Aims and Objectives

The main objective of the AGS(HK) is to be seen as an organization which provides a balanced view from the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Community in Hong Kong. We believe that AGS(HK) is in a good position to provide a balanced view on industry issues that is currently unavailable from the learned societies, the government or contractors' associations.

More specifically, the aims listed below have been identified as being key points in developing the role of AGS(HK):

  • Promote enhance and maintain the quality of professional practice in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

  • Facilitate close liaison between all Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Organisations

  • Champion the Geotechnical Industry in Hong Kong

  • Publish guidelines on good practice and on ethical and professional matters

  • Encourage quality management systems in Geotechnical Works

  • Assist and influence decision making within all relevant organisations

AGS Road Map

18-Month Plan

At a brainstorming session held in April this year by the executive committee, an 18-month plan was established. The main components of the plan and the targets identified are presented in the table below. This plan will be reviewed on a six-monthly basis to ensure that it is on track.

GIG - Ground Investigation Group


Geoenvironmental Issues


Business Practice






5-year plan





Supporting Organisations


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