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2022年10月12日
香港工程師學會發表「精簡建造及基建發展流程建議書」及就2022施政報告提供意見 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Presents “Recommendations on Streamlining Building Works and Infrastructure Development Process” and Submission to the 2022 Policy Address

(香港,2022年10月12日) 香港工程師學會(下稱「學會」) 就精簡發展法定程序進行研究,並發表題為「精簡建造及基建發展流程建議書」的報告。

 

報告基於政府在今年3月向立法會發展事務委員會提交的立法建議,研究如何精簡與發展相關的法定程序。學會肯定政府計劃簡化規劃及發展相關的上游法定程序,但認為建議未有觸及部分下游程序,例如與設計及建造相關的法定和行政程序,而這些程序對發展項目如期落成亦同等重要。

 

學會作為代表工程業界的專業團體,對於收集業界持份者意見,提供精簡下游發展流程的建議,可謂責無旁貸。報告提出的主要建議如下:

 

  1. 學會建議政府指定一個部門或組織,負責在指定的時限內,集中處理建築及發展項目相關的規劃申請,相關政府部門及公用事業亦須在指定時限回覆規劃申請。

 

  1. 建議在正式申請前增設「法定申請預審」,部門或組織可提供諮詢形式的工作坊,為申請人預先辨識項目的潛在技術問題,以解決問題為原則﹐訂定相關解決方案,以促成各部門的審批及諮詢程序可以同步完成。學會亦期望當局及項目持有人以協作形式,爭取提早獲得批准及竣工驗收流程,尤其是大規模或較複雜的發展項目,盡量減少或避免重新提交申請。

 

  1. 現時取得首次批准後,建築物每一項改動均要再次尋求審批。學會建議只要符合原有核准的設計原則及建造方法,項目持有人可以毋須就每項微小改動尋求審批,唯項目持有人在建築工程完成前,須就相關改動取得最終批准,以作平衡。

 

  1. 鼓勵有關部門除擔任法例監管機構的同時,在不影響質量及安全的大前提下,為整體社會發展利益,擔當「促進者」的角色,在公開公平原則下,為項目發展提供適當意見,以加快流程。

 

  1. 塑造全新的公營房屋建造模式,挑選合適的項目,把相關平整土地、基礎建設及建造房屋工程的設計和建造工序,集中在一個部門進行。

 

以上建議詳載於學會呈交給當局的2022施政報告建議書,詳情可按此處瀏覽(僅提供英文版)。

 

鑑於施政報告將於本月19日發表,學會亦向政府提出多項建議,包括檢視投標政策、增加工程專業人手、精簡發展程序、增加土地及房屋供應、發展創新科技、融入大灣區發展,以至交通、教育、可持續及智慧城市發展。意見書的行政摘要如下:

 

  1. 應該杜絕造價顯著偏低的投標,以改善業界生態及吸引下一代的工程界精英,確保工程人才供應可以滿足城市發展帶來的需求。

 

  1. 繼續採取多管齊下的方式解決土地短缺的問題。為了推進交椅洲人工島填海工程,規劃、設計及建造階段均應加快。學會亦期望政府提出基建藍圖,詳列各項土地建議及基建的進度及落成時間表。改劃土地用途及市區重建應視乎不同地區及位置需要而繼續推行。

 

  1. 除了「公屋提前上樓計劃」,學會提倡把公營房屋項目內的政府、機構及社區設施從住宅樓宇中抽出,全面使用「組裝合成」建築法建造公營房屋,以進一步縮短建造時間。學會建議設立組裝合成及預製組件工廠,以應付組裝合成的廣泛使用。為了善用市場力量,當局可以考慮提供更多誘因,吸引承建商參與資助房屋建設。

 

  1. 為了促進創科生態圈發展,當局應檢視資助基金的申請程序及要求,以提升香港的地位及競爭力,擴大人才庫。

 

  1. 大灣區的發展機遇處處,除了加強跨境基建提升與大灣區的連接,當局大力推動兩地專業資格互認亦同樣重要。

 

  1. 針對基建先行的發展概念,學會建議當局考慮本港及鄰近城市的策略性發展,全面審視本港的交通網絡。

 

  1. 當局應及早檢視學校課程及大學入學要求,並加強推廣STEAM教育,回應社會對創科及工程人才與日俱增的需求。

 

學會期待本月19日公布的施政報告,並期望政府採納學會的建議。

 

報告全文可於此處瀏覽(僅提供英文版)。

 

如欲垂詢,請與香港工程師學會傳訊統籌部聯絡。

電話:2895 4446     

傳真:2882 6825     

電郵:corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 

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(12 October 2022, Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) has carried out a study on streamlining statutory processes pertinent to development projects, and is delighted to present the report entitled “Recommendations on Streamlining Building Works and Infrastructure Development Processes”.

 

The report was prepared in support of the Government’s legislative proposals, set out in a paper delivered in March 2022 to the Panel on Development of the Legislative Council, to streamline development-related statutory processes.  The HKIE acknowledges the efforts expressed therein to simplify the upstream statutory procedures in the planning and development regimes, but considers that the downstream statutory and administrative processes at design and construction stages, which the paper does not discuss, are equally crucial to the timely delivery of development projects.

 

The HKIE, as a professional body championing engineering excellence, has taken the liberty to study the industry stakeholders’ opinions and offer corresponding suggestions on streamlining the procedures at the downstream ends.  In broad outlines, the major recommendations stated in the report are as follows:

 

  1. An entity should be assigned to act as the centralised processing department for handling and responding to the plan submissions for building and development projects in accordance with a pre-assigned timeframe, which is also to be observed by all the enabling government departments and public utilities.

 

  1. Before formal submissions, a “Draft Statutory Submission Vetting” process, during which consultatory workshops with the Authorities are conducted, is recommended. It would help identify any potential technical issues and facilitate agreement on the principles of resolution, so that the processes of approval and consultation with other departments may proceed simultaneously. A collaborative approach is also proposed, particularly for large-scale or complicated developments, between the project proponents and the Authority to expedite the approval as well as acceptance inspection process with a view to minimising or avoiding resubmissions.

 

  1. Instead of seeking approval for each amendment after the first approval, as is the current practice, project proponents should be spared the need to seek prior approval for minor amendments provided that the original approved design principles and construction methodologies are complied with. For checks and balances, project proponents are required to obtain a final approval for all these amendments before certifying completion of the building works.

 

  1. In discharging their statutory duties, the relevant government officials should act not only as regulators but also as facilitators, though statutory safety and quality requirements should not be compromised. Giving advice in a fair and open manner will eliminate the possibility that the officials will be falsely perceived as offering privileges.

