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HKIS 2015-2016 General Council 香港測量師學會2015-2016年度理事會 OFFICE BEARERS

執 行 理 事

President 會長 Sr Lau Chun Kong 劉振江測量師 Senior Vice President 高級副會長 Sr Thomas Ho 何國鈞測量師 Vice President 副會長 Sr Dick Kwok 郭岳忠測量師

COUNCIL MEMBERS

理 事

Planning & Development Division 規劃及發展組

Building Surveying Division 建築測量組 Chairman 主席 Sr Daniel Chang 鄭偉業測量師 Vice Chairman 副主席 Sr Kenny Tse 謝志堅測量師 Immediate Past Chairman 上任主席 Sr Andrew Kung 龔瑞麟測量師

General Practice Division 產業測量組 Chairman 主席 Vice Chairman 副主席 Vice Chairman 副主席

Honorary Secretary 義務秘書 Sr Billy Wong 黃健兒測量師 Honorary Treasurer 義務司庫 Sr Dr Lesly Lam 林力山博士測量師

Sr Chiu Kam Kuen 趙錦權測量師 Sr Alexander Lam 林增榮測量師 Sr Jason Chan 陳澤華測量師

Land Surveying Division 土地測量組 Chairman 主席 Sr Dr Conrad Tang 鄧康偉博士測量師 Vice Chairman 副主席 Sr Chan Yue Chun 陳宇俊測量師 Vice Chairman 副主席 Sr Joseph Wong 黃耀祖測量師

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Chairman 主席 Sr Prof James Pong 龐錦強教授測量師

Property & Facility Management Division 物業設施管理組

Chairman 主席 Vice Chairman 副主席 Honorary Treasurer 義務司庫

Sr Prof Eddie Hui 許智文教授測量師 Sr Daniel Hui 許華倫測量師 Sr Terence Wai 衞振聲測量師

Quantity Surveying Division 工料測量組 Chairman 主席 Vice Chairman 副主席 Vice Chairman 副主席

Sr Paul Wong 黃國良測量師 Sr Raymond Kam 甘家輝測量師 Sr Raymond Kong 江就明測量師

Young Surveyors Group 青年組 Chairman 主席 Vice Chairman 副主席

Sr Lizzy To Sr Chris Mook

杜嘉儀測量師 莫璟瑭測量師

當 然 成 員

Immediate Past President 上任會長 Chairman, Board of Education 教育委員會主席 Chairman, Board of Membership 會籍委員會主席 Chairman, Board of Professional Development 專業發展委員會主席

Sr Vincent Ho (to be elected) (to be elected) (to be elected)

何鉅業測量師 (待選) (待選) (待選)

SURVEYORS TIMES Editorial Board 測量師時代編輯委員會 Chairman 主席

Sr Dick Kwok 郭岳忠測量師

Honorary Editor 義務編輯

Sr Prof Eddie Hui 許智文教授測量師

Building Surveying Division 建築測量組

Sr Jessie Yue 虞偉珠測量師

General Practice Division 產業測量組

Sr Simon Poon 潘啟文測量師

Land Surveying Division 土地測量組

Sr Tony Hon 韓逸熙測量師 Sr Paddy Ng 吳螢廸測量師

Planning & Development Division 規劃及發展組

Sr Dr Cyrus Mok 莫躍孺博士測量師

Property & Facility Management Division 物業設施管理組

Sr Prof Eddie Hui 許智文教授測量師

Quantity Surveying Division 工料測量組

Sr Dr Ken Hui 許亦鈞博士測量師 Sr Gilbert Kwok 郭靖華測量師

Young Surveyors Group 青年組

Sr Winnie Mak 麥美愉測量師 Sr Gigi Mok 莫韻芝測量師

The SURVEYORS TIMES Editorial Board welcomes views, opinion and article submissions. Articles submitted can be in either the English or the Chinese language and, if published, will appear only in the language submitted. The publication of materials will be at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Please email [email protected] or fax (852) 2868 4612 or by post to: The SURVEYORS TIMES Editorial Board, Room 1205, 12th Floor, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. SURVEYORS TIMES is the Institute’s official monthly newsletter circulated free of charge to all members of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. Circulation: 9,000 copies. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or any means without the written permission of HKIS. HKIS is not responsible for the accuracy of any information contained in this publication and does not accept liability for any views, opinions or advice given in this publication. Each contributor (but not HKIS) is personally responsible for ensuring that no confidential information is divulged without obtaining the necessary prior consent. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of HKIS or its members and no liability is accepted in relation thereto. Advertisements appearing imply neither endorsement nor recommendation by HKIS. For enquiries, please call (852) 2526 3679. 「測量師時代編輯委員會」歡迎會員以任何形式提供意見及稿件,來稿可用英文或中 文,一旦選用,文章將以原文語言刊出。所有文章出版權由上述委員會決定。來函可電郵 [email protected] 或傳真 (852) 2868 4612 或郵寄香港上環干諾道中111號永安中心 12 樓 1205室「測量師時代編輯委員會」收。『測量師時代』月刊免費送贈香港測量師學會會員,每 期發行量 9,000 份。 除非已獲得香港測量師學會書面同意,本刊內容不得翻印或以任何形式複製。香港測量師學會不 對本刊文章資料內容的準確性負責、亦不為文章所表達的立場、觀點及意見承擔任何法律責任。 文章作者(而非香港測量師學會)須自行確保任何保密的資料,均為在已獲得許可的情況下發 佈。文章內容、立場及意見並不代表香港測量師學會。廣告純屬商業活動,廣告內容不包含香港 測量師學會的認可。如有查詢,請致電 (852) 2526 3679。

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Cover Story 封 面 故 事

President’s Message 會 長 的 話

High Flyer Surveyor 傑 出 人 物

Beijing Office News

北 京 辦 事 處 簡 訊

 DTZ Postgraduate Scholarship 2016 Entry  Elected as HKIS Members on 26 November 2015

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HKIS News

學 會 簡 訊

 2015 HKIS Outstanding Final Year Dissertation Awards HKIS Dissertation/Thesis Awards for Postgraduate Students  HKIS Annual General Meeting 2015  Results of the Election of Office Bearers for the Year 2015-2016  Council Members Reaching Out

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Divisional News & Activities 組 別 簡 訊

Sports and Recreation 運 動 娛 閒

HKIS CPD / PQSL Summary Members’ Privileges 會 員 優 惠

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Independent cost controls combat budget overruns Substantial budget overruns of several large-scale infrastructure projects have sparked a public outcry. Comparisons of the government’s building and civil engineering works indicate that the clear separation of the roles of design, site supervision, and cost control adopted by building works have helped reduce budget overruns. To enhance transparency, public accountability, and checks and balances in civil engineering projects, the HKIS advises that the government engage independent cost control consultants. Several quantity surveyors share their insights and recommendations below. Wilson Lau 4

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The construction site of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. Source from Thinkstock

封面故事

The public should have an informed opinion of the government’s infrastructure projects, believes Sr Stephen Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall and the HKIS Past President. “[Because infrastructure projects involve public money], they should be transparent to the public…budget overruns of infrastructure projects will erode public confidence in the government in the long run.” Echoing Lai’s sentiment is Sr Thomas Ho of TLS & Associates and the HKIS Senior Vice-President. “[Budget overruns] will make it highly challenging and difficult for the government to manage its expenditures in the future.” The crux of the issue is that in the Government’s Form of Contract for Civil Engineering Works and some forms of contract used by other organisations

for infrastructure projects, the same engineering consultant handles all the design, site supervision, contract administration, cost management, and other financial matters. By contrast, in the Government’s Form of Contract and Private Form of Contract for Building Works, there is a clear separation of the roles of design, site supervision, and cost control. The design, site supervision, and contract administration works are undertaken by the architect, while cost and financial aspects are handled by independent cost consultants. Recent statistics from the press have shown that not only are there more budget overruns in civil engineering works compared to building works, the average percentage of overruns in civil engineering projects also doubles that of building projects . Ho thinks the organisational structure of most infrastructure projects under the current government GCC (General Conditions of Contract) Form of Contract, with the cost control function carried out by the engineering consultant or cost consultants employed by the engineering consultant, may compromise the impartiality of the cost control function. “The engineering consultant solely assumes the conflicting roles of both ‘the judge and the accused’ when he is the one responsible for assessing any claim that the contractor may raise against him due to any instruction issued by him. Although we believe all engineering consultants will act impartially to carry out these two conflicting roles, he may not be seen to be neutral and impartial. It is a doctrine of law that Justice is to be seen, hence he must be seen to act impartially and independently” To integrate a clearer and stronger checks and balances mechanism into civil engineering projects, an independent cost control function is the key. Lai says the scope of the functions performed by an independent cost control consultant in the government’s building works goes beyond cost. “The work by a quantity surveyor or cost consultant starts from the initial cost estimate at [the] design stage. At the tendering stage, some things may have been altered which may affect the contract price. The cost consultant can identify any discrepancies from the initial cost estimate. Cost control and monitoring is required when construction is in progress because there will be unforeseen circumstances. Monthly progress updates are produced to report any variations and changes in the contract price. This mechanism works well.” DECEMBER 2015

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COVER STORY Another advantage of independent cost management is a fair cost estimate that provides balanced and impartial cost management which is independent from the design team, says Sr Michael Yu of Currie & Brown. “Such that the client can base his cost estimates on realistic information to make better informed decisions for the benefit of the project.” Meanwhile, project managers are responsible for cost control in the NEC (New Engineering Contract) Form of Contract for infrastructure projects. “Project managers look after many areas and it is difficult for them to handle cost control as well because it is highly specialised,” Lai notes. “Sometimes budget overruns have been detected early on. Because there is no independent cost control mechanism, engineers may not disclose it. An independent cost control consultant identifies causes of overruns and can recommend cost-saving measures to offset the overruns.” Ho thinks that a strong cost data centre is important for cost control of construction works. Many quantity surveying firms maintain cost data centres with updated cost information of different construction elements, activities, labour, plant and materials etc. and tender price indices. These cost data, together with material supply situation, and the number of construction projects to be implemented are important tools for cost controls and forecasts of the future costs . “The more comprehensive the data are in the centre, the better quality the cost control will be.” Even design consultants have cost data centres, government departments should still engage independent cost consultants for more accurate cost estimates, Ho adds and quotes the example in building works. “I do not think it will cost more because the architect will only handle design and provide relevant information to the independent cost consultant. If the information provided are insufficient, the cost consultant will ask the architect for the missing information. This may not happen when the designers handle the cost control themselves.” Yu agrees with Ho. “[The] cost management fee, on average, only accounts for an insignificant percent of the capital cost of the project. [An] independent cost consultant provides not only [a] bill of quantities, but also more advanced cost control approaches that meet the needs of current large-scale civil engineering projects, including design development 6

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cost control mechanism, variation cost control mechanism, value engineering, lifecycle costing, and project risk analysis.” Ho points out that after contracts are awarded, the contract price should be fairly accurate and should not have much deviation. In order to obtain an accurate contract price, the design should be completed, the method of construction should be confirmed, the ground conditions and environmental and site restrictions should be known. These require more relevant data gathered through site investigations and environmental studies. “Civil engineering projects currently adopt remeasurement[s]. It roughly means measurements will take place after works are completed because the works involve many uncertainties especially of the ground conditions. Even with re-measurement[s], the tendered document should contain more accurate estimates so that there will not be substantial variations when projects are completed. This helps improve cost control.” Yu emphasises that for example, cost controller appreciate time and money spent on ground investigation works is essential at the design stage and save money later on “When the engineers and the contractors have a better grasp of the volume of work, they can produce better designs and programmes which help to avoid the situation in which the contractors has to accelerate work or re-sequence work to accommodate additional unforeseen work which leads to variation orders (VO) and potential claims for extensions of time and additional money. Good cost planning definitely helps reduce unexpected cost overruns.” Lai and Ho recommend that the government initiate some pilot schemes of independent cost management for certain infrastructure projects. There have been successful examples of independent cost management helping to keep public project expenses within budget. Rider Levett Bucknall’s office in the UK has provided independent cost management services for several government projects in the country, including a highway project for the Somerset County Council, Lai notes. The article is published courtesy of Classified Post.

