Mandatory Building Inspection: An Independent Study on Aged Private Buildings and Professional Workforce in Hong Kong

City University of HK Press, 2015年10月29日 - 240 頁
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Memories are still vivid on the incident: on 29 January 2010, a five-storey building at 45J Ma Tau Wai Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong collapsed, causing four deaths and two injuries. The tragedy has raised public concerns about the safety of many of Hong Kong's old and dilapidated buildings.

Realising that the presence of ageing buildings lacking proper care and maintenance poses potential threats to residents and the public at large, since 2012, the Buildings Department has implemented the Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme (MBIS) to carry out inspection and rectification works for buildings aged 30 years or above.

This book, as a pioneer to review and examine the statistics and distributions of the aged buildings in Hong Kong, provides critical insights on the building decay and neglect problems. The statistical information highlighted in the book also serves to project the estimated number of aged buildings to be covered by the MBIS in the future, and the demand of professional workforce expected for the successful implementation of MBIS.

The book is useful for the practising professionals in the building industry, such as surveyors, engineers and government officials. It is also an excellent reference for students and researchers in Surveying, Construction Management and related disciplines.


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Analyses on Private Buildings under MBIS
Statistics of Private Buildings in Hong Kong
The Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme MBIS of Hong Kong
Analyses of Private Buildings under MBIS in the 18 Districts
Analyses of Private Buildings under MBIS in the 18 Districts
Analyses of Registered Inspectors and RIeligible Building Professionals
Analyses of Registered Inspector Application Registration
Projected Demand and Supply of Workforce on Registered Inspectors
Conclusions and Recommendations
Appendix A Twostage Webbased Survey on Building Professional Members


關於作者 (2015)

Professor Andrew Leung taught in the University of Hong Kong and Manchester University and is now associating with City University of Hong Kong. He is Honorary/Guest Professor of 15 universities internationally. He published more than 1,050 pieces of work in Built Environment, including 12 monographs and 500 journal papers of which 450 are cited in Science Citation Index. He is also the President of Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings, Chairman of the Chinese Green Building Council (Hong Kong).

Dr. Michael Sing completed his Bachelor Degree in Building Surveying and Master in Building Engineering in 2004. He is a Chartered Building Surveyor, and has over eight years experience working in the field of building surveying and project management. Currently, he is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Division of Building Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, and has published more than 50 articles in prestigious international journals and conference proceedings. 

Dr. Ken Chan is a Professional Quantity Surveyor, Building Engineer and Construction Manager. He has been involved in a number of iconic projects in Hong Kong, Macau and Dubai, and has also served as a Panel Assessor for both the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong). He has been a Tutor/Lecturer at the Curtin University of Australia and Heriot–Watt University of England, and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.