Collaboration Partner: School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

The COVID-19 pandemic has once disrupted the local construction industry.  However, as we move towards the post-pandemic economic recovery, the construction industry is being called upon to produce the next generation of green buildings that are not only environmentally friendly but also contributory to the health and wellbeing of the society.

The move towards a higher standard of green buildings will require the construction industry to employ highly skilled practitioners who are equipped with multi-disciplinary knowledge and accompanied by the capacity to have whole-system and whole-life thinking. 

This training programme has been designed to provide CPD education that is more in-depth and structured than traditional talks or seminars. Graduates in employment or experienced practitioners in the industry can construct individual programme of weekend studies that meet their own needs. Whether you would like to look for a focused treatment of an area beyond your first degree, a knowledge update in an area subject to rapid changes, a re-orientation to areas new to your scope of experience, or simply a broadening of knowledge, there are a variety of subject courses that meet your needs.

The programme offers a wide range of subject choices that span across key elements in the topic of green or sustainable building, including energy and carbon, indoor environment, outdoor environment, community aspects, materials and waste, building maintenance as well as climate change.

Taught by experienced faculty from the School of Energy and Environment at the City University of Hong Kong, this programme will also serve as an ‘appetizer’ for those considering to pursue post-graduate studies. Upon completion of the courses, participants will be able to gain a basic understanding of the subjects, which serves as a good foundation for further studies.

For non-BEAM Pro registrants, please submit your proof of academic qualifications before registration at this LINK

Date, Time & Venue Topic & Lecturer Register

27 Mar & 10 Apr 2021 (Sat)
9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Auditorium, Christian Family Service Centre, 3 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong

Environmental Impacts of Construction Projects
What to cover: Environmental impact assessment (EIA), life cycle assessment (LCA); material flow analysis (MFA); construction projects' supply chains; sustainable construction management; circular economy; green building

Dr Liang DONG

Registration Ends

24 Apr & 8 May 2021 (Sat)
9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Multi-function Hall, 25/F HKFYG Building, 21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Engineering
What to cover: Indoor carbon dioxide, indoor radon pollution, indoor aerosol science, particle removal and air cleaner performance evaluation, volatile organic compounds (VOC), indoor ozone pollution, combustion related pollutants, bio-aerosol, thermal comfort, Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and disease transmission

Dr Edwin CY TSO

Registration Ends

22 May & 5 Jun 2021 (Sat)
9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Auditorium, Christian Family Service Centre, 3 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong

Applied Solar Energy in Buildings
What to cover: Introduction of different solar photovoltaic technologies; building-attached and building-integrated photovoltaics (BAPV and BIPV); challenges and opportunities of PV installation in Hong Kong; introduction of new PV products; Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme

Prof. Angus Hin-Lap YIP

Registration Ends

19 Jun & 3 Jul 2021 (Sat)
9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Multi-function Hall, 25/F HKFYG Building, 21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
What to cover: Solid waste, hazardous waste, recycling, landfill, waste management, upcycling, waste valorisation

Dr Jason CH LAM

Registration Ends

17 Jul & 31 Jul 2021 (Sat)
9:30 am – 12:45 pm
10/F, HKFYG Building, 21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point

Building Carbon Footprint Assessment
What to cover: Carbon footprint; carbon audit; carbon management; low-carbon building

Dr Shauhrat S CHOPRA

Registration Ends

14 Aug & 28 Aug 2021 (Sat)
9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Multi-function Hall, 25/F HKFYG Building, 21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point

Sustainable Urban Planning and Urban Design
What to cover: Urban sustainability; sustainable urban planning; Nature-based Solutions (NBS); inclusive city; built environment

Dr Liang DONG

Registration Ends

11 Sep & 25 Sep 2021 (Sat)
9:30 am – 12:45 pm
10/F, HKFYG Building, 21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point

