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README-14 FILE

README-14 FILE

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README-14 FILE

Copyright. Hong Kong Housing Authority 2014. All rights reserved.

1. HONG KONG HOUSING AUTHORITY


SPECIFICATION LIBRARY
(a) The Hong Kong Housing Authority Specification Library 2014 Edition (SL),
which is issued by the Housing Department comprises:

(i) This README-14 file which describes the structure and features of SL
including clause numbering system, clause referencing system and the
Worksections arrangement. It also provides a description, the clause
numbering system and clause referencing system for Project Specific
Specification (PSS).

(ii) Specification clauses which are composed of clause numbers, clause titles,
text and associated headings.

(b) The SL is divided into 10 libraries, namely:

(i) Preliminaries Specification,

(ii) Architectural Works Specification,

(iii) Drainage and External Works Specification,

(iv) Structural Engineering Works Specification,

(v) Demolition Works Specification,

(vi) Foundation Works Specification,

(vii) Soft Landscape Works Specification,

(viii) Building Services Installation Specification,

(ix) Civil Engineering Works Specification, &

(x) Geotechnical Engineering Works Specification.

(c) The library of Preliminaries Specification is a reference document provided for


information only. Specification clauses on Preliminaries for each contract are
given in the PSS of the contract documentation.

(d) The Tables of Contents which show the content of various libraries of the SL are
given in Appendix 1 of this file.

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1.1 SL Clause Numbering System


(a) Except for the library of Building Services Installation Specification and
Appendix H as contained in the library of Structural Engineering Works
Specification, the format of the clause number of each specification clause is as
follows:

COM5.M010.7

Suffix (7 stands for 2014 Edition)


Serial number
Classification code (G-General, D-Design,
M-Materials, W-Workmanship and T-Testing)
Serial number
Worksection
Worksection code

(b) For the library of Building Services Installation Specification, the format of the
clause number of each specification clause is as follows:

ELE12.1.010.7

Suffix (7 stands for 2014 Edition)


Serial number
Worksection code

(c) For Appendix H Schedule of Tolerances as contained in the library of Structural


Engineering Works Specification, the format of the clause number of each
specification clause for tolerance is as follows:

TOL.COM5.010.7

Suffix (7 stands for 2014 Edition)


Serial number
Worksection code prefixed with TOL

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1.2 File Directory


(a) A directory of the clause files for various libraries is given in Appendix 2.

(b) Specification clauses contained in each clause file are fully listed in the Table of
Contents given at the beginning of each clause file.

2. PROJECT SPECIFIC SPECIFICATION (PSS)


PSS, which comprises PSS clauses, is supplied on a contract basis in the contract
documentation. The PSS clauses shall be read in conjunction with the SL. The two
documents are to be taken as mutually explanatory to one another subject that PSS shall
prevail over SL.

2.1 PSS Clauses


PSS clauses are specification clauses contained in PSS, which are either deletions,
omissions, substitutions, alterations or additions to specification clauses contained in SL
having identical clause number except the suffix, or additions not specified in SL.

Provided always that where a PSS clause has a clause number which is identical to a clause
number in SL, with the exception of the suffix, the PSS clause shall take precedence over
and substitute that clause in SL.

2.2 PSS Clause Numbering System


The format of the clause number for PSS clauses is the same as that for specification
clauses in SL except for the suffix:

(a) Except for the PSS clauses that are to be read in conjunction with the library of
Building Services Installation Specification and Appendix H as contained in the
library of Structural Engineering Works Specification, the format of the clause
number of each PSS clause is as follows:

COM5.M010.*

Suffix (see elaboration below)


Serial number
Classification code (G-General, D-Design,
M-Materials, W-Workmanship and T-Testing)
Serial number
Worksection
Worksection code

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(b) For PSS clauses that are to be read in conjunction with the library of Building
Services Installation Specification, the format of the clause number of each PSS
clause is as follows:

ELE12.1.010.*

Suffix (see elaboration below)


Serial number
Worksection code

(c) For PSS clauses that are to be read in conjunction with Appendix H as contained in
the library of Structural Engineering Works Specification, the format of the
clause number of each PSS clause for tolerance is as follows:

TOL.COM5.010.*

Suffix (see elaboration below)


Serial number
Worksection code prefixed with TOL

(d) Suffix to PSS clause number is designated as follows:

Suffix
Amendments to SL on contract basis only:

substitutions, alterations, additions or omissions to specification P


clauses contained in SL.

Amendments to SL generally:

addition of new specification clauses to SL. N

deletion of specification clauses from SL. X

substitutions or alterations to specification clauses contained in A, B, etc


SL or to new specification clauses added to SL.

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3. REFERENCE TO CLAUSE
When a clause is referred to by another clause in SL and/or PSS, the clause number of the
referred clause is to be given without the suffix.

