The International Journal of Advanced Steel Construction
(ISSN 1816-112X)

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The International Journal
of Advanced Steel Construction

provides a platform for the publication and rapid dissemination of original and up-to-date research and technological developments in steel construction, design and analysis. Scope of research papers published in this journal includes but is not limited to theoretical and experimental research on elements, assemblages, systems, material, design philosophy and codification, standards, fabrication, projects of innovative nature and computer techniques.
Conference / Seminar
15 - 17 June 2016, Poland New!
XIII International Conference on Metal Structures (ICMS'2016)
Preparations to XIII International Conference on Metal Structures which is to be held at University of Zielona Gora in 2016 are in progress.
Website: http://www.icms2016.uz.zgora.pl/
21 - 24 July 2015, Lisbon, Portugal New!
The Eighth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS 2015)
ICASS’15 and IJSSD 2015 will be held at the Congress Centre of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/UL) — University of Lisbon, Portugal, on 21-24 July 2015.
Deadline for abstract submission: September 30, 2014
Contact: Prof. Dinar Camotim, Civil Eng. Dept., IST, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
E-mail: dcamotim@civil.ist.utl.pt; Ph: +351-21-8418403
Website: http://icass2015.ist.utl.pt/
1 - 2 June 2015, Azores, Portugal New!
International Conference on Recent Advances in Rehabilitation and Sustainability of Structures RehabStructures 2015
The conference will take place in the city of Ponta Delgada Azores. The topics of the conference will be, among others: Health monitoring of structures, Damage detection techniques, Models for nonlinear material behaviour applied to repair, rate dependency and dynamic effects...
Website: http://rehabstructures2015.dec.uc.pt/
19 - 23 November 2014, Xiamen & Jinmen New!
5-Day Heritage Fire Safety Visit to Xiamen
Visiting a world-class scenic spot and gazing upon these heritage buildings invariably brings refreshment for the soul, which can evoke collective human memories and can deeply touch one's innermost being. The Fire Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers arranges a 5-day interactive heritage visit to world-class heritage Tulou in Xiamen and historic relics in Jinmen ....
6 - 7 November 2014, Taiwan New!
第八屆海峽兩岸及香港鋼結構技術交流會
主辦單位:財團法人國家實驗研究院國家地震工程研究中心、中華民國地震工程學會、中華民國鋼結構協會
協辦單位:內政部建築研究所、財團法人台灣建築中心、台灣大學、香港理工大學、上海同濟大學、中華民國結構工程學會
10 October 2014, HK New!
Half-day Seminar on Siphonic Drainage Systems
This seminar intends to provide an understanding on the development of Siphonic Drainage Systems, the principles and advantages in comparison with traditional roof drainage systems. The seminar aims to offer an in depth explanation of the design parameters and hydraulic principles used in preparing a suitable system. The speaker of the seminar is Dr. John Antonio Herrero-Smith, an international well-known specialist in the rainwater systems. With his extensive ....
9 October 2014, HK New!
Technical Seminar on Central Police Station Conservation and Revitalisation Project
This technical seminar will explore the design considerations and methodologies adopted when reusing historical steelwork. We will look at the structural steel framework required to retain a 3-storey brick façade as well as the construction challenges relating to erecting new structural steelwork on a congested urban site ....
23 September 2014, HK
Half-day Seminar on Quality Assurance of Structural Sealant in Building Construction
The in-process quality control would be elaborated in detail in the seminar. The seminar will also demonstrate that poor seals and insulation would have adverse effects on the performance of the curtain wall with regards to aesthetics, occupant comfort, premature degradation of curtain wall components and safety. The workshop is tailor-made for RSEs, building professionals, façade practitioners, Technically Competent Persons (in particular T3 under the RSE stream and T1 ....
10 - 12 September 2014, Italy
Eurosteel 2014 Napoli (7th european conference on steel and composite sturctures)
The great participation to Eurosteel 2011 in Budapest, where about 500 participants from more than 40 countries all over the world took part to the event, confirmed the growing interest in steel and composite structures. Next edition in 2014 in Naples will be an excellent opportunity for the communities of scientists and researchers, of professional engineers and architects, of builders ....
21 August 2014, HK
Evening Technical Seminar on 3D Freehand Sketching for Engineers
3D sketching is the most speedy and straightforward way to visualize the steel design detail for engineers. In response to the positive feedback we received last year from our first free hand sketching seminar, this year we are delighted to present “3D free hand sketching: application to simple steel structure” to show you how to apply such techniques in your day to day work.
25 July 2014, HK
Half-Day Seminar on Minor Works Control System
For A&A works, AP, RSE and RC may endeavor to demarcate the scope of minor works as large as possible so that the works can be commenced without consent requirement, hence the construction time may be shortened. In order to grasp the essence of MWCS, the seminar is tailor-made for building professionals to appreciate the evolution of building control in Hong Kong and to review the role that the MWCS plays in the Development and Building Control ....
27 June 2014, HK
One-day Seminar on Practices of Building Demolition & Temporary Works 2014
This Seminar aims to provide a technical platform for experts mostly involved in the drafting of the handbook for demolition of buildings published by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers for sharing of their know-how in the subject. Topics on demolition methodology, procedures, safety, consideration, stability, design and construction of temporary structures and practices are ....
19 May 2014, HK
HKIE/IStructE Joint Structural Division Annual Seminar 2014
This seminar is an important forum for structural engineers and related professionals. It is an ideal platform for practising professionals and academia to share and keep abreast of the latest development and advances in seismic engineering from theory to practices and case studies. It is our great honour to have Prof Tony F CHAN, President of The Hong Kong University of Science ....
