Seminar on “Fire Management Strategy for Heritage Projects”


“Fire Management Strategy for Heritage Projects”

Organised by HKICM with HKIPM and HKICW as supporting organisations, the CPD on Adoption of Fire Safety management for heritage buildings was successfully held with over 30 participants attending. Chairman of CPD committee Cr Anthony Lai presented a souvenir as token of appreciation to the speaker Mr Louis Leung. Louis has several professional qualifications in both building services and fire engineering and has over 20 years’ working experiences in different government departments and he is now working under EMSD In energy efficiency.

Louis introduced historical buildings and their classifications in HK. Amongst the four conservation principles, revitalisation of existing buildings have been promoted by HKSAR over 10 years. Besides, he explained the technical challenges of conversations complying the 3 tiers of FSD statutory regulations. Fire Engineering approach is a substitute approach for applicants of revitalisation buildings approved by FSD under an “improvising” attitude. Louis explained the importance of Fire safety management system as conceived by FSD to ensure fire safety by occupiers of historic buildings.

The end part of abundant images of revitalised buildings arouse discussions of the practical difficulties and substitutes of prescriptive approach of fire service installation in adaptive restoration of the heritage of buildings.

The lively, stimulating and very informative presentation by Louis was well conceived by all participants with interactive question-and-answers.
Presentation of souvenir to speaker
Form left to Right: Cr Anthony LAI, Mr Louis LEUNG
  Informative presentation by Mr. Louis LEUNG
Participants concentrated in the presentation delivered by Mr. Louis LEUNG
HKICM Secretariat
22 July 2019


Registration E-News
Issued on 24/6/2019


“Fire Management Strategy for Heritage Projects”

Organized by
Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers

Supported by
Hong Kong Institute of Project Management (HKIPM)
The Hong Kong Institute of Clerks of Works (HKICW)



Mr. Louis LEUNG

19 July 2019 (Friday)

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



HKICM Conference Room
(Rooms 801-2, 8/F., On Lok Yuen Building,
25 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong)



On 15 April, 2019, the world watched a devastaging fire engulfed Paris’s 850-year-0ld Notre Dame Cathedral, which was included in the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage list. Most of the cathedral’s centuries-old wooden roof was destroyed including its famous spire and the upper walls were severely damaged.

In Hong Kong, current trends in adopting to re-use the heritage buildings to another uses under the “Revitalizing Historic Buildngs Through Partnership Scheme” for Government-owned historic buildings have been implemented since 2008. Proper implementation of Fire Safety Management (FSM) is considered a long term and continuous solution in providing total fire safety after occupants move in such heritage buildings. Currently, there is no strict legal liability for the building owners to implement FSM, as some terms in fire safety are not yet clearly defined. Under the Fire Services Ordinane (Cap. 95), building occupants are usually prosecuted for blocking of escaape routes. However, this is only a small portion of maintenance schedule under housekeeping. Other aspects such as fire prevention, staff training, fire and emergency action and maintenance plan are not yet enforced in many premises, except for some licensed and registered premises. This technical seminar aims to explain the idea how to execute FSM in the heritage buildings.

The registration fee: 

Member : HK$150.00 (including supporting organisations)
Non-member : HK$180.00
Full-time Student : HK$50.00


To register:  

(i)   please click here for on-line registration (confirmation e-mail will be sent to successful registrants in due course); or

(ii)  refer to the Flyer/Application Form.
*Deadline for registration is 12 July 2019 (Friday).


For more information about the seminar or to register, please refer to the flyer. For enquiries, please contact the HKICM secretariat Office at Tel: (852) 2523 2081 or e-mail:

HKICM Secretariat
24 June 2019