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APC Acceleration Course for Building Surveying [JUN 2020]

RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 9:30 AM - Friday, September 25, 2020 at 5:30 PM (HKT)

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Event Details

Duration:  5 months
Venue: Room 3707, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Delegate fees
RICS member                          $15,000 (early bird rate: $13,000)
Non RICS member                   $19,000 (early bird rate: $16,000)

CPD hour: 200 hours
Format: Blended learning programme    
Language: English (online modules) + Cantonese/ English (face-to-face sessions)         

Course summary & schedule

Building surveying is one of the largest areas of surveying practice, and covers a wide range of professional roles.

Through this interactive programme, we will teach you the technical aspects and core principles of building surveying, as well as equipping you with knowledge of the techniques used in the industry.

This course is made up of the following 8 technical units covering the practices and principles of building surveying:

Day 1 - Friday, 19 June 2020
Module 1 – Introduction to Building Surveying
Module 2 – Construction technology and environmental services

Day 2 - Friday, 17 July 2020
Module 3 – Design and specification
Module 4 – Inspection

Day 3 - Friday, 7 August 2020
Module 5 – Building Pathology
Module 6 – Contract administration

Day 4 - Friday, 28 August 2020
Module 7 – Legal/regulatory compliance and property management

Day 5 - Friday, 25 September 2020
Module 8 – Review & Prepare for APC

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for:
• BS APC candidates who want to fast-track their progress.
• Surveyors from other backgrounds who wish to become chartered as BS members.
• Other professionals in the built environment (e.g. Architects, Engineers and Construction Project Managers) who want to become chartered building surveying, by taking the APC pathway to become members of the RICS.

Course structure

Delivered over 4 months, this course outlines the practices and core principles of building surveying in 8 modules. Each module covers a competency required by the profession and using a blended style of online study. Through a mixture of learning content and interactive sessions, delegates will gain a thorough grounding of the required skills.


Each module is composed of the following, to support and enhance the learners’ needs in gaining knowledge throughout the course programme.

  • E-learning sessions

  • Reading Material

  • Live web classes

  • Case Studies

  • Online forum

  • End of module quizzes

  • Online Examination


E-learning sessions

The online technical e-learning sessions provide you with a detailed overview of the principles and methodologies covered within each module. These are created by highly experienced trainers to give the core competencies of Building Surveying practice.

Reading Material

Further your study and understanding of the methodologies with the directed reading material. Sourced from textbooks and articles, these readings support your development throughout the course programme

Live web classes

The face to face classes consolidate your learning from the modules. Here you will have a chance to meet the course tutor and to ask any questions directly. All web classes are recorded so you can look back on them later.

Case Studies

Technical case studies provide you with examples of practice, within these case studies you will be able to practice the theory taught within the module. Your responses will be shared within the online forums.

Online forum

Each module has a dedicated forum to provide you with constant access to your tutor and a shared learning area with fellow delegates. Creating a dedicated learning environment, you will be able to partake in topic discussion and share you learning with lots of other people from all over the world.

End of module quizzes

At the end of each module is a short quiz, to check your understanding of the content and to help track your progress.



Mr PF Chan is a Chartered Building Surveyor with over 30 years post-qualification experience in building surveying practice with regard to the control, development, maintenance and management of various kinds of properties embracing the core competences of the RICS building surveying pathway. He has been the RICS APC assessor/chairperson since 2005. He also serves as assessor / council member of other local professional institutions in building surveying and construction management respectively.  

For further enquiries, please contact Mr Peter Au at  tel: 852 2116 9719 / email:

Have questions about APC Acceleration Course for Building Surveying [JUN 2020]? Contact RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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When & Where

RICS Hong Kong office
Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre
183 Queen's Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 9:30 AM - Friday, September 25, 2020 at 5:30 PM (HKT)

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RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve.


We accredit 125,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to our quality assurance. Their expertise covers property, asset valuation, real estate management; the development of infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining, farms and woodland. From environmental assessments and building controls to negotiating land rights in an emerging economy; if our members are involved the same professional standards and ethics apply.

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