封面故事

獨立控制成本改善超支 本港多個大型基建項目嚴重超支引發公眾強烈不滿。從 比較政府的樓宇及土木工程項目可知,在樓宇工程中將 設計、現場監督及成本控制的角色分立有助減少超支。 為加強土木工程的透明度、公眾問責制及分權制衡,香 港測量師學會建議政府聘請獨立成本控制顧問。以下工 料測量師分享了他們的觀點及建議。 Wilson Lau 利比董事總經理及香港測量師學會前會長賴旭輝測量師認為, 公眾應在知情下對政府基建項目提出見解。「[ 由於基建項目涉 及公帑 ],政府須建立透明度機制及向公眾交代……長遠來看, 基建項目超支會損害公眾對政府的信心。」 對於賴旭輝的憂慮,達置行建築工料測量師事務所董事總經理 及香港測量師學會高級副會長何國鈞測量師亦深表同感。「[ 超 支 ] 會令政府日後管理開支面臨更大考驗和困難。」 問題關鍵在於根據政府土木工程合約及其他機構採用的一些基 建項目合約,所有設計、現場監督、合約管理、成本管理及其 他財務事宜均由同一位工程顧問負責。 相反,根據政府樓宇工程合約及私人樓宇工程合約,設計、現 場監督及成本控制的角色分立。設計、現場監督及合約管理工 作由建築師負責,而成本及財務相關事宜則由獨立成本顧問處 理。 近期傳媒的數據顯示,與樓宇工程相比,土木工程超支的數目 較多,而超支的平均比例亦是樓宇工程的兩倍。 何國鈞認為,根據現行政府一般合約條款下大部分基建項目的 組織架構,由工程顧問或工程顧問僱用的成本顧問履行成本控 制職能,可能會影響成本控制的公正性。「當承建商向工程顧 問作出有關工程顧問指令的任何索償,而工程顧問是唯一負責 評估索償的人士時,工程顧問便同時擔任「裁判及被告」這兩 個矛盾角色。儘管我們相信所有工程顧問在履行這兩個矛盾角 色時會公正行事,工程顧問仍可能被視為不中立及偏頗。法律 的原則是正義必須為世人所見。因此,他須讓人看到他行事獨 立、不偏不倚。」

要對土木工程項目實施更明確、更完善的分權制衡機制,關鍵 在於獨立的成本控制。賴旭輝表示,在政府的樓宇工程中,獨 立成本控制顧問履行的職責範圍並不限於成本方面。「工料測 量師或成本顧問的工作從設計階段的初期成本估算已經開始。 在投標階段,部分事項可能已經更改從而影響承建價格。成本 顧問能分辨出任何與初期成本估算不相符之處。由於存在不可 預測的因素,項目在建築期間更需要進行成本控制及監察。如 承建價格出現任何變動,則須在每月進度報告中更新。這個機 制十分有效。」 偉歷信香港區董事總經理余德森測量師指出,獨立成本管理的 另一優點在於公平的成本估算,讓成本管理維持平衡公正,並 獨立於設計團隊。「如此一來客戶可根據實際資料估算成本, 為項目作出更佳的知情決策。」 另一方面,根據基建項目的新工程合約,成本控制由項目經理 負責。賴旭輝稱:「項目經理負責多項工作,難以同時控制成本, 因為有關工作十分專業。有時超支可在早期發現,但由於缺乏 獨立成本控制機制,工程師可能不會開誠佈公。獨立成本控制 顧問郤能找出超支原因並提出節約成本的建議以抵銷超支。」 何國鈞認為,強大的成本數據資料庫對建造工程的成本控制至 關重要。許多工料測量公司設有成本數據資料庫,儲存各項工 程元素、活動、勞工、機械及材料等最新成本資訊及競標價格 指數。這些成本數據連同材料供應情況及即將展開的建造項目 數量都是成本控制及未來成本預測的重要工具。「資料庫的數 據越全面,成本控制得越好。」 何國鈞以樓宇工程為例補充說,即使設計顧問設有成本數據資 料庫,政府部門仍應聘用獨立成本顧問,以取得更精確的成本 估算。「我不認為這樣做會增加成本,因為建築師只需負責設 計及向獨立成本顧問提供相關資料。如果提供的資料不足,成 本顧問會向建築師索取缺失的資料。若由設計師自行控制成本, 則情況不會如此」。 余德森贊同何國鈞的意見。「平均而言,成本管理費用佔項目 建設成本的比例微不足道。獨立成本顧問不僅提供工程量清單, 亦提供先進成本控制方法,滿足目前大型土木工程項目的需要, 其中包括設計開發成本控制機制、工程變更成本控制機制、價 值工程、週期成本及項目風險分析等。」 何國鈞表示,簽訂合約後,承建價格應該相當準確,不應出現 太大偏差。為取得準確的承建價格,設計工作應已完成,建造 方法應已確定,地質情況及環境和工地限制亦應已知悉。這些 需要通過土地勘察及環境研究收集更多相關數據。「目前土木 工程採用重新量度法,即工程完成後重新計算數量,因為工程 牽涉多個不明確因素,尤其在地質情況方面。即使是重新量度, 中標文件上的數量估算亦應準確,那麼項目完成時便不會出現 太大偏差。這有助加強控制成本。」 余德森強調,例如成本控制人員都認同在設計階段所投放於土 地勘察的時間和金錢是十分重要的,可以節省後期成本。「當 工程師和承建商可更準確掌握工作量時,可改善設計和計劃, 有助承建商避免加快工作或重新編排工作程序以完成未能預見 的額外工作的情況。這個情況會引致工程變更,亦可能引發延 期及金錢的申索。良好的成本計劃絕對有助減少預計不到的超 支情況。」 賴旭輝和何國鈞建議政府可將一些基建項目試行獨立管理成本。 獨立管理成本有助控制公共工程開支的成功例子並不罕見。賴 旭輝表示,利比的英國辦事處已為多個英國政府項目提供獨立 成本管理服務,其中包括薩默塞特郡委員會(Somerset County Council)的一個高速公路項目。

本文由《Classified Post》撰文。 DECEMBER 2015

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE 會長的話 on ways to enhance the efficiency of the land development and approval processes, while navigating through the different interests and concerns of various stakeholders. Regarding policy formulation, we are able to advise the government on the feasibility of policies by detailing the skills, and the professional capacity, that are available in the marketplace. As we are at the forefront of policy implementation, we can also inform the government about the challenges we encounter.

Creating better business opportunities

Surveying the future

We continue to use our connections to liaise with relevant authorities and professional bodies in the mainland so that more Hong Kong surveyors can meet with relevant licensing and registration requirements and pursue business opportunities within China.

With the start of a new year, it is a good time to take a step back and reflect on the meaning behind our everyday work before we move on to set our goals for 2016. As the new president of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), I would like to assist in this process by talking about the important role surveyors play in creating the built environment we live in.

Through actively engaging the government and the business community, and educating the public about the work we do, we enable progress. We target to create a more businessfriendly environment, as we are able to influence decision makers. We use our understanding of the market to make sure it is served in the best way possible.

The professional insight and expertise the HKIS shares with the government, the business community and the public has a far-reaching impact on our city. Our profession is at the heart of one of the most concerned issues for people in Hong Kong: the use of land and buildings. The government and public would need to reach some common ground on this issue and the HKIS – with a membership count of over 9,500 and its members include pioneers of government projects, corporate movers and shakers, and bright young professionals – is in a unique position to facilitate this process.

Our priority is to foster close communication with the government and the business community. We also ensure that HKIS members from different surveying disciplines gather together to share their experience, ideas and plans of action.

Sr Lau Chun Kong

Shaping and supporting policies Take the issue of how to achieve better efficiency in land use. Our experts are participating in different advisory committees in both the public and private sectors to advise

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Helping young members make a difference I would particularly like to encourage young members to reflect on the things they are passionate about, and what they want to achieve, and then turn these thoughts into action. One of the best ways to do this is to participate in different HKIS activities be such work in the Young Surveyors Group or different working groups and committees.

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會長的話

Whether you are organising an annual conference, submitting a Legislative Council paper, building up an archive for the HKIS, or conducting topical studies, it is useful to work alongside other surveyors so you can learn from each other. This is enriching, and it helps you form a bigger picture of your career, your profession, and your industry. Best of all, you will come to understand the value you create for the city and the world we live in, and gain the exposure required to really make a difference. It is my pleasure to embark on this exciting journey with all of you. I wish each and every one of you a fulfilling and successful 2016. President Sr Lau Chun Kong

測量未來 新年伊始,是時候讓我們回顧及思考日常工作背後的意義, 從而訂立 2016 年的目標。作為香港測量師學會新任會長, 我想在此分享測量師在塑造現今香港環境時擔任的重要角 色,讓各位會員思考。

求更多香港測量師可符合國內相關牌照及註冊的規定,參與 內地的眾多商機。 學會藉著與政府及商界之連繫,以及增強公眾對測量師工作 的認識 , 從而促進香港之進步。我們為決策者出謀獻策,致 力營造更佳之營商及工作環境。會員對市場運作有良好認 知,這對如何提高市場營運效率極為重要。 學會主要任務包括促進政府及商界的溝通,並確保學能凝聚 會內各個組別的會員力量,讓會員分享彼此的經驗、想法和 行動計劃。

協助年輕會員作出貢獻 我特別希望鼓勵年青會員思量他們的志向和理想,並把想法 轉化成行動。方法之一是參與香港測量師學會之不同工作 , 包括青年組或不同的工作小組及委員會。 無論會員參與舉辦週年會議、提交立法會文件、建立香港測 量師學會資料庫,還是進行專題研究,都可與同業合作,互 相學習。這些活動皆有助豐富人生的體驗,並讓會員更宏觀 了解測量師為香港以至我們身處的世界所創造的價值,並獲 取經驗以作出貢獻。 我很高興與各位會員共同展開這個精彩旅程,祝願各位於 2016 年碩果豐盛,成績驕人。 會長 劉振江測量師

香港測量師學會與政府、商界及公眾分享的專業見解和知識 對香港未來發展有深遠影響。我們的專業環繞香港人其中一 個最關注的議題:土地及樓宇運用。政府與公眾須要在這個 議題上有更多共識 ; 香港測量師學會擁有逾 9,500 名會員(當 中包括政府項目先導者、商界領袖及年青專才), 在促進雙方 增加共識之過程中 , 可發揮獨特作用。

制訂政策 以提高土地使用效率問題為例。眾多測量師正參與不同之公 營及私營諮詢機構,為提高土地發展及審批過程效率提供意 見,並為協調不同持份者的利益和憂慮作出努力。 在政策制訂層面,學會能為政府就市場現存的技能和專案能 力,以及政策的可行性提供意見。由於學會會員走在實施政 策的最前線,我們亦可讓政府掌握所要面對的挑戰。

創造更好營商環境 學會繼續積極與內地相關部門和專業機構保持緊密聯繫,務

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HIGH FLYER SURVEYOR

Female Participation Pioneer Sr Serena Lau’s extensive experience and knowledge of the property developments in Hong Kong and mainland China has shaped her approach to valuation and management. The managing director of RHL International was the first female president of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (2011/12). Wilson Lau

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the current “Seize opportunities to

learn as much as you can as the property market is thriving Both Sr Serena Lau and her father Sr Francis Lau are general practice surveyors. “We specialise in the comprehensive solution related to real estate. My professional education was also focused on the wide scope of general practice surveying,” Lau notes. Lau senior is also a past HKIS president. After graduating with a degree in land economics from the University of Technology, Sydney from Australia, Lau spent two years working in the valuation department at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Sydney. “That was my basic training. I then returned to Hong Kong and joined RHL in 1992.” In the early 1990s – heady days of rapid property development in mainland China – Lau was put in charge of many projects in the region, overseeing project coordination, sales and marketing. “I became familiar with the mainland market before Hong Kong,” she explains. The property market in Hong Kong was equally buoyant before 1997. As an independent valuer, RHL was involved in land acquisitions initiated by the Land Development Corporation (LDC, Predecessor of the Urban Renewal Authority). With her valuation training acquired overseas, Lau started working at the grassroots level and developed an in-depth insight in the local real estate market. “After LDC made the offer, Independent valuer helped individual landlords with fair and professional property valuation. Many of the buildings were dilapidated low-rises and many landlords were elderly.”



