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Piling resumes at Hong Kong station after six month stoppage

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Piling is to resume at a site near Tai Wai station in Hong Kong, after it was halted six months ago.

A Hong Kong Building Department spokesman has confirmed that consent has been given to resume the pile foundation works of the topside development project of Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Tai Wai Station.

Readings recorded in the settlement monitoring checkpoints halted the pile foundation work in July 2018, after they exceeded the pre-set trigger level.

At the time the registered building professional appointed submitted an incident report and a proposal of mitigation measures to alleviate the effects of the piling works on the structural safety of the nearby railway facilities and requested resumption of the suspended works.

A spokesperson said: The MTR has been consulted and confirmed that the resumption of works will not affect the structure of the railway facilities and railway operation.”

The pile foundation works resumed on 5 January.

“Having considered the engineering assessment and the revised building plans submitted by the registered building professionals responsible for the project, the building department accepted the revision of the pre-set trigger level for suspension of works to 40mm,” the spokesperson added.

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