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Ir. Derek K.L. SO


Executive Director, Hip Hing Construction Co. Ltd.


Derek K.L. So is the Executive Director of Hip Hing Construction Co. Ltd. He graduated in Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1986 and obtained the professional qualification as chartered structural engineer in 1990.


Ir. So has over 32 years experience in design and construction of various large and small scale projects in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, India and Middle East. Ir. So was the Design Project Director of the first structural precast highrise project in Hong Kong which involved extensive use of precast component including fully precast shear wall and column, fully precast balcony, volumetric precast bathroom and kitchen. He also actively promote the use of innovative construction technology particular the use of BIM and developed BIM Process and culture since he worked in Arup, Gammon and Hip Hing. He also obtained the BIMer of the Year 2014 award organised by Hong Kong Construction Industry Council. In recent years, he has also led several R&D projects between NAMI and Hip Hing Construction and obtained a Gold Medal in the Intenational Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2017 for the Development of Innovative Capsule Technology for Producing Super Strong Lightweight Concrete.