New members of the Antiquities Advisory Board met for their first meeting yesterday, at which newly appointed chairman Bernard Chan called for more frequent board meetings to speed up the process of classifying historic buildings. Wearing another hat, that of the chairman of the Advisory Committee on Revitalisation of Historic Buildings, Mr Chan has come under the spotlight and faced controversy arising from the revitalisation scheme over the past week. At yesterday's board meeting, the first since a reshuffle in December, Mr Chan said the board should meet more often. 'We have to grade over a thousand buildings,' he said. 'I think we should meet once a month or even twice a month.' He said the grading process should no longer occur behind closed doors and should engage the public to a certain extent, signalling a change in the board's conservative image. The board formerly met every two or three months and the classification of buildings did not involve public input.