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Technical Seminar: Implementation of lift retrofitting works under the Universal Accessibility Programme

Date, time & venue 
2018-06-06;6:30pm to 8:00pm;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F


Date, Time & Venue

6 June 2018 (Wednesday), 18:30 – 20:00 1.5hrs, Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room, HKIE, 9/F, Island Beverley, No. 1, Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong


Programme Highlight

Under the Universal Accessibility Programme (UAP), Government is actively taking forward the retrofitting of barrier-free access facilities (BFA) for footbridges, subways and elevated walkways maintained by Highways Department as well as other walkways meeting various criteria on functions and accessibility.  In this seminar, the speakers will share their experience on the management of the UAP and design and construction for retrofitting of BFA facilities in the form of lifts and ramps.  On management aspects, the speakers will speak on the history of the UAP, the present status of the programme and future outlook.  On design aspects, the speakers will explain the key design objectives for BFA facilities, issues encountered in achieving these objectives in a congested urban environment and the solutions, ways for mitigating conflicts with existing underground utilities as well as the adoption of mechanical ventilation in enhancing energy efficiency.  On construction aspects, the speakers will discuss the practical problems encountered in diversion of utilities, arrangements for executing construction works in a congested urban environment and issues encountered in implementing temporary traffic arrangements for the construction works.



Free of Charge.



Ir. Konica CHEUNG, Engineer of the Highways Department, Government of HKSAR.

Ir. Emeric WAN, Director of WSP (Asia) Limited.

Ir. Ivan WAN, Senior Resident Engineer (SRE) of WSP (Asia) Limited


Registration & Enquiries

The number of participants is limited to 80 and priority will be given to members of Civil Division and previous registered participants. Please complete the on-line registration at Email registration will not be accepted. Only successful applicants will be informed by email.


For enquiries, please contact: Ms Yuki Leung via email:


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