Technical Webinar on “Briefing Session for Electronic Submission Hub (ESH)”

Date, time & venue
2022-03-22; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Zoom (online)


Buildings Department (BD) is spearheading the development of Electronic Submission Hub (ESH) as a digital platform for receiving and processing building plans and applications submitted under the Buildings Ordinance, as an alternative to the present paper-based system. ESH is a web-based platform operating 24 hours a day and 7 days a week all year round, excluding scheduled maintenance and unexpected downtime.


Stage 1 of ESH is targeted to be launched on 31 March 2022, to cover building plan submissions for structural works above ground not requiring cross-department referral. In Stage 2 and Stage 3, ESH will extend to include building plan submissions requiring referrals to works departments in 2023 and all types of plan submissions by the second quarter of 2025 respectively.


Apart from other briefing sessions arranged for the industry practitioners on 11 & 15 March 2022 (details refer to website at, BD would like to provide an extra briefing session to members of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers to allow them to get prepared in advance for ESH before its rollout.


This briefing session aims to provide information on the basic operation of ESH including its overview, requirements, features and functions for making electronic plan submission in ESH. It will demonstrate the general procedures on using ESH as a user to activate personal user account, login ESH, activate projects, invite collaborators (i.e. project team members), prepare plan submissions / forms / documents, communication with BD, supersede plans and documents, etc.



Please use the link below for registration. The registration deadline is 15 March 2022.

For enquiries, please contact Ir Dr Paul Lam via email:

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Upon the completion of the seminar, CPD certificate will be issued in e-copy through the registered email address.

Submissions for the Best Reporter Award are invited. Report must be submitted to within two weeks after the webinar.



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