IOM3 Hong Kong Branch conference on Underground Design and Construction draws international attendance

29 September 2015

HONG KONG - On the 11th and 12th of September, over 350 Delegates converged on Hong Kong to partake in the second IOM3 Underground Construction Conference organised by the Hong Kong Branch (, the last one being held over 5 years ago.

Bruce Matheson, FIMMM, summarised proceedings: "Delegates mainly comprised local engineers but there was also a significant international contingent, including a sizable contingent from the Copenhagen Metro. The papers covered a multitude of subjects, with keynote papers from Dr. Nick Barton (Nick Barton and Associates), Professor C. F. Lee (University of Hong Kong), Lok Home (Robbins) and Dr. Martin Herrenknecht (Herrenknecht) and with other papers covering matters from technical design issues to case studies. All of the presentations were well received by the enthusiastic crowd.

"Congratulations should be extended to the conference organisers, the Hong Kong Branch of the IOM3."

For more information on IOM3 (Hong Kong Branch) or the Hong Kong Tunnelling Society please email or come along to the Mariners Club on the last Friday of each month.