6 June 2018 (Wednesday), 18:30 – 20:00 1.5hrs, Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room, HKIE, 9/F, Island Beverley, No. 1, Great
George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Under the Universal
Accessibility Programme (UAP), Government is actively taking forward the
retrofitting of barrier-free access facilities (BFA) for footbridges, subways
and elevated walkways maintained by Highways Department as well as other
walkways meeting various criteria on functions and accessibility. In this seminar, the speakers will share
their experience on the management of the UAP and design and construction for
retrofitting of BFA facilities in the form of lifts and ramps. On management aspects, the speakers will
speak on the history of the UAP, the present status of the programme and future
outlook. On design aspects, the speakers
will explain the key design objectives for BFA facilities, issues encountered
in achieving these objectives in a congested urban environment and the
solutions, ways for mitigating conflicts with existing underground utilities as
well as the adoption of mechanical ventilation in enhancing energy
efficiency. On construction aspects, the
speakers will discuss the practical problems encountered in diversion of
utilities, arrangements for executing construction works in a congested urban
environment and issues encountered in implementing temporary traffic
arrangements for the construction works.
Free of Charge.
Ir. Konica CHEUNG, Engineer of the Highways Department, Government of
Ir. Emeric WAN, Director of WSP (Asia) Limited.
Ir. Ivan WAN, Senior Resident Engineer (SRE) of WSP (Asia) Limited
number of participants is limited to 80 and priority will be given to members
of Civil Division and previous registered participants. Please complete the
on-line registration at http://cv.hkie.org.hk. Email registration will not be accepted. Only
successful applicants will be informed by email.
For enquiries, please contact: Ms Yuki Leung via