“When we are approached to conduct valuation, we ask the clients do they know why they need it. From my perspective, it is important that clients know what they want so that we can tailor our services to their specific requirements. Valuation encompasses effective liaison works, and communication is a vital soft skill to arrive at fair compensation. It does not mean much to the landlords if we just give them a number. We should provide analysis and give them a picture of what is going on in other buildings in their neighbourhood. Sometimes we come across some difficult landlords who need more patient detailed explanation.” In its operation expansion on the mainland, RHL established joint-venture and wholly owned offices in various Chinese cities. Lau took up the responsibilities of staff training and management. “The mainland experience is important. I think my achievement is in properly managing multiple projects in various cities simultaneously,” she says. “Each city has its unique attributes. The differences are not just limited to real-estate projects; there are cultural distinctions among the people in different cities. I think I have excelled in my management responsibilities. A main part of my responsibility on the mainland is to optimise the combination of professionals in teams. I take into account not only individual employees’ technical skills and professional knowledge, but also their individual approaches to project implementation. For the offices in different cities, I have recruited individuals with varied attributes to cater to the specific requirements of clients in these DECEMBER 2015

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HIGH FLYER SURVEYOR particular cities. I honed my management skills in China.” Lau has drawn on her connections and experience accumulated on the mainland for projects in Hong Kong. “Because many of our clients have business interests on the mainland, it has become easier for us to work for them when we have had exposure to the market in China. There are many great ideas originating from China which can be applied back to the local market,” she points out. Although Lau is busy with projects both in Hong Kong and across the border, she has participated in public organisations in an advisory and board decision-making capacity over the years. She has been motivated by her thirst to learn from others and make contributions to the community. “I always benefit through the interaction with other professionals. It always inspires me when I am involved in different cases,” Lau notes. At the time she was board member of the Estate Agents Authority, she observed that a good chairman and members have created a positive synergy. “The chairman was determined to improve the image of estate agents. She recognised that the authority needed to put efforts in building credibility. The authority achieved that through multiple measures, such as disciplinary action and promotion,” she says. “When the leader sets a clear direction and communicates it to all, everyone will be united and understand their individual roles and fulfil their duties accordingly.” Lau is also a member of the Hong Kong Housing Society, which has thrown its weight behind the elderly housing. The organisation has promoted the idea of Ageing-in-place in the market in cooperation with the government. “There are always pros and cons in the implementation

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of different projects. For example, some critics will say the recent elderly housing project serve the wealthier group. I think Hong Kong Housing Society has a wide enough spectrum and we all face the ageing population issue. The Hong Kong Housing Society has gone on field trips to study how similar projects were designed and executed overseas and then applied it in Hong Kong.” Lau’s involvement in public bodies helps her recognise the difficulties in making decisions, as she is exposed to the diverse opinions and interests of different stakeholders. “But when you are able to make a decision by taking into account the diverse opinions and interests,” she notes, “the final decision will invariably be a good one. I have learned to see things from multiple perspectives.” While general practice encompasses a wide spectrum of knowledge, Lau says she always comes across issues that require in-depth analysis with specialised fields of knowledge. “If I have the opportunities, I would like to focus on the study of specialised areas. I am interested in exploring some issues in greater depth.” Her advice for young surveyors is that they should seize the current opportunities to learn as much as they can as the property market is thriving. “The unique expertise and edge of surveyors in Hong Kong is that they are able to deliver projects of fine quality even though the construction is completed on a tight schedule. By contrast, many projects in developing countries may have been completed quickly at the expense of quality. Hong Kong surveyors’ expertise to achieve sustainable good quality is likely to be highly sought in the region in the foreseeable furture” The article is published courtesy of Classified Post.

傑出人物

女性參予先驅 劉詩韻測量師對本港及內地物業發展的熟悉 及豐富的工作經驗,致使她對估值及管理自 有一套心得。劉女士現任永利行國際董事總 經 理, 亦 是 香 港 測 量 師 學 會 首 位 女 性 會 長 (2011/12) 。 Wilson Lau

劉女士與父親劉紹鈞都是產業測量師。「我們專注於提供綜合房 地產解決方案。我的主修亦是涉獵範疇相當廣泛的產業測量工 作。」劉紹鈞先生亦曾擔任香港測量師學會會長。 她在澳洲悉尼科技大學取得土地經濟學位後,曾在悉尼的澳洲聯 邦銀行估價總部任職兩年。「我在那裡奠定了基本功,隨後於 一九九二年返回香港加入永利行。」 九十年代初正值內地房地產發展蓬勃、熱火朝天之際,劉女士出 任內地多個項目的負責人,監督項目的統籌、銷售及推廣工作。 「我熟悉內地市場早於香港。」 九七年前,香港的物業市場同樣暢旺。永利行作為獨立評估師, 參與由土地發展公司(市區重建局前身)推行的土地收購工作。 劉女士從低做起,憑藉在外國學到的估值知識,培養出對本地房

地產市場的精準眼光。「土地發展公司提出收購要約後,獨立評 估師會為個別業主提供公平專業的物業估值服務及建議。許多樓 宇都是殘舊失修的低層建築,業主亦以長者為主。」 「客戶請我們進行估值時,我們會詢問他們是否了解要估值的原 因。我認為,客戶務必了解自己的需要,我們才能因應他們所需 提供服務。有效聯繫是估值過程的一部分,而溝通能力是達成公 平賠償的關鍵。如果我們只給業主一個銀碼,這對他們意義不 大。我們應該提供分析,讓客戶了解同區樓宇的情況。有時我們 會遇到一些難纏的業主,則需要更加耐心地詳盡解釋。」 永利行擴展內地業務期間,在中國內地多個城市設立合資及獨資 辦事處,劉女士負責培訓及管理員工。「我在內地的經歷十分重 要。我認為我的成就在於同時管理好不同城市的多個項目。每個 城市各有特點,不單房地產項目有所不同,不同城市的人亦存在 文化差異。我自問擅於管理工作。我在內地的主要職責之一,是 盡量組合最佳專業團隊。我不僅要考慮各人的技能及專業知識, 亦要顧及他們執行項目的處事風格。我為各地辦事處招聘不同特 性的員工,以迎合各地客戶的要求。在中國工作期間,我提升了 管理能力。」 劉女士將她在內地積累的人脈和經驗應用到香港的項目中。「我 們許多客戶都在內地有生意,而我們在內地市場的經驗,對我們 服務客戶不無幫助。內地的很多意念都可以應用回本地市場。」 劉女士雖忙於打理香港及內地項目,多年來仍一直參與公營機構 的諮詢及董事會決策工作,志在向他人學習並回饋社會。「與 其他專業人士交流令我受益良多,為我參與的不同項目提供靈 感。」 在地產代理監管局出任董事局成員時,她注意到,出色的主席和 成員可相輔相成。「主席決意提升地產代理的形象。她認同監管 局需要致力推動地產代理建立信譽,而當局為此落實了多項操守 處分及推廣措施。上層若能設立清晰指引,傳達予所有成員,大 家就能團結起來,明白自身的角色,履行相應責任。」 劉女士亦是香港房屋協會會員,支持協會參予發展長者房屋,與 政府攜手推廣“居家安老”項目。「推行不同項目必然有利有弊。 例如,部分批評人士會說,房協最近的長者房屋項目是為富裕人 仕服務。我認為香港各階層市民都面臨著人口老化的問題,房協 服務需面向各階層。香港房屋協會已進行實地考察,研究國外如 何規劃及實施同類項目,以供香港借鑒。」 劉女士面對著不同持分者的意見及利益,而參與公營機構的經 驗,令她更加認識到決策的難處。「但是,如果你作決定前衡量 過不同的意見及利益,那麼最終決定必定不會錯。我學會了從不 同角度看事情。」 產業測量雖涉及廣泛的知識,劉女士卻經常遇到需要運用專業知 識進行深入分析的問題。「如果有機會,我會專注研究專門知識。 我有興趣更深入地探討某些問題。」 有見物業市場蓬勃發展,她建議年輕測量師應該把握學習機會。 「即使工期多緊,香港測量師仍然能夠仔細妥善完成項目,這是 他們獨有的專長及優勢。相比之下,發展中國家的很多項目可能 很快完工,卻犧牲了質素。香港測量師專於完成具可持續性的優 秀項目的本事將是區域市場未來最渴求的。」

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北京辦事處簡訊

寒冷的冬天已經到來,隨著冬季的到來,北京嚴重的霧霾天 氣也著實讓生活在這裡的人們堪憂。

DTZ Postgraduate Scholarship 2016 Entry

北京新聞 北京再發重污染紅色預警4天 單雙號限行 自 10 月底京城入冬後,霧霾頻發,藍色、黃色、橙色、紅 色預警齊齊亮相,不斷刷新歷史紀錄:11 月底,史上首次連 發重污染橙色、霾橙色、大霧橙色預警; 12 月 7 日,史上 首次發布重污染紅色預警。 12 月 18 日,“紅警”再次駕到。北京市空氣重污染應急辦 當日 7 時再發空氣重污染紅色預警。根據北京市環境監測中 心早 7 時數據,城六區 PM2.5 濃度為 67 微克 / 立方米,房山、 門頭溝​​等西南地區 PM2.5 濃度升至 166 微克 / 立方米。 12 月 19 日 7 時至 12 月 22 日 24 時,北京將啟動紅色預警 措施,機動車單雙號行駛。

北京辦事處活動 時間飛逝,轉眼間 2015 年也到了年尾最​​後一個月,而在過 去的一年中,北京辦事處協助北京議會主席胡煜琳測量師成 功組織了多次的會員活動,在會員中也得到了不錯的反響和 支持。 香港測量師學會為了感謝廣大積極會員對學會活動的支持和 參與,在 2015 年 12 月 17 日在北京三里屯的小山日本料理 舉辦了年度的會員晚宴,很多平時積極參與活動的會員都參 與進來。 晚餐中一片融洽的氣氛,大家都 如同老友般親切的交流。當天的 活動在歡聲笑語中愉快的結束, 此次活動圓滿完成。北京區域 2015 年度的最後一個會員活動 在昨晚完美落幕。展望 2016 年, 北京辦事處和北京議會努力為 在京的會員組織更多有意義的 活動,也期待 2016 年有更多的 會員參與進來,一起為學會未來 的發展貢獻一份自己的力量。 14

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The DTZ Postgraduate Scholarship has been set up to encourage and sponsor talented qualified surveyors of the HKIS to pursue further studies overseas, and upon completion of studies to pursue his/her career in Hong Kong and contribute to the Hong Kong surveying profession. Over the past years, the Scholarships had been granted to Sr Winnie Yu, Sr Candy Cheung and Sr Walter Cheung.  All of them are members of the General Practice Division. Corporate members of HKIS are now invited to apply for the 2016 scholarship. Deadline for application is 29 January 2016. For enquiry, please contact Ms Judy Shiu at 2526 3679.

Congratulations to the following who were elected as HKIS Members on 26 November 2015 LAM PUI WA FELLOW (4) SIU PAK SHING BS DIVISION TO JOYCE TANG CHI WANG WONG CHIU YU PETER WONG PUI YING LILI GP DIVISION WONG YIK CHING CHOI LAP YIU YIU CHO HONG NG HUNG MUI LS DIVISION PD DIVISION SO CHOK MING CHAN JING YUN STEPHEN CORPORATE MEMBERS MEMBER (12) REGISTERED IN BS DIVISION OTHER DIVISIONS (1) CHAN CHI PAN SAMUEL CHEUNG TIN MAN PFM DIVISION FUNG WAI YIN LAM YAT MING KWOK CHI WAI RESIGNATION (1)

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H K I S NEWS

學會簡訊

2015 HKIS Outstanding Final Year Dissertation Awards HKIS Dissertation/Thesis Awards for Postgraduate Students The Research Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) has organised the “Outstanding Final Year Dissertation Awards” for final year students of our accredited first degree courses. The purpose of the Awards is to promote research amongst our future surveyors and reward their efforts. The Awards are based on merits in research, as well as the applicability of the research output to the surveying profession. Having assessed the papers nominated by the universities, the panel of assessors has awarded prizes to the following candidates: Grand Prize Division Awardee University PFMD SIU Chun Man University of Hong Kong

Project Title An Empirical Study of the Green Label Premium in High-Rise Residential Buildings

Top Award

Division Awardees BSD LI Po Yi

University Hong Kong Polytechnic University

GPD

KONG Wai Shan

University of Hong Kong

LSD

ZHOU Xiaolin

PDD

WONG Ka Chun

Hong Kong Polytechnic University University of Hong Kong

PFMD

SIU Chun Man University of Hong Kong

QSD

LEUNG Kin Yeung

University of Hong Kong

Project Title Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme (MBIS) Implementation on Building Inspection and Maintenance The Impact of Tourism Policy on the Pricing of Retail Shops Build a 3D cadastre in Hong Kong Level of Citizen Participation in Urban Renewal in Hong Kong An Empirical Study of the Green Label Premium in High Rise Residential Buildings The Effectiveness of Safe Working Cycle to improve Safety Culture in the Hong Kong Construction Industry

Second Award Division Awardees BSD HO Man Lai

University Hong Kong Polytechnic University

GPD

KAM Chak Lau University of Angus Hong Kong

PDD

HO Yik Ling

PDD

LIN Nga Yuk

PFMD

LAM Cheuk Ming

University of Hong Kong

QSD

CHAN Kit San

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Project Title Critical Success Factors for Building Information Modelling (BIM) Implementation in Hong Kong Quoting Prices of SecondHand Residential Properties in Gross or Saleable Floor Area: Does It Matter? Feasibility Study of Residential Development in Hong Kong’s Green Belt The Impact of Conversion of Old Industrial Buildings on Property Price: A Comparison between Wholesale Conversion and Redevelopment User’s Perspective on Alternative Workplace Strategies in Hong Kong Critical Success Factors of Adopting Green Procurement in Life-Cycle Stages of Hong Kong Construction Industry