 

  1. A new public housing project delivery model is recommended, according to which the design and construction responsibilities for both site formation/infrastructure works and the building works for suitable chosen sites are vested in one single entity.

 

The recommendations above have further been incorporated in the HKIE’s submission, recently delivered to the Administration and available here, on the formulation of the 2022 Policy Address.

 

In anticipation of the Policy Address to be delivered on 19 October 2022, the HKIE also made recommendations to the Administration on reviewing procurement policy, augmenting manpower of the engineering profession, streamlining development processes, boosting land and housing supply, developing innovation and technology capacity, integrating into the Greater Bay Area, transportation, education as well as sustainable and smart development of the city.  The executive summary of our submission is as follows:

 

  1. Significantly low bids from tenderers should be curtailed to improve the ecology of the industry and attract next generations of engineering talents, so that the increasing demands following the city’s development may be met.
  2. A multi-pronged approach should continue to be adopted to tackle the shortage of land supply. To take forward the reclamation at the Harbour Metropolis, the planning, design and construction stages are suggested to be fast-tracked.  A detailed infrastructure blueprint specifying key milestones of delivery of land parcels and infrastructure works is also called for. Rezoning and urban renewal projects should be continued, reaping on the advantages of each strategic location.
  3. In addition to the Advance Allocation Scheme to be implemented in public rental housing projects, the Institution suggests separating government, institutional and community facilities from residential blocks such that modular integrated construction (MiC) method could be adopted to further compress the construction time. Meanwhile, MiC factories and prefabrication yards shall be set up in line with the increasing application of the construction method. To make full use of the market force, the Administration is suggested to consider offering more incentive to private sectors to support the development of other subsidised housing.
  4. To promote the development of innovation and technology (I&T) ecosystem, the procedures and requirements of the funding application should be scrutinised in order to raise Hong Kong’s status and competitiveness on this front and effectively expand the talent pool.
  5. With the vast opportunities in the Greater Bay Area, in addition to the development of infrastructure to enhance connectivity with the area, it is important that the Administration exerts greater effort to foster mutual recognition of professional qualifications.
  6. Echoing the idea of infrastructure-led development, we suggest the Administration review the overall transportation networks while taking into consideration the latest strategic development of the city and the neighbouring cities.
  7. To respond to the increasing demand for I&T and engineering talents, the Administration needs to review the school curricula and university entry requirements in a timely manner and step up the effort to promote STEAM education.

 

The HKIE eagerly awaits the delivery of the Policy Address on 19 October 2022 and would appreciate the inclusion therein of any of these recommendations.

 

The full report is available here.

 

 For media enquiries, please contact:

 

Corporate Communications Section

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

 

Tel: 2895 4446

Fax: 2882 6825

Email: corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 

 

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2022年09月08日
香港工程師學會關注天秤倒塌意外
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Expresses Concern about the Collapse of Tower Crane in Sau Mau Ping

(香港,2022年9月8日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 對昨日秀茂坪安達臣道房協資助出售房屋項目建築地盤有高塔式起重機 (俗稱天秤) 倒塌,導致三名工程人員死亡和多人受傷深表關注,學會向死者、傷者及其家人致以深切慰問。學會得悉其中兩名死者為工程專業人員,當中一人為學會會員,另外一名學會會員亦正在留醫。學會對意外深感難過和惋惜,將會按機制啟動轄下基金,儘快為家屬提供一些經濟援助,以解燃眉之急。

 

天秤是地盤內常見的機械設備,這次事故罕見而且非常嚴重,學會留意到政府已向地盤發出暫時停工通知書,並排查全港地盤的天秤。學會呼籲全港建築地盤負責人,立刻安排合資格專業人員檢視轄下有天秤的地盤情況,以排除一切相關安全風險。一般而言,天秤基座由專業工程師根據天秤生產商提供的負重而設計,從設計、安裝、到驗收,均有法定要求,並需由專業人士檢查及驗收後方可運作。天秤的運作過程中牽涉不同專業的人員,學會敦促有關當局儘快調查整個意外成因,若涉及人為疏忽,須全速查找有關持責者之法律責任,並提出改善措施,避免類似事件再次發生。

 

按現行機制,事件如最終涉及學會會員,學會將嚴肅處理,如發現事件牽涉專業失當行為,學會定當根據會章、紀律及操守規章,採取適當與相應的紀律行動,以確保會員的專業操守及質素得以維持,務求達到廣大市民的期望。

 

學會認為,香港作為一個發達經濟體,加上建築技術日益改進,學會及業界一貫追求零工業意外,任何嚴重的工業意外均不應該在本港發生,意外反映整個建造業界的安全文化仍有待改善。

 

學會樂意與業界各持份者合作,認真檢討問題成因,並持續加強工程人員技術培訓、推動地盤安全文化、檢討職安健相關條例的罰則等,以確保工地人員在安全的環境下工作。

 

 

 

如欲垂詢,請與香港工程師學會傳訊統籌部聯絡。

 

電話:2895 4446      

傳真:2882 6825      

電郵:corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 


 

(Hong Kong, 8 September 2022) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is gravely concerned about the fatal accident that took place yesterday, where a tower crane collapsed at the construction site of a Subsidised Sales Flats (SSF) project on Anderson Road in Sau Mau Ping, causing three deaths and multiple injuries. The HKIE offers our deepest condolences to the deceased, injured and their families. The Institution is also deeply saddened to learn that two of the deceased are engineering professionals and that one of them is a member of the Institution. Another injured person, also a member, is still being hospitalised. The HKIE will take steps, following established procedures, to invoke its Benevolent Fund for offering some financial relief to the members’ families.

 

Tower crane is a lifting appliance commonly used in construction sites. A total collapse is rare and has dire consequences. The Institution notes that the Authority has already issued a suspension notice stopping all works on site and it will carry out safety inspections of all cranes installed at construction sites in Hong Kong. The Institution appeals earnestly to all persons responsible for site management to arrange forthwith thorough examination of tower cranes on their sites by qualified professionals in order to remove any safety risks. Generally speaking, the foundation of a tower crane is designed by professional engineer on the basis of the crane’s loading requirement which is provided by the manufacturer. The design, installation and final acceptance are all subject to stipulated legal requirements. No tower crane should be operated without prior examination and verification by competent persons. Such operations inevitably involve different professional personnel. The HKIE urges the authorities to undertake immediate investigation to identify the root cause of the accident, ascertain the liability of relevant parties, and make suggestions for improvements to forestall recurrence.

 

The HKIE will handle the matter seriously if any member(s) of the Institution are found to be involved in the incident. Should there be any findings on breach of professional duties, disciplinary actions will be taken in accordance with the Constitution, Disciplinary Regulations and Rules of Conduct, with a view to both upkeeping members’ professional conduct and standards and meeting the public’s expectations.

