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Technical seminar on the ways to solve for water hammering in water supply system
(Jointly organised with the CA and EV Divisions)

Date, time & venue
22 June 2018 (Fri); 6:30pm - 8:00pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
If you have ever been in a home and heard thumping or pounding when you turned off a faucet, then you have witnessed the water hammer effect. Water hammer occurs when there is a sudden change direction and the momentum change causes pressure waves in the pipes. It is a plumbing nuisance that can cause serious pipe damage, leak and burst. In this seminar, the speaker will mention about:

1. Common locations of vibration
2. Shock wave
3. Calculation of water hammer
4. Selection of valves and fitments
5. Case studies
6. Remedial measures
7. Preventive measures

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

Speaker
Mr William Cheung, Technical Advisor of The Charter Institution of Plumbing and Heating Engineer, The Hong Kong Institution of Plumbing and Drainage, Hong Kong Plumbing and Sanitary Ware Trade Association and Hong Kong Plumbing Technology Association.

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 80. For registration, please register via the AMC's website at http://amc.hkie.org.hk. Successful applicants will be notified before the seminar. For enquiries, please contact Mr Benjamin Lam by Email:
bencamay1119@gmail.com. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar.

Technical seminar on green filtration system for cooling towers and prevention of Legionnaires
(Jointly organised with the CA and EV Divisions)

Date, time & venue
25 June 2018 (Mon); 6:30pm - 8:00pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
This seminar will include:

- Introduction to Legionnaire trend and spreading in Hong Kong
- Legionella habitats in cooling towers
- Particles size distribution in cooling tower basin and its problem
- Comparison in different physical treatment for cooling tower maintenance
- Automatic screen filtration system and its application in cooling towers

This seminar will be conducted in English with PowerPoint illustration in English.

Speaker
Mr Glenn Dobbs, President at VAF Filtration Systems and General Manager of Evoqua, the USA.

Registration & enquiries
The 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. Successful applicants will be notified before the seminar. For enquiries, please contact Mr Benjamin Lam by Email: bencamay1119@gmail.com. Attendance certificate will be available after the seminar.

Technical seminar on evolution of industrial internet of things - GE's industrial internet control system
(Jointly organised with the CA, EN and EV Divisions)

Date, time & venue
29 June 2018 (Fri); 6:30pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
The traditional control systems, brains of industrial assets and processes are not capable of dynamically adaption to the changing business objective. By employing a real time hypervisor with embedded field agent technology, the new GE's industrial internet control system (IICS) augments real time control with external intelligence delivered through market. The complete modular system of controls, I/O, field agents and apps are designed into a future-proof architecture that provides dynamic flexibility, seamless upgrades and remote management of controller hardware, firmware, software, edge devices and applications. From this suite of components, customers can craft a connected control solution that will evolve to exceed end user needs throughout the lifecycle of their system. New apps and analytics can be dropped in to create new value over time without retrofitting.

Speakers
Mr Gupta Vibhoosh is the Product Manager of GE Power. He is responsible for the industrial internet of things (IIoT) product development of GE. Mr Dhillon Harvey is a Global Solution Leader in GE Power. He is responsible for providing professional application solution for industries and solution provider for edge connections of IIoT.

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 Divison's website at http://ca.hkie.org.hk. Successful applicants will be notified. For enquiries, please contact Mr Benjamin Lam by Email: bencamay1119@gmail.com. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar.

Seminar on evaluative mediation in construction disputes
(Jointly organised with the CA and EV Divisions and supported by HKCAC)

Date, time & venue
5 July 2018 (Thur); 6:30pm - 8:00pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
Evaluative mediation has been promoted by the Department of Justice in the last three years starting on the specialised intellectual properties (IP) disputes, with a purpose to gain efficiency and effectiveness to results through focused mediation practice over the conventional, general, facilitative style. The crux to success in evaluative mediation lies on specialisation on custom-designed mediation process to be conducted by specialised mediators with expertise on the subjects of the dispute. This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese with English supplements and PowerPoint illustrations in English.

Speaker
Dr Simon W H Chee is an architect, authorised person, arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator, dispute resolution advisor/dispute avoidance and resolution advisor, and an expert witness. He acquired the MAArbDR, LLM(Dist) and Doctor in Juridical Science, and gives lectures at The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and City University of Hong Kong. He is the Founder/President of the Hong Kong Construction Arbitration Centre Ltd inaugurated in 2006 and Chairman of the HKIA Contract and Dispute Resolution Committee.

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 80. For registration, please register online via the AMC's website at http://amc.hkie.org.hk. Successful applicants will be notified before the seminar. For enquiries, please contact Mr Benjamin Lam by Email: bencamay1119@gmail.com. Attendance certificate will be available after the seminar.

