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AGS(HK) and HKIE (Materials Division) Joint Technical Visit to Castco Testing Centre Ltd


8 October 2022


1:00 am


Highlights :

Castco Testing Centre Limited was established in 1986. It started out as a Concrete and Steel Testing Company. In 1990, Castco received the HOKLAS accreditation status. In 2003, Castco Certification Services Limited was established and accredited by HKCAS to provide system as well as product certification. Nowadays, Castco has grown to offer geotechnical, survey, certification, inspection, testing and training services.

The technical visit will involve a brief introduction and followed by visits to the concrete, steel, soil and rock laboratories. This visit will mainly focus on the new technologies adopted by the laboratory, such as the use of the automated arm for handling and testing concrete cube and to learn the Laboratory Information Management System, and etc..

Safety Requirements:

Participants shall have taken 3 jabs of Covid 19 vaccine.

Book Prize :

Book prize is opened to all young participants (under 35 years old) for the submission of a good quality report (max. 500 words) on this event. Book Prize reward comprises a book "Geology of Site Investigation Boreholes in Hong Kong" by Chris Fletcher and book coupon HK$300. Please send the book report to

Registration :

The number of participants is limited. Priority will be given to members of the HKIE (Materials Division) and AGS(HK). Successful applicants will be notified about 1 week before the event. CPD certificates will be provided. Should you have any queries, please call Ir. CS Lam (HKIE), Contact Number. 9152 7659 and Ir. Martin Yip, Contact Number. 6012 0019.

Please register at

(Participants shall gather at Fanling MTR Exit “A” at 8:30 am on the event date. The participants may consider to take Taxi in group to the Laboratory and share the fares.)


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