MiC, an innovative construction method offering the merits of the shortened construction period, better quality control, less demand for on-site labor, reduction in construction waste, etc., is being promoted to meet the increasing demand for housing. NAMI has developed a hybrid steel-concrete MiC which is highly applicable in Hong Kong to meet users’ living expectations.
Conventional dry-wall system of steel structural-based MiC is not suitable under humid weather conditions and cannot be fitted with heavy appliances or furniture, while concrete based MiC is relatively heavier and smaller in size with limitations for construction. NAMI’s hybrid steel-concrete MiC by leveraging its patented high-strength lightweight foamed concrete can address these issues.
As a Materials Expert, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) has a strong portfolio of innovative technologies to support and collaborate with the industry, offering frontier-applied research on advanced materials as well as technology transfer for commercialization success.
NAMI, incorporated in 2006, is designated by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong Government as a Research and Development Center for nanotechnology and advanced materials. NAMI undertakes and provides support for market-driven research in nanotechnology and advanced materials, and strives for commercialization of the technologies to benefit the industry and the society at large, as well as re-industrialization to promote the economic growth and sustainability of Hong Kong.