On 9 March 2023, led by Prof. Kwok-fai Chung, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch) (CNERC) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the research achievements regarding “Innovative construction technology and application of high strength S690 steel in construction”, has been awarded The HKIE Grand Award 2023 - Grand Prize on Innovative Application.
PolyU CNERC aims to promote sustainable infrastructure development in Hong Kong and to promote advances in structural engineering on modern steel construction. The research team led by Prof. Kwok-fai Chung is dedicated to advancing the broad application of high strength S690 steels and its welding technology. The team examined that high strength S690 steels are highly efficient for heavily loaded structures. Typical applications include piles and columns in buildings and supporting members in bridges.
Established by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), the HKIE Grand Award 2023 recognises engineering professionals' achievements and contributions to Hong Kong's development.