 

The HKIE opines that no industrial accident of such a deplorable nature should have occurred in a developed economy like Hong Kong, especially when construction technology is now more advanced and the goal of the whole industry is “Zero Site Accident”. The accident is a clear indication that safety culture of the construction industry requires much more improvement.

 

The HKIE stands ready to exchange views with all stakeholders to review the causes of the problems. To secure a safer workspace for all who work on-site, the Institution eagers to assist in exploring with all concerned on brushing up the technical knowhow of engineering personnel, promoting safety culture at construction sites, and reviewing the penalties for occupational safety and health offences.

 

 

 

For media enquiries, please contact:

 

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Corporate Communications Section

 

Tel: 2895 4446

Fax: 2882 6825

Email: corpcom@hkie.org.hk

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2022年08月26日
香港工程師學會新任會長卜國明工程師「以工程師為傲」 Newly-Installed HKIE President Ir Aaron Bok Kwok-ming “We Are Proud to Be Engineers”

(香港,2022年8月25日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 欣然公布卜國明工程師於2022年8月24日舉行的第47屆會員周年大會上履任第48屆會長。同時,鍾國輝工程師任期屆滿,成為上任會長。

 

新任會長卜工程師致力於為學會注入活力,提升學會運作及服務能力,與會員攜手合作,積極增加公眾對學會的認知及提高工程師的專業形象,以達致提升整體專業地位,促進工程專業的發展,為社會創造更大價值。卜工程師將繼續領導學會跟進策略性專業維新路綫圖改革,以行動回應會員對學會服務的期望。

 

「以工程師為傲」是學會本年度的主題,卜會長致力消除阻礙行業健康持續發展的不利因素,並促請會員積極參與提升工程師專業形象:「講好工程師的故事和對社會的貢獻需要所有會員的共同努力,只要我們都以身為一個專業工程師,為市民提供與日常衣食住行息息相關服務而感到驕傲,每一位會員都能成為行業大使,提升工程師形象。」

 

卜會長加入工程行業超過30年,擁有豐富的專業知識及管理經驗,對行業的可持續發展充滿熱誠,矢志提升工程師聲望,為學會帶來活力。

 

在周年大會當天,李志康博士、工程師及馬紹祥工程師獲選連任為副會長;而周健德工程師則獲大會選為新任副會長。本年度獲大會推選之5位理事分別為趙汝恒教授、工程師、何建生教授、工程師、郭偉信工程師、陸偉霖工程師及謝樂謙工程師。

 

有關2022/2023年度理事會之名單,請參閱附錄。

 

會長於會員周年大會上的發言全文,請參閱全文(僅提供英文版)。

 

如欲查詢,請與香港工程師學會傳訊統籌部聯絡。
電話:2895 4446
傳真:2882 6825
電郵︰corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 

附件:
1. 卜國明工程師簡歷
2. 2022/2023年度理事會名單

 

 Self Photos / Files - photo

香港工程師學會新任會長卜國明工程師 (右) 與上任會長鍾國輝工程師 (左)

 


 

(Hong Kong, 25 August 2022) The 47th Annual General Meeting of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) was held on 24 August 2022, where Ir Aaron Bok Kwok-ming was officially installed as the 48th President of the Institution in Session 2022/2023. Ir Edwin Chung Kwok-fai completed his term of office and becomes the Immediate Past President.

 

President Ir Bok is dedicated to driving the rejuvenation of the Institution, focusing on enhancing the operation of the Institution and engaging members to drive collective actions, in turn boosting professionalism through enhancing the visibility of the Institution and improving the image of the engineering profession, bringing the engineering community to a new height, and eventually creating greater value for society. Ir Bok will continue to lead the way of transformation of the Institution in line with the strategic “Time to Change” Roadmap.

 

With “We Are Proud to Be Engineers” as the theme of the Institution for the year ahead, Ir Bok is determined to work on breaking the vicious circle that deters the healthy and sustainable development of the industry and calls for members’ contribution in the important mission of enhancing the image of professional engineers. “The common effort of all members is imperative to making engineers’ story and contributions known to the public. We need the utmost endeavours from all members to be the ambassadors to take pride in their contributions to the community which are vital to supporting the daily live of our citizens. This is the best way we can boost the image of engineers,” Ir Bok says.

 

Possessing extensive professional knowledge and management experience in the engineering industry for over 30 years, as well as a dedication for the sustainability of the industry, Ir Bok aspires to make engineers’ voice heard and bring vitality to the Institution.

 

At the AGM, it was also announced that Ir Dr Barry Lee Chi-hong and Ir Eric Ma Siu-cheung were re-elected as Vice Presidents. Ir Alice Chow Kin-tak was elected Vice President for this Session on the day of the AGM. The five new Elected Ordinary Members of the Council are Ir Prof Christopher Chao Yu-hang, Ir Prof Ken Ho, Ir Wilson Kwok Wai-shun, Ir William Luk Wai-lam and Ir Tse Lok Him.

 

Please refer to the below list of all Council Members of the HKIE for Session 2022/2023.

 

Please refer to the full President’s Speech at here.

 

For enquiries, please contact:

The Corporate Communications Section of the HKIE
Tel : 2895 4446
Fax : 2882 6825
Email : corpcom@hkie.org.hk


Attachment:
1. Biography of Ir Aaron Bok Kwok-ming
2. Full list of Council Members of the HKIE for Session 2022/2023

 

 

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The newly-installed President of the HKIE, Ir Aaron Bok Kwok-ming (right) and the Immediate Past President, Ir Edwin Chung Kwok-fai (left)

 

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2022年06月11日
香港工程師學會創意獎2022頒獎典禮 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Prize Presentation Ceremony for The HKIE Innovation Award 2022

(香港,2022年6月11日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 於今天舉行頒獎典禮暨迎新會,表揚「香港工程師學會創意獎2022」參賽者的創新思維。

 

學會每年均舉辦「香港工程師學會創意獎」,鼓勵會員發揮創新思維,並對他們在工程界及社會有貢獻的理念及應用予以肯定。「香港工程師學會創意獎」前身為「香港工程師學會青年會員創意獎」,共分兩個組別 —「香港工程師學會創意獎」及「香港工程師學會創意獎 (青年會員組)」。自2020年起,前者供所有會員參加,後者則讓35歲或以下的會員參與。兩個組別下再分設組別I —發明,以及組別 II—創新應用。

 

會長鍾國輝工程師對於今年收到的優秀參賽作品表示欣喜,「今年的『香港工程師學會創意獎』的得獎作品別具創意,希望這些發明能廣被採用,在環保、建造、醫療和環境等不同範疇作出貢獻。」

 

