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**DEFFERED**Technical Seminar on Landslide Series - Design of Debris Barrier**DEFERRED**

Date, time & venue 
2014-09-30;6:30 – 8:00 pm;Seminar Room, HKIE HQ

** Please note that this seminar has been Deferred **

In view of the unpredictable circumstances at Causeway Bay, this seminar is deferred. Further announcement will be made once the revised date and venue are finalised. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

Programme Highlights

During the wet seasons of 2010, 2011 and 2013, large-scale debris flows occurred along Provincial Road 303 near the epicentre of Wenchuan earthquake. To inspire the young engineers about the potential hazards of the debris flow as well as the associated mitigation measures, the speaker will introduce the following important issues in this seminar:


  • The processes of the large-scale debris flows triggered by the 13 August 2010, 4 July 2011 and 9 July 2013 storms;
  • Mass transport in these debris flow events and relationships among some repeated debris flows;
  • Numerical simulation of debris flows; and
  • Damage to Provincial Road 303 and engineering mitigation measures.


Dr Limin Zhang is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Associate Director of Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  His research focuses on slopes and dams, geotechnical risk assessment and pile foundations. Dr Zhang is Chair of Geotechnical Safety Network, Vice Chair of the International Press-In Association, Past President of the ASCE Hong Kong Section, Editor-in-Chief of International Journal Georisk, Associate Editor of ASCE’s Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, and editorial board member of Soils and Foundations, Computers and Geotechnics and several other journals. He has authored/co-authored over 150 international journal papers.



The seminar will be conducted in English.


Registration & Enquiries

This seminar is free of charge and prior registration is not required. The number of participants is limited to 80 and the seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  For enquiries, please contact Ir Laurel Leung at 9177 7629 or via Email:

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