When HKIS Building Surveying Division was set up in 1985, the total number of building surveyors was only 119. Whilst the total number of building surveyors as at June 2023 stood at 1,622, which is an increase of about 13 times. In the past 38years, the Division organised many conferences and visits, and issued many publications to promote the service and image of building surveying profession. Our members also serve in a number of government panel and advisory boards to offer professional advices on building surveying expertise. Following is a summary of the Division's important activities:
|Election of the 1st Building Surveying Divisional Council
|1st issue of the Hong Kong Building Surveyors Newsletter
|Exhibition "What is a Professional Building Surveyors?" held at Landmark
|1st Building Surveyors Conference "Crisis and Survival" held at Riverside Plaza in Shatin
|1st meeting of the Building Surveying Divisional Education Committee
|2nd Building Surveyors Conference "Fitness of Buildings" held at Hilton Hotel
|First publication of "A Manpower Study of Qualified Building Surveyors in Hong Kong"
|3rd Building Surveyors Conference "Building Control: The Way Ahead" held at Excelsior Hotel
|4th Building Surveyors Conference "Management of Maintenance" held at Victoria Hotel
|5th Building Surveyors Conference "Safety of Buildings" held at Grand Plaza Hotel
|First publication of "Standard Fee Scale for Building Surveying Services" and booklet "樓宇病態知多少?"
|6th Building Surveyors Conference "Efficient Buildings" held at Marriott Hotel
|7th Building Surveyors Conference "Vision and Mission-The Changing Roles of Building Surveyors" held at Conrad Hotel
|1st Briefing Over Weekend Lunch held at US Recreation Club
|8th Building Surveyors Conference "Zero Defect Buildings-Quality Assurance throughout the Building Cycle" held at Gold Coast Hotel
|9th Building Surveyors Conference "PRC Property Development" held at the City University of Hong Kong
|10th Building Surveyors Conference "Build Environment at the Cross Road" held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre; jointly organized with WOBO
|Establishment of Building Safety Concern Group and appointment of "Building Doctors" to monitor the social problem of building related disasters
|11th Building Surveyors Conference "Rejuvenation of Building Surveying Skills-Towards a Better Built Environment" held at Royal Plaza Hotel
|Publication of "A New Building Surveying Services Brochure"
|12th Building Surveyors Conference "Safety and Health Hazards in Buildings" held at Great Eagle Hotel
|1st nomination of Distinguished Building Surveyors to 8 fellow members: Raymond A Bates, Michael R Mann, Raymond W M Cheng, Daniel C L Lam, Barnabas H K Chung, Lau Chi Keung, David Chris T H Lee, and Peter B Wong.
|13th Building Surveyors Conference "Managing 21st Century Building Facilities" held at JW Marriott Hotel
|1st publication of the refereed Building Surveying Journal
|14th Building Surveyors Conference "Moving Forward with Modern Technologies" held at JW Marriot Hotel
|2nd nomination of Distinguished Building Surveyors to 5 fellow members: Richard K H Cheung, Eddie S S Lee, Kenneth J K Chan, David W W Chan and Samson S Wong.
|15th Building Surveyors Conference "Managing Social and Cultural Changes-Challenges and Opportunities" held at JW Marriott Hotel
|16th Building Surveyors Conference 2002 "Revitalization of Built Environment" held at JW Marriott Hotel
|3rd nomination of Distinguished Building Surveyors to 4 fellow members: Raymond Y M Chan, David Connell, Jeffrey R Dobbing, Mike C W Wong.
|First publication of two booklets "適時維修, 安枕無憂" and "保障家居的衛生, 認識排水更安心" after SARS
|17th Building Surveyors Conference 2003 "Servicing our Buildings to Serve" held at Conrad Hotel
|First publication of "'Building Dilapidation and Rejuvenation in Hong Kong" together with City University of Hong Kong Press
|18th Building Surveyors Conference 2004 "Commercial Premises: Participation and Contribution of Building Professionals" held at JW Marriott Hotel
|Commence negotiation with China Association of Engineering Consultants (CAEC) for mutual recognition
|19th Building Surveyors Conference 2005 "Anatomy of Licensed Premises and Professional Practice" held at Harbour Plaza Hotel
|Responded to the Consultation Paper on Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme (MBIS) and proposed Building Affair Tribunal framework to the Government.
|Signing Ceremony for Mutual Recognition Agreement with the China Association of Engineering Consultant was held in Beijing
|20th Building Surveyors Conference 2006 "20 Years in Retrospect: The Prospects" at Four Seasons Hotel
|First publication of "Practice Guidelines for the Survey of Residential Property"
|21st Building Surveyors Conference 2007 "Future Development in Hong Kong - Foresight, Innovation & Sustainability" held at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks
|First publication of "準業主收樓指南"
|4th nomination of Distinguished Building Surveyors to fellow member: Wai M W Chan
|1st Planned Maintenance Conference was held at Mongkok Community Hall with the launching educational video: "物業保值有何良策, 樓宇維修及早計劃"
|First publication of "Agreement for the Appointment of Building Surveyors 建築測量師聘任協議書"
|First publication of "Flat Inspection Guide"
|22nd Building Surveyors Conference 2008 "Cultural Changes in Building Maintenance" held at Harbour Plaza Hotel.