The Research Committee has also organised the “Dissertation/Thesis Awards” for postgraduate students. The purpose of the Awards is to promote research within the industry. The Awards are based on the merits of each study’s contribution to innovation in the industry and its application to the surveying profession. Having assessed the papers nominated by the universities, the panel of assessors has awarded prizes to the following candidates: PhD Category Awardee University WANG Weili City University of Hong Kong

Project Title Modelling of Pedestrian Behavioral Dynamics in Complex Urban Setting and Built Environment

Master Category Awardee Farzana SIDDIQUA

University Project Title University of Hong Kong Measuring Impacts of “Outdoor Comfort” on “Walkability” in Warm Humid City: A perspective from New and Historical streetscape in the residential area of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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HKIS Annual General Meeting 2015 The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) was held on 16 December 2015. Sr LAU Chun Kong was elected as the 2015-2016 President of the HKIS, taking over from Sr Vincent HO, who retires as Immediate Past President. At the AGM it was also announced that Sr Thomas HO and Sr Dick KWOK were elected Senior Vice-President and Vice-President respectively, while Sr Billy WONG and Sr Dr Lesly LAM were elected Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer, respectively. The following are the members of the General Council 2015-2016:Office Bearers

Land Surveying Division

Sr Dr TANG Hong Wai, Conrad

Chairman

Sr CHAN Yue Chun

Vice Chairman

Sr WONG Yiu Cho, Joseph

Vice Chairman

Planning and Development Division

Sr Prof PONG Kam Keung, James Chairman Property and Facility Management Division

Sr Prof HUI Chi Man, Eddie

Chairman

Sr HUI Wah Lun, Daniel

Vice Chairman

Sr WAI Chun Sing, Terence

Honorary Treasurer

Quantity Surveying Division

Sr WONG Kwok Leung, Paul

Chairman

Sr KAM Ka Fai, Raymond

Vice Chairman

Sr KONG Chau Ming, Raymond

Vice Chairman

Young Surveyors Group

Sr LAU Chun Kong

President

Sr TO Ka Yi, Lizzy

Chairman

Sr HO Kwok Kwan, Thomas

Senior Vice-President

Sr MOOK King Tong, Chris

Vice Chairman

Sr KWOK Ngok Chung, Dick Vice-President Sr WONG Kin Yee, Billy

Honorary Secretary

Sr Dr LAM Lik Shan, Lesly

Honorary Treasurer

Members Building Surveying Division

Sr CHANG Wai Ip, Daniel

Chairman

Sr TSE Chi Kin, Kenny

Vice Chairman

Sr KUNG Sui Lun, Andrew Immediate Past Chairman General Practice Division

Sr CHIU Kam Kuen

Chairman

Sr LAM Tsan Wing, Alexander

Vice Chairman

Sr CHAN Chak Wa, Jason

Vice Chairman

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Ex-Officio Members Sr HO Kui Yip, Vincent

Immediate Past President

H K I S NEWS

學會簡訊

Results of the Election of Office Bearers for the Year 2015-2016 While the positions of Senior Vice-President, Vice-President, Honorary Secretary, and Honorary Treasurer were uncontested and the candidates were declared elected as Office Bearers without balloting during the institute’s AGM on 16 December 2015, a written ballot was conducted for the position of President, for which two nominations were received. Over 600 Corporate members turned out to vote in the Election. The results of the voting for the election of President were as follows:-  Votes cast in favour of AU Sing Hei Edward: 301 Votes cast in favour of LAU Chun Kong: 340 The meeting declared Sr LAU Chun Kong elected as President for 2015-2016.

Council Members Reaching Out 3 Dec

3-4 Dec 5 Dec 5 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 8 Dec

Life Planning For a Bright Future cum Business-School Partnership Programme Celebration Ceremony organised by the Education Bureau Business of IP Asia Forum 2015 organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Centre The 194th Congregation and Diploma and Prize Presentation Ceremony of the University of Hong Kong

Sr Vincent Ho

Society Link Gathering on the “MTR South Island Line (East)” organised by the MTR Corporation Limited International Volunteer Day Recognition Ceremony of the Agency for Volunteer Service Joint Institutes’ Dinner hosted by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Sr Raymond Kong Sr Rex Ying Sr Lizzy To Sr Vincent Ho

Sr Vincent Ho Sr Joseph Ho Sr Edward Au Sr Vincent Ho

廣東省科協領導與香港專業人士座談會暨 Sr Vincent Ho 「廣東省科協特邀委員 (香港) 聘任儀式」 由廣東省科學技術協會主辦

Sr Vincent Ho Sr Edward Au Sr Thomas Ho 10 Dec Monthly Thursday Luncheon organised Sr Vincent Ho by the Executive Council Secretariat 11 Dec Opening Ceremony of the 2015 BiSr Vincent Ho City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (Hong Kong) VISIONS 2050 Lifestyle and the City co-organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Biennale Foundation, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, the Hong Kong Designers Association, and the Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture Organising Committee 11-12 Dec MTR Major Exercise Sr Rex Ying Sr Lizzy To 14 Dec Conference on the Green Deck Sr Joseph Ho Plan organised by The Hong Kong Sr Dick Kwok Polytechnic University Sr Prof Eddie Hui Sr Dr Tony Leung 15 Dec 2015 桂港建設行業交流會及《桂港建設行 Sr Vincent Ho 31 Dec 31 Dec

業合作意向協議》簽字儀式

The Hong Kong Dental Association Annual Ball 2015 The Hong Kong Medical Association Annual Ball 2015

DECEMBER 2015

Sr Thomas Ho Sr C K Lau

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Building Surveying Division Sr Daniel Chang BSD Council Chairman

Welcome Message from the BSD Chairman

Fellow surveyors, it is my honour to take up the Chairmanship of the Building Surveying Division for 2015-16. In my new Chairman’s Message delivered during the AGM, I emphasised three areas that the BSD would focus on besides the ongoing tasks: recognition, knowledge enhancement, and human resources. These areas are crucial to the sustainable growth of the BS profession. The Council shall derive suitable measures to address these issues. Please render your support to the Council if you are approached. I also take this time to wish you a Merry X’mas and Happy New Year.

BSD Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner The Annual General Meeting was held on 20 November, during which the 2015-16 Office Bearers and Council Members were elected. The Annual Dinner was held right after the AGM and attended by 16 past BSD chairmen and Distinguished Building Surveyors. Thanks go to the HKIS staff; our past and current Hon Secretary, Sr Rebecca Lo; and Sr Arthur Cheung, who arranged the wonderful event. Below are the 2015-16 BSD Council and Coopted members: Chairman Vice-Chairman Vice-Chairman Honorary Secretary Honorary Treasurer

Council Members

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Sr Chang Wai-ip, Daniel Sr Tse Chi-kin, Kenny Sr Dy Wai-fung, Peter Sr Cheung Man-to, Arthur Sr Tang Chi-wang Sr Chan Mei-kuen, Idi Sr Law Chin-keung, Jason Sr Chan Ka-man, Margaret Sr Wang Man-wah, Conny Sr Chan Cheong, Gary

DECEMBER 2015

Sr Cheuk Cheung-kei, Cheuky Sr Wong Kin-yee, Billy Sr Cheung Hiu-wai, George Council Members Sr Lee Hoi-tat, Nathan Sr Li Kwok-wah, Edgar Sr Cheung Yan-kwai, Eddy Sr Chau Bing-che, Henry Sr Wong Hoi-kit, Wilfred Sr Tse Wing-ho, Jeremy Sr Fung Chi-kuong, Francis Immediate Past Chairman Sr Kung Sui-lun, Andrew Sr Wong Tin-chi, Ryan YSG Representatives Sr Wong Chiu-yu, Peter Sr Tang Hoi-kwan, Edwin Sr Yun Ying-kit, Kenneth Sr Ho Kui-yip, Vincent Sr Leung Chi-tim, Robin Sr Sin Kwok-leung, Alan Sr Tse Chi-ming, Philip Co-opted Members Sr Wong Se-king, Peter Sr Pong Yiu-po, Daniel Sr Chan Lok-yan, Lorraine Sr Antony Chan Sr Li Wing-shan, Joanmi Sr Leo Chan

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Registered Fire Engineer (RFE) Scheme The recent proposed introduction of a Registered Fire Engineer (RFE) Scheme by the Fire Services Department was discussed during the LegCo Panel on Security on 3 November. The proposed RFE intends to leverage professional engineers and qualified persons on the market to provide services in fire safety risk assessment, formulate fire safety requirements, and conduct fire safety compliance inspections and certifications. As a start, the FSD proposes to implement the RFE Scheme during the licencing process for the prescribed premises. The details of the proposed RFE can be accessed via the link below: http://www.legco.gov.hk/yr15-16/english/panels/ se/papers/se20151103cb2-142-3-e.pdf The Fire Expert Panel will review what are the challenges that bring to the BS profession and suggest follow up action on this subject.

Building (Standards of Sanitary Fitments, Plumbing, Drainage Works and Latrines)(Amendment) Regulation 2015

The main features of the Amendment Regulation include: (a) introducing new categories of building use for the purpose of determining the number of sanitary fitments to be provided; (b) enhancing the standards for the provision of female sanitary fitments in public places, such as cinemas and places of public entertainment; and (c) rationalising the standards for the provision of sanitary fitments in restaurants. For further details, please refer to the gazette and the circular letter issued by the Buildings Department.

建築測量組於 11 月 20 日召開週年大會並選出理事會成員, 我非常榮幸能夠成為新一屆建築測量組主席。為建築測量組 得以持續發展,本屆工作將著重加強社會各界對建築測量行 業的認知,擴展專業知識交流,並促進人力資源投入建築測 量專業。以下簡介兩則最近業界相關法律事項: 立法會保安事務委員會於 11 月 3  日討論消防處建議實施的 《註冊消防工程師計劃》。計劃利用市場上專業工程師和 合資格人士的知識提供第三方的消防安全風險評估和審批服 務。學會專責小組已就該議案作出跟進工作。 另外,《2015 年建築物 ( 衞生設備標準、水管裝置、排水工 程及廁所 )( 修訂 ) 規例》已於 12 月 14 日起實施。主要內容 包括引入新的建築物用途類別,提升公眾場所內提供女性衞 生設備的標準,以及理順有關食肆提供衞生設備的標準。修 訂詳情請參閱屋宇署通告函件及政府憲報。 藉此機會呼籲各會員多加支持及參與學會的工作,謹祝各位 聖誕及新年快樂。

The Building (Standards of Sanitary Fitments, Plumbing, Drainage Works and Latrines) (Amendment) Regulation 2015, which amends the requirements for the provision of sanitary fitments, came into operation on 14 December. Our Vice Chairman, Sr Kenny Tse, attended the sub-committee meeting on 3 November to present our views on the amended regulation. DECEMBER 2015

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General Practice Division Sr Chiu Kam Kuen GPD Council Chairman

The Annual General Meeting of the General Practice Division was held on 18 November at the Surveyors Learning Centre. A total of 507 members attended it and elected 20 GPD Council Members out of 32 candidates. There were 497 valid votes. The voting results are as follows:

Sr LIN Tien Chi, Stephen 林天智

166

Sr NG Hung Mui, Elsa 吳紅梅

117

Sr Dr POON Wing Cheung, Lawrence 潘永祥 266* Sr TSE Wai Hung, Cliff 謝偉鴻

191*

Sr WAN Wai Ming, Tony 温偉明

229*

Sr WONG Ching Hang, Jeffrey 黃正行

193*

[Remarks: * denotes member who was elected]

Sr AU Sing Hei, Edward 區成禧

252*

Sr AU YEUNG Ming Him 歐陽銘謙

223*

Sr CHAN Chak Sum, Jason 陳澤森

251*

Sr CHAN Chak Wa, Jason 陳澤華

237*

Sr CHAN Chi Hing, Alnwick 陳致馨

223*

Sr CHAN Chi Ping, Ronald 陳子平

225*

Sr CHAN Chi Wah, Harry 陳志華

137

Sr CHAN Hon Kwong, Louie 陳漢光

136

Sr CHAN Ka Fai, Andrew 陳家輝

194*

Sr CHAN Kwok Kin, Slayman 陳國堅

102

Sr CHAN Tung Ngok, Tony 陳東岳

185*

Sr CHENG Hung Yan, Henry 鄭鴻恩

175

Sr CHIU Kam Kuen 趙錦權

220*

Sr CHOW Chi Sang, Victor 鄒志生

186*

Sr FUNG Lai Yin 馮禮賢

171

Sr HO Ka Ling, Clara 何嘉玲

222*

Sr JIM Chun Yip 詹俊業

116

Sr LAM Ho Man 林浩文

176

Sr LAM Ka Fai, Francis 林家輝

183

Honorary Secretary

Sr LAM Miu Sheung, Kelly 林妙嫦

245*

Sr Benson Lee

Honorary Treasurer

Sr LAM Tsan Wing, Alexander 林增榮

189*

Sr Tony Wan

Sr LAM Yam On, Jim 林蔭安

237*

Sr LAU Chun Kong 劉振江

263*

Sr LAU Chun Kuen, Anthony 劉振權

177

Sr LEE Bun, Benson 李斌

230*

Sr LI Ting 李頲

110

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During the first GPD Council meeting on 19 November, it was an amazing honour to be elected Chairman of GPD Council and have the opportunity to serve members for the next two years. I want to thank the previous Chairman, Sr Joseph Ho, for his leadership and the dedication of the previous committee over the last two years. Please join me to welcome the newly-elected committee and our two Vice-Chairmen, Alexander Lam and Jason CW Chan. We’ll be working closely with the entire elected committee to continue building on the high quality of professional services provided by our Division. GPD Office Bearers Chairman

