A notable civil engineer CK Lau and AECOM pacific Asia leading design tunneller Ozturk attended SDJT’s 6th Open Lecture
September10, 2019, is the annual nation’s Teachers’ Day. On theoccasion of nation’s Teachers' Day, the CCCC SFT Technical Joint Research Team(CCCCSFTJT) welcomed Dr Ching Kwong Lau, "teacher" of civilengineers, former director of The Hong Kong Civil Engineering Department.Further, Dr Lau is known as the "King” of Hong Kong Bridge. He is thechief engineer of Tsingma Bridge as well as many other notable infrastructuresand the engineering technical consultant of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge(HZMB) Island on tunnel engineering. The other two guests are Ozturk Ozgur theleading designer of AECOM Asian regional tunnel program and Dr J.L.Camilo Perezfrom the AECOM Hong Kong Branch. The arrival of them made our structural formand design methodology group (SDJT) of the CCCC SFTJT members felt excited assuddenly going back to the student era, and keen to discussing with these three"teachers”.
Attwo o 'clock in the afternoon, the knowledge sharing and discussion specially preparedfor the three "teachers" officially began. Lin Ming, Yin Haiqing, GaoJibing and other members of the CCCC SFTJT attended the meeting. Mr Yin Haiqingpresided the meeting, in the beginning, he extended warm welcome to the threeguests, then the SDJT leader Lin Wei on behalf of others introduced the currentprogress, research target and technical route, literature research work as wellas the physical model testing in Tianjin basin. Later, Dr Chen Jin and"visiting scholar" Liu Lingfeng made two 15-minute presentations respectively.Dr Chen Jin's presentation focused on the contribution of hydrodynamicsresearch to the SFT study, while Liu Lingfeng’s on the current researchprogress of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), one of the seven participantsof the CCCC SFT Technical Joint Research Team.
Afterlistening to the introductions of the team members, Ozturk Ozgur shared histheme of "Global Reach, Endless Possibilities" and introduced some cutting-edgetunnel technologies. Mr Ozturk Ozgur's presentation covered four aspects: 1.Trends in the development of submarine channels; 2. Sandwich-type immersed tunnelcombining ultra-high-speed channel technology and AECOM's experience in thisfield; 3. AECOM's research work in the field of the SFT; 4. Risk management ofthe undersea tunnel.
AfterMr Ozturk Ozgur's lecture, there was a coffee break with fruit and cookiesserved in the meeting room. Discussions continued during this break. Ozturk askedif there will be any prototype (full scale) of SFT and he received informationof on-going research and relevant projects in China from CCCC side. Then, SDJTmembers actively asked questions to the three "teachers" about SFTand the latest project and received nice replies. The atmosphere of thediscussion was quite good. After the sharing session, Lin Wei on behalf of SDJTgroup gave Ozturk a lecture certificate signed by all SDJT present members. Manygroup photos were taken.
As aChinese saying goes, "when three people make friends, there is alwayssomething for me to learn from." Only by contacting with the outside worldand communicating with people in the same industries with diverse views can wehave critical thinkings and help us make substantial breakthroughs and progressin research.
2019年9月10日，中交悬浮隧道结构与设计方法研究攻关组迎来了土木工程界“老师级别”的大咖——“香港桥王”、前香港土木工程署署长、青马大桥总工程师、港珠澳大桥岛隧工程技术顾问刘正光（Ching Kwong Lau）、AECOM亚洲区域隧道牵头人Ozturk Ozgur、AECOM香港公司的J.L.Camilo Perez博士。三人的到来让悬浮隧道攻关组成员倍感兴奋，仿佛一下子回到了学生时代，想从三位“老师”身上努力汲取知识的营养。