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MECH1010 Engineer in Society. MECH1010. Engineer in Society : lecturers and topics Prof. Brian Duggan (and invited speakers) “Perception of Engineering and Roles of Engineers” Dr. Sam C. M. Hui “Engineers and Built Environment” Dr. Dennis Leung “Air and Water Pollution”. MECH1010.

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    1. MECH1010 Engineer in Society

    2. MECH1010 • Engineer in Society: lecturers and topics • Prof. Brian Duggan (and invited speakers) • “Perception of Engineering and Roles of Engineers” • Dr. Sam C. M. Hui • “Engineers and Built Environment” • Dr. Dennis Leung • “Air and Water Pollution”

    3. MECH1010 • “Engineers and Built Environment” • Educational Objectives • To introduce the role of engineers in building and construction industry • To develop basic understanding of building design and sustainable built environment • Lecture sub-topics • Building and Construction • Engineers in the Building Sector • Design of Building Systems • Sustainable Built Environment

    4. MECH1010 • Teaching/Learning Methods • Lectures • Assigned readings (self) • Class discussions • Video presentation • Assignments/Exercises • Web-based study

    5. MECH1010 • Learning resources • Course website • http://www.hku.hk/bse/MECH1010/ • WebCT (for internal communication) • Textbooks • No required textbooks for this course. Further reading materials and useful references will be indicated over the course

    6. MECH1010 – Engineer in Society http://www.hku.hk/bse/mech1010/ Building and Construction Dr. Sam C M Hui Department of Mechanical Engineering The University of Hong Kong E-mail: cmhui@hku.hk Mar 2008

    7. In prehistoric times people built simple shelters to protect themselves from inclement weather, predatory animals, and other humans. As time passed and they learned more about building materials and methods, humans began to construct first huts, then castles and cathedrals, and ultimately skyscrapers and factories. [Source: "building construction." Britannica Student Encyclopedia. 2006. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 18 Mar. 2006 <http://www.britannica.com/ebi/article-9273396>]

    8. HONG KONG

    9. Building process

    10. - Inception - Feasibility Pre-design • - Outline proposals • Scheme design • - Detail design Design • - Production info. • BQ, tender, planning Tender procedure • - Operation on site • Completion • - Testing & commissioning Construction - Operation & Maintenance - Refurbishment Operation & maintenance - Demolition/Disposal Demolition/Disposal Building and construction process

    11. “What do you know about building & construction in Hong Kong ?” Kyoto Face House, 1998

    12. Building and Construction • Hong Kong (overview) • Well-known for rapid construction of high-rise apartment blocks and office towers • Regional leader in some construction techniques • Major types of services: • Project management • Contracting • Engineering consulting • Main markets: local, mainland China, Macau, Asia

    13. High-rise buildings in Hong Kong

    14. Hong Kong International Airport

    15. Building and Construction • Hong Kong’s construction sector • Accounts for 4-5% of GDP and over 40% of total fixed capital formation, employs around 300,000 workers and professionals • Around half of the 30,000 qualified engineers in HK work in the construction industry • Three categories of construction activities: • Buildings (residential, commercial and industrial/storage/service) • Structure and facilities (transport, utilities and plant, environment, sports and recreation) • Non-site activities (decoration, maintenance and repair, etc)

    16. Building and Construction • Major players • Developers / Building owners • Contractors (construction companies) • Sub-contractors • Building professionals (consulting) • Architects, Engineers, Surveyors • Common types of professional companies • Architectural design, building services engineering, civil and geotechnical engineering, real estate surveying, structural engineering, multi-disciplinary

    17. Building and Construction • Related professions: • Architect • Builder (Main Contractor) • Building Services Engineer • Building Surveyor • Civil Engineer • Construction Manager • Facility Manager • General Practice Surveyor

    18. Building and Construction • Related professions: (cont’d) • Landscape Architect • Land Surveyor • Project Manager • Quantity Surveyor • Structural Engineer • Sub-contractor • Urban Designer • Town Planner

    19. Building and Construction • Video presentation: • “Building Visions” (27 min.) • Show some of the creative and inspiring career opportunities in the construction professions • Architect • Building Services Engineer • Civil Engineer • Quantity Surveyor • Planner • Structural Engineer • http://www.cic.org.uk/BuildVisions/index.shtml

    20. Exercise • To know if you are suitable to work in the building and construction industry • Career Test and Personality Profiler • Left Brain Right Brain Test • http://ftp.ccccd.edu/lipscomb/16_week_course/brain_lab.htm • Lifeplanning [Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group] • http://u21.hk/lh/lifeplanning/

    21. Exercise • Left Brain Right Brain Test • Indicate your left - right brain preference, as well as your auditory - visual preference • Lifeplanning [Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group] • Life and career planning • MBTI test • Career tests • Personality tests