香港工程師學會創意獎2022

組別I —發明

馮憲平教授、工程師

獲獎作品:直接熱充電電池轉化廢熱為電能

組別II — 創新應用

何冠豪工程師、馮偉堅工程師、黃振才工程師及
郭紹延工程師

獲獎作品:轉體式建橋法

 

香港工程師學會創意獎(青年會員組)2022

組別I —發明

周柏康先生及吳展鴻先生

獲獎作品:為香港醫療系統開發智能鍋爐清潔及檢測機械人

組別II — 創新應用

梁婉婷女士

獲獎作品:小鐵牛 – 遙控清潔濕井水底機器車

 

 

香港工程師學會創意獎2022獲獎作品簡介

 

組別I —發明

得獎者:馮憲平教授、工程師

 

獲獎作品:直接熱充電電池轉化廢熱為電能

 

低溫廢熱存在於環境、初級能源轉化以至人體之中,但現時轉化低溫廢熱的技術一般面對成本高昂、複雜或效率太低等問題。馮憲平教授、工程師領導的團隊,研發了「直接熱充電電池」,能把低溫廢熱轉化為電力。

 

「直接熱充電電池」的原理是使用不對稱電極,以氧化石墨烯/鉑金納米顆粒為陰極,聚苯胺為陽極,在鐵二價離子與鐵三價離子的電解液中恆溫加熱,電池可自行充電及發電。電池單一元件的熱電轉換效率超過3.5%,即有效把3.5%的廢熱轉化成電能,較現時技術的少於1%顯著提高,每個元件體積約為1.5平方厘米,厚度僅1至1.5毫米,體積輕薄、成本廉宜、技術簡單,而且電池可以撓曲,為熱電轉化電池帶來根本性的改變。

 

馮教授、工程師相信,低溫廢熱是一種被忽視的可再生能源,隨著技術的突破,有助提升能源效益以及減少碳排放,對社會及經濟帶來莫大益處。

 

馮教授、工程師現時為香港城市大學先進設計與系統工程系教授。加入學術界前,曾於台灣積體電路製造公司和健鼎科技任職。通過成立初創公司,此發明正從學術研究向實際應用邁進。

 

組別II — 創新應用

得獎者:何冠豪工程師、馮偉堅工程師、黃振才工程師及郭紹延工程師

 

獲獎作品:轉體式建橋法

 

香港城市發展密度高,要在已發展的城市地區興建新的基礎設施,有時面臨不少挑戰。何冠豪工程師、馮偉堅工程師、黃振才工程師及郭紹延工程師的團隊,首度在港應用轉體式建橋法,在元朗Yoho Hub建造一條行車及一條行人天橋。

 

相關天橋座落於輕鐵電纜上方,周圍被主要交通幹道圍繞,連接位置亦十分接近元朗西鐵站的路軌,這些限制均增添工程難度。團隊參考街市常用的「秤」,兩座鋼結構橋樑均在南面地盤樓頂位置裝嵌建造,借助重達1,300噸的鋼坯作為「秤砣」,橋樑圍繞轉盤旋轉180度,直接越過輕軌鐵路及交通主幹道,最終分別下降到元朗站和北面站台,並使用新物料,降低轉動時所產生的摩擦阻力。

 

團隊僅用了四個午夜,便完成兩座天橋橫跨輕鐵路軌部分的工程。這種嶄新的橋樑施工方法,把對鐵路營運和道路使用者造成的干擾大幅降低,並使建築工人能夠在較低的高度進行所有鋼結構的裝嵌,提高施工安全。

 

本年度,學會亦同時頒發優異獎予參與組別I的王予紅工程師(獲獎作品:瀝青材料的微觀結構及其對瀝青工程特性影響的突破性研究進展)。

 

香港工程師學會創意獎 (青年會員組) 2022獲獎作品簡介

 

組別I —發明

得獎者:周柏康先生及吳展鴻先生

 

獲獎作品:為香港醫療系統開發智能鍋爐清潔及檢測機械人

 

新型冠狀病毒疫情當前,保護工作人員和病人免受傳染病的感染至關重要。周柏康先生及吳展鴻先生的團隊研發「智能鍋爐清潔及檢測機械人」,結合了人工智能、電腦視覺與模式識別技術,整個智能系統提高了鍋爐效率和可用性,以滿足醫院的供暖、洗衣和消毒需求。

 

疫情期間,工作人員不分晝夜以鍋爐高溫消毒手術器具、衣物等,以維持正常運作。工作人員需定期維修、保養、清潔及檢討運作流程,令醫院使用鍋爐消毒更具效率,但疫情導致住院病人急增、人手緊張,加上工作環境高溫潮濕,有時更需高空工作,同時工作具備一定重複性、勞工密集,衍生出以機械人取代人手的需求。此系統能減輕人手工作,並有效地識別與管道缺陷有關的圖像資訊,以便作出預測性維護。團隊曾實地考察,並向前線工作人員了解實質運作流程,確保機械人能滿足營運需要。

 

周先生及吳先生現職於機電工程署衞生工程部,與香港科技園公司創業培育計劃的初創企業合作研發此項發明,系統的設計已獲專利保護,除醫療行業外,亦可應用在酒店、食品和成衣工業。

 

組別II — 創新應用

得獎者:梁婉婷女士

 

獲獎作品:小鐵牛 – 遙控清潔濕井水底機器車

 

污水處理是城市可持續發展的重要一環。梁婉婷女士應用了聲納影像及定位技術,研發了命名為「小鐵牛」的遙控清潔濕井水底機器車,以取代現行以工作人員進入污水濕井進行清淤的密閉空間工作。

 

污水處理廠內的濕井是住宅、商業和工業污水的第一個接收點,日積月累之下,井底累積不同類型的沉積物,有時甚至已經硬化,難於清理。傳統的清淤工作,須由具備核准工人資格的工作人員進入濕井內進行。濕井屬於密閉空間,在內工作會有一定的安全風險,加上清淤工作只可於污水流量較低的時段進行,因此清淤效率低且成本高昂,若不處理沉積物,會對下游泵水系統的機件造成損耗,增加維修成本及降低泵水系統的效率。

 

梁女士檢視現時的運作模式,在渠務署灣仔東基本污水處理廠一個濕井實地試用機械人,證實能清理硬化的沉積物及監察井內環境,試用機械人後,灣仔東基本污水處理廠的維修時間亦明顯減少。此項創新發明不但能提高污水處理廠的運作效率及節省維修成本,更大大提升了有關工作的職業健康和安全水平。

 

梁女士現時任職渠務署機電工程師,期望可將該項發明進一步推展至其他類似環境的渠務署設施及水下工程中使用。

 

學會亦同時頒發優異獎予組別I的梁子超先生(獲獎作品:衛星一號:除泡機械人),以及組別II的葉讚鋒先生及洪信謙先生的團隊(獲獎作品:非接觸式震動測量方案於發電廠設備的應用)。

 

創新思維是推動社會進步的力量,學會期望各得獎者可運用創科力量,持續為香港的發展作出貢獻。

 

 

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電話:2895 4446

傳真:2882 6825

電郵:corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 

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會長鍾國輝工程師致辭

 

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會長鍾國輝工程師(中),高級副會長卜國明工程師(右二),副會長李志康博士、工程師(左二),副會長馬紹祥工程師 (右一),秘書長韓志強工程師(左一)與香港工程師學會創意獎2022得獎者合照,包括:

 

組別I —發明得獎者馮憲平教授、工程師 (右五),組別II —創新應用得獎者何冠豪工程師 (左四)、馮偉堅工程師(左五)、黃振才工程師(右四)及郭紹延工程師(右三),以及組別I —發明優異獎得獎者王予紅工程師(左三)

 

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會長鍾國輝工程師(中),高級副會長卜國明工程師(右二),副會長李志康博士、工程師(左二),副會長馬紹祥工程師 (右一),秘書長韓志強工程師(左一)與香港工程師學會創意獎 (青年會員組) 2022得獎者合照,包括:

 

組別I —發明得獎者周柏康先生(右三)、吳展鴻先生(左四),組別II —創新應用得獎者梁婉婷女士(右四) ,組別I —發明優異獎得獎者梁子超先生(左三)

 


 

(11 June 2022, Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Prize Presentation Ceremony cum New Members' Reception was held today, recognising members' innovative ideas and applications in The HKIE Innovation Award 2022.

 

The HKIE Innovation Award 2022 is open for all members of the HKIE to encourage creativity and innovation in engineering among members, with a vision to recognise pioneering ideas and applications that would benefit the engineering industry and the world we are living in.

 

The Award is divided into two Group, “The HKIE Innovation Award” for members of all ages, and “The HKIE Innovation Award (Young Member Group)” open to members aged 35 or below. Entrants can focus on any engineering discipline within the context of the HKIE. There are two main categories: Category I - An Invention, and Category II – An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories. The innovativeness of the design is assessed on its originality and creativity.

 

President Ir Edwin Chung expressed his gratification at the innovations presented to the panel, “The winning entries are full of potential for implementation and application.  I wish the winners success in bringing benefits to environment protection, construction, medical aspects and beyond.”

 

The HKIE Innovation Awards 2022

Category I – An Invention

Ir Prof Feng Shien Ping

Awarded Project: Direct Thermal Charging Cell for Waste Heat to Electricity Conversion

Category II – An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories

Ir Ho Koon Ho, Ir Fung Wai Kin, Ir Wong Chun Choi and Ir Kwok Siu Yin

Awarded Project: Rotational Bridge Launching Method at “The Yoho Hub”

 

The HKIE Innovation Awards  (Young Member Group) 2022

Category I – An Invention

Mr Chow Pak Hong and Mr Ng Chin Hung

Awarded Project: Smart Boiler Cleaning & Inspection Robot for Healthcare System in Hong Kong

Category II - An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories

Ms Leung Yuen Ting

Awarded Project: The Mini Bull – Remotely Operated Underwater Wet Walls Cleaning Vehicle

 

 

Awarded Projects of The HKIE Innovation Awards 2022

 

Category I - An Invention

Awardee: Ir Prof Feng Shien Ping

 

Submission: Direct Thermal Charging Cell for Waste Heat to Electricity Conversion

 

Waste heat is abundantly available in the environment, conversion of primary energy and even in human body. Existing technology to convert low-grade heat to electricity is expensive, complicated or low in efficiency. The team led by Ir Prof Feng Shien Ping invented the Direct Thermal Charging Cell, which may be the key to unlock the potential of heat-to-electricity conversion.

 

This new electrochemical system uses asymmetric electrodes of graphene oxide (GO)/Pt nanoparticles cathode and polyaniline anode in aqueous Fe2+/Fe3+ redox electrolyte for the efficient conversion of low-grade heat to electricity, which is self-regenerated. The cell has a heat-to-electricity efficiency of 3.5%, surpassing the 1% of existing technology in low grade heat regime. Each basic unit sized only 1.5 cm2 and thickness 1 to 1.5 mm and it is low cost, bendable and technically simple, bringing a fundamental change to the heat-to-electricity conversion.

 

Ir Prof Feng believes low-grade heat is a source of renewable energy that being overlooked. It will be a promising opportunity to hike up energy efficiency and cut carbon emission, which will bring tangible economic and environmental benefits to the society.

 

Ir Prof Feng is a Professor of Advanced Design and Systems Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. Before entering academia, he was working at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Tripod Technology Corporation. By establishing startup company and collaborating with industries, the invention is moving from academic research toward real applications.

 

Category II - An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories

Awardees: Ir Ho Koon Ho, Ir Fung Wai Kin, Ir Wong Chun Choi and Ir Kwok Siu Yin

 

Submission: Rotational Bridge Launching Method at “The Yoho Hub”

 

Hong Kong has a high intensity of urban development.  Engineers often face challenge to develop new infrastructure with urban area. The team of Ir Ho Koon Ho, Ir Fung Wai Kin, Ir Wong Chun Choi and Ir Kwok Siu Yin launched a footbridge and a vehicular bridge with the rotational bridge launching method, which is the first project in Hong Kong using such method.

 

The two bridges located on top of existing Yuen Long Light Rail railway tracks and several major trunk roads at Yuen Long with extremely high traffic volume. It is close to the West Rail Yuen Long Station which makes the construction more complicated. Inspired by the old market “scales”, with aid of the 1300-ton steel billets acting as counterweight (秤砣), the bridges were rotated 180° about a turntable directly over the Light Rail and trunk road, and finally lowered onto Yuen Long Station and the Northern podium respectively. A new material was used to tremendously reduce the frictional resistance.

 

In just 4 midnights, the team completed the constructions of two bridges across the Light Rail. This innovative bridge construction method kept the risks of disturbances to the railway operations and road users in the smallest possible way, and also enabled the workers to perform all steel erections at a much lower elevation.

 

Besides, the Award of Merit of Category I went to Ir Prof Wang Yuhong (Submission: A breakthrough in discovering the fundamental structure of bitumen and determining its impacts on bitumen's engineering properties).

