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18 March 2013
香港工程師學會頒發四項工程界的殊榮予傑出工程師 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Conferred Four Engineering Awards to Outstanding Engineers

(香港.3月18日) 香港工程師學會於2013年3月12日所舉行的第38屆周年晚宴中,頒發了4項工程界的殊榮。詹伯樂工程師獲學會頒發「香港工程師學會榮譽大獎」;關育材工程師獲學會選為「名譽資深會員」;卓子然博士、工程師獲頒本年度「傑出青年工程師獎」;至於第六年舉辦的「香港工程師學會青年會員創意獎」,則分別由張偉陽先生及工程師William Loasby奪得。

香港工程師學會榮譽大獎2013

詹伯樂工程師乃本年度「香港工程師學會榮譽大獎」得主。「香港工程師學會榮譽大獎」的評審標準十分嚴格,評審委員依據候選人的專業成就,以及對工程界及社會的貢獻,在芸芸傑出工程師中選出工程界具代表性的人士,加以表揚。

詹伯樂工程師是一名土木及結構工程師,擁有超過50年的豐富經驗。

出生於英國的詹工程師於1965年移居香港,開展他卓越的基礎建設事業。他自1991年起曾任香港政府工務司,負責統籌建造費達1,650億港元的香港機場核心計劃,包括新的國際機場、各項道路及鐵路工程,打造香港發展成為國際級城市。詹工程師為協助確保內地淡水輸港的供應以及雙方處理污水的方針擔當著重要的角色,同時他亦致力監督香港會議展覽中心的擴建工程。

1997至2004年間,詹工程師曾任九廣鐵路公司新鐵路工程高級總監,負責700多億港元建造費的鐵路發展項目,包括西鐵及東鐵延線的各項工程。2006年,詹工程師出任九廣鐵路公司行政總裁,及後擔任九廣鐵路公司總裁直至2012年。

詹工程師傑出的成就獲得世界公認。

詹工程師曾擔任香港工程師學會會長(1991-1992),東南亞太平洋工程師協會聯盟會長(1998),香港會所主席(2005)。現時,他是職業安全及健康學會名譽副主席。

詹工程師對建造安全充滿熱誠,一直致力驅使業界採用安全措施。因此,他在2007年獲明建會頒予Lifetime Achievement Award for Safety。

詹工程師於2007年獲頒發香港工程師學會榮譽資深會員。他亦於1997年榮獲英國土木工程師學會頒發的金獎章。去年,詹工程師更獲香港特別行政區政府頒授金紫荊星章,以表揚他對市民及社會之偉大貢獻。

香港工程師學會名譽資深會員2013

為表揚個別會員對學會、工程界的特殊貢獻、或於科學、工程領域上的顯著成就,工程師學會每年均可提名不多於兩位會員為名譽資深會員。本年度獲選之會員為關育材工程師。

關育材工程師在1973年畢業於香港大學,持有機械工程榮譽學士學位,並於1982年考獲香港中文大學工商管理碩士學位。他亦是哈佛大學高級管理課程的畢業生。

關工程師於1975年加入香港中華煤氣有限公司工程科,並於1989年10月獲晉升為工程科總經理。他於1997年1月獲委任為董事,同年5月出任市務及客戶服務科總經理。於2003年1月起,他出任執行董事暨營運總裁直至今年年初退休。

關工程師多年來致力推動香港燃氣工業之發展,他對工程界的貢獻,在業內備受尊崇。1989年,他不但在香港工程師學會成立了燃氣界別和燃氣及能源分部,更擔任該分部的創會主席。1996年,他對創立英國氣體工程師學會遠東分會亦貢獻良多。他於2000-2001年出任該會會長 — 首位海外華人被推選為英國註冊專業團體會長。關工程師在2004-2005年擔任香港工程師學會會長,並在2010年獲香港工程師學會頒發工程界翹楚之榮譽,以表揚他傑出的成就及對學會、工程界及社會非凡的貢獻。

關工程師現為職業訓練局委員、香港特別行政區交通諮詢委員會委員、紀律人員薪俸及服務條件常務委員會委員、建造業議會委員、香港品質保證局董事局董事、香港工業總會理事會理事和能源及動力分組主席、香港優質標誌局副主席。

