Statutory Amendment Updates on August-December 2023

2 January 2024

The Building Authority (BA) has issued the following updated Practice Note for Authorized Persons, Registered Structural Engineers, Registered Geotechnical Engineers, Registered Contractors and other technical information on Aug-Dec 2023,  which can be viewed /downloaded from the link below:

PNAP Updates on Aug-Dec 2023

Date Item no. Description QR Code
Aug 2023 2023_20 PNAP APP-18 – “Code of Practice for Foundations 2017”
Sep 2023 2023_21 PNAP APP-19 “Projections in relation to Site Coverage and Plot Ratio – Building (Planning) Regulations 20 & 21”
2023_22 PNAP APP-151 “Building Design to Foster a Quality and Sustainable Built Environment”
2023_23 PNAP APP-152 “Sustainable Building Design Guidelines”
2023_24 PNAP ADV-33 “Essential Information in Plan Submissions”
Oct 2023 2023_25 PNAP APP-169 “Strength Tests for Structural Fixings in Concrete”
2023_26 PNAP APP-170 “Code of Practice for Demolition of Buildings 2004”
Nov 2023 2023_27 PNAP APP-164 “Enhanced Design Standards of Aboveground Drainage System “
Dec 2023 2023_28 PNAP APP-2 “Calculation of Gross Floor Area and Non-accountable Gross Floor Area Building (Planning) Regulation 23(3)(a) and (b)”
2023_29 PNAP APP-157 “Code of Practice for Site Supervision 2009”
2023_30 PNAP APP-139 “Code of Practice on Wind Effects in Hong Kong”


PNRC Updates on Aug-Dec 2023

Date Item No. Description QR Code
Oct 2023 2023_07 PNRC 83 “Code of Practice for Demolition of Buildings 2004”
Dec 2023 2023_08 PNRC 76 “Code of Practice for Site Supervision 2009 “


Other Technical Information Updates on Aug-Dec 2023

Date Item No. Description QR Code
Aug 2023 2023_16 Issue of Circular letter “Precautionary Measures for Repair Works of External Walls in Buildings”
2023_17 Issue of Circular Letters “Contractor’s Access to Resources under the Contractors Registration System”
2023_18 Issue of Circular Letters  “Contractor’s Access to Resources under the Minor Works Contractor Registration System”
Sep 2023 2023_19 Issue of Circular letter “Safe Use of Vehicles with Cranes during Transportation for Construction Sites”
2023_20 Issue of Circular Letter ” Rectifications after Extreme Conditions at Construction Sites “
Nov 2023 2023_21 Issue of Circular Letter “Compliance with the Buildings Ordinance Concerning Erection of Unauthorised Building Works”
Dec 2023 2023_22 Issue of Circular Letter “Refrain from Bestowing Gifts or Advantages to Officers of Buildings Department”

Important Notes:

  1. This is an online pre-registration only and the seat reserved will only be confirmed by an e-mail sent to the successful registrant in due course upon receipt of the registration fee.
  2. The talk will be conducted online via Zoom. Successful registrants will be notified separately via email with the meeting ID in due course to the online event . 
  3. Information collected, including name, phone number, email address and postal address, will only be used for the purpose of processing booking or general enquires related to HKICM, and will be treated in confidence and not be disclosed to any other party. 
  4. HKICM reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in the case of any dispute.

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