The mountain looming over Hong Kong is named Lung Fu Shan, which in Cantonese means Mountain of Dragon and Tiger. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) sits astride the mountain, and to celebrate its centennial, a building expansion was planned with a tight design and construction program. But the space on the mountain is precious, and old underground waterworks facilities took up part of it. The Water Supplies Department (WSD), Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was searching for a way to assist HKU in its goal to expand without disturbing the existing slopes.
An original, environmentally unfriendly scheme for the re-provisioning of the waterworks facilities was abandoned, and Black & Veatch* was engaged as the engineering consultant for the project.
"Their engineers listened and subsequently, in collaboration with WSD, proposed an innovative, sustainable and environmentally friendly solution."
Albert Lee, Engineer, Water Supplies Department