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  1. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    Warning over 'blind eye' being turned to dilapidated buildings

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Sui-lun, vice-chairman of the Institute of Surveyors, said the institute had inspected many old buildings at the request of owners after the 2010 tragedy and it had not found any buildings at risk of collapse. The Buildings Department said it had taken measures to inspect old and dilapidated buildings, including the Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme in place since 2012. ...

  2. Door shut on safety check at The Icon

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... were in danger of falling off. The officers wanted to get to the roof of the 17-storey building at 38 Conduit Road to follow up on a report by a building inspection company that said it discovered 'unusual findings' in a test last week. A spokeswoman for the Buildings Department said: 'Our officers could only make inspections from the outside. The property management ...

  3. Elevator ok, says Housing Department

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... all three lifts in the building were inspected yesterday and no problems were found. ...

  4. One in 25 buildings don't meet standards: survey

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Hong Kong. The buildings, mostly single blocks averaging 28 years old located in Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui, were surveyed and inspected by researchers from the Department ... centre next year in response to the government's proposal of mandatory building inspections. 'The centre will offer training to those carrying out building inspections and set out ...

  5. Elderly fear they cannot meet cost of home repairs

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Yeung Kwai-fong is supportive of the latest mandatory building inspection scheme. But the 77-year-old only has one worry: she may become a victim of the project. The retired ... apartment last year. 'The building is old and I know we owners should inspect it and do some maintenance work to it sooner or later,' she said. 'But I won't have enough money ...

  6. Deadly levels of killer bug found in 15 buildings

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Dangerous levels of legionnaires' disease were found in more than three per cent of the buildings inspected in the last eight months, according ... collected another 31 water samples from the complex yesterday, including three from the chief executive's office. The results are expected in a few days. Fifteen of the 464 buildings inspected ...

  7. Steel bars jutting out of building

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the two workers 'inspected' the building. 'Those bars happened to be very short and could be pulled out easily. They were simply stuck into the wall's surface,' said Lau ... an impression that the six-year-old building had a serious structural problem.' Chung On House underwent a regular building inspection last month. Inspectors must dig holes to determine ...

  8. Keeping clean, going green

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chiu Po-sze Property Management Old and new residential buildings, commercial centres and shopping malls are everywhere in Hong Kong and all require property management. There is a consensus that owners are responsible for the proper upkeep of their buildings. Building inspection is compulsory, while the role of property management has become highly important because staff can ...

  9. Developers clear hurdle over old properties

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu, Joyce Ng

    ... of last month's fatal building collapse in To Kwa Wan, industry representatives want more inspections and say that current proposals do not do enough to ensure building safety. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the city is promoting the 'best practice' of building inspections before each sale and lease of property, which is common in Britain where ...

  10. Lawmakers welcome checks on old buildings

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Lawmakers have hailed the government's mandatory inspections for private buildings over 30 years old but have demanded the government provide more details. Speaking during ... the old buildings are safe. While the owners of about 80 per cent of these building would not have to pay the first inspection fee, they would have to pay for repairs if maintenance was necessary. ...




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