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Decarbonisation in civil engineering and E&M system design

Event organised by ICE

01 June 2024
09:00 - 12:35 HKT (GMT+8)
University of Hong Kong
Lecture Theatre Room KB223, 2/F, Knowles Building
Pok Fu Lam
Hong Kong

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Please note that the seminar will be held from 09:30 - 12:30 HK time on 01 June 2024.

With the pressing challenge of climate change, “decarbonisation” has become one of the hot topics in engineering industry nowadays. Hong Kong’s ‘Climate Action Plan 2050’ sets out our targets and roadmap to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and halve our total carbon emissions by 2035, from 2005 levels, with four decarbonisation strategies.

The seminar will feature four presentations from our distinguished speakers, covering various civil engineering and E&M engineering decarbonisation topics:

  • Topic 1: Integrating Design to Operation Towards Net Zero (Speaker: Mr. Barry Lau, head of building services, Swire Properties Limited)
  • Topic 2: Civil Engineering in the Built Environment in the ESG Era towards 2050 (Speaker: Mr. Tim Wong, associate, Ove Arup & Partners HK Limited)
  • Topic 3: Hong Kong Roadmap from Net Zero Carbon to Building Decarbonisation (Speaker: Mr. Colin Chung, managing director, Property & Buildings, China Region, WSP (Asia) Limited)
  • Topic 4: Decarbonisation in Construction Industry (Speaker: Mr. Samuel Wu, assistant project director, China State Construction Engineering (HK) Limited)


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  • Registration will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis and priority will be given to members.
  • 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.

Adverse weather arrangement

The event will be cancelled or rescheduled to another date in case of Thunderstorm; Amber or Red or Black Rainstorm Alert; or Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above being in force by the Hong Kong Observatory at or after 7:00am. It may also be cancelled because of safety or other reasons.

Organised with

Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Hong Kong Branch

Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Hong Kong Branch

The Institution has a substantial membership base in Hong Kong, supported by the Institution's Hong Kong Branch which was formally launched in 1997.

HKU Department of Mechanical Engineering

HKU Department of Mechanical Engineering

Over the last 50 years, the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Hong Kong has been nurturing talents and leaders in a great variety of industries including utility services, building services, manufacturing, aircraft maintenance and environmental consultant services, both locally and regionally.


09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:15

Opening remarks

09:35 - 10:15

Presentation 1: Integrating Design to Operation Towards Net Zero (by Mr Barry Lau, head of building services, Swire Properties Limited)

10:15 - 10:55

Presentation 2: Civil Engineering in the Built Environment in the ESG Era towards 2050 (by Mr Tim Wong, associate, Ove Arup & Partners HK Limited)

10:55 - 11:10


11:10 - 11:50

Presentation 3: Hong Kong Roadmap from Net Zero Carbon to Building Decarbonisation (by Mr Colin Chung, managing director, Property & Buildings, China Region, WSP (Asia) Limited)

11:50 - 12:30

Presentation 4: Decarbonisation in construction Industry (by Mr Samuel Wu, assistant project director, China State Construction Engineering (HK) Limited)

12:30 - 12:35

Closing remarks


Samuel Wu

Samuel Wu

China State Construction Engineering (HK) Limited

assistant project director

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Samuel Wu

Samuel Wu has over twenty-seven years of experience in client/developer, engineering consultant and main contractor of construction, engineering and programming for undergrounds structures, residential buildings, large-scale infrastructure and landfill projects. 

He is a Chartered Civil Engineer (both United Kingdom and Hong Kong) and a Chartered Member of the Engineering New Zealand. He had been worked in many remarkable projects including City Rail Link Project, Seascape Residential project in New Zealand; MTR Railway Extensions, Disney Theme Park, Olympics and Paralympics Equestrian Venue, Quarantine Stables, Central Wanchai Bypass and Tunnels in HK, and Asian Games Equestrian Venue in Mainland China. He is currently involved in both Organic Waste Treatment Facilities – Phase 2 and West New Territories Landfill Extension projects. 

Overall he has been holding various supervisory and managerial roles through which he gained extensive experiences such as relationship management, value engineering, project management, design and construction management, health and safety management, environmental management, tendering, quality assurance and control. 

He was supporting the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom as a Lead Professional Reviewer in the last 10 years. He also mentored and helped the development of young engineers while he was in New Zealand.  

Colin Chung

Colin Chung

China Region, WSP (Asia) Limited

managing director, property & buildings

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Colin Chung

Colin has over three decades of engineering experience in the design and management of commercial, industrial, infrastructure and transportation, institutional, mission critical and residential projects. His particular expertise includes heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, cogeneration and trigeneration power system, district cooling system, energy management, fuel depot and distribution system, green engineering and design, heavy rail transit station and depot, power plant management and smoke control systems.

Colin is a Fellow member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) since 2004.  Current, he is the president of Association of Energy Engineers – HK Chapter (AEE-HKC).  Colin is also the past president and honourable advisor of Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers (HKAEE), past chairman of Association of Consulting Engineers of Hong Kong (ACEHK), past chairman and honourable advisor of Energy Institute (HK Branch).  He is also the Fellow member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Energy Institute (EI).

Tim Wong

Tim Wong

Ove Arup & Partners HK Limited


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Tim Wong

Tim is a civil engineer in Arup, he has over fifteen years of experience in managing large-scale, complex sustainable infrastructure projects and exporting Hong Kong expertise to those important infrastructure projects in the Greater Bay cities and Southeast Asia, to raise the image of Hong Kong engineers in his early career including Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel, Admiralty Integrated Station, Kwun Tong Line Extension, Shenzhen Metro Line 4 Extension with topside development, Macau Sec Pai Van Light Rail Transit and ADB’s Build Build Build programme in Philippines. 

After his exposure on green infrastructure and transportation sector, he is a green advocate who continues to drive the long-established profession into new ESG dimensions with digital technology and sustainability mindset with Arup Climate and Sustainability Services Group. Apart from being civil engineering and BIM professionals, he is also a Certified ESG Analyst and Certified Carbon Auditor specialising in carbon management and ESG services in the built environment to pledge net zero carbon targets for better sustainable future.

Tim was named the HKIE Young Engineer of the Year Award in 2020 and represented HKIE as the Hong Kong Delegate in COP28UAE and inducted in the Young Engineers/ Future Leaders as a Standing Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations from 2023 to 2027, and the Young Expert Committee of the China Highways and Transportation from 2022 to 2026.  

Tim is passionate in local volunteering works, he is supporting the Hong Kong Institution of Highways and Transportation Past-Honorary Secretary and China relations convener, HKGBC Infrastructure Rating System committee, HKIE School Ambassador, and ACE Mentoring programme and Lifewire Foundation committee.

Barry Lau

Barry Lau

Swire Properties Limited

head of building services

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Barry Lau

Barry Lau is the head of building services, Technical Services & Sustainable Development at Swire Properties Limited.

He is responsible for formulating the corporate decarbonisation and energy saving strategies within Swire Properties to pave way for the company in advancing towards a net zero future and technical support to the company’s operation across Hong Kong and Chinese mainland.

He is currently leading implementation strategies of energy reduction, retro-commissioning, implementation of monitoring-based commissioning of all existing portfolios for deep energy savings and digital transformation of technical services and establishment of cloud-based energy management platform across global operations.

In addition, he is also responsible for establishment of Sustainability Development Vision and Design of new projects. Barry is a fellow member of HKIE and IMechE. He is also registered as RCx Professional.


For more information please contact:

Crystal Fung