We are pleased to announce that 33 distinguished members of the Institution were conferred honours by the Chief Executive in this year’s honour list in recognition of their remarkable contribution to Hong Kong or for their meritorious public and community service. They are:
Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS)
Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service
We are also delighted to note that 6 distinguished members have been appointed Justices of the Peace (JPs) or Non-official JPs.
Official Justice of Peace
|Non-official Justice of Peace
LI Kwok Suen
The Institution notes with sadness the passing away of Ir Carlo DINARDO and Ir LI Kwok Suen. Our deepest sympathy goes to their family and friends.
*Note from the Secretariat: If members come across to know any of our members who has passed away, please notify us.
The online CPD logbook service is now in operation to provide solely for members of the HKIE to record their personal CPD activities. Members are invited to enter the Member Login area of our website to access to this online free-of-charge CPD logbook for keeping a systemic record of their CPD participation.
For trainees who are under the formal training schemes of the HKIE, they will remain to be required to record their CPD activities in the Record of CPD with endorsement by their Engineering Supervisors.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Member Login Service Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chairman of the Training Committee, Ir Dr LO Wai Chau Edward, on behalf of the Institution and the Training Committee, would like to thank the following members for their efforts in conducting the assessments / re-assessment evaluations to Scheme “A” / Formal Training Scheme to Associate Membership companies in the Session 2021/2022.
Ir LAM Tin Sing Enoch
Ir LEE Chee Kwan
To support and help those HKIE members, past members as well as their immediate families who have fallen upon hard times with financial needs, the Institution set up the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Benevolent Fund in 1993 to provide assistance to them. On the expiry of the term of that Benevolent Fund, a new HKIE Benevolent Fund was set up in September 2014. Ir Dr Alex Chan, Ir Dr Andrew Chan, Ir James Kwan and myself are currently the Trustees of the Fund.
Throughout these years, the Trustees of the Fund considered every application on a case-by-case basis to help those who are in need. As always, we react speedily and with compassion to all applications. With the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, it is anticipated that application for financial assistance from the Fund may increase in the year. To meet the funding needs under this circumstance, we would appeal for your generous donations to the Fund.
For your reference, I would list out the Guidelines for application for the Fund as below.
- The applicant must be a HKIE member, a past member or his/her immediate family. Each application is assessed solely on its own merit and the decision of the Trustees shall be final.
- Applications must be made in writing on the HKIE designated application form and to be accompanied by a declaration listing out the financial situation including details of all assets and liabilities, income and expenditure in the family, with the amount of support requested. An explanation of why public assistance is not adequate is also required. The application form is obtainable via the HKIE website or through the Secretariat at email@example.com.
- Where necessary, the applicant may be asked to provide additional information or to attend an interview.
- The Fund can be provided in the following ways:
- By Grant - No repayment is required.
Applicable to those applicants when repayment cannot be reasonably expected in the foreseeable nfuture or otherwise.
- By Interest Free Loan - Repayment is required, by lump sum or installments.
Applicable to those applicants who are experiencing temporary financial difficulties.
- By Grant - No repayment is required.
- The Trustees will determine the final amount, payment and repayment terms of an application.
It may be worth pointing out that since the Fund is limited in resources, the Trustees would exercise great care in assessing the eligibility of the applications.
If you would like to make donations to the Fund, please do so while making payment of your membership subscription or contact the Secretariat of the Institution for details. On the other hand, if you would like to obtain further information on application for the Fund, please also contact the Secretariat of the Institution.
Ir Chan Chi-chiu
The HKIE Benevolent Fund
The Engineering Council (UK) implemented “SARTOR3” system from 1999. Accredited MEng degrees or accredited BEng degrees plus matching sections are required to satisfy the academic requirements for Chartered Engineers in the United Kingdom. The HKIE is a signatory to the Washington Accord and the HKIE recognizes the accredited MEng or accredited BEng degrees plus matching sections of the Engineering Council (UK) from first intake year 1999 as satisfying the academic requirements for Member of the HKIE.
With effect from 1 March 2004, the “SARTOR3” system has been replaced by the “UK-SPEC”. The Engineering Council (UK) has revised UK-SPEC and has implemented it from 31 December 2021. The academic requirements for Chartered Engineers (CEng) Registration are:
(i) An accredited Bachelors degree with honours in engineering or technology, plus either an appropriate Masters degree or engineering doctorate accredited by a Licensee*, or appropriate further learning to Masters Level
(ii) An accredited integrated MEng degree
(iii) An accredited Bachelors degree with honours in engineering or technology started before September 1999
(iv) Equivalent qualifications or apprenticeships accredited or approved by a Licensee*, or at an equivalent level in a relevant national or international qualifications framework
* Licensee is the engineering institutions that have been licensed by the Engineering Council (UK) to assess individuals for professional registration.
