Chairman's Message

By Ir K L TSE

                                                                                                                                               Ir K L Tse, Chairman

                                                                                                                                              for Session 2018/2019

It is my great honour to be elected as Chairman of the Structural Division for Session 2018/2019. First of all, I would like to extend my gratitude to the Immediate Past Chairman, Ir Edward S C Chan, for his outstanding leadership and dedication to the Division and all the committee members for their unfailing support in organizing many great events for our fellow members in the last session, which was indeed a year full of excitements and achievements. 

The construction industry has all along been an important pillar industry of Hong Kong. And structural engineers play an important role in the social and economic development of Hong Kong. To cope with the talent demand for Hong Kong’s continued development, promoting the image of structural engineering, especially to the young generation, is always on our mind. 

The “Structural Engineering Competition for the Youth” is a highlight event on STEM education launched by the Division and co-organized with local universities to let secondary school students cultivate their interest in the structural engineering profession through hands-on experimental learning. The competition this year of the theme “Wooden Tower Challenge” 「九層之臺,始于“壘木”!」was successfully held on 14 July 2018 and we hope it will keep on inspiring our future engineers.

The Division is care for the development needs of our fellow members. We will explore more inspiring and informational technical seminars as well as site visits to support them on continuing professional development. We will also soon issue a handbook for the Code of Practice for Structural Use of Steel to enhance the understanding on the design approach and application in second order analysis. Currently, we are working on a revised handbook for the Code of Practice for Foundations and will commence the drafting of a handbook for the Code of Practice for Structural Use of Glass.

Last but not least, I would like to express my gratitude to you all for supporting the Division and we look forward to another successful and fruitful session in the year to come.