The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Fire Division

Date & Time

24 Feb 2023    
14:00 - 17:00


Room V302, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon.

Event Type



This seminar presents 1) basic background theories on buckling and stability; 2) design consideration for local and member buckling of individual structure elements, and the overall stability and global buckling of buildings and structures; 3) implementation of basic stability principles through uses of codes of practice for steel, concrete and composite structures in Hong Kong ; 4) buckling and stability to structures under fire limit state; 5) approaches of advanced analysis for complicated structures; and 6) the selection of pre-accepted computer software by the Buildings Department for buckling and stability analysis.


Ir Dr. Alfred FONG is a Registered Structural Engineer, Fellow member of HKISC and serving the Honorary Secretary in HKIE Fire Division. He is experienced in design of long span steel structures, high-rise buildings, residential and commercial development and advanced analysis. He has authored and co-authored several journal papers in addition to conference papers on second-order direct analysis method for steel and concrete-steel composite structures. He possesses ample experience in developing software that can apply direct analysis method in steel and composite structures.


Ir Dr. Don HO is a registered professional engineer in structural discipline, and is a pioneer and expert in earthquake engineering, structure dynamics, and advanced concrete and steel structures. After receiving his PhD degree in HKUST, he served Arup for more than 10 years, and he is now focusing on the development of public housing for the city. His signature projects include the first seismic code of Hong Kong, PNB 118 the world second tallest building, the first tuned mass damper approved by the Buildings Department, and the first pre-accepted software GSA for pattern load analysis of grillage systems. His works have received the HKIE Structural Excellence Award, the CTBUH 10 Years Award, the HKIE Transactions Prize, the ICE Best Paper Award, the NCREE IDEERS First Prize, and the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships.

Please follow the 2 steps registration procedure:

  1. Fax or email the completed registration form to Mr. Sam Chan (Email: [email protected]) for preliminary registration.
  2. Post the completed registration form together with a crossed cheque payable to Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction Limited to Mr. Sam Chan, at: HKISC c/o Unit 209B, Photonics Centre, No. 2 Science Park East Avenue, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, NT.

Registration fee can also be paid by ATM or bank in to HKISC bank account at Hang Seng Bank. Our Hang Seng Bank account number is 222-049918-001 and account name is “Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction Limited”. Please email the ATM transfer advice or deposit form to [email protected] for record after transferred.


Places are limited. Please send the completed registration form to Mr. Sam Chan , Secretary of the Institute of Steel Construction, c/o Unit 209B, Photonics Centre, No. 2 Science Park East Avenue, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, NT. by 12:00 noon, 22 February 2023. or through email: [email protected] . For more technical information, please contact Miss Cat Lam at 3595 6150 or [email protected] .