Know before you build – tactics to deal with relevant department(s) 9 April 2024


Join Sr Anderson Chan at our Hong Kong office for this live seminar that will explore the regulatory control of buildings in Hong Kong.  With specific focus on Unauthorised Building Works (UBWs) and case studies alongside hints and tips on the knowledge you need before undertaking development of a property in Hong Kong. We ask the question: What do you need to know before you build?

Delivered in person at our Hong Kong office in Cantonese  (with teaching materials in English).

Date:            9 April   2024
Duration :   2.5 hours (19:15 – 21:45) HK time 
Location:    UCEM Hong Kong Office

15% UCEM Alumni/student discount available – contact to get the latest coupon code.  

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Know before you build – Tactics to deal with relevant Department(s)

When undertaking property development in Hong Kong and mainland China, there are many issues to be aware of.  Using different tactics when dealing with relevant departments can help to avoid the traps in the process . Something that can be the difference between an efficient or inefficient construction.

Sr Anderson Chan is your speaker for this professional competence face to face seminar – Know before you Build. At this event specifically designed for individuals and practitioners; Sr Chan will provide guidance on how to keep away from these process ‘traps’, and result in a more effective and efficient development.

Speaker Details

Anderson CB Chan
Past Chairman, Buildings Department Local Building Surveyors’ Association
Past Chairman, Planning Institute of  Australia (HK Chapter)
Past Vice-Chairman, Dispute Resolution Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
Past Committee Member, Joint Dispute Resolution Committee of HKIA & HKIS
Retired Senior Building Surveyor, Buildings Department

Content Outline

This seminar will cover the following key areas

  • Buildings Ordinance & related legislations
  • Legitimate expectations – with case illustrations
  • Control of signboards
  • Exempted Works and UBWs
  • Appeal procedures & BA’s duty
  • What are ‘Noteworthy cases’
  • Current issues since 2016 (including case studies such as : control of enuite workshops, mini-storage – lessons learnt from serious fire; and control of Green Roof) 

Itinerary Details

Date :  9 April 2024 

Duration:   2.5 Hours (19:15 – 21:45) HK time 

Please arrive at 18:45 (HK local time) for registration. 

Location: UCEM Hong Kong Office, Unit 02, 16/F, Tower 1, Admiralty Centre, No. 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty, HONG KONG


Who should attend this session?

This CPD session is particularly suitable for building and estate surveyors, professionals and prectitioners in building construction. Also suitable for facility managers , propoerty managers , APC candidates , BS and CM students.  

How to Enrol

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UCEM Alumni?
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CPD Certificate

A personal certificate confirming your 2.5 hours of CPD will be available for collection in the course page area of the Online Academy after attendance is confirmed.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this CPD event, please call our Hong Kong team on (+852) 2323 9063 or email

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