 

Awarded Projects of The HKIE Innovation Awards (Young Member Group) 2022

 

Category I - An Invention

Awardees: Mr Chow Pak Hong and Mr Ng Chin Hung

 

Submission: Smart Boiler Cleaning & Inspection Robot for Healthcare System in Hong Kong

 

Protecting the well-being of hospital staff and patients against contracting infectious diseases in hospitals is critical in the current COVID-19 episode. Mr Chow Pak Hong and Mr Ng Chin Hung have developed the Smart Boiler Cleaning and Inspection Robot, integrating artificial intelligence with computer vision and pattern recognition. This invention helps maximise boiler plant efficiency and availability to meet heating, laundry and sterilisation needs of the hospital.

 

During COVID-19 pandemic, the steam boiler system operated around the clock to sterilise surgical tools and healthcare linen to maintain the normal operation of hospitals. Staff need to carry out regular maintenance of fire tubes, cleaning and flaws inspection to enhance efficiency.  However, the pandemic leads to the shortage of manpower and surge of inpatients, with the nature of working at height and a relative hot humid working environment, repetitive work pattern and labour intensive, developing the needs of using robots to replace manpower. The System reduces manual effort and effectively discerns useful graphs related to flaws on tube to achieve predictive maintenance. The team investigated the site constraints and maintenance workflow to ensure the robot can meet the operational needs.

 

Mr Chow and Mr Ng currently work at the Health Sector Division of the EMSD, whom collaborated with a technology startup of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks' Incubation Programme for this invention. Other than medical sector, it can also be adopted in hotel, food and garment industry. The design of the system has already obtained patent protection.

 

Category II - An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories

Awardee: Ms Leung Yuen Ting

 

Submission: The Mini Bull – Remotely Operated Underwater Wet Wells Cleaning Vehicle

 

Sewage treatment plays a vital role in sustainable urban development. Ms Leung Yuen Ting developed a remotely operated underwater wet wells cleaning vehicle named the 'Mini Bull'. Overcoming challenges in the corrosive and almost invisible sewage environment, it can replace certified workers to perform confined space cleaning works in wet wells.

 

Residential, commercial and industrial sewages are first collected at the wet well of sewage treatment plants. Due to the nature of its application, the bottom of the wet well is often accumulated with sediments which would in turn adversely affect the downstream pumping systems. Wet well cleaning is therefore an essential maintenance work in sewage treatment. Conventionally, wet well cleaning is carried out by certified workers in confined spaces and under low sewage flow condition. These conditions make the cleaning works extremely dangerous, costly and inefficient. Without effective wet well cleaning, the sediment accumulation at the bottom would adversely affect downstream pumping systems, increase corrective maintenance cost and decrease pumping system availability.

 

Ms Leung reviewed existing maintenance practice and carried out on-site trials at the wet well of Wan Chai East Preliminary Treatment Works (PTW). It is proven that the Mini Bull can overcome the invisible environment under sewage to perform cleaning of hardened sediments and condition monitoring in wet wells. An over one-month man-entry cleaning works at a wet well could be shortened to complete within one day and with a lower cost. It also greatly reduces the need for pump maintenance in the PTW. This invention not only enhances operational efficiency and saves maintenance costs, but also considerably improves the occupational health and safety level of underwater works.

 

Ms Leung is now working as an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer in Drainage Services Department and the invention would be applied at other similar sewage treatment facilities and underwater works with similar conditions.

 

Besides, the Award of Merit (Category I) went to Mr Leung Tsz Chiu with his submission of Satellite No.1 - Foam Removal Robot, and the Award of Merit (Category II) went to Mr Ip Tsan Fung and Mr Hung Shun Him with the submission of Contactless Vibration Measurement Solution for Power Plant Equipment.

 

Innovation drives the development and progression of the society. The Institution hopes awardees can make good use of their power of innovation to contribute to Hong Kong's future development.

 

 

 

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Ir Edwin K F Chung, President of the HKIE, delivering an address

 

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Ir Edwin K F Chung, President of the HKIE (middle); Ir Aaron K M Bok, Senior Vice President of the HKIE (2nd right); Ir Dr Barry C H Lee, Vice President of the HKIE (2nd left); Ir Eric S C Ma, Vice President of the HKIE (1st right); Ir C K Hon, Chief Executive and Secretary of the HKIE (1st left); and awardees of The HKIE Innovation Awards 2022:

 

Ir Prof Feng Shien Ping, awardee of Category I – An Invention (5th right); Ir Ho Koon Ho (4th left), Ir Fung Wai Kin (5th left), Ir Wong Chun Choi (4th right) and Ir Kwok Siu Yin (3rd right), awardees of Category II - An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories; Ir Prof Wang Yuhong, Certificate of Merit of Category I – An Invention (3rd left)

 

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Ir Edwin K F Chung, President of the HKIE (middle); Ir Aaron K M Bok, Senior Vice President of the HKIE (2nd right); Ir Dr Barry C H Lee, Vice President of the HKIE (2nd left); Ir Eric S C Ma, Vice President of the HKIE (1st right); Ir C K Hon, Chief Executive and Secretary of the HKIE (1st left); and awardees of The HKIE Innovation Awards (Young Member Group) 2022:

 

Mr Chow Pak Hong (3rd right) and Mr Ng Chin Hung (4th left), awardees of Category I – An Invention; Ms Leung Yuen Ting (4th right), awardee of Category II - An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories; Mr Leung Tsz Chiu (3rd left), Certificate of Merit of Category I – An Invention awardee

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香港工程師學會公布三項年度工程獎項得主 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Announced the Awardees of Three Engineering Awards

(香港,2022年6月6日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 今天舉行「香港工程師學會周年典禮暨頒獎大會」表揚傑出工程師對學會、業界,以至社會整體作出的貢獻。學會非常榮幸邀請到香港特別行政區行政長官林鄭月娥女士為主禮嘉賓及香港理工大學校長滕錦光教授、工程師為大會榮譽嘉賓,同時歡迎各主要嘉賓撥冗光臨。典禮上,學會欣然公布三項工程獎項本年度的得主,包括「名譽資深會員」——陳永堅工程師、「會長特設成就獎」——張建強工程師、「傑出青年工程師獎」——鄧懷德工程師。

 

名譽資深會員2022

 

為表揚會員對學會、工程界的貢獻,或於科學、工程領域上的成就,學會每年均會考慮推選個別會員成為名譽資深會員。本年度獲選之會員為陳永堅工程師。

 

陳工程師現時為香港中華煤氣有限公司常務董事暨執行董事,亦是香港管理專業協會榮譽主席。他畢業於香港大學機械工程系,及後取得港大工業工程碩士學位,曾於香港、瑞典及英國工作,1992年回流香港加入煤氣公司,1997年出任常務董事,至今接近30年,今年6月股東大會後將會榮休。

 

在陳工程師的領導下,煤氣公司由專注本地業務,發展成業務多元化的區域性企業。時至今日,煤氣公司為本港約200萬用戶及內地3,500多萬用戶提供服務,在內地28個省、自治區和直轄市擁有超過500個項目。

