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Title: Minor works control in Hong Kong : a preliminary evaluation
Authors: Wong, JKW 
Shum, RWH
Keywords: Building control
Building proposal approval process
Built environment
Hong Kong
Impact of the MWCS on practitioners
Minor works
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: Facilities, 2015, v. 33, no. 5-6, p. 320-336 How to cite?
Journal: Facilities 
Abstract: Purpose ¡V This study aims to understand the impacts of the Minor Works Control System (MWCS) on the performance of minor works contractors following its implementation in 2011, and specifically the initiatives adopted by minor works contractors in response to the new building control regime. Suggestions are made for the further improvement of the MWCS. Like many Western countries and Asian counterparts, Hong Kong has recently implemented a new building control system (the MWCS), which aims to restructure the building proposal approval process and shift the responsibility for building control from the public to the private sector. The effectiveness of the MWCS has been strongly questioned by the industry and the public. Design/methodology/approach ¡V A mixed method including a questionnaire survey (quantitative) and focus group discussions (qualitative) was adopted to provide an initial evaluation
ISSN: 0263-2772
EISSN: 1758-7131
DOI: 10.1108/F-01-2013-0006
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