關工程師同時為多個顧問委員會服務,包括香港大學、香港科技大學、香港城市大學及香港浸會大學。他是香港理工大學屋宇裝備工程系的兼任教授。關工程師於2011年獲香港科技大學頒授榮譽院士。

傑出青年工程師獎2013

承接往年的熱烈反應,香港工程師學會今年再度舉行「傑出青年工程師獎2013」。候選的青年工程師無論在工程專業、社會事務以及學會會務上均有出色的成就及貢獻。評審委員會透過多番嚴格審核與面試,精挑細選當中表現最突出的青年工程師卓子然博士、工程師成為本年度的得主。

卓子然博士、工程師畢業於香港科技大學,分別考獲土木及結構工程學工學士及土木工程碩士學位,並於劍橋大學獲得岩土工程博士學位。

卓博士、工程師現為艾奕康有限公司之首席工程師,曾參與多項公營部門或私營機構的岩土工程項目。憑著他在岩土力學上的專業知識,卓博士、工程師主要從事技術要求較高的項目。其中一個例子是為土木工程拓展署轄下的土力工程處進行泥釘在鬆散填土斜坡的效能作研究。卓博士、工程師至今發表了超過五十篇技術文章,並贏得多項國際大獎,包括東南亞大地工程學會之Tan Swan Beng最佳論文獎,加拿大岩土工程學會之R.M.Quigley榮譽獎及英國岩土工程學會勳章。

卓博士、工程師致力為香港工程師學會及廣大社會服務。他現為香港工程師學會岩土分部委員會委員、香港工程師學會會報的副編輯及香港工程師學會學校大使,並擔任一些工作小組,特別工作組以及外部委員會的工作。卓博士、工程師曾組織多個本地及國際會議及研討會,旨在促進技術知識和創新思維的交流。他亦曾擔任過一些國際會議的顧問委員會成員。

為促進工程技術上的精益求精,卓博士、工程師積極參與業界與大學之合作。自畢業後,他一直參與在本港各大學的研究和教學工作;現在更是香港大學土木工程系的客席副教授。

本年度,除「傑出青年工程師獎」外,學會亦同時頒發優異獎予賴慧雯工程師。

香港工程師學會青年會員創意獎2013

為鼓勵學會青年會員透過創新應用工程知識以發揮創意,喚起他們於知性和工作方面對工程的興趣,學會第六度舉辦「香港工程師學會青年會員創意獎2013」,並得到已故會員歐陽國盛工程師家人贊助是次活動。參賽作品必須屬於學會專業界別的範疇,設計的原創性及創意均為主要評審準則。比賽分兩個組別,包括組別I — 發明,以及組別II — 創新應用。本年度的大獎得主為張偉陽先生(組別I) 及工程師William Loasby (組別II)。

組別I — 發明

管道不圓度量度工具 — 張偉陽先生

在工地進行聚乙烯(PE)管電熔接合的過程中,量度管道的不圓度是非常困難的。不圓度是管道同一橫截面的直徑最大值和最小值之差,是影響電熔接頭質量的因素之一。人們可使用游標卡尺找出管道的不圓度,但游標卡尺的設計一般不適合在工地使用,尤其是量度尺寸較大的管道。

此工具可幫助工地接合員快速找到管道直徑最大與最小的位置和量度管道的不圓度,用作驗證管道是否適合進行熔合。此工具已於香港中華煤氣有限公司的網絡團隊中廣泛使用,以提高PE電熔接頭的質量,保障公眾安全。

張偉陽先生在2009年於香港大學取得機械工程學士學位。他現為煤氣公司技術發展部助理工程師,負責設計和開發工具。

組別II — 創新應用

以創新引證方法重用歷史建築的結構 — 工程師William LOASBY

要保留並重用歷史建築,結構工程師必須先評估結構的安全負載。這創新的統計方法突破了傳統建築規範的限制,以精心策劃的物料測試和統計分析來確定其真正特質,盡量減低對歷史建築的影響。

這種創新做法已應用於中區警署項目,是本港最大型的歷史建築活化項目之一。這做法除了大大節省成本外,還為將來的保育項目樹立新基準。

工程師William Loasby在2003年畢業於牛津大學,在英國和澳洲完成專業培訓。他在2009年取得香港大學結構工程碩士學位後加入奧雅納,目前負責中區警署項目的設計工作。

