Technical Seminar on Studio City Macau

Date, time & venue
2017-04-12;6:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Refreshment), 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Talk);James Chiu Room & Dragages Room, HKIE Headquarters


Speakers: Ir Sammy Ng Tim Yeung, AECOM



Studio City is the new leisure resort by Melco Crown Entertainment which opened its doors in October 2015. Located in Macau’s Cotai Strip, Studio City integrates hotels and gaming with numerous world firsts’ entertainment and dining facilities. The project is most renowned for the golden reel – a gigantic figure 8 shaped Ferris wheel straddled between two hotel towers some 130m high. The steel structure was designed to be architecturally pleasing, prevent against progressive collapse, mitigate sound transmissions and cater for building movement and thermal effects. The supporting 40 storey hotel tower is horse shoe shaped on plan and thus inherently weak in torsion when subjected to wind and seismic loads. The process of design underwent rigorous analysis and scrutiny of its stiffness elements. The 4,800,000 sq ft development is founded on a mixture of bored piles and the reuse of 70% of the 6000 existing ppc driven piles left onsite from an abandoned scheme. Other structures of note include a 5,000 seat multi-purpose entertainment centre with 60m span roof, a treehouse complicated roof design, a 35m high pylon sign, hero statues and an adventure themed podium roof.


About Speaker:

Mr. Ng, Tim Yeung Sammy, is a Director of Operations / Executive Director of Building Engineering, Hong Kong, AECOM. He has over 22 years of extensive experience in all aspects of building projects, from master planning, design to construction. The variety and nature of projects he has been in charge of include major public and private offices, low-rise and high-rise residential developments, railway station structures, highway structures, park and entertainment facilities, retail and shopping centers and hotels. He has also managed multi-disciplinary engineering services across Asia. Sammy has been actively giving back to the profession, participating in various institutional and government committees and supporting the HKIE’s professional development programs through which he has shared the vision of the profession with the next generation of engineers.


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