been greeted by the smiling faces of our attendees, the dashing good looks of our Council Members, chatter amongst old and new friends, and best of all, people intermingling freely between tables… oh yes, we will never take that for granted again! We were thrilled to be able to bring back our monthly gatherings (every 3rd Thursday of the month)… and as it seems, so were the attendees. The gathering saw 42 guests; three of whom were persuaded to sign up as new members and even one new corporate member!
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We were lucky to have had sponsors ChangAroth InterNational Consultancy and Corkjoint Singapore, who covered the bar bites and 2 drinks per LHC member; thereby ensuring every member was socially lubricated, which no doubt helped the evening as the pandemic has certainly made some of us forget how to socialise… The night was reminiscent of the good old days, particularly as we welcomed Willie Kay and his better half Alison Kay, the founding members of LHC Singapore, who joined us after a long break. As is the usual affair at these gatherings, one of our Council Members would go around with a bucket, for attendees to put in any amounts they’d like to donate. Statistics have shown that this exercise is best done mid evening- when there’s that delightful intersect of peak number of attendees at peak generosity (we’re truly the best versions of ourselves when we’re two or three beers in). Thanks to our attendees and our application of statistics in daily life, we raised over $700 for our Benevolent Fund. All in all, it was an incredible evening, one which would not have been possible without our generous sponsors and the amazing service at TAP. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next gathering on 21 July 2022, which comes in the form of a quiz hosted by the best (self-proclaimed) quiz master in Singapore, Sid Bhalla, at Molly Malones Irish Pub.
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WIC Empowering Women Seminar Building a Career in the construction industry
COVID 5th wave did not stop the Women In Construction group from organising a meaningful webinar in collaboration with leading contractor in Hong Kong, Leighton Asia’s WOICE (Women In Construction and Engineering Group), on 28 April 2022.
he sharing in this “Empowering Women Seminar” centred on building a career in the construction industry by two speakers from Leighton Asia, Zoe Cuthbert (Construction Manager) and Pinky Yam (Engineer (Building)). Zoe is a mother of 2, who wakes up early at 5:30am every day to take care of her young children before work. Being an experienced Construction Manager working on some massive engineering projects in HK, UK and Australia, she was grateful that the flexible working arrangement at Leighton allows her to balance her professional work and her mothering duties. Her aspiration to drive gender diversity led her and few other staff to found the WOICE within the company, which aims to foster collaboration and support across the company and the construction industry. Pinky is a young and high-achieving engineer who shared her experiences in becoming an engineer and how she excels in this male dominated industry, as one of the finalists of CIMIC Group’s Graduate of the Year 2020 Award. When asked what she would want to do to further increase female representation in the near future, she wished to resume the meaningful project with a charity
group to build playgrounds for children in developing countries around the world which was put on halt due to the pandemic. To support women in the workplace, not only in the construction industry, the speakers and audiences agreed that a supportive working culture, eg longer paternity or ungendered parental leave, adopting flexible working, etc is critical. They called for similar practices and understanding to be cultivated in other companies and this may also require government’s initiative to promote a 5-day working week in construction works to bring a change to the industry. With the COVID condition under better control, WIC hopes to see you at our in-person events in the near future!
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Hong Kong Get together “DOW’s that for a very good night indeed?”
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Tasty finger food was served at regular intervals around the room and there were plenty of drinks tokens issued to one and all throughout the evening. Following welcome speeches and an introduction to the sponsor by Sammy Hui, Business Development Leader, DOW organised a business card lucky draw and a lucky raffle with some fabulous prizes including an Ipad, power banks and bottles of whisky. Around 100 people attended, the atmosphere was buzzing and by and large everyone had a very good night indeed! Fingers crossed, the next get together will be at Rula Live on 8 July 2022 with our staunch supporter Chun Wo sponsoring the event. Please join us if you can!
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