Half-day Seminar Series in “Structural Use of Glass”- Laminated Glass

Date, time & venue
2019-06-14;1:45 am (registration) for 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm;Room Y301, PolyU


(Supported by Structural Division)


Programme Highlight

Code of Practice for Structural Use of Glass was published in 2018 and fully implemented in February 2019. It involves considerable new techniques and considerations for design of glass used as structural elements. This seminar series is conducted by eminent speakers involved heavily with the drafting of the code with an objective to share the insight on the behavior, analysis and design of glass structures. It covers a wide range of knowledge from glass material, structural design of glass pane, application of laminated glass, glass connection, testing, measurement, practical consideration and quality control. The seminars are specially tailored for a full spectrum of glass and façade engineering-related professionals such as engineers, surveyors, architect, project managers, facility managers and technical personnel who interact frequently with glass and façade or have been practicing façade engineering works and would like to better equip themselves by taking a closer look at the latest glass and façade engineering knowledge through case studies.


Updates of this and other seminars can be found in HKISC web site www.hkisc.org



Ir Dr. Dominic YU is a research engineering-based 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 a Part-time Lecturer in Fire Safety Engineering Programme of University of Central Lancashire & CityU SCOPE. He is also a Visiting Lecturer for MSc Module of Façade Engineering in the Civil Engineering Programme at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before joining Alpha Consulting Limited, Dr. Yu served as a Specialist Test Consultant and Approved Signatory 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 “Code of Practice for Structural Use of Glass 2018” for Buildings Department. Dr. Yu is also actively serving the industry and the university by delivering various technical seminars and lectures. He delivered over 100 technical seminars in various institutions including HKIE, HKISC, HKIS, RICS, HKICW, CASA, HKPA, HKFA, BD, ArchSD, HD, etc., in which over 70 seminars since 2012 for the topics related to “Glass and Façade Engineering” including Statutory Requirements, Analysis, Design, Testing, Quality Control, Production, Practical Consideration, Installation and Inspection.


Official Language

English will be the official language.


CPD Certificates

This half-day seminar series is recommended for 3 CPD hours for each seminar.

Those who complete all 6 lectures will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


Registration fees

Course fee: HK$3,200 (6 lectures); HK$2,700 (5 lectures); HK$2,200 (4 lectures);

HK$1,700 (3 lectures); HK$1,200 (2 lectures); HK$600 (1 lecture).

Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as seats are limited.


Registration Procedure

Please follow the 2 steps registration procedure:

  1. Please complete and return the form by Email to man@hkisc.org for preliminary registration.
  2. Post the completed registration form together with a crossed cheque payable to
    “Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction Limited” to Mr. Tommy Li, at:
    Room ZS 972, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Please be reminded that application will not be accepted without submission of appropriate fee.

The completed application form together with the appropriate fee must reach the Secretariat at least 7 days before the commencement date of the first lecture.



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