6:30pm - 8:00pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Hong Kong branch

Event description

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

About the speaker

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.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Ms Cheng at info@ciwem.hk.

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