16 May 2014, HK
Half-Day Seminar on Welding Technology
This seminar intends to provide an understanding on the use of welding to local professionals and practicing engineers by reviewing the basic knowledge and reporting the latest technological development on welding. This seminar aims to cover visual inspection of welds, various welding processes, basic steel metallurgy, welding procedure specifications, welder qualification test ....
9 April 2014, HK
One-Day Seminar on Structural Strengthening Using Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Materials : State of the Art Applications “SSFRP2014”
This seminar brings together some of the renowned experts in the field to share with our engineers the latest knowledge in using such FRP technology. The following topics will be covered:- FRP materials and engineering properties, Structural design, detailing and installations, Applications ....
8 April 2014, HK
The HKIE Fire Division 6th Annual Symposium 2014
To promote the advance in science, technology and practice of Fire Engineering, the Fire Division of the HKIE will organize its 6th Annual Symposium on 8 April 2014 (Tuesday). The theme of the symposium is "Roadmap of Fire Engineering" and it aims to facilitate the exchange of recent ....
26 March 2014, HK
Technical Seminar on Three-dimensional Seismic Analysis of Tall RC Core-Wall Buildings at Near-fault Regions and Design Implications
Presented first are recent research findings on the presence of multiple strong pulses in historical NFGMs. Next, a three-dimensional (3D) beam-truss modeling approach for the seismic analysis of RC wall buildings is discussed. Afterwards, using 2D and 3D nonlinear response history analysis, the response of 20-story RC core-wall buildings at near-fault regions of California is presented.
4 January 2014, HK
Technical Visit on RED Fire and Façade Testing Laboratory
A technical seminar will be given to introduce the test procedure and equipment for both curtain wall testing and fire resistance testing. After the technical seminar, a fire resistance performance test of non-loadbearing elements will be carried out for demonstration. The test will base on....
19 December 2013, HK
Technical Seminar on Beyond BIM – What Else? and So What?
In this talk the speaker will introduce BIM and BEM with Arup’s project examples, which will more focus on structural engineering at the design stage to meet the event’s theme but not limited to. The speaker will also share her views on the next-generation engineers with the audience....
9 December 2013, HK
One-day Seminar on Vibration Assessment in Building
This seminar aims to introduce the basic vibration concept and share the case studies on vibration assessment. After attending the seminar, participants will be able to identify the mechanism and the factors affecting vibration transmission from the operation train or construction site to the building receiver, analyze field test data of building vibration due to piling and rail ....
5 December 2013, HK
CIC Carbon Labelling - Training course (Awareness)
This training course aims to provide fundamental knowledge of the CFP and the labelling
schemet. This course is for Industry practitioners, Material suppliers, BEAM Pro, Potential carbon auditors & verification bodies ....
22 November 2013, HK
Half-day Seminar on Structural Approach, Visual Identification/Grading, Preservation and Testing of Timber ( 繁體中文雙語公告 / 简体中文双语公告 )
The seminar aims to brief the structural design approach using BS 5268-2 in assessing the structural design strength via visual identification (specialist advice) and visual strength grading of timber species (BS 5268-2 and BS 4978 - softwood), thus obtaining the design strength of softwood species. The essentials of timber preservation would be introduced followed by...
25 October 2013, HK
Half-day Workshop on Quality Control of Tempered Glass (Same workshop as 4 Oct 2013)
This workshop is tailor-made as a top-up workshop for the quality control supervisors as required under the PNAP APP-37. They are Technically Competent Persons of grade T3 (under the RSE stream) and of grade T1 (under the RC stream) working in the glass façade field. The DO and DON’TS will be deliberated so as to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency when carrying out...
8 - 11 October 2013, Singapore
Pacific Structural Steel Conference 2013
Jointly organised by the Singapore Structural Steel Society and National University of Singapore, the Pacific Structural Steel Conference (PSSC 2013) will be held between 8th and 11th October 2013 at the Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore. The theme for PSSC 2013 is “Advancements and Achievements in Structural Steel”.
4 October 2013, HK
Half-day Workshop on Quality Control of Tempered Glass
This workshop is tailor-made as a top-up workshop for the quality control supervisors as required under the PNAP APP-37. They are Technically Competent Persons of grade T3 (under the RSE stream) and of grade T1 (under the RC stream) working in the glass façade field. The DO and DON’TS will be deliberated so as to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency when carrying out...
7 August 2013, HK
Evening Technical Seminar on 3D Freehand Sketching for Engineers
3D sketch is one of the most straightforward and efficient design communication language when complexity of structure and details cannot be comprehended by reading from pages of 2D sketches. Visualizing the object in 3D perspective enables the designer to capture the hidden information that 2D sketches hardly can provide. This seminar will introduce the skill of making ...
29 July 2013, HK
One-Day Workshop on Design of Bolted and Welded Joints to Eurocode 3: Part 1-8
Connections form a very important part of any steel structure and integrity of the structure depends on them. Accurate details and specifications are required for fabrication to ensure trouble-free erection. There is a potential for achieving economy in designing and specifying connections which is the focus of this workshop. Results of recent research on steel connection detailing ...
12 July 2013, HK
One-day Course on Design of Composite Steel & Concrete Structures using Eurocode 4
This course aims to provide civil and structural engineers an insight to the Eurocode provisions for the design of steel-concrete composite building structures. The course will cover behaviour and design of composite beams, columns, slabs, shear connectors, joints and frames as used in modern building construction. Cross references will be made between CE4 and ...