Sr KK Chiu

Vice Chairman (External Affairs) Sr Alexander Lam Vice Chairman (Internal Affairs) Sr Jason CW Chan

Appointment of GPD Representatives General Council

Sr KK Chiu Sr Alexander Lam Sr Jason CW Chan

Board of Education

Sr Jim Lam Sr Dr Lawrence Poon

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Board of Membership

Sr Cliff Tse Sr Augustine Wong

Mainland Affairs Committee Sr KK Chiu/Sr Alex Lam/ Sr Tony Chan

Board of Professional Development

Sr Kelly Lam Sr Jeffrey Wong

Members Welfare Committee

Sr Jason CS Chan

Surveyors Registration Board

Sr Tony Chan Sr Herbert Leung

Project Management Committee

Sr Joseph Ho

Valuation Standards Panel

Sr C K Lau

Public and Social Affairs Committee

Sr Jeffrey Wong/Sr Clara Ho

CPD Panel

Sr Alnwick Chan Sr Andrew Chan Sr Clara Ho Sr Jason CS Chan

Research Committee

Sr Jim Lam/Sr Thomas Lam

Sports and Recreation Committee

Sr Jason CS Chan

2016 HKIS Annual Conference Organising Committee

Sr Tony Chan/Sr Cliff Tse

2016 Annual Dinner Organising Committee

Sr Jason CS Chan/Sr Veronica Lee/Sr Elsa Ng

Housing Policy Panel

Sr CK Chan/Sr Edward Au/ Sr Tony Chan/Sr Thomas Lam/Sr Winnie Koo

Building Policy Panel

Sr Jim Lam

Land Policy Panel

Sr C K Lau/Sr Harry Chan/ Sr Tony Wan/Sr Tony Chan/ Sr Alnwick Chan/Sr Victor Chow/Sr Henry Cheng

Education Committee

Sr Jim Lam Sr Edward Au

Strategic Planning Committee

Sr KK Chiu Sr Alexander Lam (Alternate)

Standing Committee on the Sr Ronald Chan Code of Measuring Practice (PS) Sr Cliff Tse Sr Stanley Fung HKIS’s Liaison Group with SRPA Sr Edward Au Sr Tony Wan Valuation Liaison Meeting (with LandsD and REDA)

Sr Alnwick Chan Sr Tony Chan Sr Tony Wan Sr Victor Chow

Nomination of GPD members to the HKIS Committee Administration Committee

Sr Jason CW Chan

BIM Committee

Sr Tony Wan

Community and Charity Services Committee

Sr Tony Wan

Dispute Resolution Committee

Sr Alnwick Chan

Editorial Board

Sr Tony Chan

Finance Committee

Sr Tony Wan

HKIS/RICS Liaison Committee

Sr Jason CW Chan

IT Committee

Sr Victor Chow

Report on the IVSC Annual General Meeting From 12-15 October, the Annual General Meeting, Standards Board Meeting, Professional Board Meeting, and Advisory Forum Working Group Meeting of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) were held in Paris. One of the important topics discussed during the first and last meetings among the Valuation Professional Organisations was to redefine the IVSC’s objectives and restructure it to develop high quality International Valuation Standards. An organisational structure, which is shown below, was proposed to achieve the IVSC’s aims during the AGM. DECEMBER 2015

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IVSC Organisational Chart

Valuation Liaison Meeting and CPD Panel A Valuation Liaison Meeting was held on 1 December with representatives from the Lands Department’s Valuation Section led by Miss Olga Lam, Deputy Director/Specialist. Views were exchanged on the various valuation issues, particularly on rising marketing costs and whether it was appropriate to assign government surveyors as expert witnesses in Lands Tribunals or court cases, given that their independence could be scrutinized under  cross-examination. Market research is being conducted to establish the recognised composition of Marketing Cost in Residual Valuation, after which further discussions will be held with the Lands Department to explore the opportunity for any adjustment. CPD Panel members are working on the 2016 CPD events. Speakers with expertise in town 24

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planning, building regulations, arbitration, and investment properties will be invited. The objective of these events is to broaden our knowledge and help us keep abreast with the latest issues that impact general practice surveyors. In order to allow more members to understand what the Council is doing, we will post the minutes of the Council meetings on the HKIS website. I hope the Council will be more transparent, so as to encourage more members to participate in our activities and boost our image in the general society. I encourage any member with a suggestion on a specific area to contact me, the conveners, or the representatives of the above working groups. Also, please feel free to reach out to us if you have any suggestion on how to make the Council better. I hope you have a healthy and successful 2016.

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Land Surveying Division Sr Dr Conrad Tang LSD Council Chairman

Hi, it is my debut to appear on the Surveyors Times to communicate with my fellow land surveyors. I wish you all a healthy and prosperous year! The first 2016 LSD Council Meeting was held on the evening of 15 December. The LSD council and Education Committee delegates are listed. The LSD council will continue to work on the promotion of land surveying participations in Smart City. Lesly Lam leads the Smart City task group to work on policy formation on spatial infrastructure for the building of Smart City. Joseph Wong leads the community promotion and spokesman group to actively seek the public’s attention on the LSD’s professional services. The council continues to introduce science and technology improvements in construction and engineering surveying through CPD events and conferences. The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is a promising tool that we land surveyor should grasp the development. LSD council shall participate in policy and application development in Hong Kong: aiming at a workable environment for land surveyors. It is always in our minds that the determination of land boundary in an enhanced cadastral system is a long missed piece of provisions in a secure land market. I shall work, with the helps from the Boundary Survey Advisory Committee, on the promotion and implementation of legal sanction of land boundaries. Meanwhile, the Committee considers the applicability of Independent Expert Determination for land boundary disputes. We are looking forward to a hard-working and fruitful year of 2016. While the LSD Council observes the professional employment situation in Hong Kong, we should also bear in mind the bringing-up and absorbing qualified land surveying practitioners into our

industry. At this moment, the mutual recognition agreement with RICS has been stopped, and that with ICES has expired. The LSD Council takes an open attitude to work on the issue. For absorbing young talented surveyors, the LSD Education Council has turned out a high record in 2015. Seven candidates gained corporate members through APC and two through professional interview from mutual recognition agreement. Much thanks to Sr Paul Ng who had served as Chairman in the LSD Education Council for many years. I have conveyed the wish to new Chairman, Sr Edmond Yu, that DEC would keep up with the good work, further smoothen the APC steps and still maintain the required professional standard of intake. We certainly need more young surveyors in our profession. LSD Council Members ( 2016 ) Name

Post

Sr Dr Tang Hong-wai, Conrad

Chairman

Sr Chan Yue-chun

Vice Chairman

Sr Wong Yiu-cho, Joseph

Vice Chairman

Sr Leung Chi-yan, George

Honorary Secretary

Sr Liu Bessie

Honorary Treasurer

Sr LO Hoi Yin Sr HON Yat Hei, Tony Sr Lam Lit Yin Sr NG Ying Tik, Paddy Sr YU Wai Wing, Alberich Sr TANG Wing Lun, Willie Sr WONG Ching Kei, Eddie Sr Dr CHING Siu Tong Sr YIU Ka Ming Sr SHAM Po Fai, Terry Sr LAI Lit Ki, Ricky Sr CHAU Ming, Marvin Sr CHAN Hon Kwan, Henry Sr CHIU Kam Hon Sr CHAN Yuk Ying, Ada Sr WONG Kin, Michael

Council Member

Sr Matthew CHAN

YSG Representative

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List of LSD Committee Boundary Survey Advisory Committee LSD Representatives Sr Dr Conrad Tang (Chairman) Sr Leung Shou Chun (Ex- Chairman) Sr Kenny Chan

Highlights on the CPD Event on Adverse Possession 2 Dec. 2015 The notes used in the event is accessible from the link http://www.hkis.org.hk/lsd/en/professional_cpd.php

Sr Natalie Chan

The Adverse Possession sub-committee of the Law Reform Commission opined that adverse possession is a practical tool to solve land boundary problems in Hong Kong. Thus it is necessary to keep the status quo. As land surveyors, we should know, referring to the attached plan in an adverse possession judgment, that it is not the whole truth.

Sr Dr Ching Siu Tong Sr Koo Tak Ming Sr Willie Tang Sr Eddie Wong Sr Joseph Wong Sr Terry Sham Sr Yiu Ka Ming Sr Edmond Yu

LSD Education Committee LSD Representatives Sr YU Sau-chung, Edmond (Chairman) Sr CHAN Yue Chun

It is a court case of adverse possession such that Part 1 above is the adverse possession induced by an uncertain land boundary record, while Part 2 shows the whole-lot adverse possession which was induced by greed. It does not relate to boundary uncertainty. It is unfair to justify adverse possession solely on boundary issues. Thus, we should seek better options to improve the land boundary situation.

Sr LAI Lit Ki Sr CHAN Tak Hing Sr Victor NG Sr Kenneth SO Sr Lionel TANG Sr George Leung Sr Terry Sham

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Reference : DCMP 1884/2012

DECEMBER 2015

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Planning & Development Division Sr Prof James Pong PDD Council Chairman

Happy New Year 2016! On 13 November 2015, following the PDD Annual General Meeting and First PDD Council Meeting, a new panel of office bearers emerged: Chairman

Sr Prof James Kenneth PONG

Vice-Chairman Sr Edmond YEW Hon Secretary

Sr Victor NG

Hon Treasurer

Sr Dr Cyrus MOK

The Council also nominated the following candidates on a staggering basis to ensure a continuity of concerted efforts in serving on the Institute’s various Boards: Board of Membership Sr Raymond CHAN (2016) Sr Francis LAU (2016-2017)

Board of Education Sr Dr Tony LEUNG (2016) Sr Edwin TSANG (2016–2017)

Board of Professional Development

In order to further promote our surveyors in the industry, I shall hold a brainstorming session with all council members in late January 2016 to map out the various domains – from a long term programme to a short term action list – that the PDD should address. Furthermore, I shall continue to organise more CPD events and foster closer ties with the Young Surveyors Group, especially when it comes to organising joint CPD events and career talks. I will keep you posted of the outcome of the brainstorming session next month. Once again, I wish everyone a prosperous and healthy new year in 2016.

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I want to express my sincere gratitude to our Immediate Past Chairman, Sr Dr Tony LEUNG, and all past council members for their great contributions to the PDD over the last two years. I also take this opportunity to thank all new council members for trusting me to lead the PDD for 2016-2017 and I shall do my utmost to promote PDD surveyors in both the private and public arenas.

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Property & Facility Management Division Sr Prof Eddie Hui PFMD Council Chairman

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I wish you and your family a most promising year ahead. 2014-2015 was a fruitful year for the Division under the able leadership of Sr Dr Edmond Cheng. Our beloved Dr Cheng stepped down after his two-year term ended. As chairman, Edmond made remarkable achievements for the Division. I want to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to him and my fellow council members for their contributions to the growth of the Division. PFMD Annual General Meeting On 11 November, our AGM was held. The following PFMD Council was elected for the period 2015-2017: Chairman

Sr Prof Eddie Hui Chi Man

Vice-Chairman

Sr Charles Hung Chuen Ka

Vice-Chairman

Sr Daniel Hui Wah Lun

Hon Secretary

Sr Alan Wong Shing

Hon Treasurer

Sr Terence Wai Chun Sing

Immediate Past President

Sr Dr Edmond Cheng Kam Wah

The new Council Members include Sr Dick Kwok Ngok Chung, Sr Gary Yeung Man Kai, Sr Lo Kwan Shing, Sr Law Yeuk Tim, Sr Rebecca Lee Leung Si, Sr Wong Kwai Sang, Sr Kenny KH Chan, Sr Ray Ng Kit Wah, Sr Dr Lam Kwok Wing, Sr Raymond Chan Wai Kin, Sr Jonathan Lee Man Kwong, Sr Oliver Chan Yiu Keung, Sr James Chan Yuk Kit, Sr Peter Ma Kwok Fai, and Sr Louis Lee Man Ho.