本年度,學會亦同時頒發優異獎予組別I的吳沛林博士、工程師和組別II的梁偉豪先生及甘詠芝工程師。

如有查詢,請與香港工程師學會傳訊統籌部聯絡。電話︰2895 4446; 傳真︰2203 4133; 電郵︰corpcom@hkie.org.hk


(18 March 2013, Hong Kong) Four engineering awards, organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, have been presented at the 38th Annual Dinner of the Institution which was successfully held on 12 March 2013. The "HKIE Gold Medal Award 2013" was conferred on Ir James Blake, Ir James Kwan received the honour of the "HKIE Honorary Fellow 2013", the "Young Engineer of the Year Award 2013" was presented to Ir Dr Johnny C Y Cheuk, and the "HKIE Innovation Awards for Young Members 2013" went to Mr Cheung Wai Yeung and Ir William Loasby.

The HKIE Gold Medal Award 2013

Ir James Blake was the winner of the HKIE Gold Medal Award this year. The selection criteria were precise and rigorous. The Panel of Judges considered all candidates' achievements as well as their contributions to the profession and to the community. The most distinguished person was selected for the Award in recognition for his commendable achievement.

Ir James Blake is a civil and structural engineer with over 50 years of experience in the field.

Born in the UK, Ir Blake came to Hong Kong in 1965 and built a distinguished career in infrastructure works. Appointed Secretary for Works in 1991, he was responsible for overall coordination of the HK$165 billion Airport Core Programme, which included a new international airport, new roads and railway that marked Hong Kong's transformation into a world-class city. He also played a critical role in securing a stable water supply for Hong Kong through negotiations with his Mainland counterparts, establishing the city's sewage treatment objectives and overseeing the extension of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

As Senior Director, Capital Projects, for the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) from 1997 to 2004, Ir Blake was responsible for supervising the implementation of the corporation's HK$70 billion railway expansion programme, which included West Rail and the East Rail Extensions. He was appointed KCRC's Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and later became its Chief Officer until 2012.

His outstanding achievement is recognised worldwide.

Ir Blake was President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 1991-1992 and President of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of South East Asia Pacific in 1998. He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Club in 2005 and is currently Vice President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

Ir Blake has a passion for construction safety and has driven the adoption of safety initiatives throughout his career. For this he was awarded the Lighthouse Club Lifetime Achievement Award for Safety in 2007.

Ir Blake was elected as the HKIE Honorary Fellow in 2007. He was also awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers Gold Medal in 1997 and last year was presented with the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) by the HKSAR Government for his distinguished public and community service.

The HKIE Honorary Fellow 2013

Honorary Fellow may be elected each year from those who, by reason of their special services either to the Institution, to engineering generally, or by virtue of their occupying distinguished positions in science or industry, merit such recognition. This year, Ir James Kwan receives the honour of the HKIE Honorary Fellow.

Ir James Kwan graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1973 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He obtained an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1982 and is also a graduate of Harvard University's Advanced Management Programme.

Ir Kwan joined the Engineering Division of the Hong Kong & China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) in 1975, where he was promoted to General Manager – Engineering in October 1989. He was appointed to the Board in January 1997 and became Director & General Manager – Marketing & Customer Service in May 1997. In January 2003, he was appointed the company's Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, in which position he remained until his recent retirement.

Ir Kwan is a distinguished engineer who is widely recognised for his contributions to the development of the gas industry in Hong Kong. He was instrumental in the formation in 1989 of the Gas Discipline and Gas & Energy Division of the HKIE, becoming the Chairman of the inaugural Division Committee. He also played a critical role in the founding of the Far East District Section of the Institution of Gas Engineers (IGasE) in 1996. He was IGasE President in 2000-2001 – making history in the process as the first overseas member as well as the first Chinese to be elected President of a UK chartered professional institution. He was elected HKIE President in 2004-2005 and inducted into the HKIE Hall of Fame 2010, in recognition of his outstanding achievements and exemplary contributions to the Institution, the engineering profession and the wider community.

