Asia Pacific Constructing our Future Conference 2023 Event Details

Event Summary:
Changing construction methods, processes and expectations are transforming the construction industry throughout the Asia Pacific Region. Many of these changes are positive and present a wide range of new opportunities for construction professionals to start building a better world for future generations. However, these changes won’t be easy, and the key to implementing successful changes is knowledge.

Which is why the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Hong Kong Chapter have launched the first ever Asia Pacific Conference – Constructing our Future – taking place in February 2023. This will be a hybrid event held in person at the New Millennium Hotel, Hong Kong and online.

A line-up of expert speakers will come together to explore pivotal areas of the industry that are full of possibilities with exciting new prospects in place, including Architecture & Design, Construction & Housing, Engineering, and Sustainability. They will collaborate to investigate the challenges currently faced by the industry and explore opportunities for the future of the sector.

Speakers:
  • Ar. Donald Choi Wun Hing, JP – Executive Director and CEO, Chinachem Group
  • Ir Professor Thomas Kwok-Cheung Chan – Executive Director, WSP (Asia) Limited
  • Mr. Victor Sheung Shing Tai, JP – Under Secretary for Housing, HKSAR
  • Dr Raymond Yau – General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainable Development at Swire Properties Limited
  • Ms. YU Po Mei, Clarice, JP – Director of Buildings, Buildings Department, HKSAR


Conference tickets are on sale now at cbuilde.com/asia2023 where more information on the conference can be found.

How to Book:
To book your virtual, or in person, ticket visit https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/constructing-our-future-cabe-asia-pacific-conference-in-hk-tickets-423086622477
If you are a CABE Student Member, you can book a FREE virtual ticket by emailing hongkong@cbuilde.com with your full name, university/academic institution, and membership number.
CABE Student Members are welcome to book an in-person ticket with prices starting from HK$480.

Greater Bay Area SBE Conference 2022

Overview:
Themed "Achieving a Sustainable and Carbon Neutral Built Environment in the Greater Area", discussions at the Conference surround strategies and actions in the building industry in the Greater Bay Area that contribute to the important carbon neutrality mission.

Key Sessions:
  1. Setting the Scene: Policy and Direction by Influential Policy Makers
  2. Strategies for Achieving Carbon Peak and Neutral by Mainland Organisations and Enterprises
  3. Policies and Roadmaps for Achieving Carbon Neutrality by Hong Kong's Public and Private Sectors
  4. Certification Schemes and Innovative Technologies for Carbon Neutrality
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Registration Fee: Free-of-charge
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BEC EnviroSeries Conference November 2022: Formulating Business Roadmaps Towards Net Zero

Programme Highlights:
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has clearly stated that to possibly limit global warming to 1.5°C and avoid devastating climate impacts, global emissions must peak by 2025, halve by 2030, and reach net zero by 2050. Mainland China plans to become carbon-neutral by 2060 while the Hong Kong SAR Government has a 2050 commitment, supported by action plans stated in the Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050 (CAP2050) released in October 2021.

The stark reality is global emissions are still rising. The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) is shifting the discussions from commitments to actions, where countries committed to develop a work programme to speed up actions on emission cuts before 2030, which is also a major focus of the upcoming COP27.

The CAP2050 includes a four-pronged decarbonisation strategy - net-zero electricity generation, energy saving and green buildings, green transport, and waste reduction. The strategy is presented at city-wide level, and different industries in Hong Kong will have to explore and understand the challenges, opportunities and operational changes they need to adopt to reach carbon neutrality.

In this connection, the Conference will (a) steer industry-specific discussions on how sectoral net-zero roadmaps are developed and what practical steps are needed towards 2030, 2035 and 2050 to bridge ambition and action, (b) inspire peer companies within the specific industry to accelerate action planning, and (c) inform Hong Kong businesses how COP27 or the latest international climate negotiations would have implications to their roadmap and action.

