CARES launches new inspection service in Hong Kong


This new service deployment provides an onsite independent sampling and inspection service to off-site prefabrication yards’ reinforcement products.

The objectives of CARES’ new Hong Kong services are to provide an onsite independent sampling and inspection services to off-site prefabrication yard’s reinforcement products for use in private projects. In detail, CARES’ role includes:

  • The supervision of sampling of all rebar materials including straight bars, coils and decoiled products held in stock of the off-site prefabrication yard, and all rebar products prefabricated in or supplied from the off-site prefabrication yard for private projects. All products shall be fully traceable to the manufacturer and production information.
  • CARES will inspect fabrication processes and supervise acceptance sampling and review test results to determine compliance to Construction Standard CS 2:2012 - Steel Reinforcing Bars for the Reinforcement of Concrete (September 2018) and BS 8666:2005 Scheduling, dimensioning, bending and cutting of steel reinforcement for concrete.
  • Where any non-conforming product is identified CARES will ensure effectiveness of the control measures for the disposal of non-conforming steel reinforcement bars for private projects.