The ageing construction workforce in Hong Kong : A review

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages964-967
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9789881925398
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

Name
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2078-0958

Conference

TitleInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2015, IMECS 2015
PlaceHong Kong
CityTsimshatsui, Kowloon
Period18 - 20 March 2015

Abstract

The scope and extent of public and private sector infrastructure projects in Hong Kong continue to grow rapidly. As a result the construction industry suffers from a shortage of skilled workers to support the ever increasing demands of the industry. Solutions for the manpower deficiency are: to encourage young workers to join the construction industry and to train them; and to retain the older skilled workers already employed in the industry. As at 2013, 12% of registered construction workers were over 60 years of age and therefore had already reached retirement age, and 44% of them were over 50. Obviously the ageing of the population of workers in the construction industry in Hong Kong presents a critical problem requiring an urgent solution. In order to retain older workers it is necessary to understand the health and safety needs of the aging construction workforce in Hong Kong. In this paper, a review of the ageing construction workforce is presented in order to better understand the needs and abilities of the older worker.

Research Area(s)

  • Ageing, Ageing workforce, Construction worker

Citation Format(s)

The ageing construction workforce in Hong Kong : A review. / Ng, Jacky Y.K.; Chan, Alan H.S.

Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science. Vol. 2 Newswood Limited, 2015. p. 964-967.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)