Ir Kwan is currently a member of the Vocational Training Council, Transport Advisory Committee, the Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service of the HKSAR Government, Construction Industry Council, the Governing Council of the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency, General Committee and Chairman's Committee of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, and Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Q-Mark Council.

Ir Kwan also serves on various advisory committees of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University, and is an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Building Services Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was conferred an Honorary Fellowship by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2011.


Young Engineer of the Year Award 2013

In line with the overwhelming response of the Young Engineer of the Year Award in previous years, the HKIE is pleased to organise the Young Engineer of the Year Award 2013. It was glad that all candidates have had significant contributions and outstanding achievements to the profession, to the community of Hong Kong and to the HKIE. The selection process has been competitive, hence the decision on the selection has never been easy for the Panel of Judges. This year, the Award goes to Ir Dr Johnny C Y Cheuk.

Ir Dr Johnny Cheuk received his BEng (Civil and Structural Engineering) and MPhil (Civil Engineering) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999 and 2001 respectively. He also obtained a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2005.

As an Associate of AECOM, Ir Dr Cheuk handles a wide spectrum of geotechnical projects for public and private clients. Given his expertise in geotechnics, Ir Dr Cheuk is often engaged in technically demanding projects. A good example is the study on the performance of soil nails in loose fill slopes which was conducted for the Geotechnical Engineering Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD). Being an advocate of geotechnical engineering, Ir Dr Cheuk has published over 50 technical articles and won numerous international awards, including the Tan Swan Beng Best Paper Award of the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, R.M. Quigley Honourable Mention of the Canadian Geotechnical Society and the British Geotechnical Association (BGA) Medal.

Ir Dr Cheuk is committed to serving the HKIE and the community. He is a Committee Member of the HKIE Geotechnical Division, an Associate Editor of HKIE Transactions, a HKIE School Ambassador. He also serves on a number of working groups, task forces and external boards. In addition, Ir Dr Cheuk has organised many local and international seminars and conferences for promoting the exchange of technical knowledge and new ideas, and has also served on the international advisory committee for a number of international conferences.
Eager to promote technical excellence in engineering, Ir Dr Cheuk is actively involved in industry-university collaborations. He has been involved in part-time research supervision and has also taught at various local universities since graduation, and is now an Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Hong Kong's Department of Civil Engineering.

This year, Ir Iman W M Lai was also presented the Certificate of Merit.

The HKIE Innovation Awards for Young Members 2013

With an aim to encourage our young members to develop their creativity through innovative application of engineering knowledge, and to inspire upon them to develop their intellectual and career interests in engineering, the Institution is pleased to launch the HKIE Innovation Awards for Young Members at 2008, a new initiative with the generous support of the family of the late Ir Kenneth Au-yeung. The entry can focus on any areas of engineering disciplines within the context of the HKIE. There are two main categories, namely Category I - An Invention and Category II – An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories. The innovativeness of the Design will be assessed based on its originality and creativity. This year, the two Grand Prizes go to Mr Cheung Wai Yeung (Category I) and Ir William Loasby (Category II).

Category I - An Invention

Pipe Ovality Measuring Tool by Mr CHEUNG Wai Yeung

Measuring the ovality of a polyethylene (PE) pipe is always a challenge when making electrofusion joints on site. Ovality, which is taken as the difference between the maximum and minimum outer diameters in the same cross section of a pipe, is known as one of the factors that affect the quality of an electrofusion joint. Traditionally, a vernier caliper is used to determine pipe ovality, but this is generally not practical or feasible on site as the tool is too large to handle and it is very difficult to locate the maxima and minima of the pipe diameter, especially when measuring larger-sized pipes.

The Pipe Ovality Measuring Tool enables jointers to quickly locate the maxima and minima of the pipe diameter and determine pipe ovality on site, thus allowing them to verify whether a pipe is suitable for making joints or not. This tool has been used by the underground network teams of the Hong Kong & China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) to promote the quality of PE electrofusion joints, thus enhancing public safety.

Mr Cheung Wai Yeung received his BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2009. He is currently an Assistant Engineer in the Technical Development Section of Towngas and is responsible for tool design and development.

