Engineers to face technically challenging project in Hong Kong

03/7/2013 | DesignBuildSource.com.au (Australia)

The Xiqu Centre, a comples planned for Hong Kong that will include two theaters and a tea house, is a technically challenging project since it will be located within a "cramped urban site" with the city's rail metro tunnels and a station directly beneath the structure. Structural engineering firms Buro Happold and Atkins will need to ensure work does not affect the stability of the station and the tunnels. "There are several hurdles, including making sure the Centre's foundations are clear of the metro and the structure spreads its load in a way that does not add additional load to the MTR tunnel," said CK Chan, Atkins’ director for structure in Asia Pacific.

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