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    24 Mar 2018

    15th Infrastructure Building Competition for Secondary Schools spurs student creativity in exploring construction engineering
    15th Infrastructure Building Competition for Secondary Schools spurs student creativity in exploring construction engineering
    15th Infrastructure Building Competition for Secondary Schools spurs student creativity in exploring construction engineering
    15th Infrastructure Building Competition for Secondary Schools spurs student creativity in exploring construction engineering
    15th Infrastructure Building Competition for Secondary Schools spurs student creativity in exploring construction engineering

    15th Infrastructure Building Competition for Secondary Schools spurs student creativity in exploring construction engineering

    The guest of honour at the final competition and prize presentation ceremony, HKSAR Principal Government Engineer (Railway Development) of the Highways Department Jimmy CHAN, says that the Government will continue to roll out infrastructural projects in the future to enhance the quality of living of the general public, raise the long-term competitiveness of Hong Kong and drive economic development. Young people are encouraged to enter the engineering industry
    The guest of honour at the final competition and prize presentation ceremony, HKSAR Principal Government Engineer (Railway Development) of the Highways Department Jimmy CHAN, says that the Government will continue to roll out infrastructural projects in the future to enhance the quality of living of the general public, raise the long-term competitiveness of Hong Kong and drive economic development. Young people are encouraged to enter the engineering industry
    VTC Chairman Dr Roy CHUNG says with a host of major infrastructural projects coming on stream, and development of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, the demand for engineering talent will surely increase steadily in Hong Kong. VTC is committed to nurturing diversified human capital in furtherance of the economic development and competitiveness of Hong Kong
    VTC Chairman Dr Roy CHUNG says with a host of major infrastructural projects coming on stream, and development of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, the demand for engineering talent will surely increase steadily in Hong Kong. VTC is committed to nurturing diversified human capital in furtherance of the economic development and competitiveness of Hong Kong
    VTC Chairman Dr Roy CHUNG (centre) and Member of Legislative Council (Engineering) Dr LO Wai-kwok (left) mark the 60 entries for the Best Design Award
    VTC Chairman Dr Roy CHUNG (centre) and Member of Legislative Council (Engineering) Dr LO Wai-kwok (left) mark the 60 entries for the Best Design Award
    Team 1 of TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College wins the Grand Prize in the 15th Infrastructure Building Competition for Secondary Schools
    Team 1 of TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College wins the Grand Prize in the 15th Infrastructure Building Competition for Secondary Schools
    At the final competition today, shortlisted teams each build a bridge model for a test on structural efficiency
    At the final competition today, shortlisted teams each build a bridge model for a test on structural efficiency
    The Engineering Discipline of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), a member institution of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), partnered with the Hong Kong Construction Association and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Hong Kong to organise the 15th Infrastructure Building Competition for Secondary Schools for students from Hong Kong and Macao. This year, 181 teams formed by over 1,000 students and teachers from a total of 75 Hong Kong and Macao secondary schools participated in the competition. The final competition and prize presentation ceremony was held today (24 March) at Citywalk 2 in Tsuen Wan where Team 1 of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) Kwok Yat Wai College won the Grand Prize.

    HKSAR Principal Government Engineer (Railway Development) of the Highways Department Jimmy CHAN officiated at the final competition and prize presentation ceremony. Apart from encouraging secondary school students to apply knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects, the varied creative works of students also fuel the interest of the public in construction engineering.

    The competition this year was heated, with teams of comparable might vying for the accolades. Winning the Grand Prize, Team 1 of TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College put together a model bridge made of wood sticks and weighing only 0.28 kilogram, which was able to withstand a running car weighing 43 kilograms. Their work won the championship of the Best Load Capacity Award, the Best Structural Efficiency Award and the Grand Prize. Separately Team 3 of TWGHs Mr & Mrs Kwong Sik Kwan College won the Best Design Award.

    The guest of honour, Mr CHAN, remarked: “Students bring their individual strong suit to the competition. Some are creative, some good at computation, whereas many others are consummate handymen. Within a team, there is a need for every member to apply their strengths and give their backing to each other. The camaraderie is akin to the everyday operations in construction engineering.” He went on to say the Government would continue to roll out infrastructural projects in the future to enhance the quality of living of the general public, raise the long-term competitiveness of Hong Kong and drive economic development. Young people were encouraged to enter the engineering industry.

    On the same occasion, VTC Chairman Dr Roy CHUNG said, “With a host of major infrastructural projects coming on stream, and development of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, the demand for engineering talent will surely increase steadily in Hong Kong.” He went on to say that as the cradle of vocational and professional education and training (VPET), VTC has all along been committed to nurturing diversified human capital in furtherance of the economic development and competitiveness of Hong Kong. In addition to forging a close partnership with industry, offering timely and relevant programmes and providing internship opportunities for our students, VTC was actively promoting interdisciplinary development to apply innovative technologies to teaching and learning.

    First held in 2004, the Infrastructure Building Competition for Secondary Schools has been well-received among secondary school students. Secondary 1 to 6 students can organise teams of four to five and apply through their schools. Each secondary school can field up to four teams of students. Competitors are required to use wood sticks and adhesives provided by the organiser to create a bridge model with the highest load capacity.

    The heat was held in the first half of March this year. At the final competition today, shortlisted teams each built a bridge model able to withstand the litmus test of increasing load weight, competing for the Best Load Capacity Award and the Best Structural Efficiency Award. Judges handpicked a model for the Best Design Award on the strength of its exterior and creativity. The team achieving the highest scores across the different awards was awarded the Grand Prize.

    The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) is a member of the VTC Group. The 9 IVE campuses are located across the territory. Together they provide vocational education for secondary graduates as well as people in employment. IVE courses leading to the award of higher diploma and Diploma of Foundation Studies cover various academic disciplines including Applied Science; Business Administration; Childcare, Elderly and Community Services; Design; Information Technology; Engineering; as well as Hotel, Service and Tourism Studies. Website: www.ive.edu.hk



    Annex 1: Winners List

     
    Results of 15th Infrastructure Building Competition for Secondary Schools
     
     Grand Prize  TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College (Team 1)
     
    Best Load Capacity Award
     
     Champion  TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College (Team 1)
     First Runner-up  The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad College  
     (Team 3)
     Second Runner-up   TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College (Team 3)
     
    Best Structural Efficiency Award
     
     Champion  TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College (Team 1)
     First Runner-up  The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad College  
     (Team 3)
     Second Runner-up   TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College (Team 3)
     
    Best Design Award
     
     Champion  TWGHs Mr & Mrs Kwong Sik Kwan College
     (Team 3)
     First Runner-up  TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College (Team 3)
     Second Runner-up   Caritas Ma On Shan Secondary School (Team 1)

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