Past Events (2011)
Technical visit to DSD - Lai Chi Kok Drainage Tunnel
Date: 5th November, 2011
Venue: DSD - Lai Chi Kok Drainage Tunnel
Due to inadequate capacity of the existing drainage systems, Sham Shui Po, Cheung Sha Wan and Lai Chi Kok areas are susceptible to flooding during heavy rainstorms. The Lai Chi Kok Transfer Scheme was a drainage tunnel that would capture rainwater from the upper catchment in West Kowloon and discharge it into Victoria Harbor to alleviate flooding of the low lying, developed areas of Kowloon. The project comprised the construction of a drainage tunnel of about 3.7km in length and about 4.9m in diameter from Chak On Estate to Victoria Harbor near Stonecutters Island; six intakes and about 270m of connection adits; a stilling basin and an outfall structure; and slope stabilization works. The tunnels would be constructed by TBM and will pass through rock, mixed ground and soft ground strata. The connection adits would be constructed by blasting techniques. Depending on the ongoing site activities, attendees to the site visit may have a unique opportunity to get a close up view of the TBM operation or the completed section of the drainage tunnel.
Technical Visit to CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
Date: 11th October, 2011
Venue: CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (Sham Shui Po Center)
In order to enhance knowledge and professionalism for the utility industry, Hong Kong Institute of Utility Specialists (HKIUS) continuously organizes events for all the stakeholders of the industry. Technical visits are one of the events.
To provide the course participants a better understanding on engineering in life and enhance the continuous professional development of the practitioners, a one-day visit to CLP for around 25 participants was successfully held. The visit provided an invaluable opportunity for the participants to receive first-hand information and have more understanding about the utility industry.
The 2nd International Conference on Utility Management and Safety 2011
Date: 7-8 March, 2011
Venue: L' Hotel Nina et Convention Centre
The Second International Conference on Utility Management and Safety was held on 6-9 March 2011 successfully. Apart from welcoming dinner on 6 March and the technical visit on 9 March, most importantly, the two days conference was held at L’ Hotel Nina et Convention Centre on 7-8 March 2011. The 2nd ICUMAS was jointly organized by HKIUS, HKURC and co-organized by over 70 supporting organizations from government departments, academic institutions, professional associations from local, mainland china and overseas.
The conference received overwhelmingly enthusiastic response that attracted over 500 engineering, surveyors, safety and utility practitioners, government officials, academics representatives and utility field consultants in which over 30% are overseas participants and 30% are from Government department. The 2nd ICUMAS was a great success in providing an excellent platform and opportunity in keeping abreast of latest knowledge and experience about utility management and safety, offering a channel to network with each other and promoting continuous cooperation among utility industry worldwide.
The conference comprised of various sections with featured keynote and guest lectures and parallel sessions ended with a forum. The opening ceremony was held on 7 March in which Chairman of ICUMAS Organizing Committee, Ir LEE S.S., GBS, OBE, JP and officiating guest Mr. HONG Li-bo, the Deputy President of Underground Pipeline Committee of CACP delivered a welcoming message to the delegates kicked off the 2nd ICUMAS. Another officiating guest, Ir WAI Chi-sing, JP presented the souvenir to keynote and guest speakers.
The two-day conference was prosperously and effectively encouraging active discussion among the delegates. A forum was held thereafter and chaired by Ir Dr. Albert YEUNG with 7 other panel members. Constructive discussion was generated among the group regarding the utility planning in different countries and the discussion of utility planning and development.
The 2nd ICUMAS was successfully held and gathered crowd of experts and professionals worldwide. At the last, Mr. Terry MOUNTAIN presented souvenirs to our supporting organizations and organizing committees. The objectives were achieved in general by facilitating constructive exchange of innovative ideas regarding utility management and safety, we truly wish that each delegate found the conference inspiring.