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Technical Visit: "Q-Leak" Leak Detection Training Ground

Assembly Location:
Kowloon Tong Rail Station Exit D Programme Highlights:
Q-Leak, the underground water mains leak detection training center, was constructed by Water Supplies Department (WSD) and opened on 26 July 2021 to provide better facilities for strengthening the industry with training and research capabilities on leak detection.

The WSD envisages Q-Leak to serve as a teaching and research cooperation platform amongst the department, the trade and post-secondary education institutions in Hong Kong in the field of water mains leak detection, with a view to elevating Hong Kong's leak detection technical level and excellence and contributing to the management of precious water resources of the territory.

Please join us for a visit to “Q-Leak”, where representatives from Water Supplies Department (WSD) will show you the Methods & Technologies for effectiveness of leak detection, as well as field demonstration to enable the implementation of risk-based improvement works for water mains.

Speaker:
Professionals/Technical Staff of WSD

Language:
Cantonese

Fee:
HK$50 (Member of CIPHE & HKIE with CPD certificate)

Registration & Enquiry:
The number of participants is limited to 25 and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline of application is noon on 21 November 2022 (Monday). Successful applicants will be confirmed by email. The accepted applicants should proceed the payment and attend the above event as scheduled. Applicants shall NOT proceed the payment stage without the confirmation of successful enrollment.

(1) For registration, please register ONLINE via the link below.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffOchvA2x7noWndcShK9dBKvpLnp_OmofInJUOmYElE6Vdwg/viewform?usp=sf_link
(2) For enquiry, contact Ms. Coty Siu of CIPHE-HKB by phone at (852) 2417 0091 [available from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, (Mon to Fri)] or Ms. Mandy Wong of HKIE-BSE by phone at 9830 1653 or by email at info@ciphe.org.hk.
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Experience Sharing of Application of Water Supply and Inspection for Plumbing System and Prosecution

Programme Highlights:
Experience Sharing Briefing Session of Water Supply (Building Supply Application), Internal Building Plumbing System Inspection and Prosecution - “水務 (樓宇供水申請,樓宇喉管系統視察及檢控)的經驗分享”

The briefing session content will be including:
  1. General view of Hong Kong water supply
  2. General Procedure / progress of Water supply Aplication of private / government buildings (Potable, Flushing & Fire Services System) and the possible future development / role of Plumbing Proposal Designer
  3. Internal buildings/ premises plumbing installation problems, relevant complaints and possible solution measure
  4. Prosecution process in court under Hong Kong Waterworks Ordinance and Regulation of Cap 102
  5. Q & A Session


Speaker:
Mr. CM KWOK

Language:
Cantonese with English Terminology

Course Fee:
Free (Member of CIPHE, without CPD certificate); or
HK$50 (Non-Member of CIPHE, without CPD certificate); or
HK$100 (Member / Non-Member of CIPHE, with CPD certificate); or
HK$150 (Apply for credits of the Voluntary Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme for LP under Water Supplies Department)
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Build4Asia 2022

Build4Asia 2022 - the Annual Industry Gathering is returning on 16-18 Nov at HKCEC!
年度行業盛事Build4Asia將於2022年11月16-18日再度回歸香港會議展覽中心!

We are delighted to become the supporting organisation of #Build4Asia! The exhibition will continue to lead the construction services industry towards a greener path, presenting a board range of inspiring innovations in building materials & automation, surveillance systems, smart city and green technologies etc. A series of educational programmes will bring together the HKSAR government, international industry associations, leading companies and opinion leaders to drive the industries ahead!

Don't miss this opportunity to gain market intelligence and network with industry peers.

我們很高興成為#Build4Asia的支持機構! 展覽會將繼續引領建築行業走向更環保的道路,在建築材料和自動化、監控系統、智慧城市和綠色科技等方面展示一系列創新技術。多場專業會議將匯聚香港特區政府代表、國際行業協會、市場領導及業界專才共同探討建築及保安趨勢,推動行業發展。

不要錯過與行業分享市場情報及建立聯繫的機會!

