Date: Thursday 27 October 2016
Time: 18:30 – 20:00 (Registration starts at 18:15)
Venue: Room 3707, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Fee: ;$180 (RICS member / APC trainee); $250 (non-member)
CPD hour: 1.5 hours
Capacity: 70 (first-come, first-served)
Dr Gorman Ho, Fellow and Director of Arup
Hong Kong is a city of dense population and tall buildings, located in a low-to-moderate seismicity area with strong winds. There is no seismic provision requirement for the design of any ordinary structures except highway bridges. Lateral loads for buildings are basically governed by wind requirements, and thus tall buildings are generally very stiff laterally without the ductility that is required in seismic design. There has been a lengthy debate in Hong Kong about the need to introduce seismic resistant building standards, and the Government finished its consultation in 2014. This seminar will briefly explain what has been done in the past and will set out the roadmap for the preparation of the new Code of Practice for the introduction of seismic provision in the design of new buildings and structures.
About the speaker
Dr Goman Ho is an Arup Fellow, a Director of Arup, the global leader for the Arup Tall Buildings Skills Network and the regional leader for the Seismic Skills Network. He has extensive experience in the development of tall buildings including the 300m tall Cheung Kong Center in HK, the 330m China World Trade Center, the 600m tall Golden Finance Tianjin 117 project and the 400m+ Vincom Landmark Tower which will be the tallest building both in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam. He has a strong academic record, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has published more than 20 technical papers and has co-authored or contributed to academic books related to tall building design. He is currently the project director overseeing the drafting of the first seismic design standard in Hong Kong.
Deadline for registration: Tuesday 25 October 2016, 6pm
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