Maintenance Management of Built Assets
What to cover: Historical background and contemporary issues of building management in Hong Kong, life cycle thinking, whole-life cycle asset management, resilient built environment, maintenance standards and policies, tools for proactive asset management

Dr Shauhrat S CHOPRA

Register

9 Oct & 23 Oct 2021 (Sat)
9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Multi-function Hall, 25/F HKFYG Building, 21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point

LCA for Materials, Ecosystem Goods Management and Climate Change Adaptation
What to cover: Carbon emissions from the construction industry, decarbonization policies in Hong Kong, life cycle assessment (LCA), climate change mitigation and adaptation

Dr Shauhrat S CHOPRA

Register

6 Nov & 20 Nov 2021 (Sat)
9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Venue to be confirmed

Social Impact Assessment for Construction Projects
What to cover: Life cycle sustainability assessment, UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), social impact assessment, sustainable construction management, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Dr Liang DONG

TBC

4 Dec & 18 Dec 2021 (Sat)
9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Venue to be confirmed

Energy Efficient Buildings
What to cover: Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning (HVAC), coefficient of performance (COP), water pumps, Air Handling Units (AHU), variable frequency drive, oil-free magnetic bearing compressor, water-cooled condenser, heat pipes, chilled beams, smart windows, etc.

Dr Denis YW YU

TBC

8 Jan & 22 Jan 2022 (Sat)
9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Venue to be confirmed

Lighting Engineering
What to cover: Luminous efficacy, luminous flux, intensity, illuminance, brightness, colour, design of electric lighting systems in buildings, fluorescent lamps, LED, light pipes, lighting applications, etc.

Dr Denis YW YU

TBC

5 Feb & 19 Feb 2022 (Sat)
9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Venue to be confirmed

Noise and Vibration in Sustainable Built Environment
What to cover: Sound, vibration and noise, hearing and the human response to noise and vibration, environmental noise, acoustics of the built environment, noise and vibration control

Dr Keith NGAN

TBC

Notes

  1. The CPD training will be conducted in English. Lecture materials will be in English.
  2. Lecture notes will be issued in electronic form before each lecture. Participants may decide whether to print them out or bring a mobile device to read the materials during the lecture.
  3. Entry requirement: Participants shall be practitioners in the construction industry with a bachelor’s degree / higher diploma in a built environment-related discipline.
  4. Admission will be on a first-come-first-served principle until the quota is reached.  Unsuccessful registrants will be put on a waiting list. 
  5. The CPD training will normally be conducted via face-to-face lectures. The organiser reserves the right to change to online mode in case of change in the COVID-19 situation, or change the dates of the lectures in case of adverse weather conditions.
  6. There are 12 subject courses. Each course consists of 2 lectures to be held at two separate weekends.  Participants are free to choose any one or more of the subject courses.  
  7. A ‘Certificate of Achievement’ will be issued for each topic completed and passed.  Passing means the attainment of more than 50% score at the quiz administered at the end of each subject course.
  8. A ‘Certificate of Attendance’ will be issued if a participant fully attends a subject (i.e. both lectures are attended) but is unable to pass the quiz.
  9. To obtain a ‘Comprehensive Certificate’ for the entire skills upgrading programme, a participant must fully attend at least 10 subjects and pass the quiz for all the 10 subjects.
  10. Participants will be required to sign a health declaration form and take body temperature measurement before entering the lecture premises.  Participants with health issues on the date of the lecture are advised to stay home and refrain from taking the lecture. Those with doctor’s sick leave certificates will be refunded the amount paid.
  11. If the lecture premises are equipped with LeaveHomeSafe QR code, lecture attendees shall use the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app to scan the QR code when entering the premises.
  12. All lecture attendees are advised to observe social distancing requirements and to wear face masks during the lecture.

 

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer

This training programme is subsidised by the Matching Grant Scheme for Skills Upgrading, which is one of the relief measures under the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s Anti-epidemic Fund.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the materials/events in relation to this training programme do not reflect the views of the Government.