Technical Webinar on “Resilient Urban Glass Design in Hong Kong Inspired by Post-typhoon Damage Studies”

Date, time & venue
2022-03-15;6:00 pm to 7:00 pm;Zoom (online)


As a big urban centre with wide application of glass curtain walls and prone to frequent typhoon threats, Hong Kong can be vulnerable to extreme windstorms on those glass envelopes, as what was observed in historical super typhoons, such as Mangkhut. The threat may be further intensified in future due to climate change impact and it therefore is believed to have a real need to improve the glass envelope resilience against extreme typhoon events. In the webinar, the speaker will introduce typhoon risk in Hong Kong, share the post-typhoon glass damage studies conducted by his team, which provide some insights of the damage characters and possible damage causes, review limitations in design practice, discuss wind resilient design principles and propose possible mitigation measures for risk control.


About the Speaker:

Dr Neptune Yu, Wind Skill Leader of the East Asia in Arup, has been a wind expert of the company since 2010. He has extensive wind related consultancy experiences covering a wide spectrum, including leading wind designs of more than six 400m + super-tall buildings and several roof projects with horizontal dimension exceeding 500m, and supporting wind designs of more than 80 projects across the Great China region, Korea and the Southeast Asian countries. Dr Yu actively contributes to wind related code drafting of the region; he is the key coordinator in Arup (leading consultant) on drafting the 2019 Hong Kong Wind Code and is the drafting staff of Chinese Wind Loading Code for Roof Structures (JGJ/T481-2019) and Guangdong Test and Evaluation Standard for Building Wind Environment (DBJ/T15–154-2019). Dr Yu is the Chairman of Hong Kong Wind Engineering Society, the Committee member of the Chinese Society for Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics and the Committee member of the Wind Engineering Committee, China Civil Engineering Society.



Please use the link below for registration. The registration deadline is 8 March 2022.


Upon the completion of the seminar, CPD certificate will be issued in e-copy through the registered email address.


Submissions for the Best Reporter Award are invited. Report must be submitted to within two weeks after the seminar.



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