Tim Wong Ming-tai (left), assistant civil and structural engineer at Arup, thinks the best is yet to come for the Hong Kong building industry as the government continues to roll out various infrastructure projects.Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am
The Hong Kong operations of global engineering firm Arup have considerably expanded during the past year, with new projects underway. The headcount has grown to 1,800 staff in the city, and the company is still recruiting, with openings for both design and site engineers, as well as for graduate trainees.18 May 2012 - 12:00am
The government's proposal to build artificial islands for housing purposes has stirred debate recently, with many pointing out that there is plenty of undeveloped land in the New Territories. Actually, there are already plans to further develop some of the area's rural townships, and this will bring job opportunities.17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The work of the charity Wuzhiqiao is best known from images of children, often neck-deep in water, attempting to cross rivers on their lengthy walks to and from school. In the rainy season, when rivers swell and fragile bamboo bridges get washed away, their schooling is interrupted. Meanwhile, the dangers of flash floods can be deadly to young and old alike.8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
With 10 major infrastructure projects underway, along with new massive MTR jobs, Hong Kong can't seem to get enough engineers. 'There is a keen competition for engineering graduates,' says Catherine Tsui, Arup's human resources director in East Asia.1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Completing a major construction project is much more than simply building the structure. International engineering and design companies such as Arup also have to deal with the demands, expectations and concerns of clients, government regulators, local residents and environmental groups.25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Everywhere you look, Hong Kong's infrastructure is being developed. A huge new bridge will reach across towards Zhuhai. More places will soon be linked to the MTR and a high-speed train will rush up to the mainland. These projects are creating new job opportunities for people with construction skills.20 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
One of the world's leading engineering and consulting firms, Ove Arup, has a reputation as a company that offers 'outstanding solutions'.6 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
Lawmakers criticised the government yesterday for setting its targets for meeting World Health Organisation air quality guidelines so low, and for lacking a timetable for implementing them.
Their comments came at a meeting of the Legislative Council environmental affairs panel to discuss a report on the air quality objectives review, released last week.20 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Hong Kong was lagging behind in work on its connecting facilities for the cross-delta bridge linking it with Zhuhai and Macau, Director of Highways Wai Chi-sing said yesterday.
But the project's designers said the delay would not hold up work on the bridge, which is expected to be completed before 2016.14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am