Code : 2022002
Event Name : Glass Series (2) – Performance Testing and Quality Assurance of Curtain Wall and Façade Systems
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Ir Dr. Dominic W.K. Yu
B.Eng.(Civil), M.Sc.(Fire), Ph.D.(Structural), MHKIE, MHKISC, MHKICA
Alpha Consulting Limited

Ir Dr. Dominic YU is a research engineering-based specialist in the structural design and use of glass. He is Principal of Alpha Consulting Limited, providing consultancy services on glass and facade engineering, non-linear integrated design and analysis, structural fire engineering analysis and design, steel and composite design etc. He is a Part-time Lecturer in Fire Safety Engineering Programme of University of Central Lancashire & CityU SCOPE. He is also a Visiting Lecturer for MSc Module of Façade Engineering in the Civil Engineering Programme at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before joining Alpha Consulting Limited, Dr. Yu served as a Specialist Test Consultant and Approved Signatory of Research Engineering Development Façade Consultants Limited (RED Façade and Fire HOKLAS Testing Laboratory).

Dr. Yu obtained Doctoral Degree of Philosophy in Structural Engineering, Master Degree in Fire Safety Engineering, and Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering. He worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to serve as a Technical Secretary of the consultancy study contributing to the “Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Steel 2005” and the 2011 version. He also compiled the Explanatory Materials of the Steel Code for Buildings Department. Dr. Yu is Professional Consultant for Consultancy Study of “Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Glass 2018” for Buildings Department.

Dr. Yu is also actively serving the industry and the university by delivering various technical seminars and lectures. He delivered over 110 technical seminars in various institutions including HKIE, HKISC, HKIS, RICS, HKICW, CASA, HKFA, BD, ArchSD, etc., in which over 80 seminars since 2012 in the topic related to “Glass and Façade Engineering” from Statutory Requirements, Analysis, Design, Testing, Quality Control, Production, Practical Consideration, Installation and Inspection.
Event Date : 2022-01-15
Event Time : 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2022-01-13
CPD Hour(s) : 3
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : YSG
Organizer : Young Surveyors Group
Fee : HK$340 for members; HK$400 for non-members; Free of Charge for full time degree student members (subject to availability)
Priority : YSG Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Code of Practice for Structural Use of Glass has issued by Buildings Department in February 2018.  The Code provides guidance on design, construction, testing and quality assurance of structural glass works.  It adopts the limit state design approach, which should provide a more rigorous and economical design than conventional method.

The seminars take a performance-based approach to explore in-depth the processes of design and construction of building envelopes, with an emphasis on the background and technologies behind structural glass work.  Understanding of the structural silicone glazing, the aesthetic and technical issues encompassed by glass design in current local practice will be addressed.

Moreover, there is an increasing trend in the use of laminated glass in residential buildings, commercial buildings, and retails.  This trend is being driven by the increased desire for more open designs with less visible framing and structural supports, resulting in glazing designs that provide greater transparency and visibility.  However, there is always the possibility of glass breakage in glass skylights, canopies, sloped glazing, and glass balustrade.  Without laminated glass, that could mean a big safety problem caused by shattering glass.  Principal feature of laminated glass is the safety performance under impact and breakage.  Although the glass may break, the glass fragments remain firmly bonded to the interlayer, minimizing the risk of injuries.

Quality assurance and quality control are essential to the glass assemblies/product that meet designers’ expectations as well as the overall performance of building exterior façade systems.  It is crucial to have testing and measurement from the glass assemblies/product to the whole structural glass work or façade systems.  Therefore, updated requirements on testing and quality assurance will be addressed in the second seminar.

There are numerous curtain-walled buildings in Hong Kong.  The speaker will share the design considerations of curtain wall and façade systems from the selection of systems to the use of material/component.  Latest development and innovative glass technology will be covered in the third seminar.

Date and Time

Course Contents

Course Code

21 Aug 2021 (Sat)


Glass Series (1) –
Is the Building Exterior Façade Designed for Safety?


15 Jan 2022 (Sat)


Glass Series (2) –
Performance Testing and Quality Assurance of Curtain Wall and Façade Systems


22 Jan 2022 (Sat)


Glass Series (3) –
Design Considerations and Innovative Glass Technology of Curtain Wall and Façade Systems

Remarks :

***PQSL hours shall be determined by the APC candidate's respective Division

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Payment : HKD 340
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