Tuesday, November 24 2020 17:23:46

CPD by Others
Code : 2018083
Event Name : Glass Series (2) – Updated requirement on testing, measurement and quality assurance of New Code of Practice for Structural Use of Glass 2018
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
Event Date : 08/09/2018
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 3-half day events.


A New Code of Practice for Structural Use of Glass has formally issued by Buildings Department on 9 Feb. 2018 together with a Circulation Letter highlighting the special features and date of effective implementation with a grace period of 12-month for the captioned.


The Code provides guidance on design, construction, testing and quality assurance of structural glass works.  It adopts the limit state design approach, which should provide a more rigorous and economical design than conventional method.


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 structural glass work.  Aesthetic and technical issues encompassed by glass design in current local practice will be addressed.


Moreover, there is an increasing trend in the use of laminated glass in residential buildings, commercial buildings and retails.  This trend is being driven by the increased desire for more open designs with less visible framing and structural supports, resulting in glazing designs that provide greater transparency and visibility.  However, there is always the possibility of glass breakage in glass skylights, canopies, sloped glazing and glass balustrade.  Without laminated glass, that could mean a big safety problem caused by shattering glass.  Principal feature of laminated glass is the safety performance under impact and breakage.  Although the glass may break, the glass fragments remain firmly bonded to the interlayer, minimizing the risk of injuries.


Quality assurance and quality control are essential to building a successful structural glass and/or façade system and delivers glass assemblies/product that meet designers’ expectations.  It is crucial to have testing and measurement of the glass assemblies as well as the whole structural glass work or façade systems.  Therefore, updated requirements on testing and quality assurance will be addressed in the second seminar.


1:45pm    Registration

 2:00pm    Updated requirements on testing and measurement

3:15pm    Break

3:30pm    Updated requirements on quality assurance and quality control

5:00pm    End




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.


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” and 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 “Code of Practice for Structural Uses of Glass 2018” for Buildings Department.


Date and Time

Course Contents

Course Code

11 Aug 2018 (Sat)



Glass Series (1) – Special Features and Safety Requirement of New Code of Practice for Structural Use of Glass 2018



8 Sep 2018 (Sat)



Glass Series (2) – Updated requirement on testing, measurement and quality assurance of New Code of Practice for Structural Use of Glass 2018



22 Sep 2018 (Sat)



Glass Series (3) – Design considerations of structural glass works and Fire protection of curtain wall and façade systems



Remark :