Building Materials and Technology in Hong Kong

Wong Wah Sang, Chan Wing Yan, Alice, Wai Chui Chi, Rosman, Kee Yee Chun, Tris

Hong Kong University Press

Building Materials and Technology in Hong Kong

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Pub Date: May 2018

ISBN: 9789888390984

384 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $65.00£54.95

Building Materials and Technology in Hong Kong

Wong Wah Sang, Chan Wing Yan, Alice, Wai Chui Chi, Rosman, Kee Yee Chun, Tris

Hong Kong University Press

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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 sixteen local projects, which embrace a wide range of building types, from single-story 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.

About the Author

Wong Wah Sang 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 is a registered architect in Hong Kong. She established her own private practice, Architectural Project Unit Limited, in 2012.

Wai Chui Chi, Rosman 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 is a registered architect in Hong Kong. She is also the director of the Community Project Workshop and an associate professor in the Faculty of Design and Environment at the Technology and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong.