The First HKIS Best Development and Conservation Award 2020 is now Open for Application

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Surveying Excellence in Development and Conservation

 

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media
OutReach
 – 16 January
2020 – The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (“HKIS”) is launching the first
HKIS Best Development and Conservation Award 2020 (“BDCA”). This year’s theme,
Surveying Excellence in
Development and Conservation
” addresses BDCA as a pioneering award that recognises exceptional
achievements and excellence of construction projects related to both
development and conservation.

 

Sr Winnie SHIU, President of the HKIS, said, “It is the first time ever for the HKIS to host an award in the
name of the Institute, I am privileged to be the one bringing together the six
divisions and paying tribute to the surveyors who have made substantial
contributions in sustainable development and conservation.”

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Not only will the BDCA support the Sustainable Development Goals 2015 set
by the United Nations, but also promotes the professional image of surveyors
from the various divisions; recognises their untiring efforts contributed to
development and conservation; and raises the public awareness of conservation
in development projects.

 

The Award is designed to address the contribution of surveyors from
various backgrounds throughout the development cycle, BDCA’s five award
categories are named after each stage: (1) Planning; (2) Pre-construction; (3) Construction;
(4) Sales & Leasing; and (5) Post-occupation.

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Sr Alexander Lam, HKIS BDCA 2020 Organising Committee Chairman, added, “The Award focuses on the use and application of surveying
knowledge and/or professional expertise across the disciplines in the
respective phases within the project development cycle, of which brought about
economic, environmental and social sustainability.”

Key Dates

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Date

Items

16
January 2020

Award Briefing
Session & Application Opens

29 April 2020

Application
Closes

May
2020

Stage 1: First
Screening

13 – 14 June 2020

Stage
2: Site Visit

19
June 2020

Finalists
Announcement

3 – 4 July 2020

Stage
3: Finalists Presentation to Jury Panel

 

Award Categories and Eligibility

The Best
Development and Conservation Award (BDCA) 2020 is open to all types of
development projects, including residential, commercial, and “Government,
Institution or Community” (GIC) projects.

Award
Categories

Surveyor’s
Contribution

Planning

  • Project inception & project planning
  • Land administration input and activities
  • Town planning approvals, statutory
    approvals and engagement with local public bodies

Pre-construction

  • Resources
    and financial arrangement
  • Design
    development
  • Procurement
    strategies and considerations

Construction

  • Innovation and technology adoption
  • Value and cost management
  • Logistical arrangement
  • Project management

Sales & Leasing

  • Marketing
    concept development
  • Sales
    and/or leasing strategies
  • Marketing
    Management

Post-occupation

  • Innovation and technology adaptation
  • Value enhancement
  • Property/facility management
  • Cultural and environmental conservation

* Eligible projects should
possess either Occupation Permits (OP or Phased OP), Acknowledgement letters on
Form BA14 or Confirmation letter of Substantial Completion between 1 January
2010 and 31 December 2019 (both dates inclusive) as stated in the submission
requirements.

 

Award Types

Awards are available
in 4 tiers, ranked at follow:

Award Type*

Description

Best
Development and Conservation Award(s)

Best Development and Conservation Award
will be presented to project(s) with outstanding OVERALL quality
that is (are) judged to be the BEST among all the Grand
Award Winners.

Grand
Awards

There will be a Grand
Award Winner(s) for each award category. This is the highest recognition to
projects at the category level.

Merits

There will be recognition of merit(s) for
each award category.

Finalists

There will be recognition
of finalist(s) for each award category that has passed the first screening,
site visits and that has been presented at the Finalist Presentation to Jury
Panel#.

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* BDCA 2020
Organising Committee reserves the right not to bestow an award if the Jury
Panel deems that no nomination is worth receiving that particular award. The
decision of the Jury Panel shall be final.

# Finalist qualification
will be usurped if the project team is unable to present at the
Finalist Presentation to Jury Panel.

Jury Panel Members

HKIS BDCA 2020 is supported
by prominent figures in the industry and from the academic field as jurors:

Jury Panel Convenor

Sr Prof Bay WONG

Past President, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
Chairman, Project Management Committee, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Members*

Sr Hak CHAN, BBS
Past President, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Former Deputy Director of Lands (Survey & Mapping), Lands Department,
HKSARG

Founding Board Member, Smart City Consortium

Sr Prof K W CHAU
Past President, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Chair Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University
of Hong Kong

Mrs Sylvia LAM, JP
Director of Architectural Services, Architectural Services Department,
HKSARG

Mr Raymond LEE, JP
Director of Planning, Planning Department, HKSARG



Mr Douglas SO Cheung Tak, JP
Chairman, Antiquities Advisory Board

Mr YU Tak-cheung, JP
Director of Buildings, Buildings Department, HKSARG

* Listed in
alphabetical order by last name

 

Details on the award
categories, the latest jury panel, and further information can be found at http://www.hkisbdca.com.hk/.

 

Please download the high resolution photo HERE.

 

Photo Caption

1.     Sr Winnie SHIU, President of the HKIS (Middle),
Sr Alexander Lam, HKIS BDCA 2020 Organising Committee Chairman (Left) and Sr
Prof Bay WONG, Jury Panel Convenor (Right) explained the Award in details.

 

2.     President
of the HKIS and the Award Jury Panel witnessed the official launch of the
Award: (From right to left) Sr Prof Bay WONG, Sr Alexander Lam, Mrs Sylvia
LAM, JP, Sr Winnie SHIU, Sr Hak CHAN, BBS, Mr YU Tak-cheung, JP and Mr Douglas
SO Cheung Tak, JP

 

3.    
“The Hong Kong
Institute of Surveyors Best Development and Conservation Award 2020”
briefing session drew over 40 participants to attend, including developers,
construction professionals, surveyors and the media.

About HKIS

Established in 1984, The Hong Kong Institute
of Surveyors (HKIS) is the only surveying professional body incorporated by
ordinance in Hong Kong.  As of 13 January
2020, the number of members reached 11,005, of which 7,060 were corporate
members, 75 were associate members and 3,870 were probationers and students.

 

HKIS work includes setting standards for
professional services and performance, establishing codes of ethics,
determining requirements for admission as professional surveyors, and
encouraging members to upgrade skills through continuing professional
development.

 

HKIS has an important consultative role in
government policy making and on issues affecting the profession. We have
advised the government on issues such as unauthorized building works, building
safety campaign, problems of property management, town planning and development
strategies, construction quality and housing problems. We are working on
amendments to standard forms of building contract and have issued guidance
notes on floor area measurement methods.

 

HKIS has an established presence in the
international arenas, has a wide spectrum of  overseas connections, and have entered into
reciprocal agreements with professional surveying and valuation institutes in
the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore and People’s Republic of China
recognizing the counterpart’s member’s qualifications. In addition, HKIS is a
member of various leading international surveying organisations.

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