Chairman's message


Ir K K LAM, Chairman for Session 2020/2021

I am truly honoured to be elected the Chairman of the Structural Division for session 2020/21.

First of all, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Immediate Past Chairman, Ir Professor Ben YOUNG, for his brilliant leadership in guiding the Division through the difficult time during the outbreak of the COVID 19. Despite the pandemic, thanks to the collective efforts of Committee members, we still managed to achieve a lot during last session. I am also most grateful to committee members for their dedication and contribution to Division in giving it a successful year. 

The continuous success of the Division is attributed to the great leadership of all the past chairmen, and dedication and hard work of all the committee members. As Chairman of the coming session, I will do everything that I can to sustain the momentum and continue the success of the Division.

While striving to promote image of Structural Engineers in the community, I will relentlessly promote advancement of structural engineering through the exchange of knowledge and experience on different platforms by arranging annual seminar, technical meetings, technical visits, etc., so that members could keep abreast of the industrial trends and developments. 

To promote sustainability of engineering profession by nurturing the next generation of youngsters and arousing their interest in structural engineering has always been one of the missions of the Division. We will co-organise with local universities a competition amongst secondary students “the Structural Engineering for Youth” to encourage them to think about and adopt basic engineering principles in achieving a given task objective or overcoming a given challenge in the most efficient and effective way.

To attend to the needs of our engineering fellow members, we will continue to update and prepare Codes of Practice Handbooks with a view to facilitating the use of the codes by members and to maintaining consistently high levels and standards in the engineering profession.

Last but not the least, I would like to express my appreciation to your continuous support to the Division in the past and hope to receive your continuous support in future.