Skills top-up for surveyors

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am


Becoming a Building Surveyor

The University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKUSPACE) is offering a new programme aimed at providing the in-depth knowledge and technical know-how required to become a building surveyor in Hong Kong.

'Becoming a Building Surveyor' targets building surveying practitioners who have experience in the industry but have not yet earned any professional qualifications.

'The programme gives a comprehensive overview of the role of a building surveyor and provides tips on how to pass the Assessment of Professional Competence [APC],' says programme manager Franky Wong.

The demand for building surveyors is expected to go up after the government implemented the mandatory building-inspection and window-inspection schemes earlier this year.

'There are around 900 professional building surveyors in Hong Kong and about 60 graduates plan to join the industry every year,' says Wong.

'The programme is taught by industry veterans and APC assessors. They will help students understand the expertise required to be a building surveyor and update them with current professional practices.'

The programme consists of 12 lessons, each three hours long. Lectures will be held on Saturday from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The programme will be conducted in Cantonese and supplemented with English.

Applicants should hold a diploma, higher diploma or bachelor's degree in a related field from a recognised university. The application deadline is July 25.