 

陳工程師在商界的成就有目共睹。他在2005年獲得DHL/南華早報香港商業奬的傑出管理獎,翌年獲香港董事學會頒發傑出董事獎 — 上市公司(香港交易所 — 恒生指數成份股)執行董事,在2015至2019年期間,連續5年入選《哈佛商業評論》2015全球100位最佳CEO。

 

學會在2015年向陳工程師頒授「香港工程界翹楚」的榮譽,表彰他對學會、工程界及社會的貢獻。他亦是英國機械工程師學會、英國燃氣專業學會的資深會員,以及英國能源學會榮譽資深會員、國際管線專業學會榮譽院士。

 

他亦熱心服務社會,積極參與公共服務,在2005年獲頒授銅紫荊星章,肯定他對社會的貢獻。陳工程師2016年獲委任為司法人員薪俸及服務條件常務委員會委員,亦曾出任香港教育學院(即現時香港教育大學)校董會成員及副主席,2016年獲香港教育學院頒發榮譽院士。

 

會長特設成就獎2022

 

為表揚對學會有特殊貢獻的會員,學會設立了「會長特設成就獎」。本年度獲選會員為張建強工程師。

 

張建強工程師現時為萬利仕顧問公關董事長,在政府工作30多年期間,曾服務不同工務部門,在香港土地及房屋項目上貢獻尤深。

 

張工程師1974年畢業於香港大學土木工程系,並於1991年於港大取得公共行政碩士學位,作為專業工程師迄今逾45年。

 

張工程師的工程師生涯是從政府前工務局開始。他於1977至1980年期間,任職土木工程處工程師。1980年,張工程師調任至房屋署,在其後33年公共房屋建設的工作中,專責地盤平整、工地拓展和樓宇項目工程。他先後出任總工程師及助理署長,亦曾被借調至前房屋局,協助制訂和推展建屋計劃,歷年來負責的土地平整項目達到100公頃,帶領團隊興建50萬個房屋單位。2012年,張工程師從政府退休。

 

學會事務方面,張工程師服務香港工程師學會亦不遺餘力,曾於2000至2016間出任學會理事,並在2004年至2007年及2009年至2012年間,先後擔任持續專業進修事務委員會主席及公眾服務事務委員會主席。在帶領專責小組期間,成立了香港工程師學會的強制持續進修計劃,亦引進了學會與區議會直接交流訪問的計劃。

 

張工程師於工餘時間亦積極參與不同學會和工會事務,他相信溝通技巧及建立團結精神,對於工程師發展事業大有幫助,因此他在不同機構及政府部門舉辦講座,以助年輕人提升伙伴及人際關係。他曾出任政府土木工程師協會主席4年,以及擔任高級公務員協會理事超過30年,他亦曾是房屋署職員協會的6屆主席。

 

傑出青年工程師獎2022

 

學會舉辦的「傑出青年工程師獎」,旨在表揚青年工程師在工程專業、社會事務以及學會會務上的成就及貢獻。獎項評審委員選出本年度獎項得主鄧懷德工程師。 

 

鄧工程師於2009年在倫敦帝國學院獲得土木工程碩士學位,並於2017年獲香港大學頒授公共行政碩士學位。同年,他獲得香港工程師學會獎學金,到倫敦政治經濟學院深造全球政策研究。

 

鄧工程師任職於香港特別行政區政府,他在不同的工務部門工作,經驗涵蓋地區工程以至大型基建項目,包括人人暢道通行計劃、綠化總綱圖及北環綫。憑着優秀的表現,他在2018年獲頒土木工程拓展署署長嘉許信。

 

鄧工程師現職華人廟宇委員會項目經理,主管項目管理部,負責各廟宇的工程,並積極推動本港古蹟資產管理的數碼化轉型。

 

他亦致力為年青工程師發聲,提倡加強透明度和包容性。他參與多個學會的主要政策委員會及事務委員會,包括於2018年當選青年會員事務委員會主席,於2019年獲會員大會推選成為理事,目前是執行委員會委員,亦是工程師註冊管理局成員。

 

鄧工程師還努力促進國際關係,曾帶領代表團到訪內地、東盟國家、中東及美國等地。2019年,他聚集了8個經濟體代表,在香港舉辦了為期3天的國際青年工程師交流論壇。目前,他於是世界工程組織聯合會轄下的青年工程師常委會的為香港代表,協助推廣聯合國可持續發展目標。

 

另外,吳嘉榮工程師及王姍姍工程師均獲頒本年度「傑出青年工程師獎」優異獎。

 

學會期望香港工程師以各獎項得主為榜樣,繼續秉持可持續、專業、誠信、精益求精、追求卓越的核心價值,為香港的未來共同努力。

 

 

 

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 Self Photos / Files - President

會長鍾國輝工程師致辭

 

Self Photos / Files - Carrie Lam

香港特別行政區行政長官林鄭月娥女士擔任大會主禮嘉賓並向出席嘉賓致辭

 

Self Photos / Files - Ir Prof Teng

香港理工大學校長滕錦光教授、工程師擔任大會榮譽嘉賓並向出席嘉賓致辭

 

Self Photos / Files - Group photo

會長鍾國輝工程師 (中)、高級副會長卜國明工程師 (右三) 、副會長李志康博士、工程師 (左一)、秘書長韓志強工程師 (右一)、立法會議員 (工程界) 盧偉國博士、工程師 (右二),以及香港工程師學會獎項2022年得獎者合照,包括:

「名譽資深會員」陳永堅工程師 (左四);

「會長特設成就獎2022」獲獎者張建強工程師 (右四) ;

「傑出青年工程師獎2022」獲獎者鄧懷德工程師 (左三) ;和

「傑出青年工程師獎2022」優異獎獲獎者王姍姍工程師 (左二)

 


 

(6 June 2022, Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is pleased to announce the awardees of three engineering awards to recognise their contribution to the Institution and the engineering profession. We are honoured to have Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet Ngor, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government, as the Principal Guest, and Ir Prof Teng Jinguang, the President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as the Guest of Honourable. Ir Alfred Chan Wing Kin received the “HKIE Honorary Fellow 2022”, Ir Martin Cheung Kin Keung received the “HKIE President’s Award 2022” and Ir Tang Whai Tak awarded the “Young Engineer of the Year Award 2022”.

 

The HKIE Honorary Fellow 2022

 

Honorary Fellow may be elected each year to recognise remarkable services to the Institution, to engineering in general, or to the fields of sciences. This year, Ir Alfred W K Chan received the honour.

