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[Supporting Event] Technical Webinar on New Regulatory Amendment of Minor Works Control System - Updated Requirements and Best Practices
 


Date, time & venue

2020-09-22;7:00pm to 8:30pm, 6:45pm (Registration);Webinar through Zoom

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Venue : Zoom Meeting Platform

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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