|First publication of "裝飾、維修及保養工程 標準合約"
|First publication of "Guide to Prepare a Building Maintenance Manual"
|23rd Building Surveyors Conference 2009 "Building a Green and Sustainable Future" held at Harbour Plaza Hotel
|First publication of "General Specification for Building Maintenance Works in Residential Buildings"
|Organized Building Inspection Voluntary Team to provide consultancy services on the condition of aged residential buildings
|24th Building Surveyors Conference 2010 "The 21st Century Building Maintenance Trend" held at Harbour Plaza Hotel
|First launch of "HKIS Building Surveying Scholarship for Secondary School Students".
|First publication of “Guide to Prepare An Expert Report for Application Under Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance, Chapter 545
|25th Building Surveyors Conference 2011 “Built Environment: Health and Safety” with conference dinner held at Hotel ICON
|5th Nomination of Distinguished Building Surveyors to 3 fellow members: Daniel C.W. Ho, Edwin H.K. TANG & Kenneth Y.K. YUN
|Launch "HKIS Building Surveying and Eddie Lee Memorial Education Foundation Scholarship for Secondary School Students".
|First "MBIS & MWIS Workshop" held at Caritas Community Hall and launched publication of "Guide to MBIS"
|26th Building Surveyors Conference 2012 "Readiness for Tomorrow" held at J.W. Marriot Hotel.
|Second "MBIS & MWIS Workshop" held at Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group Building
|Joint ceremony of HKIS Building Surveying and Eddie Lee Memorial Education Foundation Scholarship for Secondary School Student.
|Second publication of "準業主收樓指南" and renamed as "準業主買樓、收樓及裝修指南"
|First publication of "Professional Guide to Building Inspections Volume 1: Pre-1980 Residential & Composite Buildings in Hong Kong"
|27th Building Surveyors Conference 2013 "Quality Living for the Next Generation"
|Proposed to establish the Building Repair & Maintenance Works Authority (樓宇維修工程監管局).
|First publication of “Professional Guide to Water Seepage : Investigation, Diagnosis, Testing & Reporting in Residential Buildings.
|28th Building Surveyors Conference 2014 "Essential and Evolving Expertise of Building Surveyors" held at Crowne Plaza Hong Kong.
|The launch of 1st Building Surveyor Awards
|6th Nomination of Distinguished Building Surveyors to 2 Fellow members: C.K. AU and Vincent K.Y. HO.
|Building Surveyor Awards 2015 (BSA 2015) Presentation Ceremony cum Gala Dinner held at The Mira Hong Kong
|29th Building Surveyors Conference 2015 "Buildiing Surveying with no Boundary" held at Crowne Plaza Hong Kong.
|Organized Building Surveying Volunteer Team to provide preliminary green roof inspection services to schools.
|Provided views on Fire Services (Amendment Bill 2015 – Registered Fire Engineer Scheme to Secretary for Security
|Reiterated the proposed Building Repair and Maintenance Works Authority (樓宇維修工程監管局).
|30th Building Surveyors Conference 2016 "Innovative Technologies in Building Surveying" held at Harbour Grand Hong Kong.
|Building Surveyor Awards 2017 (BSA 2017) Presentation Ceremony cum Gala Dinner held at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
|30th Building Surveyors Conference 2017 "Innovative Technologies in Building Surveying" held at Harbour Grand Hong Kong.
|Organised Building Surveying Volunteer Team to carry out condition survey to vacant flats in aged buildings after on loan to HKCSS's Community Housing Moving Project before renovation work to reuse these flats as transitional housing.
|Advocated pre-acquisition survey for second-hand domestic flat and submitted a proposal to the then Secretary of Finance
|31st Building Surveyors Conference 2018 "Beyond th Build- Buildability, Sustainability and Maintainability" held at Harbour Grand Hong Kong.
|Building Surveyor Awards 2019 (BSA 2019) Presentation Ceremony cum Gala Dinner held at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
|32nd " Building Surveyors Conference 2019 Evolving with High Tech, Starting with BS" held at Kerry Hotel Hong Kong
|7th Nomination of Distinguished Building Surveyors to 2 Fellow members: C.T. Leung, Robin and K.K. Leung Anthony
|Held press conference on “Timely drainage maintenance crucial for community
|infection prevention “
|Publication of "Home Drainage System Maintenance: A Comprehensive Guide"《家居排水系統保養全攻略》 and “Anti-epidemic Tips for Domestic Drainage"《家居排水抗疫錦囊》
|The Launch of BSD Channel
|33rd " Building Surveyors Conference 2020 The Guardian of Built Environment" held at Hong Kong Shangria-la Hotel in webinar mode
|The launch of BSD Channel
|Building Surveyor Awards 2019 (BSA 2019) Presentation Ceremony held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
|34th Building Surveyors Conference 2021 “ Sailing Amidst the New Normal” held at Langham Place Hotel in webinar mode
|35th Building Surveyors Conference 2022 “Sustainability in Built Asset and Countryside Conservation” held at New World Millennium Hotel
|Establishment of Building Affairs Expert Determination Centre ("BAEDC")
|Held press conference on “Opinions and suggestions on modification of residential units and building safety”
|Building Surveyor Awards 2023 (BSA 2023) Presentation Ceremony cum Gala Dinner held at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong