Date, time & venue
2018-01-11;6:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Refreshment), 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Talk);Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F
Speakers: Ir Eric H.W. CHAN, Buildings Department
To arrest the long-standing problem of building neglect and to ensure building safety in the long run, the Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme (MBIS) and the Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme (MWIS) were introduced to tackle the problem at source. Following the introduction of amendments to the Buildings Ordinance (BO), Cap 123 and subsidiary legislation, the MBIS and MWIS have been fully implemented since 30 June 2012.
Under the MBIS, building owners are required, within a specified timeframe, to appoint a registered inspector (RI) to carry out prescribed inspection and to appoint a registered contractor (RC) to carry out prescribed repairs found necessary of the common parts, external walls, projections and signboards of the building under the supervision of an RI upon receipt of a notice served by the Building Authority (BA). Under the MWIS, building owners are required to appoint a qualified person (QP) within a specified timeframe to carry out prescribed inspection and to appoint an RC to carry out prescribed repair found necessary of the windows in the building under the supervision of a QP upon receipt of a notice served by the BA. This seminar presents an overview and the main features of the MBIS and MWIS as well as the challenges encountered in implementation of the schemes.
Ir. Eric H.W. CHAN is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the HKIE. He joined the Buildings Department in 2002 and currently is a Senior Structural Engineer of the Department.
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