Register & Mark your calendar NOW! 立即登記成為買家: https://bit.ly/3dzqFUa

#Build4Asia2022 #B4A #B4A2022 #Build4AsiaAwards #IndustryGathering #AsianSecuritexConference #B4AConference #BuildingMaterials #GreenBuilding #SmartHome #SmartCity #IoT #Security #Automation

Stress Management after COVID

Summary:
In this seminar, psychologist will discuss the stress management skills at work, and share the tips for handling stress in post-pandemic period.

Speaker:
Ms Priscilla Law, Educational Psychologist, Psychological Support Service, Hong Kong Red Cross

Ms. Law is a registered Educational Psychologist and provides professional support to the Psychological Support Service of Hong Kong Red Cross. She has experience in delivering Psychological First Aid training to local and international participants, as well as other psychoeducational talks and workshops.

Language:
Cantonese supplemented with English Terminology & PPT presentation

Fee:
Free of Charge

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Towards Climate Action Plan 2050: Carbon Neutrality Strategies on Water Engineering

Conference Theme:
One of the signature conferences in Hong Kong regarding technologies in HVAC, water management, and water use. Engineers with the abovementioned expertise will share the latest technology to be adopted in the journey towards carbon neutrality. A series of relevant topics for the HVAC & plumbing community, including Regulations and Guides, Sustainability Features, and Latest Technology in New and Existing Buildings

Language:
English

Fee:
Application * Early Bird Standard
Member of ASHRAE HKC, CIPHE-HKB or Supporting Organization A HK$800* HK$900
Non-Member A HK$1,000* HK$1,100

* Early Bird registration discount is only valid if payment received on or before 30th September 2022.
** Seating capacity is limited, on a first-come-first-served basis.
A Lunch is NOT included.
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) CIPHE & HKIOA Joint Webinar - Acoustic Concerns and Treatment in Hydraulic Installation

Programme Highlights:
plumbing and drainage system noise is a common irritant to building owners and tenants. Three main factors contribute to this problem:

  1. Lack of awareness on the part of owners/developers and design teams regarding the application of specific products and practical installation solutions;
  2. Lack of contractor awareness and training regardomg the application of specific solutions; and
  3. Design teams fearful of uncertain solutions and seemingly incontrollable expenses.
This webinar gives a brief introduction to the foloowing:-

  • Plumbing and drainage installation design concerns against acoustic control (conducted by CIPHE speaker);
  • Basic principle and mitigation solutions in noise and vibration control relating to the plumbing and drainage installation (conducted by HKIOA speaker).

  • Language:
    Cantonese with English Terminology
    (No material will be distributed and Q&A session in English & Chinese)

    Course Fee:
    Free (Member of CIPHE/ HKIOA, without CPD certificate); or
    HK$50 (Member of CIPHE/ HKIOA, with CPD certificate); or
    HK$100 (Non-Member of CIPHE/ HKIOA, with CPD certificate); or
    HK$150 (Apply for credits of the Voluntary Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme for LP under Water Supplies Department)
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    BIM application in Plumbing System and Guidelines for E-submission of Application of Water Supply with BIM

    Programme Highlights:
    Through the application of BIM technology, the idea of plumbing designers can be related to the model, the various influencing factors to affect plumbing system design can be considered more comprehensively.

    BIM (Building information model) technology assist in improving the design process of plumbing system, promoting the plumbing system planning, enriching the plumbing design method, improving the plumbing system design level and building quality. Therefore, application prospects of BIM technology are very worthy of promotion.

