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[FULL] Bridge Structures – from Construction Planning to Design

Date, time & venue 
2016-08-25;18:30 - 20:00;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room, HKIE HQ, Causeway Bay


Programme Highlight

Designing a bridge is different from the other types of civil engineering structures. Generally speaking, the design of civil engineering facilities is often dictated by site constraints. However, bridge design is also affected by the construction method.  Bridge engineers must be able to envisage which is the most suitable construction scheme and sequence based on the site constraints before proceeding to the design of a bridge using the proposed construction concept.


The first part of this seminar will briefly discuss some common bridge construction methods around the world, and particular reference will be made to their applicability to cater for the special site constraint in Hong Kong. Design examples will then be introduced to illustrate how bridge design can be affected by the construction schemes.



Dr. Barry Lee, a Senior Resident Engineer in the AECOM and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng, FICE). Dr. Lee has more than 18 years of practical experience worldwide in the area of bridge engineering, and he has stationed at design / site office of various companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany and Denmark in recent years.


Barry specialises in the design and construction of long span bridges, concrete viaduct, composite bridges, high speed railway bridges, and strait / sea / marine crossing structures. He has broad experience in managing mega-scale infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, India, Korea, Qatar, Bahrain, Venezuela, Turkey, Denmark, Germany and UK. Some of Dr. Lee’s notable projects include the Tuen Mun - Chek Lap Kok link in Hong Kong, the Izmit Bay Crossing in Turkey, the Forth Replacement Crossing in UK, the Fehmarnbelt fixed link between Denmark and Germany, the Maracaibo Second Crossing in Venezuela, the Qatar Bahrain Crossing, the Busan-Geoje Fixed Link in Korea as well as the Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong.


Apart from the practical experience, Barry has been teaching postgraduate courses such as bridge engineering and design of prestressed concrete structures in various universities in Hong Kong since 2005.



Free of charge


Registration & Enquiries

The number of participants is limited to 80 and priority will be given to members of Civil Division. 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 Ir Alex Li at



CPD Certificate

CPD certificate will be issued to those who attend the seminar.


Remarks: (The talk will be conducted in English)



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