Nurturing the Young –

Innovation for Sustainability

Events and Activities


Date, time & venue 
2013-03-25;6:00pm for 6:30pm – 8:00 pm;Room Z2033, Phase 8 Development, Block Z, Podium Floor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon

Time of Seminar

NOTE: 6:00pm registration, 6:30pm to start and 8:00pm to finish 

(The on-line pink page information will be revised)


Joint Organisers

China Hong Kong Society for Trenchless Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, PolyU, and HKIE Geotechnical Division and Civil Division



Mr. Wim Elzink has 40 years of experience in the application of plastic pipes.  He is the International Product Manager of Wavin, an internationally leading supplier of plastics piping systems. In his earlier days, he has led research on buried plastic pipe performance and managed several development projects, including Wavin’s pipeline renovation system Compact Pipe.


Programme Highlights

Concepts of designing, installing and operating sewer systems have changed significantly over the past 25 years or so. In particular in Europe the use of plastic piping systems has clearly contributed to a much better controlled operation and maintenance by the system owners. This seminar will deal with the history and current situation of sewers, modern approaches using plastic piping systems, including access chambers, and existing sewers requiring rehabilitation. 

Program Rundown:

  1. Sewer Systems - History and Current Situation
  2. Plastic Pipes for New Systems (Plastics - Flexibility vs. Strength / Pipe Types and Materials / Chambers)
  3. Plastic Pipes for Sewer Rehabilitation (Renovation)
  4. Question and Answer



Free of charge


Registration & Enquiries

Number of delegates is limited to 240 participants and prior registration is required.


For registration, please complete the Registration Form in this online on the event on 25 March 2013.


At 3:10pm of 15 March 2013, the seminar is over-subscribed and on-line registration was CLOSED.


Whilst seats are assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis, priority will be given to applications from the members of the Organizer and Co-organizers.


Successful registrants will be notified by email or mobile phone on or before 22 March 2013 which has to be present at the venue before entrance for verification. If applicants do not receive the confirmation on or before 22 March 2013, their applications will be regarded as not successful.


CPD will be issued to those who attend the seminar.


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For details, please read the attached file.

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