    This webinar consists of the following:-
  • Brief introduction of what is BIM
  • How to carry out e-submission of application for water supply with BIM

  • Language:
    Cantonese with English Terminology
    (No material will be distributed and Q&A session in English & Chinese)

    Course Fee:
    Free (Member of CIPHE/ PolyU AABSE, without CPD certificate); or
    HK$50 (Non-Member of CIPHE/ PolyU AABSE, without CPD certificate); or
    HK$100 (Member/ Non-Member of CIPHE/ PolyU AABSE, with CPD certificate); or
    HK$150 (Apply for credits of the Voluntary Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme for LP under Water Supplies Department)
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    CIPHE Annual General Meeting in June

    Annual General Meeting 2022 of CIPHE-UK was held on 17th June in UK. For details, please read this link regarding the formal announcement from Headquarter.

    New President of CIPHE UK, Dr. Henry Hung



    Our fellow member, Dr Henry Hung is elected as the up-coming National President of CIPHE-UK, effective July 2022.

    Dr. Henry Hung has been dedicating himself to sanitary and plumbing engineering for more than 50 years. He obtained his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Master Degree of Business Administration (MBA) at University of Newcastle (Australia).

    Having been served in the World Plumbing Council from 1993 to 2008, he was the Conference Chairman of the 3rd “World Plumbing Conference” held in Hong Kong in 1993 which was one of the most successful events in the plumbing industry both in Hong Kong and abroad. Currently he is the Overseas Consultant of The Plumbing Facilities Committee of China Construction Metal Structure Association in China. Apart from achievement in the plumbing industry, he is also a Fellow Member of the Royal Society for Public Health. He has also been actively involved in the Chartered Institute of Heating and Plumbing Engineering (CIPHE) in United Kingdom since the inception of Hong Kong Branch Office. He is a Fellow Member of CIPHE in United Kingdom and had been the Chairman of CIPHE Hong Kong Branch Office for 4 years from 1999 – 2002.

    At present, he is a Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing Heating Engineering in United Kingdom from 2020-2022.

    His distinct ability in leadership of a contracting firm enables him to develop his career in plumbing profession to a much higher level in terms of overall management.

    We believe Dr Hung will bring continuous development and growth for CIPHE in UK and HK, as well as our exposure around the Region

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Course Plumbing, Technologies and You

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Course Plumbing, Technologies and You | Jointly Organized by The Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering – Hong Kong Branch (CIPHE-HKB) and Society of Operations Engineers – Hong Kong Region (SOEHK)

    Date :
    29th April 2022 (Friday)

    Time :
    7:00pm – 9:30pm

    Venue :
    Webinar via Microsoft Teams
    Webinar link will be sent after success application.

    This CPD aims to:
  • Explanation on Plumbing system theory
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and Regulation understanding for Design
  • Explanation on theoretical knowledge and Regulation understanding for Design on MiC, MiMEP & DfMA and example sharing

  • Language:
    Cantonese with English Terminology
    (No material will be distributed and Q&A session in English & Chinese)

    Course Fee:
    HK$100 for CIPHE Member / SOE Member
    HK$150 for Non-Member
    *Including apply for credits of the Voluntary Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme for LP under Water Supplies Department
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    Symposium on Smart Technology | Splendid Facility cum Excellence in Facility Management Award (EFMA) 2022 Official Launch Ceremony

    Symposium on Smart Technology | Splendid Facility cum Excellence in Facility Management Award (EFMA) 2022 Official Launch Ceremony

    Date :
    6th April 2022 (Wednesday)

    Time :
    2:30pm – 4:00pm

    Venue :
    Webinar via Zoom

    Programme Highlights:
  • Experience shared by EFMA 2021 Grand Award Winners: Grand YOHO and Harbour Glory
  • Insights on how “FaciTech” improving service quality and upkeeping facility condition in a sustainable way
  • Introduction of EFMA 2022 award categories and judging process

  • Language:
    Cantonese

    Participation Fee:
    Free of charge

    Administration Fee:
    - Members of HKIFM / Supporting Organizations / PMSA Recognized Professional Bodies : $50 (2 points of PD Hour)
    - Non-members: $100 (2 points of CPD Hour)
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    Leaky Drain Busters 渠漏解決師

