The CIHT Hong Kong group is a learned society in Hong Kong founded in 1985. It takes a keen interest in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of sustainable transport systems and infrastructure. It aims to provide a forum for the exchange of technical information and views on highways and transport policy; to provide specialist advice to government and other bodies; to make roads safer for the travelling public; and to encourage training and professional development to meet today's requirements.
CIHT Hong Kong's activities were organised by a group of enthusiastic members who formed the group's Committee. Mr David Butler was the first Chair. The rest of the Committee consisted of the Vice Chair; Honorary Secretary; Honorary Treasurer ;Assistant Honorary Secretary; Recruitment Officer; five Elected Members and the ex officio immediate Past Chair. Committee meetings were attended by an IHT Representative in Hong Kong and a Highways & Transportation Technicians Association (HTTA) delegate. Mr. H C Beaton was the IHT Representative until 1989 when he retired. From 1993, the HTTA delegate ceased to join the Committee.
The activities organised by CIHT Hong Kong in the early years were not much different from today and consisted of site visits to major projects and monthly technical seminars on both local and overseas projects.
A large number of members have made major contributions to the group when serving as Members or Office Bearer of the Committee. It is difficult to present a full list of these members who deserved all honours. Instead, the list of members who have served as Chair (below) will help to chart the history.
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