Site Visit to Ying Wa Girls' School Redevelopment Project

Site Visit

"Ying Wa Girls' School Redevelopment Project"


Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM); supported by AIB (HK) Chapter, organized a technical visit to Ying Wa Girl’s School Redevelopment project along Robinson Road & Breezy Path on 9, March 2019. More than 25 participants attended. The visit was hosted by the Project Manager of the Main Contractor - CR Construction. He briefly introduced the multi-disciplinary project scope of the redevelopment of 2 new building blocks, the site-specific challenges encountered due to the steep slope and big level difference and how they were overcome.
The re-development is located at two separate sites for two different new blocks. The $650M project took 5 years to complete, within which 3.5 years were spent on the demolition, site formation works and the foundation at the Mid-level Schedule Area I. Working in confined areas for soil nailing and retaining walls was difficult before the next stage of demolition of original building was allowed. Lack of main entrance access is another challenge, which induced difficulties in concreting and logistic planning for material delivery. Design buildability to the curvilinear forms of the building envelope and the eclipse form of the Sports hall also created difficulties requiring the design of safety platform, the use of steel formwork, detailed planning of concrete pours and high-standard external finishes for quality construction. The project has been substantially completed and taken over by the School management for official move-in. The visit was finished by an informative tour to different facilities and halls of the new School.

Presentation of souvenir to Project Manager of CR Construction
Form left to Right: Mr. Maurice Law, Anthony Lai, CPD Chairman and Dr Billy Lee, Vice-President of HKICM
Participants concentrated in the presentation  delivered by the Project Manager of CR Construction
Guided tour in 2 new building blocks   Group photo with all participants of the visit inside the new School building
HKICM Secretariat
11 March 2019


Registration E-News
Issued on 14/2/2019

Site Visit

"Ying Wa Girls' School Redevelopment Project"


Organized by
Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers

Supported by
Australian Institiute of Building (Hong Kong Chapter)

9 March 2019 (Saturday)
09:30 am - 12:30 pm



Ying Wa Girls' School, 
76 Robinson Road & Breezy Path, Hong Kong



The Re-development project involves the demolition of two existing school blocks, site formation works and foundation works at scheduled (One) area and construction of two new 9-story school buildings. Foundation works comprises of piling foundation, slope stabilization and all associated external works. The total Construction Floor Area (C.F.A) is approximately 15, 488 m2. CR Construction is the Main Contractor for the project. The project has been substantially completed and is in the handover stage to Ying Wah Girl’s College.
CR Construction will present the design buildability and construction challenges of the project. How planning and sequence of works can be managed to enable completion of the project to the satisfaction of the Client.

The registration fee: 

Member : HK$150.00 (including AIB Member)
Non-member : HK$180.00


To register:  

(i)   please click here for on-line registration (confirmation e-mail will be sent to successful registrants in due course); or

(ii)  refer to the Flyer/Application Form.


For more information about the visit or to register, please refer to the flyer. For enquiries, please contact the HKICM secretariat Office at Tel: (852) 2523 2081 or e-mail:


HKICM Secretariat

14 February 2019