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The Role of Electronics Engineers – Their Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2015, a series of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets, was adopted by all 193 member states of the United Nations. Their aim was to achieve a more prosperous, inclusive and peaceful world by 2030. But to forge such a future, every global citizen, including governments, businesses, civil society and the general public will have to contribute. Engineers have long been playing their part in making meaningful contributions to these SDGs. For example, engineers have been developing extraordinary innovations, such as big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), that are shaping our world and helping to address the many pressing challenges that are facing us today. ...

Latest update on smart city development in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is getting big on the smart city. Since COVID-19 restrictions physically retrained our daily lives in many ways, new work-from-home models and online classes have steered business activities more rapidly to digital and online.The demand for business digitalisation has risen during this COVID period, and 5G is now playing a key role in every sector of the world’s economy. The implementation of the smart city has also become more comprehensive and solid in Hong Kong. ...

香港工程師學會岩土分部第一位女主席Maureen:主動的態度才是最重要

伍慕蓮工程師(Maureen)為香港工程師學會岩土分部2020/2021年度主席,亦是岩土分部第一位女主席,她笑說大概是因為自己資歷較深,加上得到一班好同事支持,才能有此福份當上主席。 ...

STEM Education and development of engineering identity

Since the inception of Hong Kong in the 1840s, over the past 180 years, local engineers have tirelessly demonstrating their diligence and enthusiasm in contributing their expertise to bring about safe, convenient and comfortable living for our citizens.1 Our engineers have also been rated not only as one of the best in Asia but also being highly recognised world-wide. ...

Challenging + Interesting career of a fire engineer – Who are they?

Design for life safety in fire emergencies is a crucial part in every engineering project over the world. Professionals, who take up this duty, are often known as Fire Engineers. The word “Fire” may be highlighting one of most frequent disasters in built environment. Fire Engineers are therefore professionals who are committed to protect people by means of scientific and engineering principles. ...

Medical Device Realisation from a Concept

Various kinds of medical devices can be spotted in hospital or medical organisations. For example, infrared thermometers and surgical masks used nowadays to combat COVID-19, the equipment in hospitals like hospital beds, medical imaging systems (X-ray, CT, MRI), and rehabilitation units. Behind every medical device being used in hospital, clinics or at home, tons of resources, time and efforts are required for preparing all the work for saving people’s lives. ...

Application of Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the computational technology which digitalises construction process in the form of 3D models to 5D1 models, enabling industry practitioners to visualise the building progress easily. BIM journey originally started in the UK with initial adoption of PAS1192 and finally to ISO 19650, an internationally recognised BIM standard with proven track record worldwide. ...

Lift Modernisation - The First Step of Optimising Safety and Energy Saving

In recent years, accidents involving aged lifts have occurred from time to time. According to a written reply from the Development Bureau, the HKSAR Government, in the Legislative Council on 22 May 2019, approximately 68,000 lifts are in operation in Hong Kong. 80% of them are not equipped with safety devices as required by the latest regulations. ...