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Bridging the generations: a tribute to bridges across time

Event organised by ICE

07 October 2023
09:00 - 13:00 HKT (GMT+8)
Room Z205
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
Hong Kong

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Bridges play a crucial role in connecting islands, enhancing convenience in our lives, and reducing travel time. Hong Kong has a rich history of designing and constructing remarkable bridges, including the iconic Tsing Ma Bridge. These projects showcase Hong Kong's extensive experience in bridge engineering and construction.

In our seminar, speakers will share their technical expertise, discuss the challenges faced, and present success stories and past experiences in bridge design and construction. This invaluable knowledge will provide attendees with insights and lessons learned from real-world projects.


  • Registration through ICE will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis, with priority given to ICE HKA members.
  • Only successful applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail.
  • Attendance certificates will be provided after 2 weeks of the event only if attendees attend the whole event.
  • The above is subject to change without prior notice


The Institution of Civil Engineers (Hong Kong Association) shall not under any circumstances be liable or otherwise for death or any injury or for any damage to or loss or destruction of property or otherwise, in any such case arising from any accident or mishap, and whether during or after this event, in preparation for it, traveling to or from it or otherwise.

Organised with

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

HKIE is a professional body of engineers in Hong Kong, founded in 1947.

Hong Kong Institution of Highways and Transportation

Hong Kong Institution of Highways and Transportation

HKIHT is a learned society playing an advisory role in public engagement of major infrastructure projects in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

As a leading department in civil and environmental engineering, we take great pride in our research excellence, high quality education as well as the power of synergy achieved by a pool of renowned scholars and professional faculty members in the field.


09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:35


09:35 - 10:20

Presentation by Prof Lau Ching Kwong

10:20 - 11:10

Presentation by Dr Robin Sham, CBE

11:10 - 11:25


11:25 - 12:15

Presentation by Mr Leung Yew Wah

12:15 - 12:55

Panel discussion

12:55 - 13:00



Prof Lau Ching Kwong

Prof Lau Ching Kwong


consultant, transportation

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Prof Lau Ching Kwong

Prof Lau Ching Kwong, consultant/transportation at AECOM and former director of civil engineering, HKSAR Government. With over 40 years of experience in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of infrastructures in Hong Kong and Mainland China, is renowned as the "Top Gun of Bridges". He was responsible for the implementation of the 3 world-class cable-supported bridges, namely Tsing Ma Bridge, Kap Shui Mun Bridge, and Ting Kau Bridge.

After retirement from the civil service, he remains actively involved in promoting infrastructure projects in Mainland China, including the Sutong Bridge, Shanghai Chongming Bridge/Tunnel, Shanghai Bund Tunnel and HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge etc. Recently he has been involved in the development of Tsing Lung Bridge and Tsing Yi to Lantau Link projects. Prof Lau's expertise and passion continue to have a remarkable impact in the field of civil engineering.

Dr Robin Sham CBE

Dr Robin Sham CBE


Global Long Span and Speciality Bridges Director

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Dr Robin Sham CBE

Dr Robin Sham leads the AECOM Long Span and Specialty Bridge Group. He pioneered the design of ultra-long span bridges through his development of twin-box vented, and three-pylon, two-main-span suspension bridges. He spearheaded the science of construction engineering to accomplish record-long cable-stayed bridges with main spans exceeding 1,000m. He has delivered some of the largest and most strategic sea links in recent history; for disaster prevention and economic expansion.

His recent projects include the Gordie Howe International Bridge, the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America, and the imaginative designs of the landmark Cross Bay Link and the Southern Bridge in Hong Kong. At present he leads the design of the long-span bridges in the Tsing Yi to Lantau Link project.

In 2018, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, for services to the civil engineering profession.

Leung Yew Wah

Leung Yew Wah

YWL Engineering Pte Limited

Managing Director

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Leung Yew Wah

Mr Leung graduated from Imperial College in UK and did his post-graduate study on structural dynamics using finite element method in the University of Hong Kong. He spent his early years in the Hong Kong government prior to joining the private sector.

After working with a few international contractors, he set up YWL Engineering in Singapore and Hong Kong SAR in 1998 and subsequently other offices in mainland China and Malaysia. He is currently the managing director of the companies. He has over 30 years of professional experience in bridge design, construction, maintenance and forensic engineering in more than 10 countries. He is a pioneer in precast segmental bridge technology in Asia specializing in both permanent works design and construction engineering.

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