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Towards a More Climate Resilient Built Environment for Hong Kong - 6th December 2017

Hong Kong, like many cities in the world, is facing more adverse effects of changing climate e.g. hotter ambient temperature, tidal surges, typhoons, heavy rainfall, flooding, infrastructure damage, ground instability and landslides, and longer periods of poor outdoor air quality, etc. On 22nd August 2017, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) recorded a maximum temperature of 36.6°C across the SAR at 2 p.m., making it the hottest day of the year and breaking a 132-year record. On 23rd August 2017, the Hong Kong Observatory hoisted Severe Typhoon Warning Signal No. 10 as Tropical Cyclone Hato approached. It is the worst storm category in five years and the storm brought destructive winds of 155 km/hr plus waves and forced most businesses to close. The damage to Macau was even more detrimental.

Recent Environment Bureau's report, Climate change action plan 2030+ (published in January 2017) demonstrates the government’s determination to tackle problems of changing climate. The report outlines how our built environment can become more resilient as well as how the city can reduce its carbon emission (from using low carbon construction materials to energy saving in buildings and other infrastructures).

This one-day CPD course aims to help engineers and other construction practitioners to become more prepared for changing climate. It will explain how green infrastructures both new and existing could play a more important role in the built environment. Building on the "Flood management in Hong Kong" CPD course on 9 August 2017, this event will give more details on how ‘blue green infrastructure /Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS)’ is able to manage surface water that take account of water quantity (flooding), water quality (pollution), biodiversity (wildlife and plants) and amenity.

The second part of the event will discuss how construction projects can reduce their carbon footprint in their developments. This will cover carbon and energy audits, use of low carbon materials in construction projects and how to make buildings more energy efficient.

Throughout the course, case studies from Hong Kong and other countries will be used to demonstrate good practice.



  • Instructor: Ms Joanne Kwan 

     

    Language: Cantonese (with technical terms in English)

     

    Date: 6th December 2017 (Wednesday), 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

     

    Venue: Crystal Ballroom, 2nd Floor, the Cityview (城景國際), 23 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon (next to Kwong Wah Hospital, MTR Yau Ma Tei Station Exit 2A)

     

    Cost: $1,780 (include coffee breaks, buffet lunch, course notes and attendance certificate)

     

    Early bird discount: $1,600 for registration completed on or before 27th November 2017

     

    Registration:  (1) make a deposit or direct transfer to "Advanced Technovation Limited" at HSBC Account No. 400-304267-001 or prepare an e-cheque payable to "Advanced Technovation Limited"; (2a) register on line at adv-technovation.com; or (2b) fill in the reply slip and email the completed reply slip with the deposit slip, direct transfer receipt or e-cheque to support@adv-technovation.com

     

    Questions: Please contact Ms Iris Luk at support@adv-technovation.com

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