16 Jul 2021

CPD Webinar - The Roadmap to CIC Green Product Certificate: Carbon Footprint Labelling - Ready Mixed Concrete: A First Step to Green and Sustainability on Construction Sites

The webinar will be available at HKGBC CPD Online Training Portal (https://onlinecpdtraining.hkgbc.org.hk/) later after the event.
Please stay tuned.

This webinar is organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council.

The webinar will shine the spotlight on several main steps involved in getting certified to a CIC Green Product Certification scheme - Carbon Footprint Labelling in Ready Mixed Concrete. The presentation will focus on how to reduce construction embodied carbon in practice. Representatives from Gammon Construction Limited, together with consultant and verifier, will share their expertise of what can be done to enhance sustainability on construction sites.

(1) Welcome Speech

Speaker: Ir Thomas HO On-sing, JP, Chief Executive, Gammon Construction Limited
Thomas possesses over 30 years of experience in construction industry. He has been dedicated to spearheading project management and general management, safety initiatives, sustainable development and innovation excellence in the construction industry. He is very active in community services and professional institutes’ services and is recognised by the industry as the figurehead in promoting excellence in construction management, as well as sustainable and quality construction. In recognition of his advanced mindset in advocating innovative and green construction initiatives, Thomas received the Outstanding Achievement Award from Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers in 2018.

Thomas was the Inaugural Chairman of CITAC (Construction Innovation & Technology Application Centre) which served to develop the Centre to be the knowledge hub and to demonstrate local application. Thomas now serves as a Town Planning Board Member and a member of the Construction Industry Council.

(2) Introduction to Construction Material Carbon Footprint Verification 

This webinar is an introduction of the Construction Material Carbon Footprint Verification and covers: what is verification, the reasons of doing verification, together with basic principle and how to process a verification flow for construction material from the point of view of verification body (VB).

Speaker: Mr Conan LEE, Senior Service Development Officer, SGS Hong Kong Limited
Conan LEE has a strong background in applying carbon quantification and verification protocol. Over the past 10 years, Conan has successfully helped various organisations to establish their carbon inventory, as well as for their products and events. He has been actively engaged in numerous carbon audit or verification projects according to different local or internal verification schemes. In recent years, he also serves as a tutor for sharing recent development on carbon quantification and reporting requirements and promoting ways for achieving carbon reduction goals and awareness enhancement.

(3) Overview of Embodied Carbon Emission on Construction Site and Introduction of the Carbon Assessment Tool (CAT) by the Construction Industry Council (CIC)

(The content is identical with the CPD Webinar session named CIC Green Product Certificate: Carbon Footprint Labelling - Reinforcing Bar and Structural Steel, Energy and Carbon Efficiency in Buildings and Infrastructure on 23 July 2021)

The built environment currently produces 33% of global energy consumption and near 40% of greenhouse gas emissions. Embodied carbon emission mitigation at the construction stage is getting more and more concerns in the industry.

The development of the Cardon Assessment Tool (CAT) by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) aims to promote awareness of the significance of embodied carbon in the built environment, reporting carbon during design, construction and procurement. It is designed to assist essential stakeholders in estimating and managing the embodied carbon footprint of their projects from an early stage to the construction stage and enable them to compare different design/construction solutions to achieve carbon emission reduction.

Speaker: Mr Desmond LEE, Senior Sustainable Design Engineer, Cundall Hong Kong Limited
Desmond joined Cundall in 2015. He is passionate in seeking environmental friendly solutions and design strategies. He believes “sustainable”, “comfort”, and “cost effective” design can be truly achieved by applying total development sustainability principles at the early design stage.

Desmond has an educational background in Renewable Energy Engineering and Sustainable Architectural Design. He has over nine years of working experience in Sustainability Building Design. He is skilled in building energy simulation study, energy audit and energy saving solution.

He is a qualified BEAM Professional with strong solid management skills and has managed several BEAM Plus projects with successful delivery.

The combination of computational skills with his experience and understanding of sustainable design strategies enables him to evaluate and deliver sustainable solutions in a practical and cost-effective manner.

(4) Sustainable Concrete Technology

The presentation will cover the detailed process of certification for low carbon concrete mixes and the benefits of adoption in the race to net zero carbon buildings and infrastructure. It will include some cases which help reduce construction embodied carbon as well as provide other advantages.

Speaker: Mr Eddie TSE, Senior Environmental Manager, Gammon Construction Limited
Mr Eddie TSE is currently the Senior Environmental Manager of Gammon Construction Limited specialising in carbon and energy accounting/management/strategy, solar PV system design and operation, waste/asbestos management, and sediment and land contamination assessment and remediation process design and operation. He also has extensive experience in the co-ordination and implementation of Environmental Monitoring and Audit & Environmental Management System, assessment of site environmental impact, and design and application of environmental mitigation.  Eddie is a certified carbon auditor under Hong Kong Construction Industry Council Green Product Certification - Carbon Labeling Scheme, Certified Energy Manager/Carbon Audit Professional of US Association of Energy Engineer, and a certified Projects Assessor of UK CEEQUAL.

Eddie was involved in several environmentally sensitive and complex infrastructure projects such as airport concourse, mass transit railway and highway tunnels, Government Head Quarter, cross border bridge and large scale land decontamination work.

Eddie is the vice chairman of Environment Committee, Hong Kong Construction Association (HKCA). He is a steering committee member of Circular Economy Advisory Group of Business Environment Council of Hong Kong. He graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Canada, and has a Master of Science (Major in Environmental Engineering) degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Event Detail
Event Name: CPD Webinar - The Roadmap to CIC Green Product Certificate: Carbon Footprint Labelling - Ready Mixed Concrete: A First Step to Green and Sustainability on Construction Sites
Presented By:

Ir Thomas HO On-sing, Mr Conan LEE, Mr Desmond LEE, Mr Eddie TSE

Date: 16 Jul 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This CPD event will be conducted in the form of webinar via Zoom. 

(An event reminder with Zoom Webinar ID will be provided at around a week before the event.)

Capacity: 450

2 CPD hours will be automatically uploaded to attendees' BEAM Pro/ BEAM Affiliate Individual Accounts.

Fee: Free of Charge (HKGBC Members)
HK$50.00 (HKGBC Non-Members)
Contact Person: Mr Elliott TAM
Contact Phone: 39948890
Contact Email: eventregis@hkgbc.org.hk
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm (1) Welcome speech by Ir Thomas HO On-sing, JP
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm (2) Introduction on Construction Material Carbon Footprint Verification by Mr Conan LEE
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm (3) Overview of Embodied Carbon Emission on Construction Site and Introduction of the Carbon Assessment Tool (CAT) by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) by Mr Desmond LEE
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm (4) Sustainable Concrete Technology by Mr Eddie TSE
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Panel Discussion
Moderated by Ir Dr Cary CHAN, JP, Executive Director,
Hong Kong Green Building Council
- Ir Thomas HO On-sing, JP,  Chief Executive, Gammon Construction Limited
- Mr Conan LEE, Senior Service Development Officer, SGS Hong Kong Limited
- Mr Desmond LEE, Senior Sustainable Design Engineer, Cundall Hong Kong Limited
- Mr Eddie TSE, Senior Environmental Manager, Gammon Construction Limited
- Mr CHEUNG Tat Kin, Technical and Business Development Manager of Concrete Technology Department, Gammon Construction Limited
Language: Cantonese (supplemented with English presentation materials)

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