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InnoCarnival 2016 - Seminar : Tunnel Construction in Hong Kong during the 21st century

Date, time & venue 
2016-11-01;4:15pm - 4:45pm;Conference Hall 03, 1/F, Core Building 1, Convention Centre 1, Hong Kong Science Park


Programme Highlight

The Institution is in receipt of an invitation from the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) inviting the HKIE to participate in the InnoCarnival 2016 to be held from between 29 October and 6 November 2016 at the Hong Kong Science Park.  The event aims at promoting innovation and technology to the general public.


The ITC has been organising the InnoTech Month (ITM) since 2010, a one-month event encompassing a wide variety of activities to promote innovation and technology to the general public.  The highlight of ITM is a large- scale InnoCarnival of which a list of educational yet fun-filled activities including educational activities, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, competitions and guided tours.  Last year, the event has attracted over 200,000 visitors. 


Our Civil Division is delighted to participate in the seminar entitled “Tunnel Construction in Hong Kong during the 21st century” with details below.


Since the first tunnel in Hong Kong, the Lion Rock Tunnel, opened in 1967, there were many tunnels constructed thereafter in the 20th century: The Cross Harbour Tunnel in the 70s; the East Harbour Tunnel in the 80s; the West Harbour Tunnel in the 90s;  the Route 3 Tai Lam Tunnel, etc. During these days, the MTR tunnel network has never stopped expanding since the Kwun Tong Line started operating in the 70s. Stepped into the 21st century, more and more tunnels have been built or currently being constructed. These include the MTR West Rail started operating in 2003, the Route 8 tunnels opened in 2008, the current MTR line extensions including the West Island Line (WIL), the Express Rail Link (XRL), the South Island Line (SIL), the Kwun Tong Line Extension (KTE) , the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) and the longest Tuen Mun -– Chek Lap Kok Link (TM-CLKL) sub-sea road tunnel under construction.


As time passes by, the technology deployed for tunnel construction became more sophisticated. From the more traditional drill and& blast technology for constructing the Lion Rock Tunnel and the immersed tube construction method for the Cross Harbour Tunnel to the use of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the construction of West Rail, XRL and TM-CLKL subsea tunnel in the 21st century.


In this seminar, a general introduction will be given to different types of tunnel construction methodology including the principle of tunnel construction using the latest technology, the TBM.



Ir Charles Hau Cho YEUNG, Senior Resident Engineer (TBM), AECOM Asia Co. Ltd.



Free of charge


Registration & Enquiries

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CPD Certificate

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Remarks: (The talk will be conducted in Cantonese)

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