3 July 2013, HK
One hour Technical Seminar on Reliability considerations for system-based design of steel structures by advanced analysis
This presentation will investigate these questions by studying two representative mid-rise steel moment frames subject to combined gravity and wind loads. The probabilities of strength and serviceability limit states are evaluated. The effects on these limit state probabilities of system resistance factor and wind-to-gravity load ratio are examined.
19 June 2013, HK
JSD Annual Seminar 2013 - Contemporary Iconic Structures
This seminar is an important forum for structural engineers and related professionals. It is an ideal platform for practising professional, academia and professionals of relevant fields to share and keep abreast of contemporary iconic structures and latest development in structural engineering. It is our great honour to have Ir SS Lee, GBS, JP, Chairman of Construction Industry Council to be our Guest of Honour. It is anticipated that ...
24 May 2013, HK
Evening Technical Seminar on Second-order Direct Analysis Method to Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Steel 2011 (FULL)
This seminar is organized for presentation the concept and rationale as well as the approach adopted in the Code of Practice for the Structural Uses of Steel 2011 as the Code of Practice for the Structural Uses of Steel 2011 has already been enforced in Hong Kong for design of steel structures. Second-order direct analysis method has long been recognized as a versatile and ...
3 May 2013, HK
Half-day Symposium on Design of Composite Structures towards "Carbon Zero Construction"
The first half of the symposium will describe the programme of work of the Target Zero project and gives examples of comparative embodied carbon assessment of the commercial buildings. The second part of the symposium describes the tests and development of the demountable shear connector and assesses its potential and suitability in term of replacing the traditional welded ...
19 April 2013, HK
Half-day Workshop on Welding Technology
The workshop, which is tailor-made for professional engineers, particularly Technically
Competent Person (TCP) of the Supervision Plan System under the Buildings Ordinance, aims
to equip them with basic knowledge in welding technology and to enlighten them in pursuing
more advanced courses in design and quality supervision of welding works.
22 February 2013, HK
One-Day Symposium on Trend and Development in the Structural use of Steel and Metals
The Symposium is jointly organized by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Hong Kong Branch (CSCEHKB) and the Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction (HKISC), and is supported by HKIE, HKU, HKUST, HKPolyU and CityU. Distinguished speakers from Singapore, Mainland China as well as Hong Kong will be invited to share their expertise and insights on the relevant topics with our audience.
11 - 14 December 2012, Sydney, Australia
ACMSM 22 - Call for Papers
ACMSM conferences provide the forum for academics, researchers and practitioners to discuss and review latest developments in the broad area of structural mechanics and materials. These conferences place strong emphasis on participation from research students.
3 - 5 December 2012, UK
CIMS 2012 - Call for Papers
The conference welcomes the submission of quality papers which make a good contribution to our knowledge and understanding and to research advancement with regard to the stability aspects of metal structures. Particular emphasis is to be paid to the advances made in the analysis and design of structural systems which are associated with stability aspects involving ...
30 November 2012, HK
Evening Workshop on the Innvoation of Steel in China
中國現有的鋼材生產、質量及科技已達到國際認可的水平。新穎建築設計配上複習鋼結構需要,另中国的鋼材研究和發展進入新紀元。很榮幸邀請到三位來自中國的資深教授級工程师,到香港分享他們的經驗和多年努力的成果。講座分三個主題,分别是 ....
9 November 2012, HK
Half-day workshop on DOs and DON’Ts on Building Control of Tempered Glass
The workshop is tailor-made as a top-up workshop for the quality control supervisors as required under the PNAP APP-37. They are Technically Competent Persons of grade T3 (under the RSE stream) and of grade T1 (under the RC stream) working in the glass façade field. The DO and DON’TS will be deliberated so as to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency when carrying out ....
31 October 2012, HK
Half-day Workshop on Visual Grading of Timber Materials
HKISC has great pleasure to invite Professor SUN Jin, a prominent expert from the South China Agriculture University in Guangzhou, to deliver a half-day workshop on Visual Grading of timber. The workshop covers not only the basic framework and methodology of Visual Grading, but also illustration of various timber species in Table 10 of BS 5268-2 as well as LIVE demonstration in ....
26 October 2012, HK
Half-day Seminar on Use of Steel in Private Development Link Bridge
The half-day seminar is devised to invite prominent building professionals in sharing and exchanging their expertise when using structural steel in private development link bridge. They comprise project manager from developer, registered structural engineer and steelwork contractor. This seminar is tailor-made for project managers and professionals in building construction ...
14 September 2012, HK
Half-day workshop on Building control of tempered glass in buildings
The workshop aims to introduce the basics in the structural use of glass as well as the framework of the building control, and deliver in detail the requirements of the above mentioned requisite documents. For instances, the documents and tests that need to be carried out by the manufacturer in the quality assurance would be cited. The techniques of calibrating the heat ...
24 August 2012, HK
One-day intensive seminar on the Introduction of Eurocode 3 on Design of Steel Structures
Civil Engineering works in Hong Kong will likely adopt the Eurocode for structural design soon and understanding and practice of the Eurocode will likely become indispensable to engineers working locally and overseas. The aim of the seminar is to provide practicing engineers with an introduction to the design of steel structures to Eurocode 3.
2 - 4 July 2012, Singapore
ASCCS 2012 Singapore - Call for Abstracts
The conference covers topics on (but not limited to): composite slabs, members joints; hybrid structures; cold formed steel; composite use of steel with CFRP; buckling & stability; fire engineering; fatigue & fracture; lightweight structures; plates & shells; vibrations & controls; dynamic & seismic performance; wind engineering; experiments & instrumentations; ...
