Geotechnical Engineering Office

Search for 12 tough experts to help keep HK slopes safe

Geotechnical engineers Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD)

Geotechnical engineers with a background in civil engineering or geology are sought to provide innovative and safe solutions for Hong Kong's many slopes.

Saturday, 4 February, 2012, 12:00am

Heady prospects for sector

Hong Kong has about 60,000 registered man-made slopes of varying levels of strength, the result of rapid urban development near the city's hillsides in the 1960s and 1970s.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

High adventure awaits recruits

A passion for outdoor work and high emotional quotient are the traits sought by the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) in addition to technical competencies, says Terence Lam, senior geotechnical engineer at the Civil Engineering and Development Department.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Always trying to minimise disruption

I refer to the letter from Markus Shaw headlined, 'Set up central body' (South China Morning Post, July 16), concerning the traffic congestion along South District, on Hong Kong Island.

10 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Spare the hills from concrete

Congratulations to the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) for turning an entire stretch of Wong Nei Chung Gap Road into a revolting spray-on concrete (shotcrete) desert.

How many more verdant hillsides does it have to destroy in the name of slope safety? Go anywhere in what was once the beautiful south side of Hong Kong Island, and all one sees is an expense of shotcrete.

25 Nov 1998 - 12:00am


2 am: Violent electrical storm signals start of downpour.

2.45 am: Amber rainstorm warning is hoisted.

4.40 am: Red rainstorm warning is hoisted.

4.52 am: Geotechnical Engineering Office issues a landslide warning.

6.35 am: Black rainstorm warning is hoisted after 100 mm of rain falls in two hours.

10 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Schools slow to act over slopes

Government engineers yesterday criticised schools with dangerous slopes for their slow response to avert potentially disastrous landslips.

The comments came after 15 schools with such slopes failed to carry out repair work promptly.

Raymond Chan Kin-sek of the Geotechnical Engineering Office said: 'Some principals are reacting very swiftly, but others aren't.

6 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Draw up strategy

I REFER to the article headlined 'Job policy undermines slopes plan', by Keith Wallis, which appeared in the Sunday Morning Post, on August 20.

24 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Laying blame for landslips

THE Geotechnical Engineering Office will invite an internationally renowned expert to review all aspects of its investigation into the landslide at Kwun Lung Lau Estate on July 23.

31 Jul 1994 - 12:00am