The collapse of green roof and the fatal fire accident at mini-storages are two tragedies which not just result in shock to the public, but also generate lots of discussion in the community. People will have the queries on the building safety especially for the premises with alteration/conversion work done or change in use.
The green roof collapse has generated an inevitable public fear which is not hard to understand. There is such an urgent need to inspect those greening works which were not erected under the proper supervision. However, this does not mean that we have to arrange the mass removal of the green roof which has already been installed as some people advocate.
For the no.4-alarm fire, the investigation and inspection are still in progress by the government. The cause of the fire is yet to confirm but we do learn that there are plentiful of mini-storages of similar nature and design in the territories.
Sr David CHAN, our Distinguished Building Surveyor, will host this CPD and discuss with fellow members on these two hot issues in the 1.5 hours talk. Sr CHAN took lead to form HKIS volunteer survey team on two building tragedies, namely building collapse at MaTauWai some 6 years ago and the roof collapse recently. Sr David CHAN will share in the first part of the talk on the observations in the recent green roof inspection and discuss on some technical concerns on the construction of green roof.
In the second part of the talk, our Immediate Past President, Sr Vincent HO will be on stage too and co-host a discussion forum jointly with Sr CHAN to discuss with fellow members on the building and fire safety concerns arising from the fire accident at mini-storages.