Monday, February 19 2018 12:32:24

CPD by Others
Code : 2018048
Event Name : Sustainable Repair or Refurbishment Solutions for Old Buildings
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Ir Prof. Wong Yuk Lung


Ir Prof. WONG, Yuk Lung has been an university academic for over twenty three years teaching/supervising students and conducting researches in the areas of concrete technology and repair, fire engineering, and earthquake engineering. Before he became an academic in 1991, he had worked in Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick & Partners for five years.

Prof. Wong is active in providing consultancy service in the investigation/assessment of fire-damaged buildings, concrete failure and the recommendations of concrete repair. He also involves in developing product certification schemes of construction materials.

At present, Prof. Wong is a Professor of Chu Hai College of Higher Education. He is a Fellow of HKIE, Vice President of HKCI, Member of Technical Committee on the CoP for Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme (MBIS) of Buildings Department, Registered Inspector, and HOKLAS Technical Assessor.
Event Date : 18/04/2018
Event Time : 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : PFMD
Closing Date : 10/04/2018
Fee : HK$ 120 for members; HK$ 180 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed)
Priority : HKIS members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese
Details :


Ageing problem of old buildings in Hong Kong has become a social issue in recent years. Notwithstanding the implementation of the Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme launched by the Buildings Department some years ago, many old buildings with the age of 30 years or above have already had urgent need for repair or refurbishment. Nevertheless, the repair method or refurbishment approach adopted may not be necessarily beneficial to the buildings but sometimes it makes the situation worse (e.g. fall of repaired tiles, water leakage, etc.). In addition, conventional repair methods include breaking out of old finishing materials for replacement. This will inevitably cause a potential risk of damage to the attached structural elements and will also generate of lot of building debris. Some newly adopted repair or refurbishment solutions can avoid these potential problems and are thus more sustainable for the building itself and environmental concern. This presentation will talk about the theory, system, materials involved and benefits of these sustainable repair or refurbishment solutions.