 

Ir Chan is the Managing Director of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas). He is also the Honorary President of The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA). Ir Chan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from The University of Hong Kong in 1973. Ir Chan has been a professional engineer and a business executive in the gas industry. After spending 18 years in the manufacturing industry in Hong Kong, Sweden and the United Kingdom, he joined Towngas in 1992 as General Manager and promoted as the Managing Director in 1997. After near 30 years of service, he will retire from the position in June.

 

Under his leadership, Towngas expanded from a Hong Kong-based gas utility company into a diversified regional entity focusing on environmental protection and renewable energy initiatives: Towngas now operates more than 500 projects in Mainland China, serving 32 million customers in addition to 2 million Hong Kong households.

 

Ir Chan has received numerous awards and accolades for his outstanding contribution as a business leader. He received the Executive Award under the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards 2005. In 2006, he was presented Director of the Year Award, Listed Companies (SEHK – Hang Seng Index Constituents) Executive Directors from The Hong Kong Institute of Directors. From 2015 to 2019, he was selected as one of “The 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review.

 

Ir Chan was conferred the HKIE Hall of Fame in 2015 as a recognition to his contributions to the HKIE, engineering industry and the society. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Energy Institute of the United Kingdom and the International Institute of Utility Specialists. He was a HKIE Fellow and a Fellow of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers of the United Kingdom.

 

For outstanding service to the community, Ir Chan received the Bronze Bauhinia Star from the Hong Kong Government in 2005. He served as the member of the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service between 2016 and 2021. He was a Council Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, now known as The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), from 1998 to 2004, serving the last two years as Deputy Chairman of the Council and was conferred an Honorary Fellow of the HKIEd (now EdUHK) in 2016.

 

The President's Award 2022

 

The President's Award was set up by the Institution in recognition of the dedicated and valuable service of a member of any class who has served the Institution with distinction. This year, Ir Martin K K Cheung received the honour.

 

Ir Cheung is currently PR Director of Mannings (Asia) Consultants. He worked for various works departments throughout his 33 years’ service in the government, and his contribution to Hong Kong’s land and housing projects is particularly commendable.

 

Ir Cheung graduated from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1974 with a BSc (Civil Engineering) degree. In 1991, he obtained his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from HKU. 2022 will mark the milestone of his 45th anniversary as a professional engineer.

 

He started his engineering career as a Civil Engineering Graduate (CEG) with the Hong Kong Government in the Public Works Department. From 1977 to 1980, Ir Cheung worked as an engineer in the Civil Engineer Office. He then spent the following 33 years at the Housing Department (HD) working on site formation and building projects for public housing. As the Chief Engineer and later the Assistant Director (Project) of the Department, Ir Cheung led teams to deliver 100 hectares of land for housing and produce 500,000 flats. He was later seconded to the Housing Bureau as Principle Assistant Secretary taking charge of housing development initiatives, and retired from the Government in 2012.

 

Ir Cheung has contributed actively at institutional affairs. His service to the Institution includes Council Member during 2000 to 2016. He was also the Chairman of the Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPDC) during 2004 to 2007 and Community Services Committee (CSC) for the period of 2009 to 2012. He led a working group to establish a Mandatory CPD system in January 2006. During his chairmanship of the CSC, he introduced the direct visits of District Council Members to the Institution.

 

Apart from work, Ir Cheung has volunteered actively at unions and welfare associations to promote networking and partnership. He regularly gives talks to institutions and departments to share his public engagement and networking skills with the younger generations. He was the Chairman of the Government Civil Engineers Association for four years and a Council Member of the Senior Government Officers’ Association for more than 30 years. He was also the Chairman of the Housing Authority Staff Club for 6 years.

 

Young Engineer of the Year Award 2022

 

The Young Engineer of the Year Award aims to recognise outstanding young engineers who have made significant contributions and outstanding achievements to the profession, to the community of Hong Kong and to the HKIE. After a deliberate reviewing process and panel interview, Ir Tang Whai Tak was selected for the Young Engineer of the Year Award 2022.

 

Ir Tang Whai Tak, the awardee for the year, graduated from Imperial College London in 2009 with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. In 2017, he obtained a Master of Public Administration from The University of Hong Kong (HKU). In the same year, he received the HKIE Arthur & Louise May Memorial Scholarship to study global policies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Ir Tang has extensive experience working in various works departments of the HKSAR Government from local projects to large-scale infrastructures, including the Universal Access Programme, Greening Master Plan and the Northern Link. His outstanding performance was recognised by commendation from the Director of Civil Engineering and Development in 2018.

 

Currently as Project Manager of the Chinese Temples Committee, he heads the multi-disciplinary project management section for maintaining historic temples. He is also driving the digital transformation in the asset management of local heritage.

 

Ir Tang is committed to representing the voice of young engineers by serving at the heart of the Institution as the Chairman of the Young Members Committee in 2018/2019, an Elected Ordinary Member of the Council since 2019, an Executive Member and a Member of the Engineers Registration Board.

 

Ir Tang strives to foster international connections, having led delegations to the mainland, ASEAN countries, the Middle East and the U.S. In 2019, he gathered practitioners from eight economies and hosted a three-day International Young Engineers Exchange Forum in Hong Kong. He now represents Hong Kong on the Standing Committee on Young Engineers/Future Leaders of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, collaborating to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

This year, Certificate of Merit of the Young Engineer of the Year Award 2022 went to Ir Ng Ka Wing and Ir Wang Shan Shan.

 

The Institution hopes the engineers in Hong Kong can follow the examples set by the awardees, keeping the core values of sustainability, integrity, professionalism, excellence and continuous improvement and work together for Hong Kong’s future.

 

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The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

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Self Photos / Files - President

Ir Edwin K F Chung, President of the HKIE, delivering an address

 

Self Photos / Files - Carrie Lam

The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, delivering an address as the Principal Guest

 

Self Photos / Files - Ir Prof Teng

Ir Prof Teng Jinguang, the President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, delivering an address as the Guest of Honour

 

Self Photos / Files - Group photo

Ir Edwin K F Chung, President of the HKIE (middle); Ir Aaron K M Bok, Senior Vice President of the HKIE (3rd right); Ir Dr Barry C H Lee, Vice President of the HKIE (1st left); Ir C K Hon, Chief Executive and Secretary of the HKIE (1st right); Ir Dr The Hon Lo Wai Kwok, Representative of the Engineering Functional Constituency of the Legislative Council  (2nd right) and awardees of the HKIE Awards 2022:

Ir Alfred W K Chan, the HKIE Honorary Fellow 2022 (4th left);

Ir Martin K K Cheung, awardee of the President's Award 2022 (4th right);

Ir Tang Whai Tak, Young Engineer of the Year Award (YEYA) 2022 Awardee (3th left); and

Ir Wang Shan Shan, the Certificate of Merit of YEYA 2022 Awardee (2nd left)

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