The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Fire Division

Date & Time

06 May 2022    
09:30 - 17:30


Event Type


Programme Highlights

The theme of the Symposium this year is “Fire Safety Performance of Building Materials” after careful considerations and observations to the needs of the society related to fire safety. Flammability and fire resistance of buildings elements such as materials in façade, structural and non-structural members, building services and architectural elements, active and passive fire systems etc. play a pivotal role in fire safety when a building or structure is subject to elevated temperature. In this symposium, latest knowledge and experience of academicians, practitioners and regulators will be shared and tactics of managing and minimizing risks are to be discussed. Mr. YEUNG Yan Kin, Andy, FSDSM, Director of Fire Services, has kindly consented to be the Guest of Honour for the Symposium to deliver an opening speech.

Presentation Topics

Name & Title



A.M. Session

Prof. Guan Heng YEOH

Professor of Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

The University of New South Wales


Advanced Fire Resistance Coating for Building Contents

Mr. Yu-Kok CHEU

Senior Divisional Officer, Licensing and Certification Command Policy Division

Hong Kong Fire Services Department

Fire Safety on the Use of Combustible Materials in Buildings

Dr. Lipmann SZE

Technical Director

Research Engineering Development Façade Consultants Limited

Implementation of Product Certification System (Fire Doors and Non-loadbearing Fire Partitions) in Hong Kong

Ir Dr. Young WONG

Director of Consulting



Recent Development in Fire Safety for Timber Construction

P.M. Session

Prof. Asif USMANI

Professor and Head of the Department, Department of Building Services Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Fire Safety Performance of Steel Versus Concrete and Implications on Structural Stability

Prof. Richard YUEN

Chief-of-Staff and Chair Professor, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

City University of Hong Kong

A Novel Multiscale Approach for Study of Performances of Flame Retardants and Its Applications for Building Façades

Mr. TAM Wing Cheung

Assistant Director/Corporate Services

Buildings Department

Control of Fire Safety Performance in Hong Kong

Prof Yong WANG,

Professor of Structural Engineering


University of Manchester

Thermal Properties of Fire Protection Materials

*Programme, Topics and Speakers are subject to change without prior notice

Admission Package

The HKIE Fire Division 13th Annual Symposium will be held in Webinar format.

(1) Admission Fee

– HKD $600 (Full Day Session)

– HKD $400 (Half day, A.M. Session/ P.M. Session)


(2) Full Time Student

Full-time students are free of charge, but prior registration is required. Students registered for the event are required to send a copy of your valid Student ID Card to the Event Secretariat via E-mail for registration.


Please click the below link and sign-in for registration:


a) Please settle the payment by crossed cheque made payable to “The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Fire Division” or “香港工程師學會 – 消防分部” and send it to Ms. Mani LAI at Ming Focus Limited (Event Secretariat) Room 1411, 14/F, CC Wu Building, 302-8 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

b) There will be no refunds once payment has been made.


For enquiries, please contact Ms. Mani LAI (Event Secretariat, Ming Focus Limited) at 3101 9108 / [email protected]