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Webinar on Monitoring, assessment, and mitigation of construction-induced vibration impact on surroundings (Jointly organized by HKIE CVD and PolyU)

Technical Seminar:
Monitoring, assessment, and mitigation of construction-induced vibration impact on surroundings

Date, time & venue

22 March 2023 (Wednesday), 17:00-18:00, Seminar via Zoom Meeting


Organized by

HKIE Civil Division and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Programme Highlight

Ground- and structure-borne vibrations due to construction activities can induce various levels of disruption or interference to surroundings, such as nearby underground utilities, buildings, occupants, and ultraprecision equipment. In many densely populated metropolises, small separation distances from construction sites to vibration-sensitive objects intensify such adverse impact. Although vibration control limits that consider structural damage have long been adopted by the construction industry, these limits are considerably higher than the acceptable vibration criteria for ultraprecision equipment and facilities that may fulfill critical societal functions and are often costlier than buildings. Consequently, recent construction projects near structures with vibration-sensitive equipment in Hong Kong bring an unprecedented challenge to the construction industry. Increasingly stringent vibration limits require not only the prudent selection and execution of construction methods, but also a new perspective and methodology for vibration assessment and control. This presentation introduces the state-of-the-art in the assessment, monitoring, and mitigation of construction-induced vibration in several real construction projects in Hong Kong. The knowledge gaps, potential solutions, and necessary future research in this field are also highlighted for both academics and practitioners.






Free of Charge.


Prof. Songye ZHU received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Structural Engineering from Tongji University, China, and his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, USA. He is currently a full professor and Associate Head in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His major research interests lie in the fields of smart materials and structures, structural control and monitoring, and renewable energy. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed journal papers and has been granted nine patents. His research works have received numerous international awards from different professional societies and publishers. He is serving as Editor of Advances in Structural Engineering, and Associate Editor of International Journal of Nano and Smart Materials. He is also the Past President of American Society of Civil Engineers – Hong Kong Section.


Registration & Enquiries

Please complete the on-line registration at 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 at the designated time slot. Participants need to sign in using the membership no. and name entered at the time of registration. A CPD certificate will be issued 3 weeks after the seminar based on this membership no. and name.

For enquiries, please contact Mr. Alan Yan via email:



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