CIHT Hong Kong is delighted to offer this technical seminar on the Inclined Lift System in collaboration with the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.
This technical seminar presents the project background, design rationale, challenges of design and construction, and benefits to public of the first inclined lift system to be managed and maintained by the government departments. Queries such as the reliability, cost of operation and maintenance, opportunity to be adopted at different locations and etc. may be raised at the seminar.
Tai Wo Hau Road (TWHR) and Wo Tong Tsui Street (WTTS) is surrounded by residential buildings with population of about 40,000 including about 4,000 elderly. Local residents used to take the stairway of some 120 steps for accessing up and down the hill between TWHR and WTTS. Given the close proximity of the site to the nearby residential buildings, the conventional lift system with a tall vertical lift tower connecting to an elevated walkway could have caused significant visual impact to the surroundings which would unlikely be welcomed by the locals. As such, the project team came up with the unique pedestrian-friendly access facility design – an Inclined Lift System, the first of this kind being implemented in Hong Kong by Highway Department (HyD).
The Project involved the construction of an inclined lift system (the System) of about 40m in length with two inclined lift cars connecting TWHR and WTTS, Kwai Chung. The System, consisted of inclined lifts, is the first of this kind being adopted in government projects. The System is housed inside a reinforced concrete structure with steelwork rooftop and designed to match with the profile of sloping ground, would withstand less wind load, obviating the need for piled foundation. Besides, an elevated walkway as a connection between the lift tower and the uphill area is no longer required. The low rise nature of the structure coupled with the surrounding landscaping works enable it to be integrated in harmony with the surroundings. Its aesthetic design also makes it an eye catching icon in Kwai Chung area.
This technical seminar is targetted to civil and E&M engineers of all grades.
Simon Chan - Director, Mannings (Asia) Consultants Ltd
Mr. Simon Chan is currently the Director of Mannings (Asia) Consultants Limited. In the past years, he has been involved in design and construction of wide spectrum of public and private projects in infrastructures, highways and civil aspects.
Mr. Chan is now responsible for planning, design and construction of various Universal Accessibility Programme (UAP) and Hillside Escalator Links and Elevator Systems (HEL) projects, Design and Build for Kai Tak Development Stage 4, Tai O Phase 3 Improvement Works, term consultancy of Airport Authority, DSD drainage improvement in North District and other building and A&A works. Mr. Chan’s vision is to enhance the connectivity of public society with civil engineering bodies to ensure harmonized city development.
Jack Lin - Senior Resident Engineer, Mannings (Asia) Consultants Ltd
Mr. Jack Lin is currently the Senior Resident Engineer of Mannings (Asia) Consultants Limited. He was the Supervisor’s Representative of the Inclined Lift project during construction (Contract No. HY/2018/09)
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