With reference to the meeting of the HKIE Structural Division and the representatives of IStructE on 8 November 2017 and further to a special meeting of the committee of the HKIE Structural Division on 10 November 2017, the HKIE Structural Division regrettably confirms IStructE’s notification to dissolve the Joint Structural Division (JSD), an operating unit of the HKIE Structural Division and IStructE Hong Kong Regional Group, effective from 2018. This matter has been then discussed in the meeting of the HKIE’s Learned Society Board (LSB), and the LSB agreed to the termination of the memorandum of agreement signed between the HKIE and IStructE and the dissolution of the JSD. Subsequently, the HKIE Council approved the LSB's recommendations. As such, the JSD has already ceased to operate since 1 January 2018. All activities thereafter are the HKIE activities and not JSD activities.
Edward S C Chan
Chairman, HKIE Structural Division
22 January 2018