The HKIE shall accept graduates from the UK as satisfying the academic requirements for Member of the Institution if they could provide document proof from the Engineering Council (UK) that they have satisfied the academic requirements (i) to (iii) above for Chartered Engineers (CEng) Registration.
Commencing 1 January 2019, competence-based approach to CPD activities will be fully implemented as part of CPD requirements for Corporate Members. Corporate Members are required to undertake, out of the 30 hours per year, at least 5 hours each for two areas of CPD activities, namely “Discipline-Specific Technical Matters” (DSTM) and “Broader Areas of Studies” (BAS) or “General Professional Matters” (GPM). In 2021, the HKIE further updated the CPD requirements for its members. Corporate Members are required to attend at least 3 hours per year of CPD activities related to “Health and Safety” (H&S) effective for CPD declaration from 2022 onwards.
Corporate Members are required to complete and return an annual CPD Declaration Form together with the membership subscription advice to the Institution. A random checking, usually 1% sampling, on all Corporate Members, will be conducted on an annual basis. Members who are selected for checking will be asked to submit their evidences of CPD.
The following actions shall be taken in case of non-compliance:
- Corporate Members will receive a warning letter if they fail to comply with the CPD requirement for the first year that they were selected for sampling, and will be asked to submit their CPD attainment again for the following year; Warning letters will be issued to Corporate Members who fail to comply in two consecutive years. The HKIE Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPDC) will also follow up with those Corporate Members on the reasons of non-compliance;
- Corporate Members who fail to comply with the CPD requirement again in the second year may be asked to submit their CPD attainment for the following year and be invited to an interview with CPD Committee Representative(s) or to attend specific HKIE CPD activities proposed by the CPDCSP; and
- Corporate Members who fail to attend interview or the specific HKIE CPD activities in the third year may have their names published in the HKIE website and the HKIE journal; the frequency of which shall be determined by the CPDC.
For details, please refer to the “Guidance Notes for Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Corporate Members” which is available on the HKIE website at http://www.hkie.org.hk.
Corporate Membership has satisfied the Commissioner for Labour in respect of section 6BA(4), Cap 59 since 1998 on the understanding that Corporate Members have undertaken a minimum units in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes, which include updates on occupational health and safety legislation. On the basis that Corporate Members will continuously update their knowledge in occupational safety and health through CPD, Corporate Members of the HKIE do not need to take mandatory basic safety training before entering construction sites.
Please note that the HKIE is required to provide such CPD records concerning the recognition of the Corporate Members’ training for the purpose of section 6BA, Cap 59 upon the request of the Labour Department.
Corporate Members and Associate Members who have been removed from the membership roll (due to resignation or striking off by Council resolution) for more than seven years will be required to submit fresh applications should they wish to re-join the Institution. All other grades of members who have been removed from the membership roll (due to resignation or striking off by Council resolution) for more than three years will be required to submit fresh applications should they wish to re-join the Institution. Subject to the above, the current payment scale for reinstatement of membership other than for non-resident members, is a reinstatement fee of HK$400 (for administration purpose), plus all arrears in subscription. The arrears in subscription shall be subject to a maximum of three years’ subscriptions prior to the application for reinstatement of membership.
Non-resident members who apply for the reinstatement of membership as non-resident members shall only be required to pay a reinstatement fee of HK$400; all arrears in subscription shall be waived. All other requirements for reinstatement of membership shall remain unchanged.
Volume 29 Number 2
Theme Issue on AI for Smart Applications
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the core of the fourth industrial revolution. With the development of AI technology, many applications have been developed in various industries including the transportation industry, the building industry, the machine manufacturing and health monitoring industry, etc. With the aid of AI in these industries, labour forces and maintenance costs have been significantly reduced.
In this issue, you will witness the research innovation, engineering development and economic benefit derived from studies of AI for smart applications by brilliant researchers and engineering practitioners.
Care for this theme topic? The following papers will surely interest you!
Application of artificial intelligence (AI) control system on chiller plant at MTR station
By Alison Tsz Yan Suen, David Tik Wai Ying and Chris Tze Leung Choy
Artificial intelligence applications for proactive environmental monitoring and asset management
By Jun Kang Chow, Pin Siang Tan, Kuan-fu Liu, Xin Mao, Zhaoyu Su, Ghee Leng Ooi, Ye Hur Cheong, Mei Ling Leung, Jimmy Wu, Hok Man Chan, Lai Yuk Yip, Ka Chun Chow and Yu-Hsing Wang
Development of an AI model for electronic board maintenance decision prediction for railway equipment
By Ken Yat Hung Li, John See Jing Leung and Laura Ming Wai Lau
Effective real-time face mask detection on NVIDIA edge devices
By Ho Chuen Kam, Nathan Chung Kan Lui, Ethan Yi Chen Du, Marcus Ngai Kan Lui, Chun Sing Chan, Yan Ting Cheung, Ka Chun Cheung and Monica Sze Man Leung
HRSG early tube leak detection with a transfer learning neural network and Gramian Angular Difference Field
By Hon Fung Chow
Multiple structural defect detection for reinforced concrete buildings using YOLOv5s
By Chaobin Li, Wei Pan, Pong Chi Yuen and Ray K L Su
Read the papers:
If your expertise is in any aspect of engineering, we look forward to receiving your paper!
