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Live Technical Seminar: Total resilience – Net Zero and Climate Ready for Infrastructure Planning, Design and Operation

Date, time & venue

9 December 2020; 6:30-8:00pm, Live Seminar via Zoom

Media

English


Organized by

HKIE Civil Division


Programme Highlight

Infrastructure is heavily networked and interconnected, composed of ‘systems within systems’. A strategic approach is required to ensure that infrastructure is climate change ready with reduced greenhouse gas emissions associated with its use. While many countries and cities government have committed to net-zero emissions by 2050, the majority of the infrastructural assets in use by 2050 have already been built, engineers will have to make them work more climate-proven and efficiently to cope with climate emergency and help achieve the net zero target. The current COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to reflect on what society truly wants from its infrastructure systems, and what role digital technology can play to support both carbon efficient and climate ready design for infrastructural systems.

 

This webinar will cover three dimensions of resilient infrastructure planning and design:-

  • low-carbon trajectory and net zero carbon for infrastructure planning based on PAS 2080 and project experiences;
  • consideration of climate adaption as well as domino and multiple effects to infrastructural systems under various hazard scenarios; and
  • digital tools and services that can support both low-carbon and climate adaptive design for infrastructural facilities.

 

Fee

Free of Charge.


Speakers

Bruce CHONG
Director (Urban Sustainability), Arup

Dr. Bruce Chong is Arup’s Urban Sustainability team leader, focusing on formulating strategic approaches on resources efficiency, green infrastructure, smart and resilient planning. He is also Arup’s Skills Leader of City Resilience and Sustainable Infrastructure Design in East Asia, working on masterplanning, strategic resources planning and building projects from city, district to community level in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. Bruce is a Cambridge Overseas Scholar and a Research Fellow in the Sydney University. He takes an active role to create values and generate the momentum of change for the industry, an example being the Smart Green Resilient framework which has been adopted by the Hong Kong government.

Tammy TSE
Senior Consultant (Sustainability & Environment), Arup

With a strong background in sustainability management, Tammy Tse is experienced in delivering sustainability frameworks with KPIs and solutions. She is experienced in delivering integrated sustainability development frameworks for masterplanning projects and providing sustainability management solutions in both masterplanning and organisational levels. In recent years, she has been involved in identifying opportunities and key issues in urban sustainability including climate resilience, low/zero carbon, circular economy and smart cities, developing assessment frameworks and methodologies for clients in both public and private sectors.


Justin CHEUNG
Consultant (Urban Resilience), Arup

As part of Arup’s Hong Kong planning group, Justin Cheung focuses on smart, resilient and sustainable city planning and management. He is the East Asia Regional Community Manager for the City Resilience Skills Network and has carried out a number of climate resilience assessments for private developments in Hong Kong and overseas. In recent years, he has been leading to develop resilience assessment tools based on the TCFD framework for clients in different sectors, cities and climatic regions. He has also played an active role in urban development and feasibility studies on Smart Green Resilient measures for application in new developments.

Registration & Enquiries

Please complete the online registration at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrdOqtrzoqGt1Ux5M1Mr-ftG0X-Qx-gvPS. Please fill in the required information carefully as they will be used for the issue of your attendance certificate, and the name you input will be shown on the issued attendance certificate. No certificates will be re-issued to correct the registration information provided. The number of participants is limited to 500 on a first-come-first served basis. Priority will be given to members of the Civil Division.

 

Email registration will not be accepted. Successful applicants will be informed by email and provided a link to the Zoom Meeting. Participants need to sign in using their own assigned ZOOM invitation links. A attendance certificate will be issued to participants after the seminar, based on their ZOOM registration details.

 

For enquiries, please contact Ms Shanshan Wang via email: hkieciviltechnicalmeeting@gmail.com.