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During the new council (2015-2017) period, I shall assume the chairmanship and, among other things, keep every member informed of the Division’s activities in this Surveyors Times corner. The new PFM Council is swiftly appointing representatives to the HKIS’s Members of the Board, Committees, and Working Groups. In the meantime, I hope that with your kind support, the Division will grow from strength to strength in the years to come. HKIS-PFM Research The PFM division has an update on one of its research projects in progress:

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Title of Projec The Effective Use of Web-based Tools for Property Management Companies in Hong Kong Principal Investigator Sr Dr Daniel CW Ho Project duration January to December 2015 1.0 Original Objectives of the Project The aim of this study is to examine the way webbased technology is used to provide process enhancement to the property and facilities management profession. The detailed objectives of the study are: • •



To investigate the current development of the web-based tools in Hong Kong. To understand how the user-friendliness of the current user-interface can be improved so that residents can accomplish the available functions more effectively. To explore the extent to which the capabilities of web-based and ‘cloud’ technology can be maximised to benefit the property and facilities management profession.

services. A total of 165 questionnaires were completed and analysed. Generally, the use rate of web-based property management tools was disappointingly low (19%). Activities-booking and information searches were the main reasons for using them. Users were generally satisfied with the range of services, graphic design, response rates, convenience, contents, etc., provided. On the other hand, many respondents thought that the tool had not exploited the full potential of the web-based technology. 3.0 Revised Completion Date The draft final report is being prepared. It is anticipated that the project can be concluded in February 2016.

2.0 Progress Update A literature and industry review has been done. The project team has interviewed eight practitioners from six companies: the MTRC, Shui On, Kai Shing, Sino, HKHS, and Urban. Also, face-to-face questionnaire surveys were completed from May to November 2015, the purpose of which was to find out the respondents’ use habits, experiences, and satisfaction with the web-based tools. The respondents were residents of seven residential estates with web-based property management

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Quantity Surveying Division Sr Paul Wong QSD Council Chairman

This is my first QSD Chairman’s Message for 2015-2016. Wishing you all a prosperous and fruitful 2016!!

Quantity Surveying Division Annual General Meeting (QSD AGM) 2015 On 27 November, the QSD AGM was successfully held at the Surveyors Learning Centre. The following Office Bearers and Council Members were elected for 2015-2016: Chairman: ViceChairman: Honorary Secretary: Honorary Treasurer: Council Members:

During the QSD AGM, I was delighted to be elected Chairman of the QSD Council for 20152016. Many thanks go to those Office Bearers, Council Members, Panel Advisors, and Coopted members for giving me the opportunity to serve the QSD Council for another year. I also applaud the great work done by the Office Bearers and members of the outgoing QSD Council during the 2014-2015 Council Year. Without it, the QSD Council would not have been able to accomplish so much.

Sr WONG Kwok Leung, Paul ( 黃國良 ) Sr KAM Ka Fai, Raymond ( 甘家輝 ) Sr KONG Chau Ming, Raymond ( 江就明 ) Sr FOK Ching Yin, Amelia ( 霍靜妍 ) Sr Dr TANG Lai Yee, Sandy ( 鄧麗儀 ) Sr CHAN Chi Lung, Poleon ( 陳之龍 ) Sr CHAN Ka Yee, Tiffany ( 陳家怡 ) Sr CHOI Shing Lam, Sunny ( 蔡盛霖 ) Sr CHONG Hok Ching, Joseph ( 莊學正 ) Sr Dr HUI Ken ( 許亦鈞 ) Sr LO Kar Yin, Betty ( 盧嘉燕 ) Sr TANG Chi Kin, Steven ( 唐致乾 ) Sr TING Yuen Chun, Eric ( 丁遠進 ) Sr TSE Sek Chuen ( 謝錫泉 ) Sr WONG Chi Kin, Jesse ( 王志健 ) Sr WONG Chung Fat ( 黃松發 ) Sr WONG Wai Yee, Christina ( 黃慧怡 ) Sr WONG Yuan Chin, Tzena ( 黃浣菁 ) Sr WU Kam Fai, Joe ( 胡錦輝 ) Sr YEUNG Kai Yu, Franki ( 楊啟裕 ) Sr YING Chung Sau, Rex ( 應鍾秀 ) Sr WONG Chi Ho, Colin (黃志豪) (YSG Representative) Sr WONG Shuk Yu, Karen (黃淑茹) (YSG Representative)

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Chairman’s Report for 2014-2015 I presented my Chairman’s Report for 20142015 during the QSD AGM and thanked the QSD Council and all fellow members for their continued support for and participation in the QSD’s activities, which made possible their success throughout the last Council year. The

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Chairman’s Report for 2014-2015 included the following categories: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

International Affairs Mainland Affairs Networking with External Bodies Networking with Members Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) 6. Pre-Qualification Structured Learning (PQSL) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 7. Research Projects 8. Publications 9. Promotion of The Quantity Surveying Profession 10. Building Information Modelling (BIM) 11. Contract Forms 12. New Legislation 13. Conclusions For details of the Chairman’s Report for 20142015, members may visit the HKIS website: http://www.hkis.org.hk/hkis/agm/qsd /2015/qschairmanreport-201415.pdf

Year Plan for 2015-2016 The QSD Council faces some challenges in the coming year. I presented the Year Plan for 2015-2016 at the QSD AGM with an emphasis on the following: •



Mainland Issues - Organising the training and assessment exercises for HKIS QSD and China Engineering Cost Association (CECA) members following the signing of the second Supplemental Agreement in October 2015 under the Reciprocity Agreement. - Participating in conferences organised by CECA. - Visiting our Mainland counterparts in Beijin g, Sh e n zhen, Gu a n g z h o u , Shanghai, Chongqing, and Wuhan.

• Finalising and publishing a new batch of two Practice Notes for QS and the translation of the previous batch of six Practice Notes for QS. • Attending the 20 th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Congress 2016 in New Zealand and the 10th International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) Congress 2016 in Brazil. • Following up on the independent role of cost consultants in infrastructure projects. • Following up on the implementation of NEC3 with the Development Bureau. • Maintaining continuous QSD activities such as the QSD Annual Dinner, New Members Welcoming Party, QSD Scholarships, school visits, social events, etc. • Following up on the Memorandum of Understanding with South Africa and Ghana. • Organising CPD/PQSL events in diversified areas including joint CPD events with other divisions and institutes. • Promoting the use of BIM in the QS practice. • Following up on the effects of the new Competition Ordinance and Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance. • F o l l o w i n g u p o n t h e c o m m e n t s a n d default adjudicator nominating body of the proposed Security of Payment Legislation. The 2016 meetings of the QSD Council will be held in the HKIS’s Board Room on the following dates: 7 January (Thu)

7 July (Thu)

1 February (Mon)

4 August (Thu)

3 March (Thu)

1 September (Thu)

7 April (Thu)

3 October (Mon)

5 May (Thu)

3 November (Thu)

2 June (Thu)

The QSD AGM 2016 will be held on 25 November 2016 (Friday). All QSD members are welcome to attend the QSD Council meetings and AGM, as well as participate in the QSD Council’s activities. DECEMBER 2015

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QSD Committee/Subcommittees/Organising Committees/Task Force To accomplish the tasks of the 2016 Plan and put forward QSD matters, the following nominations of Chairpersons/Conveners for the QSD Committee/Sub-Committees/Organising Committees/Task Force were endorsed by the QSD Council. QSD Committee/SubCommittee/Organising Committee/Task Force BIM and Innovative SubCommittee CPD Sub-Committee Contract Sub-Committee Divisional Education Committee Expert Sub-Committee Fee Scale Sub-Committee International Sub-Committee Liaison Sub-Committee Macau Sub-Committee Mainland Sub-Committee NEC Task Force

Chairperson/ Convener Sr Joe Wu Sr Paul Wong Sr Daniel Ho Sr Raymond Kong Sr Daniel Ho Sr Dr Sandy Tang Sr Prof TT Cheung Sr Keith Yim Sr George Chan Sr Antony Man Sr Thomas Ho (Convener) Sr Rex Ying

New Members Welcoming Party Organising Committee Professional Practice/Practice Sr Steven Tang Notes Sub-Committee Promotion Sub-Committee Sr Dr Ken Hui QSD Annual Dinner Sr Raymond Kam Organising Committee Sr Dr Mei-yung Research Sub-Committee Leung (Convener) SMM Review Sub-Committee Sr Dr Paul Ho Social and Welfare SubSr Christina Wong Committee Training Sub-Committee Sr Amelia Fok

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CPD and PQSL Events Over the last year, the QSD organised 62 CPD events (including 39 talks in Hong Kong, four talks in Macau, one forum, 14 site visits, and four BIM workshops) and 22 PQSL events (18 talks and four APC workshops) on a variety of topics. The number of high quality CPD and PQSL events was a record high. For details of this past year’s CPD and PQSL events, members may view Annexes “A” and “B” attached in the Chairman’s Report, as reported hereinabove. The training provided to probationers and associate members and the provision of continuous professional development to qualified members are two of the QSD Council’s major tasks every year. In order to plan for upcoming CPD and PQSL events, the Training Sub-committee Chair (Sr Amelia Fok), Macau Sub-committee Chair (Sr George Chan), BIM Sub-committee Chair (Sr Joe Wu), other Office Bearers (Sr Raymond Kam, Sr Raymond Kong, and Sr Dr Sandy Tang), together with other CPD/Training Sub-committee members and I (as QSD Chairman and CPD Sub-committee Chairman) attended a joint meeting on 17 December. This was a fruitful event for planning upcoming CPD events in Hong Kong and Macau on a variety of topics, including topics on contractual and legal, BIM, green measures, and other technical issues, and PQSL events on the different aspects of the quantity surveying practice. During the year, four CPD events were successfully held in its last month after the QSD AGM on 27 November. Again, all four events were full house affairs. Upcoming CPD and PQSL events will be announced from time to time and members are encouraged to join them. As seats are limited, members are requested to register for them as soon as possible after they are announced.

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an interim measure, all previously published Fees Scales will no longer apply and have been withdrawn from the HKIS website until after a full review has been made for their compliance with the Competition Ordinance.  Members are advised to not quote or make any express reference to the Fees Scales in their fee proposals until further notice from the Institute.

New Legislation 1. Competition Ordinance

Hong Kong’s Competition Ordinance came into full effect on 14 December. Businesses throughout Hong Kong have to ensure that their operations comply with the new law or else they risk prosecution. Members should get ready for the new law, too. A talk entitled, “Competition Ordinance – Final Chance for Preparation,” organised by the QSD, was held on 8 December. It set out the most critical dos and don’ts to avoid falling afoul of the new law with a focus on the construction industry. Members were also given practical examples and scenarios to help better understand the concepts. Members who want to receive the notes of this talk can check out the link below:

http://www.hkis.org.hk/hkis/general/events/ cpd-2015138.pdf.

In response to the effect of the Competition Ordinance, the Institute has put out an e-mail broadcast, which can be viewed at:



http://www.hkis.org.hk/ufiles/ccta.pdf.



In the broadcast, members are reminded that the Competition Ordinance will prohibit undertakings in all sectors, such as engaging in anti-competitive conduct with the objective or effect of preventing, restricting, or distorting competition in Hong Kong.  Any contravention of the Ordinance can lead to serious consequences for the Institute and its members.



In this regard, the Fees Scales for the QSD and other divisions may contain provisions that prevent, restrict, or distort competition among HKIS members and, thus, contravene the Competition Ordinance.  As



Members are strongly advised to read through the brochures below and be acquainted with the restrictive provisions in the law.



The Competition Ordinance and Trade Associations



《競爭條例》工商組織



For further details on the effects of the Competition Ordinance, members may visit the website of the Competition Commission at:

https://www.compcomm0.hk/index.html. 2. Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance takes effect on 1 January 2016 and will apply to contracts (including construction contracts) entered into from this date. Given the profound implications of this ordinance, it is important to update our contracts and standard clauses now to ensure that no unexpected third party claims will arise. A talk entitled, “The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance: Beware, Statutory Third Party Rights are Coming Your Way” organised by the QSD was held on 21 September. During this talk, the speakers considered the key provisions of this ordinance and explained how statutory third party rights could affect our contracts and construction projects. They also provided some drafting tips to hopefully assist members in the period leading up to the new law’s commencement and beyond. DECEMBER 2015

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Members who want to receive the notes of this talk can check out the following link: http://www.hkis.org.hk/hkis/general/events/ cpd-2015134.pdf. 3. Proposed Security of Payment Legislation (SOPL)

The HKIA, HKIE, and HKIS (Joint Institute) jointly attended a meeting with the Development Bureau (DevB) on 25 November. The HKIS was represented by Sr Vincent Ho (HKIS President), Sr Paul Wong (QSD Chairman), Sr Raymond Kam (QSD Vice Chairman and Convener of the HKIS Working Group on SOPL), and Sr Daniel Ho (QSD Past Chairman). The main focus of the meeting was on the default adjudicator nominating body (ANB) for the proposed SOPL. The Joint Institute expressed that the default ANB for the proposed SOPL should be led by the construction industry and comprise relevant professionals and other stakeholders for the nominations of adjudicators, who are conversant in contract administration and dispute resolution. It can, hence, process adjudications to serve its purpose under the proposed SOPL to swiftly resolve disputes, in particular those having to do with non-payment. After expressing parities’ views during the meeting, the DevB requested the Joint Institute to formulate the way forward as soon as possible for the DevB’s further consideration.