Technical seminar on fuel cell basics, applications and recent advances
(Jointly organised with the CA, GE and EV Divisions)

Date, time & venue
9 July 2018 (Mon); 6:30pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that convert chemical energy directly to electricity, with water and heat as the only byproducts. They have great potential for both stationary and transportation applications and are expected to help address the energy and environmental problems that have become prevalent in our society. Despite their great promise, they have not been widely adopted mainly due to lower than predicted efficiencies, high cost and short lifetime. In this seminar, the speaker will introduce some fuel cell basics and discuss their applications, recent progresses and market analysis.

Speaker
Dr Minhua Shao is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is also the Associate Director of the HKUST Energy Institute, Director of the newly developed Sustainable Energy Engineering Undergraduate Programme. He obtained his BS and MS degrees in chemistry from Xiamen University, and a PhD degree in materials science and engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 80. For registration, please register online via the AMC's website at http://amc.hkie.org.hk. Successful applicants will be notified before the seminar. For enquiries, please contact Mr Benjamin Lam by Email: bencamay1119@gmail.com. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar.

Technical seminar on voltage dip mitigation measures for lifts and escalators
(Jointly organised with the CA and EV Divisions)

Date, time & venue
20 July 2018 (Fri); 6:30pm - 8:00pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
Voltage dips, being one of the common power quality concerns in Hong Kong, may affect the operation of lifts and escalators and cause inconvenience to the public. CLP PQ Team has developed various solutions that successfully improves the operation of lifts and escalators and reduces the risk of lifts and escalators suddenly stopping. In this seminar, the speakers will introduce the power quality concerns in Hong Kong and share different voltage dip mitigation measures for lifts and escalators.

Speakers
Ir Edmond Chan, Senior Systems Engineering Manager of CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd, leads the Power Quality and Electric Mobility Team in CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd. He is responsible for developing and deploying EV charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and provide various power quality services. Ir Lee Yan-yan, Engineer I of CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd, has been working in different positions in CLP Power for over ten years. She is currently the team leader who oversees the development and O&M of power quality monitoring system in CLP Power and leads technical team to provide various power quality services to the customers.

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. For enquiries, please contact Mr Louis Yiu by Email: louisyiu.228@gmail.com. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar.

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Technical visit to Gammon Technology Park - robotic and innovative applications
Date, time & venue
9 June 2018 (Sat); 9:00am - 12:00pm; Gammon Technology Park, 21 Chun Wang Street, Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, Tseung Kwan O

Programme highlights
This visit aims to share the innovation strategy and robotic applications including the demonstration of façade installation robot, on-hand experience with chair-less chair (exoskeleton), virtual reality training for welding, building infomration modelling application at data centre and AI Gambot.

Speakers
Vincent Yuen/Vincent Yeung/Jaycee Chen/Alex Chan/K C Lau/Alan Kong, Gammon Construction Co Ltd

Registration & enquiries
Prior registration is required. The number of participants is limited to 25 and applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration, please complete and return the Standard Reply Form to Ir Alex Lai by Email:
alexlai@meinhardt.com.hk. For enquiries, please contact Ir Alex Lai by Email: alexlai@meinhardt.com.hk. CPD certificates will be available after the visit.

Technical visit to precast reinforced concrete product factory in Dongguan, the PRC
Date, assembly time & place
28 July 2018 (Sat); 9:00am - 5:00pm; assembly at Futian Checkpoint, Shenzhen (``֥Фf)

Programme highlights
With the increasing maturity in precast concrete construction in the industry, precast concrete element such as façades, staircases are widely adopted in Hong Kong. In this visit, participants will visit a precast RC façade factory in Dongguan, the PRC to view the production procedure for fabrication of precast façade including the background of the factory, major equipment employed, quality assurance measure and laboratory testing control measure. The factory produces building precast elements such as precast façades, balconies, bathrooms, staircases and civil precast elements such as bridge segments, columns and pre-stressed beams.

Fee
HK$200 (including transportation and lunch)

Registration & enquiries
Prior registration is required and the number of participants is limited to 25. Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis and priority will be given to members of the BD Division. For registration, please complete and return the Standard Reply Form to Ir Cedric Chan by Email: cedric_hkie@hotmail.com. Only successful applicants will be notified by email on or before 21 July 2018. Please be informed that if you are not being contacted after submitting your application, you may consider your application unsuccessful. For enquiries, please contact Ir Cedric Chan by Email: cedric_hkie@hotmail.com. One-day CPD attendance certificates will be available after the visit.

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