Fugro Prize Award

to recognize geotechnical, study, research or project work with significant contributions to the advancement of the geotechnical practice in Hong Kong

The prize is an annual award for the author(s) of the best paper in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. The Fugro Prize Winner will receive an award of HK$10,000 and a winner trophy. The First and Second Runners-up will receive an award of HK$6,000 and HK$4,000, respectively, plus a trophy. In addition, the HKIE Geotechnical Division will consider sponsoring winners of the Fugro Prize to attend a geotechnical conference held in Hong Kong or overseas.

All classes of the HKIE members at or under the age of 35 on 1 January 2019 are eligible. Authors may also submit papers jointly but limited to a maximum of two eligible authors per paper. Papers relating to research, engineering works, and student projects that contribute to geotechnical or geo-environmental practices in Hong Kong are all eligible.

Papers shall be prepared in accordance with a prescribed format, which can be downloaded here, with a size not more than 8 pages and be able to support a presentation in 15 minutes. The papers selected for the award are based on the scientific or technical merits, creativity and originality of the papers as well as their potential contribution to geotechnical and/or geo-environmental practices in Hong Kong.

Members who would like to take part In the competition for the award are required to submit on or before 30 November 2018.

(a) the full paper with a synopsis In digital PDF format and;
(b) details of the author(s), including age, HKIE membership number, and contacting details to the Division's Prize and Award Coordinator at the following address:


Ir Candy Tsoi  
Coordinator for Prize and Award
Geotechnical Division, HKIE
Fugro (HK) Limited
Tel: 2894 5734


The paper submitted for consideration will be short-listed according to the criteria set down by a judging panel established by the Geotechnical Division Committee. Authors of the short-listed papers will be invited to make a presentation at a Technical Meeting of the Geotechnical Division to be held in early 2019. At the meeting, the judging panel will select the winners based on both the quality of the papers and the presentations.

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