25 May 2012, HK
Half-day Seminar on Super High Quality Steel in Building Construction
The seminar is tailor-made for structural engineers, practitioners and project managers in private sector, government authorities and contractors working in steel construction industry to keep abreast of the latest technology in steel manufacturing production. It will be scheduled on 25 May 2012 afternoon. Speakers will comprise several Japanese experts.
27 April 2012, HK
One-day Seminar on Basic Design and Testing of Timber Material in Heritage Buildings
The seminar would focus on the structural appraisal of timber structures, the basic design method sing timber materials in building construction, the fire resistance protection of timber elements using new products, testing of timber materials, and the use and development of timber in Mainland China. Comparison amongst various timber design codes were demonstrated with ...
14 - 16 April 2012, Nanjing, China
ICASS’2012 3rd Announcement (*Please noted change of dates*)
The 7th International conference on Advances in Steel Structures is to be held in Nanjing, China on 14th to 16th April 2012. The aim of this conference is to provide an international forum for all concerned with the analysis, behaviour, design and construction of steel, aluminium and ...
3 April 2012, HK
One-day Intensive Seminar on the Introduction of Eurocode 4 on Design of Steel and Composite Structures
The Structural Eurocode 4 have already been in use in the UK and Europe for the design of steel and composite structures since April 2010. As such, this seminar is intensively organized in promulgating the concept and rationale adopted behind the Eurocodes with a view to better grasping and understanding the Code. The aim of the seminar is to provide practicing engineers ...
24 March 2012, HK
Technical Visit on Fire Safety of Heritage Building at Lui Seng Chun
HKISC is pleased to invite our renowned architect Mr Tony LAM, the project architect as well as the Chairman of the Heritage and Conservation Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, to conduct a guided tour beginning with a briefing of the development followed by challenges encountered on fire issues and structural issues in compliance with the current standards. The number of participants is limited to 20.
16 March 2012, HK
Half-day Seminar on Use of Cold-formed Sheet Piles
This seminar not only depicts the production and quality assurance of cold-formed steel sheet piles to BS EN 10249, but also presents a rationale design approach to BS EN 1993-5 to overcome the disparities in section modulus assessment. As we all know, cold-formed steel are produced by cold bending of hot rolled plates to shapes and sections, and there are ...
2 March 2012, HK
Urban Infrastructure Conference 2012 (Members of HKISC can enjoy 15% discount)
This conference is a unique opportunity for anyone involved in the lifecycle of large scale infrastructure and urban development projects to not only learn about the latest developments, but also network with government representatives, financiers, major infrastructure corporations, developers, urban planners, architects, consultants and contractors involved in these exciting projects.
17 February 2012, HK
Evening Talk on New Super Jumbos and High-performance Steel to BS EN 10025 & ASTM A913 Standards Recognized By Hong Kong Steel Code 2011
The evening talk is devised to promulgate the new super Jumbo sections and high-performance hot-rolled sections manufactured to BS EN 10025 and ASTM A913 standards. These hot-rolled sections are available in S355, S460 (HISTAR) or ASTM A913 / Gr.50, 65 and 70 (345, 450 and 485 MPa). There is no reduction in design strength with respect to increase in section thickness.
8 - 10 February 2012, HK
Fire Asia 2012
The main theme for Fire Asia - 2012 is ‘New Horizons for a Safer Society’ which will provide an unparalleled platform to leading fire safety professionals, law enforcement officials, practitioners and academics worldwide to share their knowledge and experience as well as to broaden their horizons for a safer society.
13 January 2012, HK
Half-Day Workshop on Welding Technology
This workshop intends to provide an understanding on the use of welding to local professionals and practicing engineers by reviewing the basic knowledge and reporting the latest technological development on welding. This workshop aims to cover visual inspection of welds, various welding processes, basic steel metallurgy, welding procedure specifications, welder qualification test ....
16 Dec 2011, HK
One-day Seminar on Use of Steel Hollows in Design and Construction of Buildings
This one-day seminar will focus on the design and construction of steel hollows, and in particular, the composite concrete-infilled steel hollow construction. The seminar materials will be based on Hong Kong Code of Practice for Structural Use of Steel 2011. Speakers will comprise local and overseas experts in the field. Engineers and designers in private sector and government ....
8 Oct 2011, HK
Technical Visit on Fire Safety of Heritage Buildings at Central Police Compound
The Central Police Compound comprises three groups of buildings, namely the Central Police Station, the former Central Magistracy and the Victoria Prison. They were declared as monuments under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance in 1995. HKISC is pleased to invite Ir Gabriel Yam, Associate of Ove Arup & Partner (HK), to conduct a program beginning with a briefing of the development followed by challenges encountered on fire issues and structural issues in ...
9 Sept 2011, HK
Evening Talk on Tibetan-style Building Structures including Potala Palace at Lhasa, Tibet, China
This talk intends to deliver a concise description of Tibetan-style building structures, in particular the world-class built heritage at Potala Palace, Lhasa in Tibet, China. When a heritage building undergoes adaptive re-use, it occasionally creates substantial hardship in complying with the current building safety requirements, particularly fire, structural, barrier free access for disabled and protective barrier aspects. The speakers had visited Tibet, China in August 2011, and ...
24 Sept 2011, HK
Half-Day Seminar on Prevailing Conservation Principles and Chinese Revival Architecture at King Yin Lei
CANCELED: due to speaker Prof. Tang have sudden office commitment on that day and thus cannot deliver seminar to us, this seminar needs to be deferred until further notice.