珠海市住房和城鄉規劃建 設局與橫琴自貿區建設環 保局到訪香港測量師學會 珠海市住房和城鄉規劃建設局與橫琴自貿區建設環保局一行 九人代表團於 12 月 10 日到訪香港測量師學會。 代表團團長 為橫琴自貿區建設環保局局長劉晨光先生。

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香港測量師學會接見代表有香港測量師學會高級副會長區成 禧測量師、香港測量師學會副會長及工料測量組前主席何國 鈞測量師、香港測量師學會前會長、內地事務委員會主席及 工料測量組前主席賴旭輝測量師、產業測量組主席趙錦權測 量師、規劃及發展組上任主席梁家棟測量師和建築測量組理 事李海達測量師。 在是次溝通交流,學會代表分享了香港工程建設監管一站式 業務,當中包括工程設計、圖則審批、招標程序、建設監管、 成本控制、及總成本結算方面的經驗。代表團亦希望香港測 量師學會日後可訪問橫琴自貿區作更深入的了解。

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Young Surveyors Group Sr Lizzy To YSG Committee Chairman

I am honoured to have the opportunity to take up the Chairmanship of YSG for the coming year. During the YSG AGM held on 20 November, the YSG Committee for 2015-2016 was successfully elected. I must express my sincere thanks to our Immediate Past Chairman, Sr Rex Ying, for his dedication to paving a brighter path for us and leading us to new heights over the past year. I must also thank our new team of Office Bearers, Committee Members, and Co-opted Members for agreeing to contribute their time and effort to promote our young profession. The new committee will continue to promote professionalism among YSG members, reflect their views, and serve as a link between the Institute and the probationers and students. In 2016, we will have some innovative, interesting, and informative YSG events. Please check the HKIS Website, YSG Facebook, and Surveyors Times for the latest updates.

(Back): Kendy CHEUK, Sana SHEK, Alex Yu, Kenneth WAN, Joanmi LI, Benedict TSE, Rex YING, Frank POON, Icy CHOI, Victor NG, Peter WONG, Gigi MOK, Jenny YUEN, Jackson CHAN, Kirsten LAM, Johnny YEUNG, David MUI

Joint Profession Career Day The 1st Joint Professional Career Day organised by the Young Coalition Professional Group (YCPG) was successfully held on 21 November at True Light Girls’ College, Kowloon. Around 300 secondary students attended the event. This was the first year in which the YCPG has organised this type of career information day. We had representatives from the Hong Kong Coalition of Professional Services and the Education Bureau to distribute souvenirs and show our appreciation to the co-organisers on that day. We also invited Dr York Chow to serve as our guest speaker and share with us his career development. Over 50 young professionals attended to assist in the day’s activities and share with the students career tips for the business, healthcare, legal, and planning and development professions. Thanks go to our past Senior Vice President, Sr Edward Au, for coming to support us. I should especially thank Sr Rex Ying for his hard work over the past half-year in organising this complex event. Thanks also go to our Honorary Secretary, Sr David Mui; and committee members, Gigi Mok, Joanmi Li, and Karen Wong, for volunteering as speakers and helpers for the day.

(Middle): Chris MOOK, Alice KO, Refeal LEUNG, Christina WONG, Lizzy TO, Ryan WONG (Front): Paul SZE, Nelson CHOW, Rock MAN, Simon WONG, Matthew CHAN, Winnie Mak, Alfred HO, Karen WONG

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Networking Drinks Session with Young HKIA Members About 30 of our young surveyors joined the networking drinks session with their young architectural counterparts in Central on 24 November. Over 60 young professionals engaged in fruitful discussions in an elegant environment, while enjoying good wine on a relaxing Tuesday. This networking session helped us know more about the lives and work of our peers.

to help secondary students prepare for the upcoming Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) and provide them with guidance on their further education and career developments. During the halfhour programme, Vincent and Rex discussed the role and responsibility of surveyors, along with the job opportunities and entry routes to the surveying industry. We found the programme informative and helpful for secondary students and wish to further cooperate with the Hok Yau Club in the future.

Law Society Christmas Party RTHK 奮 發時刻 DSE On 8 December, the HKIS’s immediate past President, Sr Vincent Ho, and Sr Rex Ying were invited to the [奮發時刻DSE] programme, which was jointly organised by RTHK and the Hok Yau Club. The programme aimed 36

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Another wonderful night in December came on the 17th when YSG was invited to join a Christmas party hosted by the Law Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) at the PMQ. All participants enjoyed the night with nice music, funny games, and fine food. We appreciated the LSHK’s invitation and hospitality.

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Chat with the Immediate Site Visit to the Wo Lee Past HKIS President Ping Che Warehouse Sr Vincent Ho held a casual meeting with members on 9 December. YSG was cordially invited to participate and share its views on the Institute and the way forward for the Institute from a young surveyor’s perspective. Sr Vincent highly appreciated the input and support of YSG members during the Institute’s Community Campaign this year and certificates of appreciation were presented to YSG members accordingly.

For decades since its establishment in 1954, the Wo Lee Steel Company Limited (hereafter Wo Lee) has supplied a wide range of steel materials like piles, H-columns, channels, hollow sections, angles, squares, rounds, flats, and deformed bar products to the construction industry. In recent years, Wo Lee has extended its services to include a product innovation and processing centre to keep pace with the needs of an increasingly demanding worldwide market. The workshop at the Ping Che Warehouse in Fanling was well-equipped with various kinds of processing machinery. YSG organised a visit there to view the latest technology related to steel products, which are crucial to the construction industry.

We Need You

Career Expo 2016

For YSG’s continued success, it needs your support, ideas, advice, and active participation. If you are interested in joining us or have any enquiry, kindly e-mail us at [email protected] You are also welcome to attend our monthly regular meetings at 7 PM on the following dates in 2016:

In order to promote the surveying profession, the HKIS will be an exhibitor during the annual Education & Careers Expo from 28-31 January 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). YSG was invited to coordinate the exhibition for the HKIS in order to provide information on the surveying profession, the routes to membership, and the career prospects for surveyors to the public. Please feel free to visit the HKIS booth at Hall 1C-E02.

13 January 17 February 09 March 13 April 11 May 15 June 13 July 10 August 14 September 12 October 11 November (YSG AGM) DECEMBER 2015

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SPORTS & RECREATION

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Sr Dr Lesly Lam Sports and Recreation Committee Chairman

For those members who are interested in participating in various sports teams and interest groups managed by the Sports and Recreation Committee, please contact the Chairman or Donna YU at [email protected]/2526 3679 to register.

HKIS Running Team – 香 港渣打馬拉松 , The Hong Kong Standard Chartered Marathon 2016 Team Captain: Sr Dr Lesly LAM

T h e 香港渣打馬拉松, H o n g K o n g S t a n d a r d Chartered Marathon 2016 will be held on Sunday, 17 January 2016. All planned participants are getting excited for it. Please let me know at [email protected] if you have registered for the competition and the category so that the HKIS can form a strong running team to compete in the Joint Professional 10km, HalfMarathon, and Full Marathon on that day. Some members have already notified me. Thanks a lot.

Joint Professional Volleyball Competition 2015 Team Captain: Sr Nathan LEE

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won 2nd runner-up and actually had a good chance to win the championship, as the scores were extremely close. Let’s share in the team’s accomplishment.

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HKIS Band S!R at the Charisound Charity Concert for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) @Queen Elizabeth Stadium Band Soul: Sr George Chan Bandmates: Sr Jeffrey Wong/Sr John Lau/Sr Alison Lo/Jerry Chau/ Sr Michelle Chung/Sr Chris Mook/ William Lai/Sr Dr Lesly Lam/Sr Peter Dy/Sr Kenny Chan/Sr Bessie Liu/Sr Elsa Cheung/Sr Nathan Lee/Jasper Chan/Hinry Lau/Sr Yuji Wong

The HKIS Band, S!R, was cordially invited to perform at the Charisound Charity Concert for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Wednesday, 30 December, at Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Over 1,000 participants enjoyed a wonderful night with renowned professional singers and bands from the other professional institutes. A full report will be published in the next issue of Surveyors Times.

The recruitment of players is always open to all qualified members, probationers, and student members. We look forward to seeing you.

We are on FACEBOOK now! Official FACEBOOK PAGE of the HKIS www.facebook.com/hkisofficial Join us and click the ‘like’ button now!

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HKIS CPD/PQSL/SOCIAL EVENTS SUMMARY DATE

CODE

EVENT

SPEAKERS

ORGANISER CPD HOUR(S)

16 JAN - 07 MAY 2 0 1 6

Recoginised Divisional Divisional PQSL Hour(s) PQSL Event

Reservation Fee

DECEMBER 2015

16 Jan 2016

2015166

Factory visit to glass manufacturing factory in Dongguan, China (FULL) 黃錫偉

BSD

3.0

ü

3.0

HK$350 - member (fee includes transportation in Mainland China, lunch and insurance)

26 Jan 2016

2015170

Updates and experience sharing on AP(S) practice issues

BSD

1.5

ü

1.5

HK$120 - member; HK$150 - non-member

30 Jan 2016

2016001

Application of Sustainable Building Design Guidelines and Case Wayne W LChan Studies

GPD

4.0

ü

4.0

HK$200 - member; HK$300 - non-member

30 Jan 2016

2016003

Site Visit to Wo Lee Ping Che Warehouse

(FULL)

Donald Choi

YSG

3.0

16 Feb 2016

2016002

“Surveyor” and “Sustainability” – two incompatible terms ?

Ian Brownlee

GPD

2.0

ü

2.0

HK$150 - member; HK$180 - non-member

18 Feb 2016

2016006

QSD Cost Management Series 2016 (2): Practical Considerations in Steve Ko Estimating the Foundation Cost in Hong Kong

QSD

1.5

ü

1.5

HK$120 - members; HK$180 - non-members

23 Feb 2016

2015167

QSD Cost Management Series 2016 (1) : Experience Sharing on Tender K M Lau Evaluation from the Perspective of a Quantity Surveyor Employed by the Developer (FULL)

QSD

1.5

ü

1.5

HK$120 - member; HK$150 - non-member

24 Feb 2016

2016010A QSD PQSL Specialization Series 2016 (1) – Insurance and Bond Kenny Lui

QSD

-

ü

2.0

HK$150 - member; HK$230 - non-member

26 Feb 2016

2015169

Nick Chan

BSD

1.5

ü

1.5

HK$120 - member; HK$150 - non-member

29 Feb 2016

2016010B QSD PQSL Specialization Series 2016 (2) – Risk Management

Joe K F Wu

QSD

-

ü

2.0

HK$150 - member; HK$230 - non-member

01 Mar 2016

2016005

QSD Legal & Contract Series 2016 (1): Adjudication, and What Parties Phyllis So, Sholto Can Expect? Hanvey

QSD

1.5

ü

1.5

HK$120 - member; HK$180 - non-member

05 Mar 2016

2016012

QSD Technical Series 2016 (1): Visit to Dry Mortar Plant in Dongguan Jaime Yeung, Y L Wong

QSD

3.0

ü

3.0

HK$300 for members (fee includes transportation in Mainland China, lunch and insurance)

07 Mar 2016

2016013

Rent Review – Getting Real in a Hypothetical World

GPD

2.0

ü

2.0

HK$150 - members; HK$300 - non-members

Getting ready for the Competition Ordinance

Vincent Ho, Kenny Tse, Andrew Kung, Edgar Li

Georgina Ward, Simon Reid-Kay

To be determined by respective Division

HK$250

DATE

CODE

EVENT

SPEAKERS

08 Mar 2016

2016008

QSD Legal & Contract Series 2016 (2): What Role Do We Play in NEC Hayman Choi Contracts – From a QS Perspective?

10 Mar 2016

2016004

How to Apply Creativity in Value Management (VM)?

