15 April 2021
Please note that this webinar starts at 6:30 pm Hong Kong Time (11:30 am BST) and will be in Cantonese with English terminology.
During the recent demolition of the service reservoir at Bishop Hill, an unexpected underground service reservoir was unearthed which has caught the public’s imagination. The discovery of this beautiful heritage construction has generated a wide range of views and discussion on how the infrastructure should be conserved in the future.
Based on the study of a research
team led by the speaker, the talk will review similar construction works
in the early twentieth century and attempt to re-construct the design and
construction of the service reservoir. In addition, there will be a discussion on the function and
contribution of service reservoirs to Hong Kong society.
Part of the CIWEM Flood Resilience digital series
Register for 15 April 2021
Ir Dr. S.W. Poon
Currently Dr. Poon is an adjunct professor in the Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong. Previously he was associate professor, deputy head and acting head of the same department.
Dr Poon is a Chartered Structural Engineer, a Corporate Member
of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a Member of Chartered Institution
of Water and Environmental Management. His research interests include temporary
works design and construction, and investigation of accidents and failures
during construction. In the last decade his research interest covers historic
construction works such as the Centenary Tai Tam Tuk reservoir dam, history of quarrying
in Hong Kong, and historic lighthouses in Hong Kong and nearby places.
This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.
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