21 July 2011, HK
One hour Technical Seminar on Experimental Research & Simulation Analysis on Progressive Collapse of Steel Frame
Robustness design and analysis for progressive collapse have been an important topic in contemporary structural engineering design. Major design codes provide recommendation for the design and engineers now need to consider the consequence of accidental damage or failure of a member on the overall structural behavior and stability. This lecture by Prof. Shu is about the research and engineering analysis conducted at Southeast University ...
30 June 2011, HK
Third International Symposium on Innovative Design of Steel Structures
Several prominent overseas and local academics, researchers and engineers in the field of steel and composite structures are invited to share their experiences with engineers from various government departments, consultant firms and construction companies. These prominent experts are coming from Australia, China including the Mainland and Hong Kong, Singapore, UK and USA. Practical experiences on innovative design of steel and composite structures will be ...
18 June 2011, HK
Technical Visit on Fire Safety of Heritage Buildings at King Yin Lei
Originally named “Hei Lo”, King Yin Lei was built in 1937, with Mrs. Shum Li Po-lun as the first owner. The mansion is one of the residences in the Mid-Levels which possesses significant historical value. The program will begin with a briefing of the development and the challenges encountered on the fire safety measures in complying with the current standards. A guided tour ...
3 June 2011, HK
Technical Talk on Fire Safety of world class built heritage at Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet, PRC
Buildings with historic values remain to the present day as living witnesses of the past, and they should be made sustainable by conservation through preservation and/or adaptive re-use. The speaker would convene a dedicated technical tour to Potala Palace in July 2011, and the audience is invited to join on a voluntary basis. At the end of the talk, a friend of the speaker visiting Potala Palace last summer will also be invited to share his genuine experience during the trip, especially on how he tackled with the thin air environment and the headache issue ...
20 May 2011, HK
Half-Day Seminar on Development & Application of Technology of Steel Structure Buildings
This seminar aims to introduce long span spacious project cases and high-rise steel residential building system as well as technical details thereof, and to address the green building issue. The seminar would cordially invite the presence of structural engineers, project managers, designers, contractors, technically competent persons and practitioners. A discussion forum will be ...
16 - 18 May, 2011, Turkey (North Cyprus)
Call for Papers for coming 10th International Steel Space and Composite Structures Conference (SS11)
Organized by: Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus. Turkey
Venue: North Cyprus (location to be advised)
Submissions are now invited and abstracts (of about 300-400 words) may be sent to the Conference Director Er. John S Y Tan at e mail: ci-p@cipremier.com
1 April 2011, HK
One-day Seminar on Design of Steel Structures -- Structural Hollow Section
The seminar on Design of Steel Structures -- Structural Hollow Sections is organized by the Department of Civil Engineering. The University of Hong Kong, and sponsored by Nippon Steel & Sumikin Metal Products Co. Ltd. Several prominent overseas and local academics, researchers and engineers in the field of steel structures are invited to share their experiences...
2010 to 2011, Worldwide
CI-Premier Conference Announcement– 2010 to 2011
The list of forthcoming CI-P conferences for your information and I invite your participation..
21 March 2011, HK
One-day Symposium on 2nd Contemporary Seismic Engineering 2011
Traditionally and currently, seismic design is not required in design of building structures in Hong Kong and inertia loads due to seismic motion are not needed for consideration in local structural design codes. After the 512 earthquake in Sichuan, China, the public and...
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17 February 2011, HK
Workshop on Management Approach in Fire & Structural Safety Design of Heritage Buildings
This workshop gives a concise definition of heritage buildings and general description of conservation principles. When a heritage building undergoes adaptive re-use, it occasionally creates hardship in complying with the current safety requirements, particularly fire, structural, barrier free access for disabled and protective barrier aspects. Credit should be given to ...
14 February 2011, HK
How to implement Product Conformity Certification Schemes of
Construction Materials & Products for Manufacturers and Suppliers

This seminar highlights key issues for manufacturers and suppliers in implementing product conformity certification schemes for their construction products (such as passive fire protection products, cement products, tile adhesives, ceramic tiles, repair mortars and others) ...
14 January 2011, HK
1 hour Technical Seminar - A Review of the Buildings Industry in China in Last Decade
In the past decade, China buildings industry could be divided into three periods namely pre-Olympics, Olympics and post-Olympics. Buildings were stretched from 100m to 600m tall or extended from 300m long to 3 km long. With 20 years experience in structural engineering and with half of it are in Beijing, China, the speaker is going to share his views on building industry ...
17 December 2010, HK
1 hour Technical Seminar - Performance of Grouted Joints in Tubular Structures
This seminar will present results of a comprehensive experimental and numerical investigation on the effect of strengthening the chord with high strength grout on the reduction of hot spot stresses and corresponding enhancement in static strength of tubular X-joints. The seminar will also ...
15 - 17 December 2010, HK
13th International Symposium on Tubular Structures (ISTS 13)
This Symposium is considered the principal showcase for tubular structures and the prime international forum for discussion of research, developments and applications in this field. The conference would be of interest to manufacturers of hollow sections or related...