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LIBRARIES FOR HONG KONG HOUSING AUTHORITY


SPECIFICATION LIBRARY

Preliminaries Specification

Architectural Works Specification

Drainage and External Works Specification

Structural Engineering Works Specification

Demolition Works Specification

Foundation Works Specification

Soft Landscape Works Specification

Building Services Installation Specification

Civil Engineering Works Specification

Geotechnical Engineering Works Specification

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PRELIMINARIES SPECIFICATION
Table of Contents

PRE.B Preliminaries for Building, Piling, Demolition and Soft Landscape


Contracts
PRE.B1 Project Particulars
PRE.B2 The Works
PRE.B3 The Site
PRE.B4 Possession and Completion
PRE.B5 The Contract Conditions
PRE.B6 Information Required by Conditions of Contract
PRE.B7 Documentation and Records
PRE.B8 Contractors Obligations
PRE.B9 Quality Standards
PRE.B10 Temporary Works and Facilities
PRE.B11 Work, Materials and Services by Others
PRE.B12 Attendance

PRE.BS Preliminaries for Building Services Sub-Contracts


PRE.BS1 Preliminaries

PRE.C Preliminaries for Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Contracts


PRE.C1 Project Particulars
PRE.C2 The Works
PRE.C3 The Site
PRE.C4 Possession and Completion
PRE.C5 The Contract
PRE.C6 Information Required by Conditions of Contract
PRE.C7 Documentation and Records
PRE.C8 Quality Standards
PRE.C9 Contractors Obligations
PRE.C10 Traffic Arrangements
PRE.C11 Temporary Works and Facilities
PRE.C12 Attendance
PRE.C13 Appendix 1
PRE.C14 Appendix 2
PRE.C15 Appendix 3

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Appendices

APA Appendix A - Site/Phase/Estate Boundary Plan

APB Appendix B - List of Contract Drawings

APC Appendix C - Sketches and Details

APD Appendix D - Schedule of Samples to be Provided by the Contractor

APP Appendix P - List of Sub-contract Drawings

APQ Appendix Q - Extracts from the Main Contract

APR Appendix R - Information Required by Conditions of Sub-contract

APS Appendix S - Building Services Material Delivery Inventory Record

APU Appendix U - List of Reference Drawings

APV Appendix V - List of Sub-contract Reference Drawings

APW Appendix W - BEAM Plus requirements in building services


nominated sub-contracts

APZ Appendix Z - Commissioning Management Plan

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ARCHITECTURAL WORKS SPECIFICATION


Table of Contents

CLA Cladding
CLA1 Profiled Sheet Roofing and Cladding
CLA2 Chinese Tiling
CLA4 Sheet Metal Coverings

COM Components
COM1 Stainless Steel Windows, Doors and Louvres
COM2 Aluminium Windows and Louvres
COM3 uPVC Windows
COM4 Glazing
COM5 Timber Doorsets
COM6 Steel Doors
COM7 Gatesets
COM8 Roller Shutters and Doors
COM9 Cooking Bench/Sink Units
COM10 Glass Panel Balustrades
COM11 Radio Frequency Identification and Web-based Database System for Building
Components
COM12 Plastic Folding Doors

FIN Finishings
FIN1 Plastered and Rendered Finishes
FIN2 Plasterboard
FIN3 Screeds
FIN4 Insitu Wall and Floor Finishes
FIN5 Floor and Wall Tiles and Slabs
FIN6 Flexible Sheet and Tile Finishes
FIN7 Painting
FIN8 Proprietary Suspended Ceilings

IRO Ironmongery
IRO1 Ironmongery

MAS Masonry
MAS1 Brickwork, Blockwork and Panel Partitions
MAS2 Stonework
MAS3 Mortar

MET Metalwork
MET1 General Metalwork

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ARCHITECTURAL WORKS SPECIFICATION


Table of Contents (Cont'd)

PLU Plumbing and Sanitary Fittings


PLU1 Water Supply
PLU2 Sanitary Appliances

TIM Timber Works


TIM1 Carpentry and Joinery

WAT Waterproofing
WAT1 Asphalt Work
WAT2 Bitumen Felt Roofing
WAT3 Single Ply Roofing
WAT4 Flashings
WAT5 Sealants
WAT6 Proprietary Waterproofing Systems

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DRAINAGE AND EXTERNAL WORKS SPECIFICATION


Table of Contents

DRA Drainage
DRA1 Drainage Above Ground
DRA2 Drainage Below Ground

EXT External and Landscape Works


EXT1 Sub-bases, Bituminous Roadways and Related Footpaths
EXT2 Concrete Carriageways
EXT3 Paths and Paved Areas
EXT4 Route Indicators
EXT5 Kerbs, Edgings and Quadrants
EXT6 Concrete Profile Barriers
EXT7 Untensioned Beam Barriers
EXT8 Road Marking
EXT9 Fencing, Gates and Guardrails
EXT10 Play/Fitness Equipment and Play Surfaces
EXT11 Existing Vegetation Treatment
EXT12 Earthworks
EXT13 Drainage to Planters
EXT14 Hydroseeding
EXT15 Miscellaneous External Works

