Led by Prof. K. F. CHUNG of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, also Director of Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch), a research and development project entitled “Innovative construction technology and application of high strength S690 steel in construction” received the Grand Prize for Innovative Application of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Grand Award 2023.
The winning project promotes a broad application of high strength S690 steel and its welding technology, enhancing its effective use in construction. It brings significant savings in construction materials, manpower demand, and carbon footprint, promoting sustainable infrastructure development in Hong Kong. The prize was presented to the project team on 9 March 2023 by Ms Winnie W.Y. HO, Secretary for Housing of the HKSAR, and Ir Aaron K.M. BOK, President of the HKIE.
The HKIE Grand Award is newly established in 2023, and it aims to recognise achievements and contributions of the engineering profession in Hong Kong. It comprises three major categories - Innovation, Industrial, and Infrastructure.