Thursday, October 22 2020 17:43:00

CPD by Others
Code : 2017111
Event Name : Glass & Curtain Wall Series (2) - Design Consideration and Performance Tests of Curtain Wall Systems
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 : 23/09/2017
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.


Due to rapidly growing interest among contemporary architects in the use of curtain wall systems as building enclosure.  The seminar takes a performance-based approach to explore in-depth the processes of design and construction of building envelopes, with an emphasis on the background and technologies behind curtain wall systems.  Aesthetic and technical issues encompassed by curtain wall design in current local practice will be addressed.


As curtain wall designs continue to evolve and become more complex and unique, but the performance requirements generally remain consistent.  Structural adequacy, air infiltration and water tightness are three basic performance requirements in curtain wall system.  The customization of curtain wall systems reinforces the need to specify mockup performance testing that not only fulfilling regulation but also to find out design, fabrication and installation weaknesses at a time in a relatively easily and inexpensive way.  In second part of this seminar, performance mockup test procedures will be presented and discussed.  It will also review case studies of failed performance tests and common installation errors that could compromise performance.





Design Considerations of Curtain Wall Systems &

Quality Control in Fabrication and Installation




Performance Tests and Case Studies




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 :