18 - 19 November 2010, HK
第六届海峽兩岸及香港 <鋼及組合結構技術研討會-2010 >
本次會議將研討有關鋼及組合結構研究、分析、設計、製作及安裝等方面的最新發展。會議研討的內容包括: 1、鋼及組合結構理論與計算方法 2、穩定分析,幾何及材料非線性分析 3、地震設計 4、二階及高等分析 5、抗火設計 6、製作與安裝技術 7、新體系與新材料 8、設計與施工實例
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Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction 10th Anniversary Dinner
29 October 2010, HK (1.5 Hour Evening Talk)
What’s broken in the present systems for qualification and certification of NDT
CANCELED due to lack of registration
21 - 23 October 2010, HK (Two-day workshop + One-day Technical Visit)
Use of Steel Hollows in Design and Construction of Buildings - 2010
In recent years, steel becomes a popular building material for prestigious projects in Hong
Kong and the region. This workshop is aimed for enhancing the skill of engineers and building
professionals in designing steel and composite tubular sections to Hong Kong Code and Eurocode. Steel hollow sections, circular, square, rectangular and even oval...
Itinerary of technical visit on steel hollow structures on 23 Oct 2010
18 September 2010, HK
Technical Visit on Fire Safety of Heritage Buildings at Old Tai O Police Station, Lantau
The Old Tai O Police Station, located on a small hill next to Tai O Ferry Pier in Lantau, was constructed in 1902 to replace an old Chinese style house in order to enhance the police force on Lantau Island. The program will begin with a briefing of the development and the challenges encountered on the fire safety measures in complying with the current codes. A guided site tour will be arranged afterwards...
27 August 2010 (Friday), HK
One-day Symposium - Contemporary Seismic Engineering 2010
Traditionally and currently, seismic design is not required in design of building structures in Hong Kong and inertia loads due to seismic motion are not needed for consideration in local structural design codes. After the 512 earthquake in Sichuan, China, the public and professional in Hong Kong begin to reconsider whether or not there is a need of considering earthquake scenarios in Hong Kong. The Mainland Chinese seismic design code GB50011-2001for seismic design ...
28 May 2010 (Friday), HK
Advanced Facade Engineering and Technology 2010
In sequel to the successful 1st symposium of Advanced Façade Engineering and Technology in 2006, this 2nd symposium is organized after 4 years of practice and research in this specialist field of engineering. Over the years, building facades have evolved from being a simple weatherproofing shield to an interactive skin encompassing many other functions covering areas such as energy conservationy...
27 May 2010 (Thursday), HK
Seminar on engineering and management perspective on performance-based fire engineering design premises
Performance-based fire engineering design is widely adopted around the world as a means of providing alternative fire safety design solutions in buildings. There are about 500 buildings adopting this approach in Hong Kong. Yet there is no control regime to monitoring the on-going fire safety performance of this type of premises. While performance-based fire engineering designs are rested on series of presumed operation environment, any changes beyond the...
14 May 2010 (Friday), HK
Seminar on Construction Products Certification: Tested in Hong Kong, Certified in Hong Kong
The Seminar provides a forum for information dissemination by local professionals and experts on construction products certification to enhance the quality of products. Cantonese will be used...
12 May 2010 (Wednesday), HK
Sharing and exchange session on fire safety of heritage buildings in Taiwan
Upon successful completion of the Taiwan Heritage Tour 2010, the Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction (HKISC) would like to specially organize a session on fire safety of heritage buildings in Taiwan in order to share and exchange the precious knowledge and memorable experience acquired from this Tour. The sharing and exchange session will comprise 2 hours. It is our great pleasure to invite honourable...
30 April 2010 (Friday), HK
Practices of Demolition of Buildings in Hong Kong
Demolition of buildings has been a subject of attention by the building professionals and the public. In coming years, quite many old buildings are expected to be demolished and the safety of the operation is of paramount importance. This Seminar aims to provide a technical platform for experts mostly involved in the drafting of the handbook for demolition of buildings to be published by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers for sharing of their know-how in the subject. Topics on demolition methodology, procedures,...
25 - 28 February 2010, Taiwan
Technical Visit on Fire Safety of Heritage Buildings in Taiwan, China
In order to promulgate the fire safety provision in heritage buildings for sustainable
development, a technical tour to Taiwan will be organized by the Fire Group of The Hong Kong Steel Construction Institute (HKISC) to explore how a balanced approach is adopted in preserving heritage buildings while complying complying with the current fire safety...
16 - 18 December 2009, HK
6th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures
This is the sixth sequel conference to be held in Hong Kong on such topics, and is intended to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination by researchers and designers of recent advances in the analysis, behaviour, design and construction of steel, aluminium and composite steel-concrete structures...
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7 November 2009, HK
Technical Seminar on Fire Assessment of Construction Projects
Fire is one of the major and common risks in construction projects, which may cause catastrophic damages. It will not only delay the completion date of the projects, but also result in serious monetary losses. It could even cause injuries and fatality. Fire risk assessment is a proactive approach in fire safety management for prevention of fire. It provides ...
7 September 2009, HK
Forensic Engineering - Investigations and Lessons Learnt from Structural Failures
Construction failures which may carry a considerable price tag for developers, consultants and contractor in terms of structural rehabilitation and loss of business or life could well lead to dispute and litigation process. Successful diagnosing of cause of failures, assessing its consequences, and presenting the findings convincingly are important to this process. Investigation details of...
8 - 10 July 2009, Leeds, UK
ASCCS 2009 9th International Conference on Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures
The aim of the conference is to bring together academics, researchers and practitioners in the field of steel concrete composite construction. The conference will provide an opportunity for participants to (i) review recent achievements in the advancement of knowledge and understanding in this field, (ii) share the latest trends and developments, and...
