Building Materials and Technology in Hong Kong 香港建築技術及應用

Wong Wah Sang; Chan Wing Yan, Alice; Wai Chui Chi, Rosman; and Kee Yee Chun, Tris 黃華生、陳詠欣、衞翠芷、祁宜臻

ISBN : 978-988-8390-98-4

Engineering, Real Estate and Construction, Transportation, Agriculture

January 2018

360 pages, 8″ x 11″, 599 b&w illus.; 23 tables

  • HK$460.00

This book is a thorough documentation of tectonics in the Hong Kong construction industry. It looks at how buildings have been designed and built in a high-density city in a subtropical climate. Written in both Chinese and English, it covers almost all aspects of building materials and technology in Hong Kong with a succinct sequence that follows the construction process of a building project. The case studies in Chapter 3 brings together 16 local projects, which embrace a wide range of building types: from single-storey buildings to high-rise towers, from private development to public institutional construction, from office to residence, and provide invaluable information on the application of building materials and technology.

While it is intended primarily for students in architecture, surveying, and construction, Building Materials and Technology in Hong Kong is an indispensable reference for professionals and practitioners who are dealing with building design and construction. Those with a general interest in building construction will also find this highly illustrated book an interesting and engaging read.

Wong Wah Sang (黃華生) is an experienced architect and an associate professor in the Department of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong. He is an expert in related law and local practices and is in charge of the professional assessment for architects in the subject of building technology and materials. Chan Wing Yan, Alice (陳詠欣) is a registered architect in Hong Kong. She established her own private practice, Architectural Project Unit Limited, in 2012. Wai Chui Chi, Rosman (衞翠芷) is a registered architect. She serves on the Architects Registration Board (2014–2018) and was the vice president of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (2015–2016). Kee Yee Chun, Tris (祁宜臻) is a registered architect in Hong Kong. She is an authorized person and an associate professor in the Faculty of Design and Environment at the Technology and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong.