Tuesday, October 20 2020 10:33:10

CPD by Others
Code : 2017110
Event Name : Glass & Curtain Wall Series (1) - Good Practice for Heat Soak Process to Latest BS EN 14179-1: 2016
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Ir Dr. Dominic W.K. Yu
B.Eng.(Civil) M.Sc.(Fire) Ph.D.(Structural) MHKIE MHKISC MHKICA
Principal (Structural Fire and Façade), Alpha Consulting Limited

Ir Dr. Dominic Yu is a specialist in the structural design and use of glass. He is Principal (Structural Fire and Façade) of Alpha Consulting Limited, providing consultancy services for glass and facade engineering, non-linear integrated design and analysis, structural fire engineering, and steel and composite design. Dr. Yu is Visiting Lecturer in Façade Engineering of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also Part-time Lecturer in Fire Engineering Programme of University of Central Lancashire. Before joining Alpha Consulting Limited, Dr. Yu served as a Specialist and Test Consultant of Research Engineering Development Façade Consultants Limited (RED).

Dr. Yu holds a Doctoral Degree of Philosophy in Structural Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Fire Safety Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and served as a Technical Secretary of the consultancy study contributing to the “Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Steel 2005”, as well as for the 2011 version. He also compiled the Explanatory Materials for the Steel Code for Buildings Department. Dr. Yu also serves as Professional Consultant for the consultancy study on the “Structural Uses of Glass” for Buildings Department.
Event Date : 12/08/2017
Event Time : 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 3
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : YSG
Closing Date : Please refer to "Remarks"
Fee : HK$280 for members; HK$350 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed); Free of charge for student members studying full time degree (subject to availability).
Priority : YSG Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

The course consists of 2-half day events.


Breakage of tempered glass may be attributed to three primary causes, i.e. design fault, bad workmanship and spontaneous breakage respectively. Amongst these causes, the spontaneous breakage due to nickel sulphide (NiS) inclusions is reckoned as the most commonest cause that is directly related to the quality assurance and control during the course of manufacturing tempered glass.


In the advent of a series of incidents on glass breakage, the control on the tempered glass has been tightened up. As stipulated in the PNAP APP-37 on Curtain Wall, Window and Window Wall Systems, the following documents are required to be submitted: -

  1. Quality Assurance Scheme by the glass manufacturer prior to the consent application of the glass works;
  2. Quality Supervision Plan by the RSE prior to the consent application of the glass works;
  3. Heat Soak Process Compliance Report by the RSE prior to the application of an occupation permit; and
  4. Quality Supervision Report by the RSE prior to the application of an occupation permit.


The captioned seminar focus on the quality control of tempered glass and good practice of heat soak process.  The rationale of requirements for temperature measure, calibration and supervision in heat soak process as stipulated in PNAP APP-37 will be discussed in the seminar.  New calibration method and latest requirement of heat soak process as in BS EN 14179-1: 2016 will be introduced.  The DO and DON’T’S will be deliberated so as to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency when carrying out building control on tempered glass. 


The documents and tests that need to be prepared and carried out by the manufacturer in the quality assurance would be cited.  The techniques of calibrating the heat soak oven, the proper installation of the data logger with thermocouples on the glass surface and the rationale of installing an independent data logger by the TCP-T1 would be mentioned in great details.





Rationale of PNAP APP37; &

Calibration and latest requirement and Heat Soak Process to BS EN 14179-1: 2016




Framework of Quality Supervision Plan; &

Quality Control of Tempered Glass



Date and Time

Course Contents

Course Code

12 Aug 2017 (Sat)

2:00pm - 5:00pm


Glass & Curtain Wall Series (1) –

Good Practice for Heat Soak Process to Latest BS EN 14179-1 2016 


23 Sep 2017 (Sat)

2:00pm - 5:00pm


Glass & Curtain Wall Series (2)

Design Consideration and Performance Tests of Curtain Wall Systems  


Remark :