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  1. Valid questions about school building safety

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are already being raised about the safety and building quality of schools and other public works in the worst-hit areas, particularly those in the countryside. There are fresh concerns about several major dams and hydroelectric power stations near the badly hit city of Dujiangyan. One dam was cracked and a major power station has collapsed. This led engineers to release water to forestall ...

  2. Estate residents fear for safety after landslide

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Kowloon residents living near one of 13 slopes identified as landslide hazards expressed fears over their safety yesterday after an overnight downpour washed mud and rocks from ... barriers were erected outside several blocks. In Tsing Yi, residents said they feared for their safety and were avoiding a dangerous slope at the intersection of Tsing Yi Road West and Tsing Chin ...

  3. Happiness is mother's goal

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... for private and public engineering projects that involve slope work. She is also responsible for educating the public on slope safety and dealing with the media. Yeung spends most of the working day ... Chris Davis For Jenny Yeung, juggling a demanding career as a civil engineer with being a mother is simply a matter of careful planning. 'I try to plan my day on my way to work ...

  4. Safety and hygiene problems threaten 2008 Olympics

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the country to further economic development. However, after a recent trip to Beijing, I am disappointed and worried. First, the safety of people and their belongings is a problem that all must ... congestion that Professor Wong advocates or a $10 billion make-work project- jobs for the boys in the civil engineering fraternity? JOHN BOWDEN, chair, Save Our Shorelines Return surplus capital ...

  5. 'Thousands of people rushed into the streets'

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am

    ... a doorway. The city and I emerged shaken and relatively unscathed: a slight cut below the ear and a few tiles missing from- ironically- the China Engineering Corporation Building on Renmin Road ... neighbours for the lift down when the aftershock hit. We flew down the stairs and back to the safety of open space. We experienced another tremor at 7.10pm. Many were trying to drive out of the city, ...

  6. Safer slopes in Mid-Levels

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to enhance slope safety in Hong Kong since then and the government has put in place an effective control system to ensure the safety of private slope works. As Dr Eastaff pointed out, extensive geotechnical studies were carried out in the early 1980s by the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) to gain an in-depth knowledge of the geology, hydrology, soil properties and stability ...

  7. Japan quake shows preparation is vital

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on risk analysis, risk-sensitive land use planning and engineering, pre-disaster recovery planning, community disaster preparedness and response co-ordination. We hope the tragedy in Japan ...

  8. Kobe quake gave lessons for future, but many have gone unlearned

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... official responses to the triple disasters of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. The Kobe earthquake, which killed more than 6,400, shattered post-war illusions about Japan's safety. TV ...

  9. Unstable reservoirs pose flood risk in quake zone

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... other damaged hydraulic power stations were in stable condition. The government was worried about the strength of the Zipingpu dam because it was crucial to the safety of the 11 million people ... facilities such as pipes. Sichuan is one of the key provinces for hydraulic power, and experts have expressed deep worries about the safety of the dams and even wondered if the government had been ...

  10. Landslide education added to curriculum

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Government engineers and geologists have developed a teaching package featuring 3D demonstrations of local landslides for geography students under the new senior secondary curriculum. The package consists of 14 books written by geotechnical engineers and geologists from the Civil Engineering and Development Department. Featuring the latest information about slope ...




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