Half-day Seminar on Testing, Measurement and Quality Control for Structural Use of Glass

Date, time & venue
2018-07-06;1:45 pm (registration) for 2:00 pm to 5:45 pm;Room Y305, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


(Supported by Structural Division)


Scope and Objectives

Breakage of tempered glass may be attributed to three primary causes, i.e. design fault, bad workmanship and spontaneous breakage respectively. Amongst these causes, the spontaneous breakage due to Nickel Sulphide (NiS) inclusion is reckoned as the commonest cause that is directly related to the quality assurance and control during the manufacturing tempered glass.


Code of Practice for Structural Use of Glass 2018 was launched on 9 February 2018 by Buildings Department. In the advent of a series of incidents on glass breakage, the control on the tempered glass has been tightened up. Heat soak process and oven calibration are conducted to the latest requirement of BS EN 14179-1: 2016 together with additional quality assurance scheme and quality supervision.


Moreover, for the new safety requirements against broken glass, laminated glass or Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) with outer heat strengthened glass pane would be widely adopted in upcoming building construction projects. The techniques of calibrating the heat soak oven, the proper installation of data logger with thermocouples on the glass surface and the rationale of installing an independent data logger by the TCP-T1 would be mentioned in great detail. The DO and DON’T will be deliberated soas to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency when carrying out building control on tempered glass.


The seminar is tailor-made for the practising building professionals in particular to Registered Structural Engineers, Technically Competent Persons and Façade practitioners to attend.


Ir Dr. Dominic YU
Ir Dr. Dominic YU is a specialist in the structural design and use of glass. He is Principal(Structural Fire and Façade) of Alpha Consulting Limited, providing consultancy services on glass and facade engineering, non-linear integrated design and analysis, structural fire engineering analysis and design, steel and composite design etc. He is Part-time Lecturer in Fire Safety Engineering Programme of University of Central Lancashire & CityU SCOPE. He is also Visiting Lecturer for MSc Module of Façade Engineering in Civil Engineering Programme at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before joining Alpha Consulting Limited, Dr. Yu served as a Specialist and Test Consultant of Research Engineering Development Façade Consultants Limited (RED Façade and Fire HOKLAS Testing Laboratory).


Dr. Yu obtained Doctoral Degree of Philosophy in Structural Engineering, Master Degree in Fire Safety Engineering, and Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering. He worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to serve as a Technical Secretary of the consultancy study contributing to the “Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Steel 2005” and the 2011 version. He also compiled the Explanatory Materials of the Steel Code for Buildings Department. Dr. Yu is Professional Consultant for Consultancy Study of “Structural Use of Glass” for Buildings Department. He is also actively serving the industry and the university by delivering various technical seminars and lectures.


Official Language
Cantonese supplement with English terminologies. Handout will be in English.


Registration fees
The registration fee includes a copy of lecture notes, a copy of half-day CPD certificate.


Regular Registration: HK$ 500 each for HKISC; HK$600 each for HKIE Members; HK$ 800 each for non HKISC/ HKIE Members.
Group Registration: HK$ 600 each for group registration of at least 5 people


Please send the completed registration form with registration fee to Mr. Tommy Li, HKISC c/o ZS972, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon by 29 June 2018 (Fax No.: 852-2334 6389). You can download this form on HKISC web (http://www.hkisc.org) or request through emailing to: man@hkisc.org.



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