Code : 2022099
Event Name : Control of Fire and Smoke in Curtain Wall Systems
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Ir Dr. Dominic Yu
B.Eng.(Civil), M.Sc.(Fire), Ph.D.(Structural), MHKIE, MHKISC, MHKICA
Principal, Alpha Consulting Limited

Ir Dr. Dominic YU is a research engineering-based specialist in the structural design and use of glass. He is Principal of Alpha Consulting Limited, providing consultancy services on glass and facade engineering, non-linear integrated design and analysis, structural fire engineering analysis and design, steel and composite design etc. He is a Part-time Lecturer in Fire Safety Engineering Programme of University of Central Lancashire & CityU SCOPE. He is also a Visiting Lecturer for MSc Module of Façade Engineering in the Civil Engineering Programme at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before joining Alpha Consulting Limited, Dr. Yu served as a Specialist Test Consultant and Approved Signatory of Research Engineering Development Façade Consultants Limited (RED Façade and Fire HOKLAS Testing Laboratory).

Dr. Yu obtained Doctoral Degree of Philosophy in Structural Engineering, Master Degree in Fire Safety Engineering, and Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering. He worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to serve as a Technical Secretary of the consultancy study contributing to the “Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Steel 2005” and the 2011 version. He also compiled the Explanatory Materials of the Steel Code for Buildings Department. Dr. Yu is Professional Consultant for Consultancy Study of “Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Glass 2018” for Buildings Department.

Dr. Yu is also actively serving the industry and the university by delivering various technical seminars and lectures. He delivered over 120 technical seminars in various institutions including HKIE, HKISC, HKIS, RICS, HKICW, CASA, HKFA, BD, ArchSD, etc., in which over 90 seminars since 2012 in the topic related to “Glass and Façade Engineering” from Statutory Requirements, Analysis, Design, Testing, Quality Control, Production, Practical Consideration, Installation and Inspection.
Event Date : 2022-07-29
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2022-07-27
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : YSG
Organizer : Young Surveyors Group
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$210 for non-members
Priority : YSG members; first-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

There is an increasing trend in the use of curtain wall systems in residential buildings, commercial buildings, and retails in Hong Kong.  With reference to Clause C10.2 of CoP Fire Safety in Buildings 2011, fire stop separation and continuous smoke seal in a curtain wall system should be provided to prevent fire and smoke spread between floors.  Fire resistance test report or certificate of fire stop and smoke control test report of smoke seal should be submitted for the Code compliance. 

Vertical spandrel should be provided in general to prevent external fire spread as stated in Clause C11.1 of FS Code.  However, it is important to distinguish the difference between fire stop separation of curtain wall and fire spandrel of an external façade.  Fire-rated curtain wall will be introduced together with the necessary requirements and associated fire resistance test according to BS EN 1364-3.

The speaker will share the design considerations of curtain wall and façade systems from the selection of material to the application and the practicality of different systems.  The design, application and practice consideration for fire stop and smoke seal will be discussed in this webinar.

Remarks :

***PQSL hours shall be determined by the APC candidate's respective Division

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