Chairman's Messange:

I am deeply honoured to have been elected Chairman of the BS Division. Throughout the many years of my career, I have witnessed the change in expectation of the roles of building services engineers in society. Nowadays, as building services engineers, we are not only talking about the improvement of engineering functions in the building services system, but also how we can broaden our contributions to issues such as environmental impact and sustainability, and applying green and innovative technologies.

As a learned society representing professional Hong Kong building services engineers, we have a crucial role to play, not only in upholding our professional image, but also in providing a platform to exchange knowledge and solicit views from members, especially our young members. We can achieve this by organising events to help understand their expectations, and thus forming strategies to arouse the interest of the younger generation in the profession and broaden their understanding of engineering as a whole.

For Session 2018/2019, I promise, on behalf of Division Committee, that in addition to continuing the excellent work we have been doing, we will also devote more effort to the Institution's development plan to provide support to schools on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, and also to promote engineering to teachers, students from primary to junior secondary schools, as well as their parents.

To ensure our success, your participation, support, valuable comments and suggestions will be much appreciated.

 
For the engineering industry, younger generation is a vital asset and we shall maintain the care and nurturing of young engineers through activities such as career talks, experience sharing and presentation activities with support and liaison from the Young Member Committee and Student Liaison Group.
 
Building Information Modeling (BIM) became popular tool in project planning, execution and construction owing to various benefits and HKSAR is promoting BIM adoption in the Government projects. With recent formation of the CIC BIM Committee and establishment of BIM Task Group in BS Division, we will continue to promote and support BIM adoption in the BS industry. Also with BIM Phase 2 Standard establishment and implementation focused on BS industry, our Division could play an important role in supporting the finalization and implementation with close collaboration with all industrial stakeholders. 
 
To support and echo the HKIE theme of “Engineering a New Horizon from 70 years’ Foundation”, our Division shall work closely with all stakeholders and explore how the current policy, smart city and technology development could bring maximum benefits to BS engineering industry.
 
All your support is considered valuable to materialize our overall planning. I sincerely look forward to seeing you all in the coming events and activities.

 
Ir Brian W L CHENG
Chairman
Building Services Division
Session 2018/2019