The HKIE Geotechnical Division 37th Annual Seminar, 2017 “G-EVOLUTION: Geotechnical Practice in Hong Kong”

Date, time & venue
2017-05-19;;Theatre 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong


(Organized by Geotechnical Division, Supported by Structural Division)


Programme Highlight

Since the 1970s HK has been a centre of geotechnical activities ranging from slopes to infrastructure developments. 30 years have passed since the forming of the HKIE Geotechnical Division (GD) in 1987 to provide a platform for the development of geotechnical excellence in HK. In the past 10 years significant underground and at-grade geotechnical works have been carried out for the new metro lines and railways, public and private housing developments, land reclamations, etc. The geotechnical professions have gained valuable experience in the latest technology, standards and practices of geotechnical engineering in HK.


10 years ago, the HKIE GD Annual Seminar 2007 was themed “Geotechnical Advancements in Hong Kong since 1970s” to consolidate the then state-of-the-art and state-of-practice geotechnical engineering in HK. This time, we wish to consolidate geotechnical advancement achieved in the past 10 years and highlight challenges and new adventures ahead of us. There should be a drive to make use of the geotechnical skills learnt in HK and export them overseas for sustainable development. The HKIE GD Annual Seminar 2017 is therefore themed G-EVOLUTION: Geotechnical Practice in Hong Kong”. It provides a platform for the geotechnical academics and engineers to gather together and share their experience in the research/design/construction of geotechnical works in HK.


Registration Fee

Registration fee is HK$700; applications received on or before 18 April 2017 will be qualified for an early bird rate of HK$500. Retired/associates HKIE members and full-time students are eligible for concession rates at HK$300 and HK$200, respectively. Fee for registration at the venue is HK$750. Registration will include coffee breaks. Proceedings in softcopy will be available online at the HKIE Geotechnical Division website for free after the seminar. The seminar is designed for one CPD day. Attendance certificate will be issued after the event.


Registration and Enquiries

Registration should be made online at The registration fee in the form of a crossed cheque (made payable to “The HKIE – Geotechnical Division”) should be sent to Ir Derek Kwok, MTR Corporation Limited, 7/F, Fo Tan Railway House, 9 Lok King Street, Fo Tan, New Territories, Hong Kong. The registration fee can also be deposited to The HKIE – Geotechnical Division account no. 025-344888-016 (HSBC). The scanned deposit advice together with the name of the applicant shall be sent to Confirmation, receipt of payment and details of the programme will be sent to successful applicants by email about one week before the seminar. For enquiries, please contact Ir Derek Kwok (Tel: 2688 1125 or e-mail:



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