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The Moment of Engineering Evolution – The HKIE YMC Overseas Delegation 2023 to Germany

Engineering has been at the core of molding and propelling the progress of human civilisation across time, enabling enhancements in the standards of living around the world. It has become more apparent that the engineering field is now undergoing a pivotal evolution. These megatrends are fostered by powerful technological and social forces converging. The needs and demands of society are now experiencing a swift shift expediated by COVID. Simultaneously, there is a growing recognition of the grand challenges of our era, including climate change and sustainable development, which require highly coordinated global cooperation across borders. ...

Is Green Hydrogen a Panacea to Global Decarbonisation?

Interest in green hydrogen is skyrocketing around the world as it is seen as a potential solution in tackling challenges in decarbonising society. Although it has been a recent hot topic , utilisation of hydrogen is not new at all. Many important industrial processes (e.g. steel manufacturing, fertiliser production and food processing) have been using hydrogen as feedstock for decades. It becomes a spotlight because of its new role as energy carrier. ...

構築宏大願景 推動香港發展

香港工程師學會2022/2023年度會長卜國明工程師服務香港政府37年,對工程的熱情從未因時間而減退。多年來,他致力以豐富經驗塑造香港工程專業的前景。 ...

Project Highlights from the Fire Engineering Excellence Awards 2022

Nowadays in Hong Kong, the designs of buildings are changing rapidly with each passing day in order to fit today’s environment. For example, when designing fire protection for buildings, with special features like large atriums or deep basements, fire engineers must consider all-in-one fire safety design solutions, based on their professional knowledge and experience, that matches the aesthetics of the buildings. The fire safety designs of most buildings in the past were “designed in place”, that is, they were designed and installed in accordance with the prescribed codes of practice and there was less room to play with. ...

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. ...