Category II – An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories

Innovative Approach to Justifying Historical Building Structures for Adaptive Reuse by Ir William LOASBY

Before an historical building is adapted for reuse, the structural engineer must establish the load that it can carry safely. The statistical approach overcomes the limits of traditional code-based approaches by establishing true material properties through comprehensive material testing and statistical analysis, carefully designed to minimise the impact of adaptation on the historical fabric.

This innovative approach has been applied to the revitalisation of Central Police Station, one of the largest heritage sites in Hong Kong. The approach has resulted in significant cost savings and set a benchmark for future conservation projects.

Ir William Loasby has worked for Arup since completing a Master's degree in Structural Engineering at the University of Hong Kong in 2009. He graduated from the University of Oxford in 2003 and completed his professional training in the UK and Australia. He is currently based at Central Police Station where he leads the design liaison team.

This year, Certificate of Merit of Category I was presented to Ir Dr Ng Pui Lam, and Certificates of Merit of Category II were presented to Mr Leung Wai Ho and Ir Kam Wing Chi Gigi.

For enquiries, please contact the Corporate Communications Section at Tel: 2895 4446, Fax: 2203 4133 or Email: corpcom@hkie.org.hk

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04 March 2013
香港工程師學會對《二零一三至一四財政年度政府財政預算案》之回應
(三月四日,香港) 對於財政司司長於二月二十七日發表的《二零一三至一四財政年度政府財政預算案》,香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」)有以下意見:

學會支持政府繼續以審慎態度制定本港長遠財政策略,並歡迎當局透過財政資源的調配以全面兼顧社會上各個階層的需要及維持本港的持續發展。

學會支持財政預算案內政府撥款推展各項基建發展規劃,包括海陸空交通運輸基建工程項目及鞏固貿易物流業等。學會亦認同政府調撥資源加快增加土地及房屋供應,以應市民及經濟發展的需求。我們樂意提供工程專業知識去支持政府落實有關政策。

然而,學會建議政府應制定本港未來長遠的基建發展及全面的工程項目時間表,以適時有序地推展各項大型工程計劃,一方面可以完善整體發展配套,另一方面亦可協調工程項目的推展進度,以確保工程界別的就業前景得到保障,以及有足夠的專業人才及勞動力供應以配合發展。

學會歡迎當局支持建造業人力培訓,亦同時希望當局關注香港工程業界的長遠發展,故建議政府投放資源發展中小學的工程教育課程,增加工程科大專生的訓練資源以及培訓機會。另外,在推動與內地合作的計劃上,學會建議當局爭取盡快落實容許通過互認方式取得內地資格的香港工程師,可以在內地直接註冊及執業。

在科研發展方面,學會建議當局在投放資金支持大學研究之餘,亦應在硬件上有所配合,撥出資金用以加強研究的基礎配套,例如支援建立研究所和其他實驗室等設施,及發展本港成為數據中心等。當局亦應支援中小型企業進行創新企劃與科技研究,提升本港工商業界科研的質量及成果。

學會認為政府有責任協助市民置業,提議當局在可行情況下可考慮不同形式的措施,協助有需要的市民,如鼓勵地產發展商及借貸機構向首次置業買家提供更長的住宅按揭還款期、「零首期」或固定按揭息率等。

學會相信香港應有一個健全的稅收制度以切合未來整體發展,尤其本港正面臨人口老化、公共和社會福利開支上升等問題,故建議當局應就現有的稅制進行檢討及公眾諮詢,從而制定出更有效的稅收制度。

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回應《二零一三年施政報告》 Joint Response to Policy Address 2013

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香港建築師學會、香港工程師學會、香港園境師學會
香港規劃師學會、香港測量師學會、香港城市設計學會
回應《二零一三年施政報告》


• 我們歡迎行政長官 2013 年施政報告,我們支持報告提出的房屋及土地供應,及環保和保育的政策。我們希望政府可以投放足夠資源,並克服在政策執行時遇到的障礙及其他阻力。

• 我們建議政府需要制訂一套結合長遠經濟及產業發展策略和人口政策的整體發展藍圖。

• 我們支持在維港外填海,為香港作長遠土地儲備,但填海工程需要平衡工程和環境生態的問題。

• 我們要求新發展區開發要具備策略性規劃,以建立充份協調和可持續的發展。

• 我們同意政府制訂長遠房屋供應計劃。我們要求政府積極增加「可負擔的房屋」的供應,以填補公共房屋與一般私人住宅的空隙。

• 我們認為「政府、機構或社區」用地改劃為住宅用地,政府需要謹慎進行以確保日後社區用地需要和城市空間及市民生活質素。

• 我們建議就土地及房屋發展,政府需要簡化及加速審批程序。

• 我們贊成增加倡議優化環境的政策,改善公共空間、街道和有特色的城市空間、並改善市區內的行人環境。

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29 January 2013

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
The Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design


Joint Response to Policy Address 2013


• We welcome the Chief Executive's Policy Address 2013. We support the measures proposed for housing and land supply and environmental protection and conservation in the Policy Address. We hope the Government can put in necessary resources and overcome the administrative hurdles and other resistance.

• We recommend the Government to draw up a holistic development blue print to integrate economic and industrial development strategies and population policies for the future of Hong Kong.

• We support reclamation outside Victoria Harbour to provide long term land reserves for Hong Kong subject to careful balance of environmental issues.

• We advocate a strategic planning approach in the new development areas to achieve coherent and sustainable new development.

• We agree with the long term planning for the provision for housing. We suggest the Government to proactively increase the provision of affordable housing to bridge the gap between public and private housing.

• We consider that Government should be cautious in changing GIC sites to residential use, such that the future need of GIC sites, the quality of urban space and the quality of life are not compromised.

• We propose the Government to simplify and to expedite the approval process with regards to land and housing development.

• We concur with the environmental proposals to include promotion of the betterment of our public realm, improving public space, streets and quality urban places related to the pedestrian environment.


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香港工程師學會對《二零一三年施政報告》之回應

(一月二十五日,香港) 對於行政長官於一月十六日發表的《二零一三年施政報告》,香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」)有以下意見:

學會認同施政報告中提出的改善民生和發展經濟的理念,認為當局應廣納社會各持份者的意見,對香港未來持續性發展進行長遠規劃,確保政策能在獲得廣泛支持下得以順利落實。

學會支持施政報告內政府就長遠土地供應推展各有關項目及作全面統籌。學會認為政府應維持良好的土地庫存以因應未來的需求及經濟情況,有效地調節住宅及商用樓宇的供應。然而,學會認為當局應在處理土地建屋及策劃未來的鐵路發展之上,盡快制定本港未來長遠的基建發展規劃,為城郊發展訂下藍圖和目標,以利適時有序地推展基建工程項目,一方面可以完善整體發展配套,另一方面亦可協調融資及人力規劃,確保有足夠的人材及勞動力。

在工程專業上,學會期望政府能提供更多的發展空間予工程師,在與內地的合作上,重點促進實施《內地與香港關於建立更緊密經貿關係的安排》中訂下有關身處內地的香港工程師的資格認可及執業等安排,及增加香港工程師參與前海發展的機會。

學會歡迎施政報告內提出繼續積極開拓更多元、更具特色的高中及專上課程,並特別建議政府多加重視工程及科技教育。學會認為中、小學的課程內應加強教授與工程及科技有關的知識,以培養學生興趣及基礎。在高等教育方面,我們重申政府應增加對學術及研究機構的資助,提升工程教育和相關研究的質量。

對於創新科技產業發展方面,學會認為當局應展現其領導角色,帶頭推動創新和科技。政府應作出承擔,投放更多資源於改善研究和發展的基礎設施,大力支援學術和應用研究。同時,針對全球對數據服務的需要,學會促請政府盡快落實在本港發展數據中心的計劃。學會亦認為政府應更積極支援檢測和認證產業的發展,為本地認證行業建立更佳基礎以至協助業界爭取國際地位。

學會期望當局致力處理好民生問題,尤其就解決低下階層的貧窮情況、居住偏遠地區的交通問題、人口老化等社會狀況,提出合理有效的解決方案。

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23 January 2013
「21世紀香港十大傑出工程項目選舉」 公開接受市民投票 與港人共同見證香港工程建設卓越成就 The Election of the Hong Kong People Engineering Wonders in the 21st Century Vote Now and Celebrate the Engineering Achievements of Hong Kong
(香港,二零一三年一月二十三日) 香港工程建設一直享譽國際,香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 現主辦「21世紀香港十大傑出工程項目選舉」,邀請全港市民一起投票,選出港人心目中的香港十大傑出工程項目。學會希望透過今次選舉活動,與市民一起見證香港於過去十年在工程建設的卓越成就,更深入認識工程專才對推動社會和經濟發展所扮演的關鍵角色,從而鼓勵年青一代投身工程專業行列,共同建設美好香港。