  • 香港工程師學會屋宇裝備分部
  • 英國屋宇裝備工程師學會(香港分會)
  • 屋宇設備運行及維修行政人員學會
  • 英國特許水務工程師學會(香港分會)
  • 聯合發出

    四工程學會提倡五大防疫措施
    並呼籲市民提高警覺

    主要內容:
    鑑於疫情愈趨嚴峻,香港工程師學會屋宇裝備分部、英國屋宇裝備工程師學會(香港分會)、屋宇設備運行及維修行政人員學會及英國特許水務工程師學會(香港分會) 聯合提倡五大家居防疫措施,並呼籲市民提高警覺,保持室內環境清潔。

    五大防疫措施如下:
    1. 引入清潔的空氣到室內,天井的氣窗則不要開啟;
    2. 廁所及廚房保持通風,亦可以使用抽氣扇抽走室內空氣,加強空氣流通;
    3. 檢查坐廁是否裝有排氣管,並且不可移除;
    4. 檢查坐廁有否破損或渠管滲漏,並且盡快安排維修,以免病毒經渠管進入室內;
    5. 污水管需安裝附有反虹吸功能的U型聚水器,每週灌注半公升水,以水封堵塞病毒進入。

    詳情請參考以下海報鏈接
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    [Conference] BEC EnviroSeries Conference Dec 2021: Transforming Business for Sustainability

    Programme Highlight:
    Objectives of the conference: Following the June 2021 EnviroSeries Conference entitled “Redefining Business Leadership for Green Growth”, this conference aims to continue the conversation on how business transformation would enable the building of a green and sustainable Hong Kong. Specifically, the conference will (a) share, showcase and discuss best practices and success stories in business transformation from selected industries, and (b) inspire BEC members and the wider business community to push for transformational strategies and ambitious actions conducive to long-term sustainability and the creation of shared value for society.

    Medium of instruction:
    Cantonese supplemented with technical terms in English
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    Healthy Drains in The Prevention of Spread of Disease - Up

    Programme Highlight:
    It has been brought up our concerns to the current Drainage system in Hong Kong, throughout the outbreak of COVID-19. We wish to share and review with all stakeholders the design, installation and maintenance of the drainage system how to eliminate any spread of disease. 1st Lecture on 30 November 2021 (Tuesday) - Statutory Requirement - Design 2nd Lecture on 7 December 2021 (Tuesday) - Installation - Maintenance

    Speaker(s):
    Topic 1 - Statutory Requirement
    Speaker: Mr. Hung Ling-chi, Chief Building Surveyor New Territories West at Buildings Department of HKSAR
    Topic 2 - Design
    Speaker: Ir Ben Yuen, Technical Director, Building MEP, Region (China) WSP
    Topic 3 - Installation
    Speaker: Ir Brian Cheng, Chief Executive (Building Services Engineering) ATAL Engineering Group
    Topic 4 – Maintenance
    Speaker: Mr. Lawrence Kwan, Director of Engineering The Peninsula Hong Kong

    Medium of instruction:
    Cantonese with English powerpoint presentation (no material will be distributed)
    Certificate:
    5-hour attendance CPD certificate will be issued to participants at the end of the event.

    Free and Participant:
    HK$800 for member of CIBSE, CIPHE, HKIE-BSD, BSOMES & Supporting Organizations HK$1,000 for non-member. Vacancy will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
    The deadline of application is 9 November 2021 (Tuesday). Name of successful members will be informed by confirmation e-mail.
    Registration & Enquiry:
    For enquiry, please contact Ms. Coty Siu of CIPHE-HKB at 2417 0091 or email info@ciphe.org.hk and direct contact is available from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, (Mon to Fri). Ms. Rainbow Lai of CIBSE-HKR at 8203 3995 or email secretariat@cibse.org.hk and direct contact is available from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, (Mon to Fri).
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    (CPD) COMPREHENSIVE CERTIFICATE COURSE ON HEALTHY PLUMBING & DRAINAGE SYSTEM

