Dr Lau is a Director of Fong On Construction Limited and James Lau & Associates Limited. He obtained his PhD in Soil Mechanics from Cambridge University.
He is the Founder Chairman of AGS(HK), a Past Chairman of HKIE Geotechnical Division, an Adjunct Professor of HKCityU and an Honorary Fellow of HKUST. He is also an AP(List of Engineers), RSE and RGE.
Dr Lau has co-authored a Technical Text Book on Slope Stabilization and published technical papers in Geotechnique, Canadian Geotechnical Journal and HKIE Transactions etc.
The man-made slope and natural terrain hazards are first reviewed. The strengthening of the sub-standard man-made slopes as well as the mitigation measures for rockfall and debris flow events are then introduced. Finally, the steps taken by government in reducing the hazard risks for both existing and new development projects are discussed. Some of the issues related to Buildings Department's Dangerous Hillside Orders and routine maintenance of slopes will also be addressed.