2010 Feb 26 Technical Talk (SAG)

Technical Talk – Applications of EKO-Soil in Road Construction and Geotechnical Engineering

Date, Time & Venue

26th February 2010 (Friday), 6:00pm (Networking); 6:30pm (Start of Seminar)

Room Y602, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Hong Kong

Programme Highlights

EKO-soil is an enzyme-based soil stabilizer. It is an organic product made in the United States, and marketed as EKO-soil in Australia. It is non-hazardous, non-toxic, and biodegradable. Therefore, it is environmentally friendly. It changes the structure of the soil to make it strong and impermeable. It can be applied to road surfaces by simple steps to build strong and durable dirt roads. Alternatively, it can be used to construct road base. The biotechnological product has been used successfully in Australia for more than a decade. The speaker will introduce the application of the biotechnology in road construction and geotechnical engineering in this seminar, share his practical experience, and discuss the possible use of the innovative technology in Hong Kong and China.

Speaker:  Brian O’Donnell – Managing Director, Norwood Hall Asia Pty Ltd.


 Biography: Brian is a graduate of RMIT, has had 45 years experience in Local Government, 19 years as a City Engineer and City Planner. One of his achievements in his role as Regional Waste Engineer harnessed 13 landfills to produce 20 mega watts of electricity, operations commenced in 1992 and is still operating at the original capacity. He has always been involved in pavement strengthening and in 1970 whilst as the Whittlesea City Council, Private Streets Engineer, introduced capping layers over sub-grades to prevent water entering the pavement; this practice is still in place throughout Melbourne today. Brian has always been involved in Professional Engineering Organisations, such as State President LGEA, State and National Chair of EA’s Civil College, State Deputy President of EA, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee of the 5th Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region (CECAR5) to be held in Sydney in August 2010, Chair of Civil Works Expo, among many others.

 Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Attending member will be issued with a certificate acknowledging 1.5 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

 Registration & Enquiry

The seminar is free of charge. Please complete and return the Registration Form to Simon FAN preferably by email: [email protected] or FAX: 2430 9080 by 25th February 2010. For enquiry, please call Simon FAN on 9351 4963.

 Important Notice

The organizer(s) or the parties concerned would not accept any liability in connection with the above event. All participants should be responsible for their own safety and belongings. The organizer(s) shall not be held responsible for any losses or accidents caused to participants arising wholly or partly from their own fault, negligence or physical unfitness.


Registration Form

Technical Talk on Applications of EKO-Soil in Road Construction and Geotechnical Engineering

6:00pm to 8:00pm, 26th February 2010

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