The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Fire Division

Date & Time

16 Sep 2021    
18:30 - 19:30


Event Type


About the Seminar

As the future fleet of TFL (Transport for London) buses move over to electric within 10-15 years, the requirements for bus garages may change according to the perceived fire risk with the changed fleet. The adoption of Electric vehicles, however, introduces new risks into bus garages such as battery technology, charging technology, new operations, and potential failure modes.

Unfortunately, standards and guidance, particularly those which are safety based, change retrospectively following fire incidents and are rarely ready to embrace incoming technology. There is a need to proactively address these issues when considering future developments for an EV Bus Garage. An EV bus garage mainly accommodates pure electric buses, and also serves hybrid electric buses (HEV) during a transformation period.

This CPD session will brief on the current findings, such as provide advice and guidance on the emerging best practice standards, particularly with regards to the introduction of electric vehicles. This study focuses on life-safety, but also gives considerations on property and asset protection, and on environmental protection.


Tony Xie – Chartered Engineer of Fire, Buildings and South East Division, Mott MacDonald UK

Tony is Chartered Engineer responsible for developing fire safety strategies using appropriate fire codes and tailor-made fire engineered solutions to meet stakeholder aspirations and achieve cost-effective fire safety design. Familiar with widely accepted legislation and standards such as British Standards, NFPA, and other local fire codes in the UK, Middle East and Hong Kong.

Experienced in utilising various fire engineering techniques, including computational modelling to deliver innovative fire safety solutions.


Date : 16 Sept 2021 (Thurs)
Venue : Online webinar
(Webinar link will be sent to applicant.)
Time : 18:15 (registration) for 18:30 to 19:30
Language : English
CPD Certificates : This seminar is recommended for 1.0 CPD hour. Attendance certificate will be issued.

The seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required. For HKIE members, please register via the web-link ( The organizers reserve the right to decline their application if no membership no. is submitted.

Applicants are suggested to register and login using Hotmail/ Outlook email account. Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Successful registration will be notified individually. The deadline of application is 10 September 2021.

For enquiry, please contact Ir Gerald Lee at 55960982 via Whatsapp message.