CityU President Professor Way Kuo has formed an Investigation Committee (IC) for the CityU Sports Hall Incident. The IC membership and terms of reference, on which the committee members have agreed, are provided below.

The IC completed its investigation and submitted an investigation report to the University on 6 June 2016. The President and his management team studied the report and decided to release both the IC report and the University's response to the report on 10 June 2016.

The investigation report (in English only)
(Remark: Some information in the released report was redacted due to legal and personal privacy considerations.)

University response to the report


  1. Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing, Vice-President and Chief-of-Staff (Chairman, IC)
  2. Professor Chung Kwok-fai, Associate Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University*
  3. Professor James Lau Chi-wang, BBS, JP, Managing Director, James Lau & Associates Ltd and Fong On Construction Ltd
  4. Mr Dominic Pang Yat-ting, CityU Council Member
  5. Professor Horace Ip Ho-shing, Vice-President (Student Affairs)
  6. Professor Matthew Lee Kwok-on, Vice-President (Development and External Relations)
  7. Mr Mak Hoi Wah, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences
  8. Miss Wei Jin-jin, President, City University of Hong Kong Postgraduate Association
  9. Mr Lee Chak-hin, Acting President, City University of Hong Kong Students’ Union

Secretary: Mrs Peggy Wong, Secretary to Management Board

Ir Professor Chung Kwok-fai is Director of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch). Funded by the Innovation and Technology Fund in October 2015, the CNERC was established in October 2015.

Terms of Reference

  1. To investigate the surrounding circumstances and identify the contributing factors leading to the incident of the roof collapse on 20 May 2016;
  2. To examine and review if the procedures adopted for the green roof project of the Chan Tai  Ho Multi-purpose Hall were in compliance with existing policies and regulations;
  3. To examine and identify if there were irregularities in awarding the contract and execution  process, and in the subsequent internal management and implementation of the project;
  4. To make recommendations to the University on follow-up actions, based on the  investigation findings, with a view to preventing similar incidents in the future; and
  5. To examine other matters that may be relevant to the foregoing.