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16th World Conference of the Associated Research Centers for the Urban Underground Space(ACUUS 2018)
posted by Department of Real Estate and Construction for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Architecture & Engineering

Event Details

Dear all,

The upcoming 16th World Conference of the Associated Research Centers for the Urban Underground Space (ACUUS 2018) will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 5-7 November 2018. Early-bird registration is open. You and your colleagues are cordially invited to this prestigious international conference.

This international event is jointly organised by ACUUS, the Geotechnical Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and Hong Kong Geotechnical Society (HKGES). It is a 3-day event comprising plenary keynote lectures, scientific presentations and technical tours. The theme of the 2018 Conference is "Integrated Underground Solutions for Compact Metropolitan Cities" covering multi-disciplinary subjects that are involved in exploiting underground space solutions for sustainable city development.

The conference is graced with many distinguished speakers, including Prof. QIAN Qihu (Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering) from China, Mr Eng Hwee LIM (Chief Executive Officer of Urban Redevelopment Authority) from Singapore, Mr Raymond Lee (Director of Planning) from Hong Kong, Prof David Hangin (Co-partner of SEURA Architects) from France, Mr Ilkka Vähäaho (Chairman of the Finnish Tunnelling Association International Activity Group) from Finland and Ms Sanja Zlatanic (Senior Vice President of HNTB Corporation) from USA.

The conference will also include an expert panel discussion, with Mr Eng Hwee LIM from Singapore, Mr Ilkka Vähäaho from Finland, Mr W K Pun (Head of the Geotechnical Engineering Office) from Hong Kong, Prof Dimitris Kaliampakos (President of ACUUS), Mr Han Admirral (Co-chair of ITACUS), Mr Martin Dubbelling (President-Elect of ISOCARP) invited to discuss some high-level subjects about urban underground space development. Moreover, there will be theme presentations by invited speakers and scientific sessions for presentation of high quality papers. It would definitely be a visionary and insightful international event on the subject of urban underground space development.

Look forward to seeing you at ACUUS 2018. May you enjoy the conference, share and present your ideas and make new friends!

With warmest regards,

Mark Wallace
Chairman, Organising Committee
ACUUS Conference 2018

Session 1Training Workshop: Challenges & Integrated Solutions for Underground Development in Metropolitan Cit
04/11/2018 09:30-16:30
at Room KB526, 5/F Knowles Building, HKU
Programmeclick to view
17:00 to 19:00 Welcome Reception at Divino Patio (Address: Shop 11, 1/F, Causeway Centre, No. 28 Harbour Road, Wanchai)
Session 2Main Conference Day 1
05/11/2018 08:15-17:00
at S421 – S430, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Session 3Main Conference Day 2
06/11/2018 08:15-18:15
at S421 – S430, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Programmeclick to view
19:00 to 22:00 Gala Dinner at Jumbo Kingdom (Address: Shum Wan Pier Drive, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen)
Session 4Main Conference Day 3
07/11/2018 08:15-17:45
at S421 – S430, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Session 5Technical Visit
08/11/2018 09:00-12:00
Descriptionshow details
Venue: Either one of the followings 1. Stanley Sewage Treatment Plant / 2. Happy Valley Stormwater Storage Tanks/ 3. Po Shan Drainage Tunnel and HKU Saltwater Service Reservoir/ 4.Tsueng Kwan O -Lam Tin Tunnel

Registration Instruction

Registration should be done via the ACUUS 2018 online registration system.

For registration enquiries, please send email to

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Contact Information

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Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact ACUUS 2018 Secretariat by email at or by phone at 25599973 or by fax at 25479528.