香港工程師學會會長蔡健權教授、工程師表示:「隨著十大基建項目近年陸續上馬,政府的基本工程開支不斷上升,香港對工程專業人才的需求大增。以工程師學會的會員人數為例,會員人數現已突破3萬大關,較2008年上升39%,同期學會的工科畢業生培訓計劃的學員人數亦有41% 的增長。特區政府於未來數年將大力加快房屋建設,需要多個專業界別的工程專才參與,香港未來必須培育更多工程專才,才能滿足社會發展的迫切需求。」

為了提升市民大眾特別是青年人對工程專業的興趣,學會主辦「21世紀香港十大傑出工程項目選舉」。候選名單內的20項傑出工程項目 (請參閱附表),由學會屬下18個分部及會員進行提名,再根據五大評選準則,包括代表性、驕人之處、對工程界或社會的貢獻、創新意念和技術,以及外觀美感,從眾多提名項目中挑選出來。

20個候選的傑出工程項目,可以說與市民大眾的日常生活息息相關,涵蓋範圍亦十分廣泛,包括聳立維港兩岸的地標建築,深受中外旅客和本地市民歡迎的旅遊景點,推動社會進步的科技發展,亦有交通基建將香港連繫起來,以至多項改善民生項目及環境工程。這些優質建設象徵著工程帶動社會發展,同時優化市民生活,對社會長遠發展起著關鍵作用。

學會歡迎市民立即網上投票。參加方法非常簡單,只要登入網址:www.hkie-engineeringweek.hk/10wonders,從20個候選工程項目中,點選出心目中認為最實至名歸的10個傑出工程項目,截止投票日期為2013年2月20日。今次選舉設有「獨具慧眼獎」 (公眾名額3個及學會會員名額1個) ,參加者可以考驗自己的眼光,只要成功選中得票最高之傑出工程項目的人士,即有機會參加大抽獎,獲贈豐富禮品。

「21世紀香港十大傑出工程項目選舉」是香港工程師學會主辦「卓越工程巡禮2013 - 優質創新工程 共建美好未來」的眾多活動之一。被市民投票選出的21世紀香港十大傑出工程項目,將於2013年4月假香港科學館公開展出,務求將本地工程師的精心傑作展現在大家眼前,同時讓大眾認識工程師如何運用創新理念提升人類生活質素,以及對社會未來和可持續發展的貢獻。「卓越工程巡禮2013」的其他豐富內容還包括各項比賽、講座、頒獎典禮及工程項目半日遊。有關活動詳情,請瀏覽網址:www.hkie-engineeringweek.hk

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香港工程師學會會長蔡健權教授、工程師
鼓勵更多年青人投身工程專業行列,支持香港的房屋及基建發展。


附錄:「21世紀香港十大傑出工程項目選舉」候選名單

建築地標及旅遊景點 維港門廊 (國際金融中心二期 / 環球貿易廣場)
香港迪士尼樂園
環球貿易廣場
昂坪360纜車
伯大尼 — 香港演藝學院古跡校園
香港濕地公園
凌霄閣
改善民生項目 岩洞內建配水庫 — 港大百周年校園擴建規劃實現可持續發展
港島西雨水排放隧道
大坑東蓄洪池計劃
斜坡安全系統 — 延續十年防止山泥傾瀉項目
科技發展 HAESL — 邁向世界級航空發動機維修服務之十載歷程
香港科學園
交通基建 e-道
深港西部通道
昂船洲大橋
香港西鐵線
環境工程 建造業議會零碳天地
淨化海港計劃
晨曦島可再生能源系統 — 全港首個最大型的獨立運行可再生能源系統


(Hong Kong, 23 January 2013) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) today announced the launch of the election of the Hong Kong People Engineering Wonders in the 21st Century. This unique voting campaign invites all members of the general public to cast their votes for what they see as the top 10 engineering masterpieces in Hong Kong in the past 10 years. It is expected that the campaign will inspire the local community to pause and marvel once again at the diversity, beauty and precision of these projects as well as to appreciate the critical roles engineers have played in developing the city and its economy. The HKIE also hopes the campaign will encourage the younger generation to choose engineering as a career to contribute to building a better Hong Kong.