    COMPREHENSIVE CERTIFICATE COURSE ON HEALTHY PLUMBING & DRAINAGE SYSTEM FOR LIVABLE CITY 2020

    Date :
    22 October 20 20 to 1 December 20 20 (please refer to the attached time table)

    Time :
    7:00 pm to 9:30 pm (Registration starts at 6:30)

    Venue :
    By Webinar

    Programme Highlights:
    The course is designed to broaden knowledge of engineers in relation to Plumbing & Drainage System s and is useful for young engineers and practitioners who want to refresh / acquire knowledge in the design, installation and maintenance of these systems. All Guest Speakers who are experienced / professional engineers / officers from Government, University, Consultants, Manufacturers , Contractors and Properties / Facilities Management etc., will present you with some practical knowledge and experience sharing

    Language
    Cantonese with English Terminology

    Fee:
    (please refer to the attached time table)

    Certificate
    -1.CPD certificate will be issued for each session;
    -2. A full course certificate will be issued to those who have applied for full course with attendance at least 10 full sessions.
    -3.CPD Certificate for Licensed Plumber will be emailed to attendant within 1 month after the date of the event.
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    (CPD) Swimming Pool Technical Seminar Session 1

    Programme Highlight:
    Building Services installations are essential elements to provide a comfortable and safe swimming environment. Good water quality, efficient water treatment and suitable control of indoor environment are required to maintain a healthy, safe and pleasant swimming environment in indoor swimming pool for public use. This webinar shares and outlines the design criteria and considerations of key building services installations, including water treatment, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation system for public indoor swimming pools in Hong Kong. Special design considerations on swimming pool water outlets for the prevention of people entrapment, prevention of micro-bubble in pool water, enhancement on ventilation for serving both the swimmers and spectators, and the lighting design schemes for the prevention of glare will also be discussed.

    Speaker:
    Ir CHIANG Chi-keung, Max
    Senior Electrical & Mechanical Engineer, Architectural Services Department

    Medium of instruction:
    Cantonese with English Terminology
    (No material will be distributed and Q&A session in English & Chinese)

    CPD Certificate:
    1. One hour CPD certificate will be given one month after the seminar.
    2. For those who has applied CPD Certificate for Licensed Plumber, it will also be given one month after the seminar.

    This activity for 1 CPD credit is provided by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering - Hong Kong Branch, Accredited Provider No. 003. This CPD programme provider is accredited by the CPD Course Panel under Advisory Board on Licensing of Plumbers.
    For details, please refer to below link
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    CPD code for this event: C01-003-20201215
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    (CPD)Training Course on Energy Audit for Building Energy Efficiency

    Course Objectives:
    The main purpose of this course is to provide the participants with the fundamental principles, skills and guidelines needed to carry out effective energy audits in accordance with the Building Energy Efficiency Ordinance. After taking the course, the participants would appreciate the approach to identify energy saving measures and perform quantitative analysis to predict the energy savings, environmental and economic benefits. Moreover, the participants should be able to measure and verify the performance of implemented energy saving measures.

    Date & Time:
    9, 11, 16 & 18 December 2020 (Wednesdays & Fridays); 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm

    Venue:
    Face-to-face @HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
    OR by Webinar (depending on the COVID-19 development)
    The lecture on "Lift and Escalator" by Ir Dr Albert So will be by Webinar

    Target:
    Practicing engineers, energy managers, energy auditors, environmental officers, building services managers, plant managers, etc.

    Course Fee: (includes training material)
    HK$2,800 per person (member of EI)
    HK$3,000 per person (member of Supporting Organizations) material
    HK$3,500 per person (non-member)

    Training Material:
    If the course is conducting byWebinar, participants are required to collect their training material from HKPC in Kowloon Tong or agreed location on specified date and time.

    Registration:
    Please register via online system
    https://bit.ly/2S7WgOu
    (copy this link and paste on the browser if it cannot be linked directly) for seat reservation.
    We will advise you of the payment details after receiving your registration.
    Note: Enrolment will only be confirmed upon receipt of course fee.

