Surveyor accused in building's collapse

A building surveyor who checked a To Kwa Wan tenement building two months before it collapsed in 2010 was cross-examined yesterday over whether he had followed government inspection guidelines properly.

Wednesday, 16 May, 2012, 12:00am

The ghost train

The camp where I lived was small, but happy and friendly. There were about a dozen wooden huts that housed the married men with families, and about 30 tents where the single guys slept. The wife of one of the engineers, an educated lady from Boston, in the US, had started a morning school for the kids. We all got along very well. Not that we got much free time.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Old factory conversions may get legal push

Legal measures may be introduced to make it easier for owners to push through conversion projects in old industrial buildings, the development minister said yesterday.

She acknowledged that persuading all owners in a building could be an obstacle to revitalisation under a government concession scheme for such projects.

9 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

New World wins ruling on Splendor sale

New World Development has won court approval to force the remaining flat owners of a Tai Hang apartment complex to sell their units.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Four bids for land fail to trigger auctions

Firm reserve prices are dampening developers' interest, surveyor says

The Lands Department rejected four of five bids to trigger residential land auctions last month. The fifth bid succeeded in triggering the first land auction in nearly a year.

The auction takes place on Tuesday.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Surveyor can return to where he belongs

A sterling piece of work on Saturday morning at Sha Tin should have convinced trainer John Moore and jockey Brett Prebble that enigmatic Surveyor can make a belated return to the winning list in the sixth event at the city venue.

23 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Last-start victor Surveyor looks primed for repeat

John Moore's emphatic last-start winner Surveyor looks a top chance to notch his second victory this month over 1,800 metres at Happy Valley in the final event this evening.

17 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

'Holidays deception' case

Former land surveyor of the Airport Authority Cheung Kwok-hin, 50, appeared in Eastern Court facing 19 counts of using a document to deceive his principal over work allowances and holidays from September 2, 1996, to August 1, 1998. No plea was entered and Magistrate Ian Candy adjourned the case to July 17.

14 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Ban plan may raise roof

A BAN on the sale and purchase of illegal rooftop structures is being considered.

A Buildings Department official said there were plans to amend the Buildings Ordinance, so roofs had to be free of unauthorised structures when buildings were sold.

20 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Surveyor calls for quicker property approvals

A HONG Kong surveyor has called on the Government to speed up application procedures for redevelopment sites to serve as a short-term solution to the problem of a shortage of land supply.

30 May 1994 - 12:00am