Ir Prof CHOY Kin Kuen, President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, said, "We have seen continual growth in government capital works spending as the 10 major infrastructure projects have gone underway. This has stimulated demand for engineering professionals. An exponential growth of 39% since 2008 has also been seen in our membership which now exceeds 30,000. At the same time, our Graduate Scheme "A" Training intake has grown 41%. With the acceleration of government housing development plans in the coming years, there is an acute need for talents in a variety of engineering disciplines to meet the soaring demand."

The HKIE has organised the election of the Hong Kong People Engineering Wonders in the 21st Century to raise interest among Hong Kong people, particularly the younger generation, in the engineering profession. 20 projects (please refer to attached table) have been nominated by 18 Divisions and members of the HKIE. They were selected based on five main criteria, namely recognition, pride, contribution, advancement and appearance.

These 20 projects are closely related to the lives of the people of Hong Kong and cover a variety of disciplines. Some are architectural landmarks on the harbour front. Some have attracted millions of tourists and visitors. Also on the list are projects that reflect technological advancements which have contributed to the development of Hong Kong society, transportation infrastructure projects that link the different parts of the city, as well as livelihood improvement projects and environmental engineering initiatives. These outstanding projects symbolise the important and integral role that the engineering profession plays in improving the lives of people and the long-term development of the society.

To vote, members of the public can visit www.hkie-engineeringweek.hk/10wonders and pick their 10 favourite projects out of the 20 shortlisted projects. Voting closes on 20 February 2013. Apart from taking part in the selection process, participants who vote for the winning project with the highest number of votes will enjoy the chance to take home the prize of "The Hot Pick Award". Prizes will be presented to three voters from the general public and one voter from the members of the HKIE.

The election of the Hong Kong People Engineering Wonders in the 21st Century is a key event of Engineering Week 2013 - Engineer Our Future with Innovation and Excellence. The winning Engineering Wonders will be on display at the Hong Kong Science Museum in April 2013. Engineering Week 2013 aims at showcasing the engineering profession’s contributions to society as well as to highlight and recognise the innovative ideas and concepts put into action by local engineers to improve the quality of life and sustainable development in Hong Kong. In addition to the exhibition, Engineering Week 2013 will also comprise competitions, lectures, a prize presentation ceremony and engineering tours. For more information, please visit: www.hkie-engineeringweek.hk.

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Voting of Engineering

Ir Prof CHOY Kin Kuen, President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (middle);
Ir CHAN Chi Chiu, Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Engineering Week (left)
and Ir Crystal HO, Convenor of Work Group on the Hong Kong People Engineering
Wonders in the 21st Century (right) call on the public to vote for Hong Kong’s top 10 engineering masterpieces of the 21st century.

Ir Prof CHOY Kin Kuen, President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
encourages the younger generation to consider engineering as a career to support
housing and infrastructure development in Hong Kong.

 

Appendix: List of nominees of the election of "the Hong Kong People Engineering Wonders in the 21st Century"

Architectural Landmarks and Tourist Attractions Harbour Gateway (Two IFC / ICC)
Hong Kong Disneyland
International Commerce Centre
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car
The Béthanie, Landmark Heritage Campus of the Hong Kong
Academy for Performing Arts
The Hong Kong Wetland Park
The Peak Tower, Hong Kong
Livelihood Improvement Projects Caverning salt water service reservoirs to make way for
sustainable development of the HKU Centennial Campus
Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel
Tai Hang Tung Storage Scheme
The Slope Safety System – 10-year Extended Landslip
Preventive Measures Project
Technological Advancements HAESL – The journey to world class aero engine repair
services in the past decade
Hong Kong Science Park (Phase 1 and Phase 2)
Transportation Infrastructure e-Channels
Hong Kong – Shenzhen Western Corridor
The Stonecutters Bridge
West Rail Line, Hong Kong
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