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Technical seminar on delivering an inspiring STEM education - a vocational and professional education and training perspective
(Jointly organised by the CA, MI Divisions and the Engineering Discipline of Vocational Training Council (VTC). Supported by the AMC)

Date, time & venue
8 November 2017 (Wed); 6:30pm - 8:00pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
Promotion and enhancing STEM education has been becoming crucial to address the manpower needs of professionals and para-professionals in engineering and related industries in Hong Kong. Through STEM Education Centre established by VTC, a collaborative interface between the key stakeholders - students and teachers, industry partners and professionals - is created to deliver an inspiring STEM education to the youngsters. In this seminar, the speaker will introduce the development and implementation of the activities and collaborations at the Centre. This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese and supplemented with English terms.

Speaker
Ir Dr Eric Liu is the Deputy Executive Director of VTC and is primarily responsible for VTC's dual-track training and strategic development of Engineering and Design Disciplines. Ir Dr Liu joined VTC in 1994 and held positions as Principal of Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tuen Mun) and Principal of Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi). He is currently member of a number of committees including Executive Committee of Hong Kong Electronics Industry Council of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and Curriculum Development Council Committee on Technology Education. Ir Dr Liu obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from The University of Hong Kong, a Master' Degree in Industrial Automation from City University of Hong Kong and a Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. His professional engineering qualifications/memberships include Chartered Engineer, the UK; Chartered Professional Engineer, Australia; Fellow of Engineers Australia; Member of the HKIE; Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology; and Member of Association of Computing Machinery.

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and prior registration is requried. Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration, please register online via the MI Division's website at http://mi.hkie.org.hk. Only successful applicants will be notified by email before 1 November 2017. For enquiries, please contact Ir Peter Si at Tel: 9142 2299 or Email:
sikit8@gmail.com.

Technical seminar on sustainability thinking: perspectives from higher education
(Jointly organised with the CA and EV Divisions)

Date, time & venue
10 November 2017 (Fri); 6:30pm - 8:00pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
A recent study concluded that today's graduating students will change careers (not just jobs, but careers!) at least six times before they retire. How are universities preparing students for this requirement for flexibility and life-long learning? A clear understanding of sustainability concepts and principles is becoming a staple of the university education process, and is rooted in the prediction that students with these abilities are more prepared to succeed in their future careers. Not just for environmentally-minded students any longer, sustainability is becoming a bridge for science, engineering and business students to explore new methods and approaches to solving some of society's most pressing problems. This seminar will explore how the education process is evolving to include broad-based, skill-oriented training for the future workforce and how employers can benefit. This seminar will be conducted in English with PowerPoint illustrations in English.

Speakers
Mr Davis Bookhart joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in August 2013 to facilitate the creation and implementation of a comprehensive sustainability master plan, the HKUST 2020 Sustainability Challenge, and is responsible for ensuring that the elements of the plan are embedded in the university strategies, policies and planning. Mr Bookhart joined the HKUST after eight years as the Head of the Office of Sustainability at Johns Hopkins University. As the Founding Director, Mr Bookhart launched the office to focus on integrating students and faculty into campus sustainability projects while promoting sustainability through collaboration between departments and in the local community.

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 80. For registration, please register online via the CA Division's website at http://ca.hkie.org.hk. Successful applicants will be notified before the seminar. For enquiries, please contact Mr Benjamin Lam by Email: benlam@maxims.com.hk. Attendance certificate will be available after the seminar.

Technical seminar on design and selection of cooling tower system and water tank system
(Jointly organised with the CA, EV Divisions and the YMC)

Date, time & venue
13 November 2017 (Mon); 6:30pm - 8:00pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
In this seminar, the speaker will discuss the followings:

1) Cooling tower
- Design and application of cooling towers
- Benefit of water-cooled systems vs air-cooled systems for air conditioning applications
- System design optimisation
- Critical plant operation
- CTI STD-201, ASHRAE-90.1-2016 and LEED
- Solutions for sound sensitive applications and plume abatement cooling tower

2) GRP sectional water tank
- Design and application of GRP sectional water tank
- Standards and regulations in Hong Kong
- GRP vs SST water tank

This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese with PowerPoint presentation in English.

Speaker
Ms Isa Zhang, Marketing Supervisor of Mesan Fiberglass Engineering (Int'l) Ltd

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and the number of partcipants is limted to 80. For registration, please register online via the CA Division's website at http://ca.hkie.org.hk. Successful applicants will be notified before the seminar. For enquiries, please contact Mr Benjamin Lam at Tel: 9152 2316. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar.

Seminar on food and beverage licensing workshop with green design
(Jointly organised with the CA and EN Divisions)

Date, time & venue
24 November 2017 (Fri); 6:30pm - 8:00pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
This seminar will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to explore and enhance their understanding in food and beverage (F&B) licensing. Over the years, the amount of restaurant and cafes had doubled. Under the recent regulation in Hong Kong, it is necessary to obtain a food licence before the start up of food business. In this seminar, the speaker will discuss several case and scenario to introduce different types of food licences, ie general restaurant licence, light refreshment restaurant licence, food factory licence and liquor licence with their advantages and limitations. Furthermore, restricted food items with specified health requirements and whole licence application procedures will be introduced. Experience on energy saving design and practice will also be shared. This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese with PowerPoint illustration in Cantonese.

Speaker
Mr Sammy Ip, Director of MEP and Licensing Department of Fruit Design and Build Limited. Mr Ip has over ten years' experience in licensing, project management and E&M design, he had handled more than 300 cases over the past three years including Japanese supermarket's food court, wet market, chained Japanese restaurants and international coffee chain. He has extensive professional experience and knowledge in F&B licensing and is proficient in providing technical advice in project management and E&M design for F&B shop.

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 80. For registration, please register online via the CA Division's website at http://ca.hkie.org.hk. Successful applicants will be notified before the seminar. For enquiries, please contact Mr Benjamin Lam by Email: benlam@maxims.com.hk. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar.

Seminar on lessons learnt from incidents within an operating railway
(Organised by the SSC and supported by the AMC)

Date, time & venue
15 December 2017 (Fri); 6:30pm - 8;00pm ; HKIE

Programme highlights
This seminar will provide an excellent opportunity for the participants to learn about some of the key facts on incidents within the operating railway as well as what are the lessons learnt from the incidents. The speaker will provide the key insights on how to prevent the recurrence of these incidents and ultimately provide a safer environment for rail operations. This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese.

Speaker
Mr So Koon-leung, retired Duty Services Manager, Trainer for the Hangzhou MTR Corporation Limited (HZMTR) and Beijing MTR Corporation Limited (BJMTR), is the subject expert on human factors which may have impacts on operations and incident management review. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Beijing Jiaotong University, a postgraduate degree in Management from City University of Hong Kong and a Master of Arts degree in Transport Policy and Planning from The University of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of China Hong Kong Railway Institution. Mr So has 38 yeears of extensive experience in the operations of MTR. He has recently retired and has been extensively involved in the investigation of incidents in determining the causes as well as identifying the necessary mitigation measures to prevent recurrence of these undesirable events.

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 50. For registration, please register online via the SSC's website at http://ssc.hkie.org.hk. Successful applicants will be notified before the seminar. For enquiries, please contact Mr Kevin Man by Email: kym@mtr.com.hk. Attendant certificate will be available after the seminar.

Technical seminar on smart power monitoring and energy management
(Jointly organised with the CA and EV Divisions)

Date, time & venue
18 December 2017 (Mon); 6:30pm - 8:00pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
Enterprise energy management (EEM) is not new, yet it has never been more relevant than it is today. The impact of the accelerating cost of energy, the fact that peak demand for electricity frequently exceeds supply and a heightened awareness of the issues of global warming have combined to place pressure on campus facilities managers as never before. Operating campus utilities smarter and addressing energy demand holistically is not a control problem but an information problem that requires an intelligent, scalable solution with the potential to drive a significant and sustained reduction in the cost of campus energy. This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese with PowerPoint illustrations in English.

Speaker
Mr. Patrick Lee is CSM Operation Manager of Rockwell Automation (APAC) Limited and has been working in the automation field over 30 years. He holds a BEng (Hons) in mechatronic engineering. His project reference includes the environmental control system of Mass Transit Railway, air cargo handling system, water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant.

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 80. For registration, please register online via the EV Division's website at http://ev.hkie.org.hk. For enquiries, please contact Mr Benjamin Lam by Email: benlam@maxism.com.hk. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar.

Technical seminar on smart design on grease separator and kitchen hygienic drainage solution
(Jointly organised with the CA and EV Divisions)

Date, time & venue
21 December 2017 (Thur); 6:30pm - 8:00pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
Commercial operations generating wastewater must implement appropriate measures by using suitable pre-treatment installations to ensure that solids and liquids which can give off toxic and unpleasant vapours and odours are prevented from damaging construction materials and drainage facilities, harming operations, and are held back so that they do not enter into the sewage pipes. Each commercial operation places individual demands on the capacity of grease separators, lifting plant and complete piping stations with smart design to fulfill a kitchen hygienic drainage system. In this seminar, the speaker will discuss the critical role that drainage plays in a successful commercial food preparation business with food safety, hygiene and cost control which are the vital factors. Therefore, "hygiene first" philosophy plays an important role in the design of smart drainage solutions that minimises operational costs without compromising food safety. This seminar will be conducted in English with PowerPoint illustrations in English.

Speaker
Mr Jiri Musil, Global Sales Manager of ACO Industry, who have been in drainage business for more than ten years.

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 80. For registration, please register via the CA Division's website at http://ca.hkie.org.hk. For enquiries, please contact Mr Benjamin Lam by Email: benlam@maxims.com.hk. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar.

Seminar on contributions of cooking emissions to ambient particulate matter
(Jointly organised with the CA and EV Divisions)

Date, time & venue
28 December 2017 (Thur); 6:30pm - 8:00pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
Particulate matter (PM) is the major component of outdoor air pollution, which causes premature mortality on a global scale. In this seminar, the speaker will share his findings related to the captioned title with our members. This seminar will be conducted in English with PowerPoint illustrations in English.

Speaker
Prof Chan Chak-keung is the Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment and Dean of the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong. He obtained his BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. His research focuses on atmospheric PM with emphasis on atmospheric chemistry and its role in air pollution. He received the Haagen Smit Award of Atmospheric Environment in 2015, second prize of the State Natural Science Award in 2010, and first prize of the Natural Science Award in 2007. He was the first winner of the Asian Young Aerosol Scientists Award. He has been an Editor-in-chief of Atmospheric Environment since 2008 and is the first scholar outside the US and Europe to hold such position for the journal in its history of 50 years. He has published over 170 papers with over 9000 SCOPUS citations and an h-index of 48 to date. According to the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 by Elsevier, he is one of the most cited researchers in the area of environmental science and engineering.

Registration & enquiries
The number of participants is limited to 80 and applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration, please register online via the CA Division's website at http://ca.hkie.org.hk. Successful applicants will be notified before the seminar. For enquiries, please contact Dr Lisa Sham by Email: sham13143918940@qq.com. Attendance certificate will be available after the seminar.

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