Civil Engineers Hold Mega Infrastructure Forum and Commemorative Dinner

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering staged two major events in conjunction with each other at the end of April, co-organizing the Asia-Pacific Forum on Mega Infrastructure and Urban Development Construction and holding the Department’s 25th Anniversary Dinner.

The two-day Forum, arranged together with the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Civil Division and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association, featured keynote presentations from well-known academics and guests, encompassing infrastructural technology and new developments in Greater China, especially in relation to sustainability and green practices. Also included were site visits to the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and the MTR Shatin to Central Link.

The Anniversary Dinner, held on the first evening of the Forum on April 29, drew University senior management, Dean of Engineering, department faculty and advisory board members, and around 400 alumni. Outstanding Alumni Awards were presented to Ir Derrick Leung, Executive Director, Yee Hop Holdings Ltd, and Prof Qiang Meng, National University of Singapore, in recognition of their achievements in micro-tunneling and transportation & logistics respectively and their dedicated service to fellow alumni. The Outstanding Young Alumni Award was given to technology entrepreneur Mr Terry Tsang, Co-Founder and CEO, Madhead, for his leading example as a start-up innovator and contribution to HKUST students’ welfare (see also Alumni Brothers Contribute HK$2 Million to Establish Emergency Fund).