15 Mar 2016

2016011

QSD Insurance Series 2016 (1): Handling of CAR and EC Insurance Christopher Cheng Claims

23 Mar 2016

Recoginised Divisional ORGANISER CPD HOUR(S) Divisional PQSL Hour(s) PQSL Event

Reservation Fee

DECEMBER 2015

QSD

1.5

ü

1.5

HK$120 - member; HK$180 - non-member

BSD/QSD/ HKIVM/ HKICM

1.5

ü

1.5

HK$120 - members of HKIS, HKIVM and HKICM; HK$200 - non-members

QSD

1.5

ü

1.5

HK$120 - member; HK$180 - non-member

2016010C QSD PQSL Standard Form of Building Contract Series 2016 (1) – K C Tang Walkthrough the Standard Form of Building Contract Clause by Clause – Part 10

QSD

-

ü

2.0

HK$150 - member; HK$230 - non-member

29 Mar 2016

2016010D QSD PQSL Standard Form of Building Contract Series 2016 (2) – K C Tang Walkthrough the Standard Form of Building Contract Clause by Clause – Part 11

QSD

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ü

2.0

HK$150 - member; HK$230 - non-member

06 Apr 2016

2016007

QSD BIM Series 2016 (1): Minimalist Modelling and Coding of Revit K C Tang for Quantities (an Update)

QSD

1.5

ü

1.5

HK$120 - member; HK$180 - non-member

23 Apr 2016

2016014

QSD Technical Series 2016 (2): Visit to Wooden Products Factory in Simon Choi Shenzhen

QSD

3.0

ü

3.0

HK$300 for members (fee includes transportation in Mainland China, lunch and insurance)

07 May 2016

2016009

Management of Lifts & Escalators and Lift Modernization

YSG

3.0

Paco P C Tsang, Thomas Wong

Wallace Chui, Graham Lui

To be determined by respective Division

HK$250 - member; HK$300 - non-member

(1) "Recognised Divisional PQSL Event" and "Divisional PQSL Hours:": Applicable to the APC candidates (i.e. Probationers, Student Members & Associate Members) of the respective Divisions.

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(2) "CPD Hours": Applicable to all Corporate Members and Associate Members across the 6 Divisions. (3) "Recognised Divisional PQSL Event" is a PQSL Event that is recognized by the respective Division. Whether the event could be accepted as the PQSL event for other Division's APC scheme or not shall be determined by the APC candidate's respective Division. (4) A CPD event may be recognised as a PQSL event when it is so indicated under the "Recognised Divisional PQSL Event" column. APC candidates may register for the event and obtain the PQSL hours for the APC scheme of the respective Division.

Please use the STANDARD RESERVATION FORM overleaf for registration. For enquiries, please email [email protected] or call the Secretariat on 2526 3679. For details of the CPD events, please refer to the HKIS Website at http://www.hkis.org.hk/en/professional_cpd.php

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For details of the CPD events, please refer to the HKIS Website at http://www.hkis.org.hk/en/professional_cpd.php or use the QR code provided.

The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Room 1205, 12/F, Wing On Centre 111 Connaught Road Central Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

STANDARD RESERVATION FORM

Event Date(s) : ______________________________________________ Event Code : ______________________________________________ Event Name : ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Member details Surname : ______________________________________________

Other names : _____________________________________________

Grade of membership* : F □ M □ AM □ P □ S □ Full Time Student □ Non-Member □ Division* : BS □ GP □ LS □ PD □ PFM □ QS □

HKIS no. : _____________________________________________

Postal address (only to be completed if the address is different from your membership record details): ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Tel no. : ____________________________

Fax no. : ____________________________

E-mail : _________________________________

Payment method (The reservation fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable) □ I enclose a cheque payable to "Surveyors Services Ltd". Cheque no. __________________________ Amount HK$ _________________________ □ Please charge my HKIS & Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited Co-brand Credit Card (Master Card/Visa Card) □ Please charge my American Express card Ref.: [ ____ ]

To: Credit Card Service Department

I would like to pay the reservation fee HK$ ______________________ to Surveyors Services Limited by charging my Credit Card account as follows:



Cardholder Name

: _______________________________________________ HKIS No.



Card Number

:



Cardholder's Signature : _______________________________________________ For Bank Use Only

Approved by :

: ________________________________

/ Expiry Date : ________________________________ Date

: _________________________________ Date:

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A separate reservation form is required for each event/ application. Photocopies of the form are acceptable. Reservations should be returned by post/ by hand to the HKIS office. Payment can be made by cheque or by Credit Card (Shanghai Commercial Bank Ltd. / American Express). A separate cheque or Credit Card payment instruction form is required for each event/ application. Payment by PalPay is also acceptable after reservation is confirmed (HKIS members only). Please register in our web site before the closing date for each event. Reservation by fax, telephone and cash payment is not acceptable. For number of seats or priority of allocation of seats, please refer to the individual event details. Reservation cannot be confirmed until one week prior to the event. An official receipt/ admission ticket, which must be presented at the event, will be returned by post upon confirmation of reservation. Incomplete or wrongly completed reservation forms will not be processed. In the event a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above or Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted, the event will be postponed and a new arrangement will be announced. Should the aforesaid warnings be lowered 4 hours before the event, the event will proceed as normal. If you have not received any reply from our Institute within 7 days of the event, you may call the HKIS office at 2526 3679 to check the progress of your reservation.

Members' privileges

會員優惠

GASOLINE CALTEX STARCARD

From 1 April 2015, HKIS members and also their family members, who have never applied Star Card OR Star Card holders who had no transaction record in the past six months, can enjoy an attractive discount of HK$2.20 per litre in gasoline and HK$4.20 per litre in diesel purchase everyday. Terms and conditions apply. For enquiries, please call Mr Joe Ng of Ming Xing Investment on 2851 3297 or 2116 5407.

ESSO FLEET CARD

From 1 December 2015, the discount for petrol offered to successful HKIS member applicants is HK$2.20 per litre and the discount for diesel offered to successful HKIS member applicants is HK$4.20 per litre. For enquiries, please contact Ace Way Company at 8100 3998.

OTHERS

18%

OFF DINING

The Royal Plaza Hotel is providing a special offer for dining at their restaurants bar and cake shop (including Di King Heen, La Scala, and Lion Rock) to HKIS members. The offer will start on 1 January 2015 and last until 14 December 2016. Reservations are required and your membership card or HKIS American Express or HKIS & Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited co-brand Credit Card must be presented when you arrive at the restaurant. For promotion details, please refer to: http://www.hkis.org.hk/en/ members_corner_welfare.php.

36% 34% /

OFF HEALTH CHECK PLAN

Health check-up packages are offered to all holders of HKIS membership cards by Union Hospital at a privilege offer of HK$3,080 for male and HK$3,990 for female. Plan inclusive of physical examination and medical history; medical report with comment and two doctors consultations; complete blood count; diabetic screening; lipid profile; hepatitis profile B; liver function test; renal function test; gout screening; urinalysis; stool & occult blood; resting ECG. Plan for male also includes PSA, chest x-ray, and kidneys, ureter & bladder x-ray, while plan for women includes thyroid screening, pelvic examination including pap smear, and mammogram/ ultrasound breast. Privilege lasts until 31 December 2016. Advance booking is required for the above offers. For booking and enquiry, please call 2608 3170.

15%

20%

OFF

OFF

DOWN JACKET

FOOTBALL SHIRT

Upon presenting original HKIS member cards, members will enjoy a 15% discount on all items provided at Chateau Chaleur in Central. For details of the shop, please refer to www.chateauchaleur.com.

Kitroom Sports in Mongkok is providing an exclusive offer to members buying football shirts. Simply show your membership card to enjoy a 20% discount. For details of the shop, please go to http://www.kitroomsports.com/.

10%

OFF BOOK AND STATIONERY

Enjoy 10% discount on regular priced books and stationery (Excepted Sales Items) at Cosmos Books Ltd upon presentation of original HKIS member cards or HKIS American Express or HKIS & Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited co-brand Credit Card at all outlets of Cosmos Book Ltd. Privilege lasts until 31 December 2016

ESSO DISCOUNT CARD

From 1 August 2015, the discount of petrol offered to successful HKIS member applicants is HK$1.70 per litre for consumption exceeding 40 litres per monthly period; otherwise, the discount is HK$1.40 per litre. Payment is first fully paid by cash or credit card at Esso Service Stations; rebate will be credited to customer’s bank account. For enquiries, please contact Ace Way Company at 8100 3998.

SHELL CARD

From 1 January 2016, the discount is HK$1.90 per litre gasoline for all successful application of the Shell Card. For enquiries please call Mr Alex Au of Kingsway Concept Ltd. on 2541 1828.

10%

OFF

10%

OFF

CHORAL CONCERT TICKETS

The Hong Kong Bach Choir is one of Hong Kong’s longest- established and finest choirs. From a small group of 15 music lovers gathered for a single performance in 1969, the Choir has developed into a year-round, multi-national ensemble of more than 80 members. The HK Bach Choir presents a wide repertoire, from the Renaissance to World Premieres, while concentrating on music of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. As a caring organisation, the HKIS is working with HK Bach Choir to promote performing arts in Hong Kong. Members of HKIS can enjoy a 10% on HK Bach Choir programmes by showing your membership card at URBTIX outlets. For more information, please visit http://www.bachchoir.org.hk

SAVING FROM HYATT.COM RATE

Enjoy 10% discount from our Hyatt.com rate by booking Grand Hyatt Hong Kong’s newest guestrooms in town. The latest design blends traditional and modern elements in an elegant and residential style, anchored by a sense of Hong Kong’s oriental heritage and contemporary outlook. Please visit http://hongkong.grand.hyatt.com/ en/hotel/home.html and enter your unique corporate ID CR28170 to make your booking online or call Reservations on +852 2584 7038/+86 512 5500 1234. A valid HKIS member card or HKIS American Express or HKIS & Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited co-brand Credit Card is required to be presented upon check-in. Offer lasts until 31 December 2016, subject to availability.

UP TO

58%

OFF HEALTH CHECK PLAN / VACCINATION

Health check packages are offered to all holders of HKIS membership cards by MediFast (Hong Kong) Limited. You can save up to 58% off on selected Health Check Plans, up to 55% off on selected Female Health Check Plans, up to 54% off on selected Male Health Check Plans, and up to 26% off on selected vaccinations. In addition, a Comprehensive Heart Disease Screening Check Plan costs only HK$3,690; a Standard Gynaecological Health Check Plan HK$440; pre-marital counselling (five sessions) HK$3,900; and Home Sleep Testing Service HK$2,800. A pre-booked appointment is required. Please call our hotline at 2272 8222 for advance booking or inquiry. Offer lasts until 30 July 2016.

54%

OFF

3D EXHIBITION TICKET

Enjoy One Piece 3D Exhibition ticket special offer at HK$68 (Original price HK$149) by presenting the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) membership card. Terms and Conditions 1. This promotion is valid until 31-12-2015. 2. Each member must present his/her own HKIS membership card. 3. Each membership card can buy four tickets. 4. This promotion is only valid at the HK 3D Museum ticketing counter. 5. In case of any dispute, HK 3D Museum reserves the right of final decision. Inquiry: (852) 2721 9720 Website: www.hk3dm.com.hk

Note: The HKIS will not be privy to any contracts between the HKIS members and the agency concerned. We will not be responsible for the administration of or the consequences arising from these contracts, including any personal data that HKIS members may agree to provide to the agency. No liability of any kind will be borne by the HKIS. All business transactions made under the membership benefits of HKIS are strictly between the merchant and HKIS members. The HKIS will not be involved in any complaints made by any party in any business transaction. All enquiries should be made to merchants directly.

DECEMBER 2015

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Heartfelt thanks to Working Group Members, “Touring Central with Surveyors” Cicerone and Volunteers for your contribution to the HKIS Community Campaign 2015 • Sr Daniel Chang • Sr Prof Eddie Hui • Sr Edmond Yew • Sr Joseph Wong • Sr Nathan Lee • Sr Peter Wong • Sr Ryan Wong • Sr Dr Tony Leung • Sr Tzena Wong • Sr Arthur Cheung • Sr Daniel Hui • Sr Elsa Ng • Sr Jason Chan Chak Sum • Sr Joanmi Li • Sr Kenny Tse • Sr Dr Lam Kwok Wing • Sr Rex Ying • Sr Dr Sandy Tang • Sr Veronica Lee • Sr Winnie Mak • Sr Aileen Tsang • Sr Ben Chong • Sr Chan Wai Sing • Sr Dr Cyrus Mok • Sr Eureka Cheng • Sr Francis Ng • Sr Gary Chan • Sr Gary Yeung • Sr GiGi Mok • Sr Jackey Fung • Sr John Lam Chi Man • Sr Karen Wong • Sr Karrie Lui Sau Kwan • Sr Kays Wong • Sr Kenneth Chan Koon Sze • Sr Kenneth Yun • Sr Dr Lawrence Poon • Sr Leung Chi Kwan • Sr Lizzy To • Sr Louis Lee • Sr Partrick Kwok Siu Wing • Sr Peter Dy • Sr Peter Ma • Sr Ray Ng • Sr Ricky Cheung • Sr Thomas Ho • Sr Tim Law • Sr Wong Bay • Sr YC Chan • Bethany Lo • Cara Ng • Eddie Hau • Hayley Kan • Iris Mak • Judy Wong • Kenneth Wan • Leonie Chan • Maggie Chu • Michael Li • Natalie Tse • Rock Man • Ross Wan • Sr Ryan Wong • William Leung