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ABOUT THE FIRM
Established in Hong Kong since 1983, SYW & Associates Limited has been providing comprehensive project management, architectural and engineering consulting services in HK, Macau and Mainland China. The firm specializes in the planning, design and construction of all sorts of building developments by deploying expert structural, and geotechnical engineering know-how and all-round knowledge of the geological and environmental nature in the regions. We have a team of over 200 reputable and highly qualified engineers, architects and technical staff capable to provide a total construction solution to our clients.
As reflected in our job experience, we have been engaged in diverse capacity on numerous prestigious medium to very large-scale developments in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China. We always maintain suitable and adequate highly skilled personnel to provide integrated services specifically tailored to our client’s requirements. The overriding pursuit of our firm is to provide quality, satisfactory and personalized service to our clients on all projects through hands-on involvement of all tiers of our management and professionals to strive for cost-effective design and exceeding our clients' expectations.
We are on the list of Band One Consultants under the Architectural and Associated Consultants Selection Board (AACSB) under the Development Bureau. As a Band One consultant, the top-listed consulting service provider for the Hong Kong Housing Authority and Architectural Services Department (under the AACSB), we are entitled to provide consulting services with no limitation on project nature and contract sum. We are also on the list of Geotechnical Consultants for Landslip Preventive Measures (LPM) Consultancy and Related Geotechnical Consultancy for the Geotechnical Engineering Office of the Hong Kong SAR Government.
For the past years, we have successfully completed many large prestigious projects in Hong Kong. Our notable clients include the MTRC, Sun Hung Kai Properties Group, PCCW, Hong Kong Land, Sino Group, Kerry Properties, KWah Group, Lai Sun Development Co. Ltd., Chinachem Group, Hong Kong Housing Society, Shun Tak Development, Goldin, MGM Resorts Int’l, Goodman Group etc. In these past projects, we have always provided cost effective and pragmatic designs to the satisfaction of our clients.
Our competitive advantages are firstly we possess the experience of having successfully completed projects in all areas of the territory. This translates to a detailed knowledge of most proposed developments’ local subsurface and coastal conditions and other constraints. Thus, enabling us to advance viable, and cost-effective technical solutions to our client even at the most preliminary stage. Secondly, we have all the highly sophisticated tools and trained personnel to conduct advanced analyses to achieve fast and precision design for all sorts of building, geotechnical and structural models. Thirdly, we are fully conversant with the pre-approval consulting service and the approval and consent procedures of the Buildings Department (BD), the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) etc. in Hong Kong and DSSOPT, IAM, DSAT, MLM, GDI etc. in Macau to ensure prompt approval of our project submissions to allow early start of the works on project sites.
SYW & Associates not only have the experience and ability to design for special and complex structures, but also the ability to resolve major civil, structural and geotechnical issues for problematic projects. Typical examples are the independent role of SYW & Associates appointed by the Mass Transit Railway Corporation Limited (MTRCL), Hong Kong to give expert advice on the investigation of the problematic couplers installed at the platform slab, the North & South approach tunnels and the stabling siding of Hung Hom Station, Shatin-Central Line; and the excessive settlement of the existing pedestrian walkway tunnel connecting the Ho Man Tin Station to the exit points adjoining a private development site. In these two incidences, SYW are to provide expert advice to determine the cause of the problems and ways to resolve the issues to allow for recommencement of the works which have been ceased by the authorities.
We are also proud to be the Structural Engineer of the Spectacle Roof at MGM Cotai Casino and Hotel in Macau, which has achieved a world record title on January 19, 2019. The Spectacle Roof at MGM COTAI, is the record holder of “the world’s largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting)”, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Macau, China. The Spectacle is an immersive space of creative and dynamic design, merging nature and cutting-edge technology. Costing over HK$250 million to build, the Spectacle Roof spans a phenomenal distance of 138.5m. SYW & Associates Ltd. using their ingenuity and highly cost-effective technical solutions created a lightweight steel structure, consisting of a free forming triangulated steel grid shell system; and supported purely along its perimeter. Thus, creating a column free, unobstructed, engineering feature spectacle in Macau worthy of the world record title.