With the assistance of our PR Consultant, we are preparing a new corporate video. The final shooting was held on March 27. Our Past Chairman, Sr David CHAN, shared with us his experience in conducting building surveys and demonstrated the various tools that a building surveyor uses to conduct visual inspections. I would also like to express my gratitude to all who contributed to the making of this video, in particular our Immediate Past Chairman, Sr Vincent HO; the YSG Chairman, Sr Michelle CHUNG; and our Council Co-opt Member, Sr Peter SK WONG.
Working Group on the Review of the Corporate Governance Structure
I was appointed to the working group when I was the Hon. Secretary of the Institute. The final report was submitted to the General Council and a meeting was held on April 8 among the working group members and the Office Bearers of the current General Council. During this meeting, we exchanged views on the recommendations of the final report and reached a consensus on the recommendations, which, with the necessary amendments, should be fully deliberated on by the members at large before an EGM for amending the Constitution & By-Law be arranged. I look forward to a more effective and efficient management structure of the Institute in this regard.
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Application for Fellowship
Headed by our past Chairman, Sr Edwin TANG, our DMC is working very hard to formulate a new set of assessment criteria for fellowship applicants. The draft criteria were circulated among the BSD Council and I hope that it will be endorsed in the near future. With the implementation of the new criteria, I trust that the number of building surveyors who become Fellows of the Institute will significantly increase to reflect their contributions to the Institute and the community.
Pre-Qualification Structural Learning
The CPD Panel Chairman, Sr TANG Chi-wang, is working with our Divisional Education Committee and the Young Surveyors Group to arrange a series of PQSL sessions for Probationers. While the mode of this year’s PQSL will be similar to those in past years, we are considering revamping the current mode. We expect to launch the new course structure next year in view of the large demand for resources in preparing it.
Flat Inspection Guide
The preparation of a new edition of the Flat Inspection Guide (æºæ¥ä¸»æ¶æ¨æå) is in its final stage. Thanks go to Sr Daniel Chang for his dedicated efforts in drafting this new edition, which, I hope, can help prospective property buyers to inspect their newly purchased flats, no matter if they were bought from the developer or from the market. After all, we know that a flat inspection is not as simple as detecting voids behind ceramic tiles or searching for acceptable sloping floors!
List of Experts in Water Leakage Disputes
The applications for enrollment in the list have been received. The Chairman of the Working Group, Sr David CHAN, and the convenor, Sr Margaret CHAN, are arranging the final vetting of these applications. We hope to have the list be published in the near future to help the general public identify suitable experts for their water leakage dispute cases. The Institute will consult this list in order to appoint independent joint experts, as required by law.
Authorized Person (Surveyor) Group
Further to the first regular gathering held on February 21, we are organizing the second regular gathering, which is scheduled for late May or early June. A short briefing or sharing session will be the highlight of the gathering. Please keep in mind the e-broadcasting of the event and join us. I trust that the gathering will be an ideal place for chatting with our new and old friends. Don’t miss it.
Meetings are being arranged from time to time. However, there is room to improve our communications. If you are an Authorized Person on the List of Surveyors, but have not received any notification of these meetings, please e-mail me so that I can liaise with the Administration to update the record and you will not miss out on future notifications.
Direct Communications with the BSD Chairman
If you have any idea or comment that you would like to bring to my attention, please e-mail me at: email@example.com.