Achievements of the Geotechnical Engineering Office Geotechnical Control on New Development
One of GEO's major slope safety regulatory functions is to check the design of earthworks to ensure they meet current safety standards. A comprehensive geotechnical control system has been established and the scope of checking covers the design of the geotechnical aspects of all building developments and civil engineering works and the standards of site supervision. Geotechnical checking is exercised largely through the three District Divisions, i.e.Island Division, Mainland East Division and Mainland West Division. They check the adequacy of site formation works, slope upgrading works, earth retaining structures and deep excavations that are designed and constructed by the private sector, public authorities and government departments.
This control measure has been successful in protecting the public against any geotechnical hazards posed by an increasing growth of hillside development.