Respond to the Global Trend 6:
Climate Change

Climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions (or “carbon emissions”) has a serious impact on humans and the environment. It can be seen in the increasing incidence of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and typhoons in the world in recent years. In 2015, countries around the world adopted the Paris Agreement to pledge to reduce carbon emissions and keep global average temperature rise below 2°C. This year, the report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) pointed out that according to the current heating rate, the world will heat up more than 1.5 °C in 12 years, and urgently recommended that the rise of global temperature should be limited within 1.5 °C by halving carbon emissions by 2030. At the same time, with the restriction of greenhouse gas emissions and as the fight against climate change becomes a pressing issue for human beings, investors would view it not only as corporate social responsibility, but also as an important factor in assessing capability of corporate risk identification and management. They are concerned with corporates’ preparation mechanism to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

CSCI attaches great importance to climate change response and continuously pays attention to local and international industry trends. CSCI combines environmental protection and building industrialisation with its development strategy, and promoting green building and prefabricated building by strengthening carbon management capabilities in operations. It also incorporates the construction of disaster-resistant cities into development plans, further reduces the impact of buildings on climate change, creates higher value for the environment, and strengthens the competitiveness of sustainable development.

Taking the development of prefabricated buildings as an example, the Group has planned 6 production bases and actively adopts more prefabricated buildings in infrastructure and security housing projects. Compared with the traditional on-site slip forming construction method, the standardisation of the prefabricated building design and the characteristics of the production industrialisation are beneficial to improving production precision, and reducing material wastage and waste generation. In addition, finished product can be quickly installed after being transported to the site, which not only reduces production noise and dust, but also shortens the lead time. Therefore, with regard to resources, and production and construction processes, prefabricated building has the potential to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Design standardisation

Ensure the accuracy of components and improve the utilisation of materials through standardising design and templates for the manufacture of components.

Production industrialisation

The prefabricated structure in the factory reduces wet work on the construction site, reducing noise, wastewater and waste generated in the traditional cast-in-place method. At the same time, a semiautomated production model saves manpower and improves construction efficiency.

Construction prefabrication

The assembly and hoisting of components after transporting to the construction site simplifies the traditional construction process and reduces labour intensity, the impact of manual work on building quality and the waste of materials.

At the same time, prefabricated construction is often complemented by Building Information Modeling (“BIM”) management. BIM’s visualisation and parameterisation features provide advantages in optimising design solutions, eliminating component conflicts, coordinating different work phases, and reducing construction errors. These optimise quality and cost control while reducing material loss and energy consumption.

Advantages of BIM application in prefabricated construction