The journal welcomes papers on all aspects of engineering. Good quality practical papers are as welcome as those of an academic nature.
Submit your manuscript via ScholarOne Manuscripts System (S1M)
Online submission of manuscripts: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/thie.
Before submission, authors are invited to check the submission guidelines at: https://www.hkie.org.hk/hkietransactions/instructions-for-authors for the Instruction for Authors and Referencing Style.
Innovations and Technologies for Carbon Neutrality
Call for papers
The HKIE Transactions Committee is honoured to announce that Ir Prof Christopher CHAO, Vice President (Research and Innovation) and Chair Professor of Thermal and Environmental Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has accepted our invitation to be the Guest Editor for the Special Topic on Innovations and Technologies for Carbon Neutrality to be published in HKIE Transactions throughout the year of 2023. You are invited to submit manuscripts to this Special Topic. Detailed information is as follows:
In face of reaching the tipping point of global warming accompanied by extreme events, such as more frequent heat waves and rise in sea level etc., United Nations countries pledged in the 2015 Paris Agreement to achieve carbon neutrality by 2100. To respond to the Paris Agreement, the Hong Kong Government has set out targets in multiple areas in the Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050 to achieve carbon neutrality. Carbon neutrality refers to the carbon emission necessary for human economic and social activities, which are captured, utilised or stored through forest carbon sinks and other artificial technologies or engineering methods. Eventually, the net increase in greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere to be achieved is zero. The industry and governments worldwide are now actively searching for solutions to achieve the targets.
Topics suitable for inclusion include but not limited to:
Building energy efficiency
Carbon neutrality policy studies
Smart green buildings
The deadline for final manuscript submission is Wednesday, 30 November 2022. All manuscripts should be submitted through the HKIE Transactions ScholarOne Manuscripts site at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/thie. New users should first create a login account. Once logged on to the site, submissions should be made via the Author Centre. For more details regarding the author guidelines, please refer to the Instructions for Authors and Referencing Style.
To know more about this Special Topic, please visit: https://www.hkie.org.hk/hkietransactions/carbon-neutrality-call-for-papers.
If you have any enquiries regarding this Special Issue, please feel free to contact the HKIE Corporate Communications Section at +852 2895 4446 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your support to HKIE Transactions and we look forward to receiving your submissions soon.
1. The HKIE Transactions reserves the right to withhold any or all of the manuscripts at their absolute discretion.
2. The HKIE Transactions’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
HKIE Cufflinks, tie clip and magnetic badge set
We are excited to announce the launch of the brand new HKIE cufflinks, tie clip and magnetic badge set. Turning the simplified HKIE Dragon Coat of Arms into matching cufflinks and magnetic badge, together with the tie clip engraved with HKIE logo, it’s perfect for your special occasions. These are the accessories of simplicity and chic that you definitely need to own a set.
Made of plated copper, the HKIE cufflinks’ sophisticated matte-silver appearance goes well with any of your formal outfit.
The HKIE tie clip is laser-engraved with HKIE logo. The matte-silver colour created an understated elegant design, matches your ties and your style. It adds a touch of class to your HKIE ties in navy blue or burgundy.
The exquisite HKIE magnetic badge, also made of plated copper, adding style to your clothes without harming the textile. Whether attaching the matte-silver magnetic badge on a suit jacket or a one-piece dress, it would be a modish touch-up of your outfit.
The HKIE Thermo Cup
Printed with the Dragon and Beaver Coat of Arms and the new HKIE logo, the HKIE Thermo Cup combines the HKIE’s tradition and modern simplicity style. It is great for hot or cold beverages. The button design enables easy locking and prevents spilling. Its simple elegance and high practicality can certainly satisfy your daily needs. The HKIE Thermo Cup is now available for sale at HK$90 each.
HKIE lady scarf
If you are looking for a souvenir with a sense of elegance and style, the gold HKIE lady scarf is your must-have item your closet. The HKIE lady scarf printed with simplified HKIE Dragon Coat of Arms pattern monogram is 100% made of silk, making it both fashionables and comfortable. The hKIE lady scarf is now available of HK $290 each.
With an eye-catching and stylish design, the HKIE Ties are among the most popular souvenirs for our members. Six new designs are now available and may be an essential piece to add to your wardrobe. Embroidered with the simplified HKIE Dragon Coat of Arms, either in a single, monogram or two-colour pattern, the ties are timeless accessories for fellow engineers and suitable for every occasion. The six new designs are now available at HK$100 each.
For details of our whole range of souvenirs, please visit: https://hkie.org.hk/en/membership/souvenir/.
For enquiries and ordering, please contact our reception dest at 2895 4446.