Women in building services engineering (WBSE) - DIY perfume workshop cum WBSE experience sharing
By Ir Sally LEUNG and Ms Carmen YU

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The captioned workshop was sponsored by the BS Division and held on 20 November 2021. The event was well attended by over 30 members coming from different building services engineering sectors, Institutions, Consultants, Contractors, Government Sectors and Public Utilities.


Ir Raymond Tam, Chairman of BS Division kicked off the workshop with a short speech which was followed by the WBSE experience sharing session. Participants were separated into three groups to exchange views on and discuss the following topics:


  • Images and roles of female engineers;
  • Improvements in current conditions for female engineers and ways to encourage more women to enter the engineering industry;
  • Future trends in the construction industry and succession


We were honoured to have the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman and the Hon Secretary of the BS Division come and support the workshop. Their responses to participants’ feedback and views on WBSE were enlightening.


After a fruitful discussion, it came to the DIY Perfume Workshop. The tutor introduced the fundamentals of natural essential oils and notes on perfumery to the participants. Various types of therapeutic-grade essential oils were available for participants to create a roll-on crystal perfume (5 ml x 2) made to their own secret recipe.


The workshop came to an end with closing remarks delivered by Ir Tam. All the participants had a wonderful morning and look forward to the next WBSE event in the future.

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