Chairman's message

Ir Ben Tse Wai-keung

Ir Ben Tse Wai-keung, Chairman for Session 2021/2022

It is my greatest honour to be elected as the Chairman of the Structural Division for the session 2021-2022, and it is indeed my privilege to serve with our excellent team of office bearers and committee members together in the year ahead.

I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the out-going chairman, Ir. K K LAM for his brilliant leadership during this difficult time. The success of the Division is attributed to the collective efforts and devotion of all the past Chairpersons and Committee Members. As the Chairman of the coming session, I would keep up the momentum of the Division in promoting advancement in structural engineering and strive to enrich the experience and technical knowledge of fellow members through a wide variety of events that we organise.

Some of the signature events of the Structural Division namely the Annual Dinner, overseas Technical Visit and Annual Visit were inevitably cancelled due to the complications brought about by the COVID-19. Yet, the Division has seen its first employment of hybrid mode for conducting the Annual Seminar and real-time virtual reality recording for the Technical Visit to Kai Tak Sport Park development. Various technical webinars were also organised throughout the year. All these have demonstrated Structural Division’s versatility and remarkable ability in overcoming challenges.

In the coming year, we are going to continue embracing changes and innovation; we may develop a brand new website for the Structural Division, or even facebook and IG accounts of the division with a view to offer online platforms to enhance communication and knowledge sharing between fellow members especially young members.  And as the saying goes: every cloud has a silver lining; we would seize the opportunities to resume the Annual Dinner, local and overseas Technical Visits and other events this coming session should the situation permits. Last but not least, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the committee members and out-going committee members for their dedication and contribution to the Division, for achieving another fruitful year in spite of the pandemic.

I look forward to your continuous support in the coming session. I wish you all good health and stay well.