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING WORKS SPECIFICATION


Table of Contents

CON Concrete Works


CON1 Insitu Concrete
CON2 Formwork
CON3 Reinforcement
CON4 Precast Concrete
CON5 Precast Facade Units (Contractors Design) for Standard Domestic
CON6 Movement Joints
CON7 Precast Concrete Components (Engineers Design) for Standard Domestic
CON8 Volumetric Precast Concrete Components for Domestic Blocks

EAR Earthwork
EAR1 Excavation and Filling
EAR2 Blasting

STR Structural Steelwork


STR1 Structural Steel

Appendices

APE Appendix E - Modification to Design of Domestic Blocks

APH Appendix H - Schedule of Tolerances

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DEMOLITION WORKS SPECIFICATION


Table of Contents

DEM Demolition
DEM1 Demolishing Structures
DEM2 Asbestos Removal

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FOUNDATION WORKS SPECIFICATION


Table of Contents

PIL Piling and Footing


PIL1 Piling and Footing

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SOFT LANDSCAPE WORKS SPECIFICATION


Table of Contents

SLW Soft Landscape Works


SLW1 General Planting Requirements
SLW2 Trees
SLW3 Ground Cover, Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos
SLW4 Herbaceous Plants
SLW5 Aquatic Plants
SLW6 Indoor Plants
SLW7 Grassing
SLW8 Tree Surgery Works
SLW9 Establishment Works

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BUILDING SERVICES INSTALLATION SPECIFICATION


Table of Contents

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
ELE1 General Requirements
ELE2 System Requirements
ELE3 Low Voltage Switchgear & Associated Equipment
ELE4 Cubicle Type Switchboards
ELE5 Power Factor Correction Equipment
ELE6 Busbar Chambers and Busbar Trunking Systems
ELE7 Cables
ELE8 Installation of Power Cables
ELE9 Cable Ducts and Cable Trays
ELE11 Wiring System in Steel Conduits
ELE12 Wiring System in Steel Trunking
ELE13 Wiring System in Plastic Conduit or Plastic Trunking
ELE14 Lightning Protection System
ELE16 Miscellaneous Installations
ELE17 Earthing and Protection against Indirect Contact
ELE18 Domestic Appliances
ELE19 Installation of Domestic Appliances
ELE20 Wiring Accessories
ELE21 Lamps, Luminaires, etc. and Lighting Installation
ELE23 Communal Aerial Broadcast Distribution System
ELE24 Security System
ELE25 Public Address System
ELE26 Carpark Control and Management Facilities
ELE28 Miscellaneous Items
ELE29 Standby Diesel Generating Sets
ELE30 Testing and Maintenance
ELE31 Mechanical Ventilation Systems
ELE32 Green Issue
ELE33 Grid-connected Photovoltaic System
ELE34 Grid-backup Solar Powered Lighting

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BUILDING SERVICES INSTALLATION SPECIFICATION


Table of Contents (Contd)

FIRE SERVICES & WATER PUMP INSTALLATION


FWP1 General Requirements
FWP2 System Requirements
FWP3 Pipework and Fittings
FWP4 System Control Fittings
FWP5 Water Tanks
FWP6 Pumpsets
FWP7 Hydrant/Hosereel System Equipment and Foam Inlet
FWP8 Automatic Sprinkler System Installations
FWP9 Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing System Installation
FWP10 Fire Alarm and Control System Equipment
FWP11 Electrical Works
FWP12 Portable Equipment
FWP13 Miscellaneous
FWP14 Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance
FWP15 System Components

LIFT & ESCALATOR INSTALLATION


LTE1 General Requirements
LTE2 Lift Installation
LTE3 Escalator Installation

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CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS SPECIFICATION


Table of Contents

BRI Bridge Works

BSW Work for Electrical and Mechanical Installations

CLE Site Clearance

FEN Fencing

FOR Formwork

MAR Marine Works

MEW Metalwork

MRY Masonry Walling

PSC Prestressing Concrete

STW Steelwork

WRS Water Retaining Structures

WSP Water Supply Pipework

N.B. APA, APB, APH, CON, DRA, EAR, EXT, FIN, PIL, and WAT...................
Refer to Preliminaries Specification, Architectural Works Specification, Drainage
and External Works Specification, Structural Engineering Works Specification and
Foundation Works Specification

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GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING WORKS SPECIFICATION


Table of Contents

GIN Ground Investigation, Instrumentation and Soil Testing

GRO Grouting for Geotechnical Works

GWD Ground Water Drainage and Control

SLO Slope Treatment Works

N.B. APA, APB, APH, CON, DRA, EAR, EXT, FIN, PIL, and WAT...................
Refer to Preliminaries Specification, Architectural Works Specification, Drainage
and External Works Specification, Structural Engineering Works Specification and
Foundation Works Specification

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Directory of README-14 File and Clause Files

(a) Preamble

The file extension * given in the following directories represents either

(i) DOC or PDF for files placed in Housing Authoritys web-based system, or

(ii) PDF for files contained in DVD-ROM.

