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Our History

The Geotechnical Division of the HKIE was formed in 1987 but our history can be traced back to 1980 when the Geotechnical Group (the former body of the Geotechnical Division) was formed within the HKIE. We are a learned society to promote the status of geotechnical engineers in society. We organise technical talks, site vists, annual seminars and international conferences to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience. We place emphasis on developing and nurturing our young members to become geotechnical professional experts.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering is a specialist branch of civil engineering with expertise in dealing with the ground, in particular soil and rock. It incorporates the knowledge and skills associated with geomorphology, engineering geology, hydrogeology, geo-environmental engineering, geophysics, soil mechanics, foundation engineering, seismology and ground treatment. In many infrastructure and building developments, the planning, design and construction of them requires considerations in many aspects in getoechnical engineering. Geotechnical engineers in Hong Kong have significant contribution to the success of this city, given the steep hilly terrain, challenging geological ground conditions and substantial urban developments in Hong Kong

LPMitP by GEO

Rigid barrier constructed to mitigate natural terrain landslides along the North Lantua Expressway

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Sai Wan Estate

Caisson wall constructed to stablise existing slope

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Greening initiatives implemented by GEO

GEO publishes technical guidance on greening and landscape work in slopeworks

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Po Shan Tunnel

Tunnel was constructed to control the groundwater regime in Po Shan

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Deep Excavation

Deep Excavation for construction of tunnel

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Hong Kong Link Road

Bridges and piers constructed off the Northshore of Lantau

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Foundation

Piling works in a housing project

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Construction of Precast Prestress Concrete Pile

Production of PPC piles in Shenzhen factory

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Our Members

3,444

Corporate members

228

Fellows