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The control of existing buildings in the private sector in Hong Kong in relation to dilapidation and defects is undertaken by the Dangerous Buildings Section of the Buildings Department. The control takes the form of a planned surveillance. Y.S. Lee
The Building & Construction Department of the City University (BC) is expanding its research programme in a number of areas. Since the department deals with matters across the industry, many of these areas are concerned with such matters as construction management, production management, quantity surveying, and building surveying. However, for the purposes of this article only research into matters that affect structural engineering are dealt with. Professor A.P. Jeary
In the last Hong Kong issue of The Structural Engineer (June, 1993) ‘hand-dug’ caissons - a type of foundation commonly used in Hong Kong - were introduced. However, this type of construction method requires persons to work inside a constrained environment underground which imposes a considerable hazard on them. Government is therefore considering banning hand-dug caissons in Hong Kong. Ignatius Y.S. Lau