Friday, 26 June 2009, HK
Use of Structural Steel Materials in Buildings and Construction
The theme of the Symposium will be on "The Use of Structural Steel Materials in Buildings and Construction, Hong Kong". With the full implementation of the Code in September 2007, there are queries and feedbacks on the use of steel materials with respect to the selection criteria of steel, the classification system, steels manufactured to different regional reference materials...
Wednesday, 10 June 2009, HK
1-day Course on the Wind Load Determination of Buildings in Hong Kong
Wind tunnel test is frequently employed in Hong Kong as an alternative of the use of Hong Kong Wind Code to obtain the design wind load. Wind tunnel test and the analysis of its results involve several factors which may not be familiar to structural engineers. The aim of the course is to provide the practicing engineer with an in-depth understanding of the background knowledge and the know-how of using the wind tunnel test results in the structural design of ...
Wednesday, 20 May 2009, HK
Half-day laboratory visit - Fire Testing in Hong Kong
Testing is an important activity for prescriptive and performance-based fire engineering. RED is the first and currently the only accredited laboratory for fire testing of structural and non-structural elements. This laboratory visit is to allow the attendance to visualise more the operation, purpose and set-up of fire testing practice in Hong Kong. The visit will be inaugurated by a professor in fire research and engineering, Ir Prof. W.K. Chow, Chair Professor of Architectural Science...
Friday, 3 April 2009, HK
專題講座: 樓宇消防安全特使計劃
香港消防處於二零零八年推出[樓宇消防安全特使](特使)計劃,目的是為香港市民提供一個更安全的居住環境,以及一個更遼闊的溝通平台。計劃希望能協助市民懂得如何關心自己居住或工作的樓宇的消防安全。同時亦希望能幫助他們懂得如何實踐樓宇消防安全。特使計劃的目標在於提升本港私人樓宇的消防安全水平...
Friday, 27 February 2009, HK
Fire Safety Performance Design and Approach in China
Fire Safety Performance Design and Approach has recently been widely adopted in China. The speaker will introduce the Chinese Fire Code and outline the development of Fire engineering approach in China. He will also introduces...
Wednesday, 4th February 2009, HK
Second-order analysis & material control to Code of Practice for the Structural Uses of Steel 2005 Hong Kong
The Code of Practice for the Structural Uses of Steel 2005 Hong Kong has already been in use in Hong Kong for the design of steel structures. The material control and the second-order analysis, being the two cutting edges ...
Friday, 3rd October 2008, HK
Use of Structural Hollow Sections
With the increasing awareness of BS EN specification in the wake of the fade-out of BS4360 on 1 September 2007 for the construction industry in Hong Kong, the BS EN specifications for steel hollow sections such as BS EN 10210:2006 and BS EN 10219:2006 become more popularly used in the industry...
Monday, 16th June 2008, HK
Review of Research in Design and Analysis of Scaffolding
This seminar reviews the research conducted throughout the last thirty years to analyse scaffold structures. Following a historical survey the analysis techniques developed to deal with the semi-rigid connections between standard and horizontal members in combination with the non-linear force-lateral displacement P-δ and P-Δ effects are presented. A summary of the...
Monday, 2nd June 2008, HK
Second-order analysis & design of steel frames to Code of Practice for the Structural Uses of Steel 2005 Hong Kong
The Code of Practice for the Structural Uses of Steel 2005 Hong Kong, has been in use in Hong Kong for design of steel structures. Second-order analysis has been applied as a versatile and more reliable design tool than the first-order linear analysis and This seminar is about the second-order analysis and connection design of steel frames to the code with an introduction to the...
Tuesday, 27th May 2008, HK
Third International Seminar on Recent Developments of Fire Protection in Structures 2008
This is a sequel to the Second International Seminar on Recent Developments of Fire Protection in Structures held in 2006. The Seminar is intended to provide a forum for information dissemination by local and overseas professionals and researchers on recent advances in fire engineering/protection technologies. The invited lectures cover advanced fire engineering design of new buildings, methods to upgrade fire safety of existing buildings...
5 - 7 December 2007, Singapore
ICASS 2007: Fifth International Conference on Advances in Steel
This is a sequel to the first to third international conferences on "Advances in Steel Structures" held in Hong Kong and the fourth in Shanghai in 2005. The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination by researchers and designers of recent advances in the analysis, behaviour, design and construction of steel, aluminium and composite structures...
Tursday, 13rd December 2007, HK
3-hour Technical Seminar " Designing Composite Structures to EN1994-1-1 (Eurocode 4)"
Today designers are utilising the combined use of steel and concrete material in the form of composite construction as an attractive alternative to steel or RC structures. Designers of steel structures also acknowledge that the presence of concrete slabs could be designed compositely with steel beams in order to increase both flexural strength and stiffness at virtually no extra cost, except for the cost of the headed shear studs
...
Monday, 10th December 2007, HK
Evening seminar on High Performance Steel Rebar
(Free of charge/1 hour CPD)

Current shear wall & columns design for high rise buildings typically utilizes grade 460 bar. Due to high wind loads on tall structures, shear walls contain high concentration of bars. Many problems occur in placing the bars, forming the walls and pouring the concrete that lead to unconsolidated concrete. A more practical and elegant solution for compression columns is to...
Friday, 23 November 2007,HK
Hong Kong Fire Protection Association Grand Opening Ceremony
The aims of HKFPA are: (i)To facilitate the exchange of information and views, promote the relationships and better understanding amongst the Fire Protection Suppliers as well as other
professionals in the fire protection market...
