Transformation in Geotechnical Engineering - Technology, Digital and Innovation

annual seminar organised by Geotechnical Division


Despite the general image of being orthodox and under-digitised, the construction industry have recently been going through marked transformation towards digitisation and the use of smart and innovative technology. Together with the advance in engineering theory, testing and analysis, design methodology and construction technique, great possibilities arise for our geotechnical practitioners to continue creating engineering wonders to resolve various challenging issues in Hong Kong as well as in overseas.

The HKIE GD chooses “Transformation in Geotechnical Engineering – Technology, Digital and Innovation” as the theme for its 39th Annual Seminar to capture and showcase the success and achievement we have made so far in aspect. It also provides a platform for our practitioners to share innovations, ideas and techniques in geotechnical engineering, with the aim of generating useful insights for the geotechnical profession to pursue higher goals and meet new demands.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Nick O'Riordan, 58th Rankine Lecturer, Arup Fellow
Mr. Leslie Lu, General Manager, Digital Transformation, Cathay Pacific Airways
Other presenters will be selected from the authors of submitted papers from the local and overseas industrial practitioners and academia.

Date and Venue

11 April 2019 , Theatre 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong


Registration Fee Is HK$ 800. Applications received on or before 15 March 2019 will be qualified for an early bird rate of HK$ 600. Retired/associates HKIE members are eligible for a discount rate of HK$300. Full-time students are eligible for a student rate of HK$200. Registration at the venue is at the rate of HK$900 . Registration will include coffee breaks. The seminar is designed for one CPD day. Attendance certificate will be provided after the event.

The registration fee in the form of a crossed cheque (made payable to "The HKIE - Geotechnical Division") should be sent to Ir Terence Yau c/o CM Wong & Associates, Room 1104, Universal Trade Centre, 3-5A Arbuthnot Road, Central. The registration fee can also be deposited to the HKIE - Geotechnical Division account no. 025-344888-016(HSBC). The scanned deposit advice together with the name of the applicant shall be sent to Confirmation, receipt of payment and details of the programme will be sent to successful applicants by email about one week before the seminar.
Please note that only softcopy of the seminar proceedings will be produced and can be downloaded later.

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Our Sponsors

The Geotechnical Division sincerely expresses her gratitude to sponsors of the Annual Seminar.