Engaging our working partners, in particular the consultants and contractors, is an important part of our work to enable smooth and successful project delivery. In addition to sophisticated management system and guidelines in managing the consultants and contractors, we have arranged regular workshops and leisure activities to nurture a collaborative and partnering working atmosphere.
Promotion of Partnering Culture
In 2013-14, we have worked closely with our consultants and contractors to build a partnering and collaborative relationship. Some of the initiatives include:
- Arranging partnering workshop;
- Sharing of joint office and resources;
- Streamlining works procedures;
- Encourage communication by using instant messenger apps; and
- Designing common uniform for all project team members.
Our project teams also proactively participated in contractors’ morning briefing session in order to understand the works sequence and promptly resolve site problems identified. In addition, we organised team building activities with contractors to foster partnering culture and mutual trust which included sports competition, voluntary work, school visits, site cleaning day and fun day, etc.
New Engineering Contract (NEC)
Apart from the five on-going NEC contracts, DSD commenced Hong Kong’s first NEC electrical and mechanical works contract in March 2014. DSD would continue to promote partnering culture with our consultants and contractors through the wider use of NEC.