22 Nov 2007,HK
消防工程學研討會
為增進消防人員及建築工程界人士的學術知識以及增加同業交流的機會,香港消防處及消防工程師學會(香港分會)現定於2007年11月22日在香港富豪九龍酒店舉辦"消防工程學研討會",研討會的內容主要是探討消防工程學在國內及香港的應用,發展和前瞻...
6,20 November 2007,HK
Housing and HKICA Joint Seminar
Environmental Management Seminar (Free of charge)
Date : 6 Nov 2007 (Day 1) & 20 Nov 2007 (Day 2)
Time : 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Venue : 10/F Lecture Theatre,
Housing Department Headquarters
33 Fat Kwong Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowlloon
10-12 October 2007, Yantai, China ; 14-15 October 2007 Beijing, China
9th International Conference on steel space & composite structures
The 9th International Conference on STEEL, SPACE and COMPOSITE STRUCTURES is especially exciting as we will be having 2 sessions held at 2 prestigious venues, both at close proximities to each other. On 10-12 Oct 2007, Yantai University situated on the north eastern coast of China in Shandong province will host the opening session. On 14-15 Oct 2007, Tsinghua University in Beijing will host the closing session of SS07...
Monday, 27th August 2007
One hour Technical Seminar "Damage Assessment of Structures"
In the 21st century it has and will become increasingly important to optimise the performance of both new and existing structures. Some engineering structures, such as aircraft landing gear, are designed to be fault-free, whilst others, such as highway bridges, are designed to be fault-tolerant. For both extremes, it is vital to have appropriate techniques for damage assessment, both in test conditions and for the duration of service life...
Friday, 24 August 2007
3 CPD hour technical seminar on"An Introduction to Code of Practice for the Structural Uses of Steel 2005, Hong Kong"
To develop a technology driven and knowledge based society, the Hong Kong Buildings Department commissioned a Consultancy Study to carry out reviews of the structural steel design practice in Hong Kong and overseas with a view to draft a new code for the Structural Use of Steel. The new “Code of Practice for Structural Uses of Steel Hong Kong 2005” (the Code) was promulgated on 25th August 2005 and will be fully implemented on 1st September 2007....
24-27 July 2007, St Catherine's College, Oxford University.
6th International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures(ICSAS07)  
30 July – 1 August 2007, Manchester,UK
Third International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures (ICSCS07) 30 July – 1 August 2007 Manchester, UK
After great successes of the 1st (ICSCS’01 in Pusan, Korea) and 2nd (ICSCS’04 in Seoul, Korea) International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, ICSCS’07 will be held in Manchester, UK from 30 July to 1 August 2007...
Friday, 6 July 2007
Recent advances in codified design methods 2007
The Code of Practice for the Structural Uses of Steel Hong Kong 2005 is to be used in September this year. Like many other design codes, it allows a performance-based design approach which permits the use of advanced and new design methods. This seminar is about the recent advances in concept and application of advanced computer methods for economical and safe design of steel structures ....
Thursday, 10 May 2007
A Preliminary Discussion on Fire Safety Aspects of Supertall Buildings
Many supertall buildings were constructed in the Far East. Fire safety provisions specified in the prescriptive code might not be adequate, as in-depth research on the topic is not yet demonstrated. Consequently, fire safety in there might be a concern....
Wednesday, 28 March 2007
Standard Fire Tests for Building Structures
In Hong Kong, the prescriptive approach is still widely regarded as the fundamental method assuring fire resistance construction, and assuring building compartmentation...
Friday and Saturday, 2nd and 3rd March 2007
Technical Visit to Fire/Curtain Wall Testing Laboratories and Earthquake Engineering Test Centre in Guangdong, China 2, 3 March 2007
Latest development, testing and research on fire engineering, curtain wall engineering, and earthquake engineering will be introduced in this technical visit...
Friday, 5th January 2007
Fixing , bonding and joining technology in steel buildings & facade 2007
Bonding, jointing, adhering and fixing are important components in a high performance steel structure and facade. However, durable design and fabrication of steel and facade structures are not simple and generally available in literatur...
Friday, 8 December 2006
Symposium "Second International Symposium on Cold-formed Metal Structures"
December 8-10, 2006 India
2nd Int. Congress on Computational Mechanics & Simulation (ICCMS-06) IIT Guwahati, December 8-10, 2006
Thursday, 23-24 November 2006,Shanghai,China
第四屆海峽兩岸及香港鋼結構技術交流會
Friday, 10 November 2006
CPD OPEN SEMINAR "Passive Fire Protection Systems vs Active Fire Protection Systems – Which One is Better?"
Friday and Saturday, 3, 4 November 2006
Advances in Fire Testing and Codifications 3, 4 November 2006
Tuesday, 29 August 2006
CPD OPEN SEMINAR "Integration of Structural Engineering into Fire Engineering Design"
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Saturday, 15 July 2006
CPD OPEN SEMINAR "Structures in Fire: The value of full scale Cardington fire tests to the structural engineers and the use of finite element analyses in structural fire design"
Tuesday, 8 June 2006
CPD OPEN SEMINAR "Concept of Passive Fire Protection and Its Applications"
Friday, 12th May 2006
Symposium "Design of long-span structures 2006"
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Tuesday, 9 May 2006
CPD OPEN SEMINAR "Enclosure Fires: Fire Dynamics and Smoke Behaviour"
Friday, 21st April 2006
Symposium "Advanced Facade Engineering and Technology 2006"
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Structural Use of Aluminium Alloy (abridged version)
Use of Structural Stainless Steel (abridged version)
Painting Specifications for Corrosion Protection of Structural Steel
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