(b) Directory of README-14 File

README-14 File

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\


File Name Description - -
README-14.* - - -

(c) Directory of Clause Files

Preliminaries Specification

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\PRE\


File Name Worksection Code File Name Worksection Code
PRE.B-14.* PRE.B APQ-14.* APQ
PRE.BS-14.* PRE.BS APR-14.* APR
PRE.C-14.* PRE.C APS-14.* APS
APA-14.* APA APU-14.* APU
APB-14.* APB APV-14.* APV
APC-14.* APC APW-14.* APW
APD-14.* APD APZ-14.* APZ
APP-14.* APP - -

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Architectural Works Specification

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\AW\


File Name Worksection Code File Name Worksection Code
CLA-14.* CLA MET-14.* MET
COM-14.* COM PLU-14.* PLU
FIN-14.* FIN TIM-14.* TIM
IRO-14.* IRO WAT-14.* WAT
MAS-14.* MAS - -

Drainage and External Works Specification

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\DEW\


File Name Worksection Code File Name Worksection Code
DRA-14.* DRA EXT-14.* EXT

Structural Engineering Works Specification

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\SEW\


File Name Worksection Code File Name Worksection Code
CON-14.* CON APE-14.* APE
EAR-14.* EAR APH-14.* APH
STR-14.* STR - -

Demolition Works Specification

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\DW\


File Name Worksection Code File Name Worksection Code
DEM-14.* DEM - -

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Foundation Works Specification

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\FW\


File Name Worksection Code File Name Worksection Code
PIL-14.* PIL - -

Soft Landscape Works Specification

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\SLW\


File Name Worksection Code File Name Worksection Code
SLW-14.* SLW - -

Building Services Installation Specification >


Electrical Installation

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\ELE\


File Name Worksection Code File Name Worksection Code
ELE1-14.* ELE1 ELE18-14.* ELE18
ELE2-14.* ELE2 ELE19-14.* ELE19
ELE3-14.* ELE3 ELE20-14.* ELE20
ELE4-14.* ELE4 ELE21-14.* ELE21
ELE5-14.* ELE5 ELE23-14.* ELE23
ELE6-14.* ELE6 ELE24-14.* ELE24
ELE7-14.* ELE7 ELE25-14.* ELE25
ELE8-14.* ELE8 ELE26-14.* ELE26
ELE9-14.* ELE9 ELE28-14.* ELE28
ELE11-14.* ELE11 ELE29-14.* ELE29
ELE12-14.* ELE12 ELE30-14.* ELE30
ELE13-14.* ELE13 ELE31-14.* ELE31
ELE14-14.* ELE14 ELE32-14.* ELE32
ELE16-14.* ELE16 ELE33-14.* ELE33
ELE17-14.* ELE17 ELE34-14.* ELE34

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Building Services Installation Specification >


Fire Services & Water Pump Installation

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\FSWP\


File Name Worksection Code File Name Worksection Code
FWP1-14.* FWP1 FWP9-14.* FWP9
FWP2-14.* FWP2 FWP10-14.* FWP10
FWP3-14.* FWP3 FWP11-14.* FWP11
FWP4-14.* FWP4 FWP12-14.* FWP12
FWP5-14.* FWP5 FWP13-14.* FWP13
FWP6-14.* FWP6 FWP14-14.* FWP14
FWP7-14.* FWP7 FWP15-14.* FWP15
FWP8-14.* FWP8 - -

Building Services Installation Specification >


Lift & Escalator Installation

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\LTE\


File Name Worksection Code File Name Worksection Code
LTE1-14.* LTE1 LTE3-14.* LTE3
LTE2-14.* LTE2 - -

Civil Engineering Works Specification

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\CEW\


File Name Worksection Code File Name Worksection Code
BRI-14.* BRI MEW-14.* MEW
BSW-14.* BSW MRY-14.* MRY
CLE-14.* CLE PSC-14.* PSC
FEN-14.* FEN STW-14.* STW
FOR-14.* FOR WRS-14.* WRS
MAR-14.* MAR WSP-14.* WSP

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Geotechnical Engineering Works Specification

Path in DVD-ROM = \SL2014\GEW\


File Name Worksection Code File Name Worksection Code
GIN-14.* GIN GWD-14.* GWD
GRO-14.* GRO SLO-14.* SLO

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