Tuesday, May 30 2017 6:53:41

CPD by Others
Code : 2017100
Event Name : The land surveyor or the plan surveyor (Session 1 of 2)
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Leung Shou Chun, MBE, FHKIS, FRICS, ALS & RPS(LS).

Mr. Leung has been working in the land surveying industry for 60 years out of which 50 years in a professional capacity. He joined Government in 1956 as a technician and retired in 1996 as the Principal Government Land Surveyor (now re-titled as the Deputy Director / Mapping and Surveying). Since then, he established his own Land Surveying Consultant Firm and started his private practice for the last 20 years. He has been the President of the former Hong Kong Institute of Land Surveyors (subsequently amalgamated with the HKIS), the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, the President of the Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology, an Adjunct Professor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chairman of the Alliance of Authorized Land SurveyorS. Before his retirement from Government, he has been one of the primary force to introduce the Land Surveying Ordinance (Cap. 473) and to promote the Land Surveying & Geo-Informatic BSc Course of the HKPyU. During the private practitioning part of his career, he devoted most of his effort on land boundary surveys and has personally handled hundreds of boundary dispute cases including tens of times to act as an expert witness in the Court. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Land Boundary Committee of HKIS. For many years, he has been a regular writer on land surveying and, particularly, land boundary matters in local newspapers. He has also published tens of articles in various international and local professional journals. By now, he would like to speak on this land boundary subject and share his view and experience with fellow surveyors as well as laymen.
Event Date : 25/05/2017
Event Time : 7:00 - 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Lecture Hall N003, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Division : LSD
Closing Date : 18/05/2017
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$150 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed)
Priority : LSD members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

The lecture will start with a brief introduction of why boundaries are required and then followed by a discussion on factors that my contribute to the quality of boundary surveys. Leading from these general discussions, the main part will be directed to the D.D. Survey in Hong Kong. How and why the D.D. Survey was carried out and what had been accomplished will be discussed. Then the lecture will cover the nature and the reliability of the D.D. Sheets. This aspect will be analysed from different angles including the relevant historical facts, the execultive guidelines for conducting the survey, the viewpoints conveyed by relevant judges in various boundary dispute cases, the findings from the contents of the D.D. Sheet by professional land surveyors and the opinions expressed in certain books on similar kind of boundary plans as the D.D. Sheet. As the D.D. Sheet forms a part of a contract, this aspect may affect the treatment of the Sheet apart from whether it is reliable or not. So, the contractual spirit will also be discussed. Lastly, the lecture will cover the survey principle of re-establishing a D.D. boundary and the boundary evidence matters. Understandably, some of the discussed items may be controversial. What delivered should only represent the speaker’s own view and therefore comments from the floor will be, and most, welcomed so as to achieve clarification on certain work principles.

Remark :

This lecture includes 2 Sessions. Session I is taken place on 25 May 2017, and Session II on 1 June 2017. The brief contents of Session I and II are :


Session I : (25 May 2017) (CPD Code: 2017100)

A.   Why boundaries.

B.   How did boundaries arise.

C.   Factors contributing to a boundary survey.

D.   Review of the D.D. Survey against the above factors.

E.   Nature and reliability of the D.D. Sheet.


Session II : (1 June 2017) (CPD Code: 2017101)

F.   D.D. Sheet as a contractual document.

G.   Survey principle of re-establishing an OSL.

H.   What constitutes proofs of boundary evidence.

I    The performance and the aim of our present boundary re-establishment.

J.   Conclusion.