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Building Pathology Analysis and Report [Jan 2020]

RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Friday, January 17, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (HKT)

Building Pathology Analysis and Report [Jan 2020]

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Event Details

Date: Friday 17 January 2020
Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm 
Venue: Room 3707, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
CPD hour: 6 hours
Language: English

Early bird discount: HK$3,000 (APC / RICS member); HK$3,500 (Non-member)
Course fee: $3,500 (APC / RICS member)) ;$4,000 (Non-member)



Taking a practical approach to examining real survey situations in different market bearings, the course aims to provide professionals with extensive knowledge in undertaking building condition survey and servicing client’s needs.

An analysis in the variety of inspections to identify and remedy typical defects within construction industry and the most common knowledge gaps found resulting in incomplete diagnostics for buildings in Hong Kong will also be presented. Various concepts will be highlighted throughout the day, together with case studies and facilitated group discussions to stimulate knowledge will be shared among delegates

This course provides an overview on how to undertake a building survey and write a report through practical examples and real-life case studies.





Learning outcome

After attending this course, you will be provided with practical knowledge that will help you to improve building surveying related activities such as writing reports and providing services to your clients. The expert will also analyse the most common gaps of knowledge that result on incomplete diagnostics of different types of commercial properties.



Learning objectives


The course has a very practical approach based on real survey situations and market examples with the aim of consolidating all the concepts explored during the day.

The real-life case studies will be presented by an experienced surveyor who will facilitate group discussions and stimulate knowledge sharing between delegates and bases on his own experience.


  • Identify the common forms of building failure
  • Recognise the properties of clay, concrete, glass, timber and steel
  • Manage risk in the inspection and report
  • Recognise how professional liability and public liability works
  • Develop the knowledge on how to undertake a building survey

Who should attend?


  • Primary: Graduate Building Surveyors; Property Managers; Asset Managers
  • Secondary: Senior surveyors with limited topic knowledge or looking at a career transition; Project Managers; Developers





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.  






Mr Peter Au, Business Development Manager

Tel: 2116 9719



  • The organiser reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the training at its discretion.
  • No refund or cancellation will be accepted, but a substitute delegate is normally permitted. Please inform the organiser of your substitute delegate at least 5 days before the training.
  • If a typhoon signal no. 8 or above, or black rainstorm warning is in force at least 3 hours before the programme is scheduled to begin, the training will be postponed until further notice. Otherwise, it will continue as scheduled.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of completed registration form and full payment.
  • Upon completion of this event, a CPD certificate will be granted. A payment receipt along with the CPD certificate will be sent to you by email with 10 business days after the training.

Have questions about Building Pathology Analysis and Report [Jan 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, January 17, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 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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