To meet the phenomenal growth of exhibition demand, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council decided to expand the exhibition space of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) by 50 percent in 2006. The expansion required a steel structure spanning 90 meters, with no intermediate columns, to extend across the existing water channel between the two phases of the HKCEC. This new expansion resulted in an increase of close to 65,700 square meters of exhibition space.
AECOM acted as the project manager during the outline design, tender and construction stages of this fast tracked project and is responsible for the majority of the statutory compliance checking during the design and construction stages. The design and build form of the contract was firstly adopted among projects in Hong Kong.