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Building PASS
PASS Assessment

PASS assessments are conducted through site inspections, desk-top assessments and record checks by relevant Project Team (PT) members and PASS Assessment Team (PAT). The assessments comprise:

 
  • Works Assessment, including
    - Engineering Works Assessment
    - Architectural Works (Interim) Assessment
 
 
  • General Assessment, including
    - Management Input Assessment 
    - Programme and Progress Assessment 
    - Environmental and Other Obligations Assessment
    - Safety Assessment
 
 
 
   

Engineering Works Assessment

The Engineering Works Assessment comprises Structural Works Assessment and Site Formation Works Assessment.

The Structural Works Assessment comprises on-site inspection of various key trades and site inspection records. It is composed of four factors:

  1.  Reinforcement
  2.  Formwork & Falsework
  3.  Finished Concrete
  4.  Construction Quality & Practice and Record Checks Related to Structural Works.

The Site Formation Works Assessment comprises on-site inspection of geotechnical works and site records. It is composed of five factors:

  1.  Excavation and Lateral Support;
  2.  Retaining Wall;
  3.  Slope;
  4.  Filling and Compaction;
  5. Other Geotechnical Works.

Architectural Works (Interim) Assessment

The Architectural Works (Interim) Assessment comprises on-site inspection of various key trades and inspection of regular test results required under the contract to be conducted on critical items susceptible to latent defects. The assessment will cover procedural checks emanating from the inspections on site, such as compliance with specified trade procedures and standards of workmanship and finishes in progress.

The Architectural Works (Interim) Assessment is composed of 11 factors:

  1.  Floor
  2.  Internal Wall Finishes
  3.  External Wall Finishes
  4.  Ceiling
  5.  Window
  6.  Plumbing/Drainage
  7.  Components
  8.  Precast Components
  9.  Waterproofing
  10. Shop Front & Cladding
  11. Record Check of Interim Assessment

Management Input Assessment

The Management Input Assessment measures the Contractor's site management capabilities directly against defined standards and provides a fair means of comparing the performance of individual contractors.

The Management Input Assessment is composed of four factors:

  1.  Management and Organisation of Works
  2.  Resources
  3.  Co-ordination and Control
  4.  Documentation

Programme and Progress Assessment

The Programme and Progress Assessment is conducted mainly by referring to adequacy (i.e. the comprehensiveness and updateness) of the contractor's programme. Progress performance is assessed by using two basic complementary "tools" to guide the actual progress achievement in the period under assessment in a more complete and wider perspective.

The Programme and Progress Assessment is composed of six factors:

  1.  Programming
  2.  Milestone Dates (Building Services)
  3.  Milestone Dates (Prior to Completion)
  4.  Milestone Dates (Structural Works)
  5.  Milestone Dates (Architectural Works)
  6.  Milestone Dates (Site Formation Works)

Environmental and Other Obligations Assessment

The Environmental and Other Obligations Assessment is composed of two factors:

  1.  Environmental, Health and Other Provisions
  2.  Site Security, Access and Storage of Materials

Safety Assessment

The Safety Assessment is composed of five factors:

  1.  Housing Authority Safety Audit Scheme (HASAS) Score for Safety & Health Management System
  2.  HASAS Score for Implementation of the Safety & Health Plan
  3.  General Site Safety
  4. 

Block Related Safety

  5. Surprise Safety Inspection Programme

Architectural Works (Final) Assessment

The Architectural Works (Final) Assessment will cover detailed on-site inspection of the final "as-built" workmanship and finishes to flats, public areas and external works at the completion stage of the building. It is at the stage that any evidence of poor workmanship is most patently visible, particularly in the areas of internal and external walls, ceiling, doors, windows and components, etc.

The Architectural Works (Final) Assessment is composed of 14 factors:

  1.  Floor
  2. Internal Wall Finishes
  3.  External Wall Finishes
  4.  Ceiling
  5.  Windows
  6.  Plumbing
  7.  Components
  8.  Precast Components
  9.  Shop Front / Signage
  10. Roads / Emergency Access (External Works)
  11. Footpath / Pedestrian Areas (External Works)
  12. Miscellaneous (External Works)
  13. Cleanliness and Care of the Finishing Works
  14. Record Checking of Final Inspections / Tests

Maintenance Period Assessment

The Maintenance Period Assessment is used to assess the contractor's performance on a project during the Maintenance Period following certified completion.

The Maintenance Period Assessment is composed of three factors:

  1.  Outstanding Works and Improvement Works
  2.  Defects and Works of Repair
  3.  Management, Co-ordination and Documentation

Further Information

For further information on Building PASS, please contact Team 5, Procurement and Technical Secretary Section of the Housing Department:

Mr Joseph Chin, Senior Manager / Procurement 5
Telephone: (852) 2129 3906
Fax:          (852) 2624 7676
E-mail:       joseph.chin@housingauthority.gov.hk
Address:     12/F Block 3
Hong Kong Housing Authority Headquarters
80 Fat Kwong Street
Ho Man Tin
Kowloon
Hong Kong


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