    Registration Deadline:
    16 November 2020

    CPD:
    12 CPD hours will be granted for attending the course
    (9 CPD hours can be claimed by Registered RCx Practitioners / RCx Professionals for HKGBC Training and Registration Scheme)
    CPD certificate with will be issued to all participants by the Organiser.
    This activity is regarded as General CPD Event for BEAM Pro (TBC).

    Enquiry:
    Ms Li [Tel: (852) 2967 8855; email
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    Technical Webinar on New Regulatory Amendment of Minor Works Control System - Up

    Programme Highlight:
    The Minor Works Control System ("MWCS") has proven to be a simple and convenient channel in carrying out minor building works under simplified requirements without the need to obtain prior approval of plans and consent to the commencement of such works from the BA. Its implementation is generally welcomed by both the industry and the public. Since its implementation beginning from 31 December 2010 and up to 31 December 2019, over 920 000 minor works ("MW") submissions have been received.
    The Building (Minor Works) (Amendment) Regulation 2020 ("B(MW)(A)R 2020") was gazetted on 8 May 2020 and will come into operation on 1/9/2020. This legislative amendment exercise would involve the addition of 70 MW items offset by the repealing of nine MW items, as a result of which the list of MW items would increase from 126 to 187. 56 existing MW items would also be amended. In terms of Designated Exempted Works items, the legislative amendment exercise would increase the number from 15 to 30, while the presentation of eight existing items would be amended. BSOMES has representative joining the Technical Committee of Buildings Department and provide opinions / comments from Industry on the implementation of the MWCS.
    In this seminar, the honourable speakers from Buildings Department will brief the major changes and new addition of MW items under the B(MW)(A)R 2020 including:
    ⚫ Greening features to promote a green and quality environment, e.g. planters, ponds or fountains; trellises; metal frames for growing of plants
    ⚫ Amenity features to improve the standard and quality of the building, e.g. supporting frame for suspending air conditioning plant inside building; ventilation ducts and associated frames; fire dampers in ventilation system; awnings
    ⚫ Building maintenance and repair features to enhance building safety and facilitate building maintenance, e.g. small-sized reinforced polyester water tanks, cat-ladders, curtain wall, cladding

    Speaker(s):
    Sr Kurt Y.Y. CHIK - Building Surveyor, Buildings Department
    Ir Laurel S.K. LEUNG - Structural Engineer, Buildings Department
    Sr CHIK and Ir LEUNG have been working in various sections in the Buildings Department
    and are now under the Minor Works & Signboard Control Section. They are familiar with the Building (Minor Works) Regulation and have substantial experience in handling MW submissions. Meanwhile, they also assist in the preparation of the B(MW)(A)R 2020. They will share their hands-on experience in conducting audit check for MW submissions, enforcement actions for the irregularities identified and introduce the proposed new/revised MW items.

    Medium of instruction:
    Cantonese supplemented with technical terms in English
    Certificate:
    1.5-hour CPD Certificate to be issued by the Organizer

    Free and Participant:
    This Technical Seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required. The maximum number of participants is 500. Vacancy will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis and priority will be given to BSOMES members and Supporting Organizations.
    The deadline of application is 15 September 2020 (Tuesday). Name of successful members will be informed by confirmation e-mail by no later than 18 September 2020 (Friday). If the applicants have not received the confirmation e-mail on or before 18 September 2020, their applications will be regarded as NOT successful.
    If typhoon signal no. 8 or black rainstorm signal is in force and still hoisted after 17:00 of 22 September 2020, the talk would be cancelled without further arrangement or notification.
    Registration & Enquiry:
    For registration, please click here ''On Line Registration Link'' or via the website of BSOMES http://www.bsomes.org.hk/?key=eventlist&mode=upcoming. Successful members will be informed by confirmation email ONLY no later than 18 September 2020. For enquiry, please contact Mr Ho Kwok Wing at 9458 2777.
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