Positioned as one of the flagship programmes of “Design for Future, Build for Life” (Campaign), “Master Talk” will select landmark infrastructures and collaborate with government departments to hold the series. During the event, engineering and construction professionals will lead the briefing sessions and introduce the process of design engineering, operations, and innovative construction technology to educate and enhance students’ interest in joining the construction industry. Videos of Master Talk will also be uploaded to this website, providing STEAM educational materials for local schools, including MiC, digitalization and roboticization of construction and Smart Site Safety System etc.
Master Talk: Shatin to Central Link (East Rail Line Cross-harbour Extension)
More than 40 secondary school students were invited to the MTR Academy at Hung Hom to hear from MTR and Highways Department engineers who participated in the construction of the Shatin to Central Link (East Rail Line Cross-harbour Extension). In this Master Talk, the engineers explained the rationale behind the development of Hong Kong's transportation network and spoke about the advanced technology and safety measures adopted during the construction of the cross-harbour railway.
Master Talk: Q-Leak
This Master Talk invited 35 secondary school students to visit Q-Leak, the Water Supplies Department’s underground water mains leak detection training centre. The purpose of this visit was to help the students learn more about how the Water Supplies Department provides top-quality facilities for the industry to strengthen their training and research capabilities on leak detection. During the Master Talk, an engineer spoke about the adoption of the Water Intelligent Network, as well as the importance of using reliable data collection technologies when informing project teams of potential leakages.
Master Talk: Multi-welfare Services Complex in Kwu Tung North
Held in the Multi-welfare Services Complex in Kwu Tung North and led by the Architectural Services Department, this interactive Master Talk was attended by 30 secondary school students. The event highlighted the role of innovation and technology (I&T) in new developments, including Modular Integrated Construction (MiC), and Enertainer – a battery storage system that reduces carbon emissions. This Master Talk also touched on the application of smart residential care equipment for the elderly. Students had the opportunity to control cement-carrying robots and left the event with a good understanding of the role I&T plays in construction.
Master Talk: Tseung Kwan O Desalination Plant Construction Site
25 secondary school students were invited to visit the construction site of Hong Kong’s first desalination plant that uses reverse osmosis technology. During the Master Talk, an engineering team from the Water Supplies Department explained how the technology works and demonstrated how the plant is helping to provide new sources of water that are not dependent on, nor adversely affected by Hong Kong’s climate. Students had the opportunity to try using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Smart Site Safety System technologies (SSSS), both of which are being used in the actual construction project. The event provided students with an immersive experience through which they could better understand desalination processes, as well as the advanced safety management systems of the current construction site.
Master Talk: M+
Having 50 primary school students to participate the Talk holding in M+, representatives from the museum and Gammon Construction Limited shared experiences and goals when building it. The construction concepts were also explained in details starting from craft to the young audience, hoping to educate them the process of work and thoughts on the industry.
Master Talk: Relocation of Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works to Caverns
Held in the Community Liaison Centre at Mui Tsz Lam Road, the Master Talk invited a total of 50 students from 2 primary schools to join the in-depth sharing session from the representatives of Drainage Services Department. The innovative technology, environmental protection measures, and community-caring activities applied during the Relocation of Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works to Cavern were illustrated. Through interactive introduction on engineering and construction, Q&A session, and immersive virtual reality experiences, students were able to understand the construction details of the Plant step by step. Knowledge concerns about construction industry under the scope of STEAM syllabus lead by the Education Bureau was also instructed comprehensively through the examples of real-life application to students.