Honorary University Fellows
Citation delivered by Professor Weng Cho CHEW, Dean of Engineering
Ir Dr the Hon Raymond Chung Tai HO is an elected Member of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong SAR and recently began his fourth term representing the Engineering Functional Constituency. He has been working with the legislature since 1996. He was also re-elected in 2008 as a Deputy to the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China.
Dr Ho graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in civil engineering and continued his postgraduate studies in geotechnical engineering at the University of Manchester in the UK. While working with the Taylor Woodrow Group, he obtained his professional qualifications, after which he completed his PhD at the City University of London. Dr Ho is an Authorised Person, a Registered Structural Engineer and a Registered Professional Engineer (in Building, Civil, Environmental, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering).
As an engineer, he has been deeply involved and continues to play a leading role in nearly all types of major infrastructure projects such as tunnels, bridges, flyovers, roads, wharfs, hospitals, hotels, incinerators, high-rise commercial and residential buildings, geotechnical work, solid waste studies and environmental work for nearly five decades in both the UK and Hong Kong.
In Hong Kong, he has been involved in all the major infrastructure work of two new towns (Shatin and Tseung Kwan O), all the new KCR railways stations from Kowloon Tong to Lo Wu (now known as the East Rail) and the associated bridges and roadworks.
Dr Ho was also responsible for the drafting of Hong Kong’s Mediation Rules, its Code of Practice of the Use of Steel, and the review of the Building (Construction) Regulations.
Dr Ho was the President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers from 1987 to 1988, is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, was the Vice President and is an International Representative and Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, UK.
Mr Pro-Chancellor, it would not be an exaggeration to say that Dr Ho has been building history for nearly fifty years.
Dr Ho was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1986, awarded both an MBE and the Insignia of a Serving Brother of the Most Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem in 1993, and a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2006.
It gives me great pleasure, Mr Pro-Chancellor, to present Ir Dr the Hon Raymond Chung Tai HO for the Honorary University Fellowship, in recognition of his contributions to Hong Kong and academia.