Inter-Institutional Development Scheme: Seminars and Short Course

The academic staff of the Department of Civil Engineering including Prof. K.L. Pun (Principal Investigator – PI), Prof. Alan Wong (Co-PI), Dr. Gordon Leung (Co-PI) and Dr. D.S. Xu (Co-Investigator), together with the professors from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, and National United University, Taiwan, successfully applied for a project entitled “Highway Development and the Environment” under the IIDS. With the active involvement of the academic staff and students from the Department of Civil Engineering, the project created positive impacts to Chu Hai College of Higher Education by enhancing the research collaboration with the other universities and interacting with the relevant government departments, professional bodies and consulting and contracting firms. The key events of the Project included three seminars, a short course, and a conference. 

Seminars

The following three seminars were conducted at Chu Hai College of Higher Education and National United University:  


Recent Development of Road Markings in Hong Kong, 16 Feb 2015 

Development and Application of Fiber Optic Sensing Technology in Geotechnical Engineering in Hong Kong, 8 May 2015

Environmental Impacts of the Highway and Road Construction Works, 15 July 2015 


Short Course on Road Construction and Maintenance – Local and Overseas Experiences</strong>


A one-day short course “Road Construction and Maintenance – Local and Overseas Experience” was held on 20 August at the Jao Tsung-I Academy (饒 宗 頤 文 化 館 ). More than 70 participants from the civil engineering and construction fields attended the short course. 

Asia Pacific Conference on Highway Development and the Environment

The Project team organized a conference entitled “Asia Pacific Conference on Highway Development and the Environment” on 21 August 2015, attracting above 100 participants from the government department, engineering consulting and contracting firms to attend. The Conference was also held at the Jao Tsung-I Academy (饒宗頤文化館). The aim of the Conference is to provide an inspiring platform for an exchange of the most up-to-date knowledge and technological advancement in the field of highway development.

The guest of honor, Ir Albert Liu, Assistant Director of Highways Department (Development), gave an opening speech in the Conference. The speakers of the Conference were professors and professional engineers from the following universities and consulting firms:

Chu Hai College of Higher Education    
Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
National United University, Taiwan
Harbin Institute of Technology, PRC
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Monash University, Australia
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
University of Hong Kong
Mannings (Asia) Consultants Ltd. 
Ove Arup & Partners, Hong Kong