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Structural Engineers

Arup engineer sees solid future for his industry

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

Engineers aboard for Arup 'journey'

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

Bridging China's troubled waters

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

Firm outlines solid career plan

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

Local infrastructure boom is creating new openings

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

Beijing's investment in delta span unprecedented, designers say

The central government had invested an unprecedented amount of manpower and resources in the cross-delta bridge given its political importance and technical complexity, project designers said.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Calming influence can work wonders

'I REMEMBER whenever there was a dispute at a construction site my boss would send me in to talk to the contractors and act as mediator,' said Helen Kwan Po-jen, a partner at JMK Consulting Engineers.

Women are often able to tone down heated situations with brusque contractors who generally behave more politely when women are around.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Ideas abound in oodles of creative space

The talented engineers at Ove Arup & Partners discuss and deliver in their made-to-please office

9 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


On page four of last week's Sunday Morning Post we incorrectly described Leslie Robertson as the chief structural engineer for the Two IFC project.

14 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

$6.6b project to strengthen 2,500 slopes

More than 2,500 hillsides and slopes will be strengthened in the next 10 years in a $6.6-billion project.

The Civil Engineering Department has awarded the first two consultancy contracts for $36 million and $26 million to Halcrow Asia Partnership and Ove Arup & Partners.

22 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Co-ordination adviser kept watch on project

As project co-ordination adviser for the crossing, Grant Robertson monitored the work progress on behalf of the shareholders of the Western Harbour Tunnel Company.

30 Apr 1997 - 12:00am


B & B Asia has promoted Alexander Au to general manager (civil) of Franki Contractors, and Michael Chan to general manager (foundations).

Mr Au, formerly division manager (civil), is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers of the United Kingdom, and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada.

29 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Engineers in push for probe

STRUCTURAL engineers from the Buildings Department yesterday appealed to legislators to press the Government into conducting an independent investigation into their former boss.

The newly-created post of Director of Buildings has been vacant for nearly four months and the engineers are worried that Principal Government Building Surveyor Tony Samson will be appointed.

7 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Studying the shape of things to come

A MAJOR study on intelligent buildings in Southeast Asia will help influence people's high-tech working environments well into the next century.

Intelligent buildings normally boast three essential features: environmental control; an advanced communications network; and good information flow.

17 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Ireland's Magnificent Six rally round to defend the territory

WITH Whitehall shredding the Hongkong Garrison to its bare bones - what with the early departure of the Black Watch and the merger of two Gurkha Battalions - it looks as if the defence of the territory has been left in the hands of six Irish Hussars.

23 Jul 1993 - 12:00am