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Technical seminar on create a smarter future with GIS
(Jointly organised with the CA, BN and EV Divisions)

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

Programme highlights
This seminar will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to explore the smarter future with geographic information system (GIS). There comes a time when community leaders struggle to make their community more efficient and smarter. Forward-thinking organisations institute policies and procedures that enable them to make data-driven decisions, maintain constant awareness of community activities and stay connected with all of their constituents. Effective smart communities do so by applying a hub approach that connects people with the information and technology to drive improved quality of life, innovation and better choices. Get the most out of your GIS investment by exploiting a combination of internet of things (IoT) devices, big data, inclusive apps and community feedback to gain previously unimagined insight. With the right process, people and technology, any community can become smarter. From the smallest regions to entire Hong Kong, web GIS helps organisations share information to drive initiatives and improve services. Connect with GIS for a wealth of resources that elevate the essential characteristics of progressive, smart communities. This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese/English with PowerPoint presentation in English.

Speaker
Mr Michael Lau has been working in the geomatics industry for over 15 years. He is a Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Certified Esri Professional. As a Senior GIS Solution Manager in Esri, he leads a group of GIS analysts and consultants to architect and design GIS solutions for clients. He has extensive professional experience and knowledge in geospatial service design and implementation, and is proficient in providing technical advice and consultancy in geospatial platform development.

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 create a smarter world - to know more on Seeing Eye Dog
(Jointly organised by with the CA, EV Divisions and the YMC)

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

Programme highlights
Established on 11 January 2012, Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dogs Services (HKSEDS) is a non-profit organisation aiming to promote professional Seeing Eye Dog services in Hong Kong, include the training and breeding of dogs locally. We believe that this is the best way to localise the Seeing Eye Dog service and make it self-sustaining in our community. Through their services, we hope to enhance the atmosphere of social caring and to nurture the concept of animal protection. Additionally, we would like to empower Hong Kong people to pay more attention to socially vulnerable groups and understand the needs of the physically or mentally impaired communities. This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese with PowerPoint presentation in Chinese and English.

Speaker
Mr Raymond Cheung, Founder and Chairman of HKSEDS

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.

OSH seminar on marine construction safety
(Jointly organised with the SSC and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Hong Kong Branch)

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

Programme highlights
In this seminar, the speaker will discuss the main features of marine construction safety, the relevant legislation, occupational safety and health (OSH) hazards both on board of vessels and land-based works. This seminar will be conducted in English with PowerPoint illustration in English.

Speaker
Ir C W Lau, MSc(Leeds), RPE(CVL,GEL,STL), RSO,RSA, CEng, MIStructE, MICE, FGS, MHKIE, CMIOSH, has over 40 years of practical experience in the UK, Hong Kong and Macau. Before his retirement from the Administration, he headed the Safety and Environment Advisory Unit of the Civil Engineering and Development Department and has extensive experience in the subject matter, and participated in formulating safety policy and initiatives for government contracts. Ir Lau had worked as a Section Leader in the UK, Associate-Partner of John Connell, SGE of GEO, Assistant Secretary (Safety) of ETWB, SPM of GalaxyEG. He had taught the subject of marine construction safety as an Assistant Professor of Chu Hai College of Higher Education from 2006 to 2015.

Registration & enquiries
Prior registration is required. The number of participants is limited to 80 and priority will be given to members of the AMC and IOSH. For registration, please complete and return the Standard Reply Form by Email: lamchising@hotmail.com. For enquiries, please contact Ir C S Lam at Tel: 9152 7659. CPD certificate will be available after the seminar.

Technical seminar on wastewater reuse and desalination by innovative membrane technology
(Jointly organised with the CA and EV Divisions)

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

Programme highlights
Membranes are widely used in water, wastewater and energy applications due to its high efficiency and simple operation. Exciting developments of novel membranes and membrane-based processes have reported in the recent literature. In this seminar, the speaker will highlight some of the latest research works in his group. Examples of highlights include Aquaporin Inside Biomimetic Membranes (AIMs®), a technology patented by his group; ultra-permeable membranes with rejection layers of less than 10 nm; membranes for point-of-use disinfection; and strategies for designing membranes with enhanced removal efficiency of endocrine disruptors in the context of wastewater reclamation. Novel membrane processes, such as osmotic membrane bioreactor, will also be introduced. This seminar will be conducted in English with PowerPoint illustrations in English.

Speaker
Dr Chuyang Y Tang graduated from Stanford University. He is currently an Associate Professor at The University of Hong Kong. He has more than 15 years' experience in membrane technology, specialising in reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, forward osmosis, membrane synthesis, process design and fouling control. He was also a founding member and the former Deputy Director of Singapore Membrane Technology Centre. Dr Tang has published seven book chapters and 163 refereed journal papers. With a total citation of > 8,000 and H-index of 52, he is one of the top cited researchers in the membrane technology domain. Dr Tang is the recipient of numerous awards including the Finland Distinguished Professor Programme Fellow Award, International Desalination Association Fellow Award, Singapore Ministry of National Development R&D Award, North American Membrane Society Travel Award.

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. 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 contract and statutory adjudication under the Security of Payment Legislation
(Jointly organised with the CA Division and HKCAC)

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

Programme highlights
Adjudication will become the mostly adopted dispute resolution in construction in the foreseeable future, whether by law or contractual prescriptions. What is adjudication and why it could be better in comparison with arbitration and mediation? How to start adjudication and get the best results? Contracting parties need to know. Consultants running these construction contracts and those who wish to become an adjudicator also need to know. This seminar will introduce how adjudication comes from the UK to Hong Kong after widely adopted in the Pacific Region. It gives a general layout on its prospective adoptions in Hong Kong by law and contract, and how it may affect the construction practices. Finally, the speakers will outlay the pre-requisites and road path to become an adjudicator based on his professional role and duties. This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese with PowerPoint illustrations and supplements in English.

Speakers
Dr Simin W H Chee is, by profession, an Architect, Authorised Person, Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator, Dispute Resolution Advisor/Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Advisor and an expert witness. Ir Albert Yeu is a chartered civil engineer with extensive experience in the design and construction of tunnel, bridge, highway, waterworks and flood prevention scheme in Hong Kong. Sr Lam Lit-yin is General Manager of D-Reality Consultancy Ltd. Sr Lam is Chairman of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors since 2008 and Council Member of Land Surveying Division of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors since 2014.

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 reviving remote villages - why and how?
(Jointly organised with the EV Division and the YMC)

Date, time & venue
30 October 2017 (Mon); 6:30pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
For historical reasons, many remote villages in Hong Kong have its population moved to the city and overseas. Without a resident population, some houses in the villages are decaying rapidly, which in turn discourages the return of indigenous villagers. There is a risk that these villages are disappearing, together with the loss of invaluable cultural assets. In this seminar, the speaker will examine this problem and discuss what might be done to revive rural communities in remote villages. The projects at Lai Chi Wo (K) will be presented as an example. This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese with bilingual PowerPoint illustration.

Speaker
Mr Lam Chiu-ying (LW^) is Chairman of the Environmental Campaign Committee. In his capacity as Chairman of the Hong Kong Countryside Foundation, he is the initiator of the village revival efforts at Lai Chi Wo.

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge. 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 EV Divison's website at http://ev.hkie.org.hk. Deadline for registration is 24 October 2017. Successful applicants will be notified before the seminar. For enquiries, please contact Ir Vincent Lee by Email: vincentlee117@yahoo.com.hk. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar.

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.

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