Established in 1984, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) is the only surveying professional body incorporated by ordinance in Hong Kong. As of 1 December 2020, the number of members reached 10943, of which 7212 were corporate members, 73 were associate members and 3658 were probationers and students.
HKIS work includes setting standards for professional services and performance, establishing codes of ethics, determining requirements for admission as professional surveyors, and encouraging members to upgrade skills through continuing professional development.
HKIS has an important consultative role in government policy making and on issues affecting the profession. We have advised the government on issues such as unauthorized building works, building safety campaign, problems of property management, town planning and development strategies, construction quality and housing problems. We are working on amendments to standard forms of building contract and have issued guidance notes on floor area measurement methods.
We have an established presence in the international arenas, have overseas connections, and have entered into reciprocal agreements with professional surveying and valuation institutes in the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore recognizing the counterpart's member's qualifications. In addition, HKIS is a member of various leading international surveying organisations.
HKIS has six Divisions and one Young Surveyors Group:
Building Surveying Division
General Practice Division
Land Surveying Division
Quantity Surveying Division
Planning and Development Division
Property and Facility Management Division
Young Surveyors Group
HKIS has reciprocal/mutual recognition arrangements with the following overseas institutes:
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Australian Property Institute
Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers
New Zealand Property Institute
China Cost Engineering Association (CCEA)
China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers
China Association of Engineering Consultants
The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors
The Building Surveyors Institute of Japan
Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
Reciprocity/Mutual Recognition Agreements
HKIS is a member of the following international organisations:
The International Cost Engineering Council
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
International Valuation Standards Council
Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors
World Organization of Building Officials