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地址 : 香港銅鑼灣希慎道1號19樓
電話 : 2511 5794
傳真 : 2519 6011
2519 3364

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07 Oct 2020 :

Circular No.: 22/2020

English version only

Dear Registered Architects,

Invitation to Nomination of Registered Architects to Contractors Registration Committees Panel and Contractors Registration
Committees (CRCs) under the Buildings Ordinance (Tenure 2021/2022)


Further to our Circular No. 17/2020 dated 21 August 2020 appended below regarding the invitation by the Buildings Department (“BD”) to nominate registered architects (“RAs”) for the BD’s consideration of appointment to the captioned Committees for the next term of two years commencing 1 January 2021, the Secretariat received a total of 8 applications from RAs. As the number of applications requested by BD is 13, on behalf of ARB, I write to invite the second round of indication of interest to participate in the CRCs. For details, please refer to the email below and the attached letter from BD, which are self-explanatory.

Should you be interested in being nominated to the CRCs, please return to ARB Secretariat arbsec@arb.org.hk on or before noon 14 October 2020 with the following documents as required:
- Appendix F: Your up-to-date CV; and
- Appendix G: Reply Slip (attachment)

Those who have already responded to the first round of invitation are not required to re-submit your application.

Please feel free to contact Ms. Christine Lau, Manager, at 2805 7084 or Ms. Rina Leung, Officer, at 2805 7298 or by email to (arbsec@arb.org.hk) should you have any queries.

Yours faithfully,

Queenie Wong
Registrar




 
     
     
 

21 Aug 2020 :

Circular No.: 17/2020

English version only

Dear Registered Architects,

Invitation to Nomination of Registered Architects to Contractors Registration Committees (CRCs)
under the Buildings Ordinance (Tenure 2021/2022)


The Architects Registration Board, HKSAR (“ARB”), is invited by the Buildings Department (“BD”) to nominate not less than 13 registered architects (“RAs”) for the BD’s consideration of appointment to the captioned Committees for the next term of two years commencing 1 January 2021. For details, please refer to the attached letter from BD, which is self-explanatory.

The function and composition of the CRCs for registered general building contractors (RGBC) and registered specialist contractors (RSC) are listed in Appendix A for your information.

Please note that a nominee should satisfy the following criteria as set by BD:
a. Must be an Authorized Person;
b. Must not be a member of the Authorized Persons’, Registered Structural Engineers’ and Registered Geotechnical Engineers’ Disciplinary Board Panel or the Registered Contractors’ Disciplinary Board Panel;
c. Should not be serving more than 6 government boards or committees concurrently (including the nomination to serve in CRCs and/or Minor Works CRCs);
d. Should not be a member who would have served in the CRC Panel for more than 4 years cumulatively through a life span, as on 31 December 2020;
e. Must be able to speak and understand both Chinese and English;
f. Should be an experienced practitioner in the construction industry; and
g. Should be available for attending CRC meetings which may be held around 2 sessions per month.


I am obliged to draw your attention to the following fact that

1. Please refer to Appendix B for list of current and recent members of the CRCs nominated by ARB;
2. The appointed members are required to undertake to hold information in confidence, to declare conflict of interest and to inform me when they are no longer suitable to be appointed. Please refer Appendix C for reference.
3. For undertaking by members of CRC Panel and CRC, please refer to Appendix D for details.
4. The BD may disclose to the public, without necessarily obtaining consent from members, information about the appointed members and meetings. Please refer to Appendix E for details. Upon appointment, the Secretary of Home Affairs will invite members to provide their personal particulars and the secretary of the CRC will keep records and in the interests of transparency; such records will be disclosed to the public on request.


To ensure a well-balanced representation, ARB would take into account gender balance and all age groups in participation in such advisory and statutory bodies, where appropriate.

Should you be interested in being nominated to the captioned Committees, please return to ARB Secretariat arbsec@arb.org.hk on or before noon 28 August 2020 with the following documents as required:
- Appendix F: Your up-to-date CV; and
- Appendix G: Reply Slip (attachment)

Please feel free to contact Ms. Christine Lau, Manager, at 2805 7084 or Ms. Rina Leung, Officer, at 2805 7298 or by email to (arbsec@arb.org.hk) should you have any queries.

Yours sincerely,

Queenie Wong
Registrar




 
     
     
 

3 Aug 2020 :

ARB Circular: 16/2020

Announcement

English version only

List of ARB Payment Methods


Architects Registration Board now accepts more payment methods to facilitate registered architects in various types of payments. 

Types of Payment Method
Ways
Online Payment
In Person
FPS
(A/C # 166608067)
v
Bank Transfer
(HSBC # 023-879752-838
BOC # 012-820-0-001083)
v
Alipay
(for those who reside in Mainland China only)
v
Unionpay
(for those who reside in Mainland China only)
v
Cash
v
Cheque (by post)
v


Remarks:
1. Alipay and Unionpay are only for those Registered Architects who reside in Mainland China.
2. For online payments, please screen capture the confirmation page/email or scan the payment slip/receipt and email to arbsec@arb.org.hk with your full name and registration number
3. By post: Architects Registration Board, 19/F, One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
4. By fax: 2519 6011 / 2519 3364


ARB reserves the right of final decision on the payment details, subject to the nature of items.
For inquiries, please contact the Secretariat at tel. 2805 7298 or by email to arbsec@arb.org.hk



 
     
     
 

30 July 2020 :

Circular No.: 15/2020

English Version Only

Dear Registered Architects,

The Architects Registration Board, HKSAR (“ARB”), is invited by the Buildings Department (“BD”) to nominate not less than 6 registered architects (“RAs”) for the BD’s consideration of appointment to the captioned Panel and Committee for the next term of two years commencing 2 January 2021. For details, please refer to the attached letter from BD, which is self-explanatory.

The function and composition of the MWCRC Panel and MWCRCs are enclosed in Appendix A for your information.

Please note that a nominee should satisfy the following criteria as set by BD:
a. Must be an Authorized Person;
b. Must not be a member of the Authorized Persons’, Registered Structural Engineers’ and Registered Geotechnical Engineers’ Disciplinary Board Panel or the Registered Contractors’ Disciplinary Board Panel;
c. Should not be serving more than 6 government boards or committees concurrently (including the proposed nomination to serve in the Contractors Registration Committees for Registered General Building Contractors, Registered Specialist Contractors and/or MWCRC);
d. Should not be a member of the who have served in the MWCRC Panel for more than 4 years cumulatively through a life span, as on 31 December 2020;
e. Should not be a government officer;
f. Must be able to speak and understand both Chinese and English;
g. Should be available for attending meetings which may be held around 1 session per month; and
h. Younger person where appropriate is preferred.


I am obliged to draw your attention to the following fact that

1. MWCRC Panel and MWCRC are public bodies under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (“PBO”). Members are therefore public servants and have to abide by the PBO. Please refer to Appendix B which is the guidelines on declaration of interests by members as recommended by ICAC.
2. The appointed members are required to undertake to hold information in confidence, to declare conflict of interest and to inform me when they are no longer suitable to be appointed. In this connection, a sample undertaking letter is attached in Appendix C for reference.
3. The BD may disclose to the public, without necessarily obtaining consent from members, information about the appointed members and meetings. Please refer to Appendix D for details. Upon appointment, the Secretary of Home Affairs will invite members to provide their personal particulars to the Central Personality Index database.


To ensure a well-balanced representation, ARB would take into account gender balance and all age groups in participation in such advisory and statutory bodies, where appropriate.

Should you be interested in being nominated to the captioned Committee/Panel, please return to ARB Secretariat arbsec@arb.org.hk on or before 17 August 2020 with the following documents as required:
- Appendix E: Your up-to-date CV; and
- Appendix F: Reply Slip (attachment)

Please feel free to contact Ms. Christine Lau at 2805 7084/ christinelau@arb.org.hk should you have any queries.

Yours sincerely,
Queenie Wong
Registrar




 
     
     
 

29 July 2020 :

網上公眾簡報會

應考香港建築專業測評的認可學歷 -
就認可英國課程的過渡性安排


é英聯邦建築師協會û 最近更新其認可的建築學專業課程名單。 為釋除學生、家長及公眾對此事的疑慮,é香港建築師學會ûé香港特別行政區建築師註冊管理局û 於今天下午舉辦網上公眾簡報會,以闡述事件的背景、就認可英國課程的過渡性安排,以及未來的發展。

出席簡報會的講者為:
香港建築師學會會長 李國興建築師
建築師註冊管理局主席 陳澤斌建築師
香港建築師學會原會長 陳沐文建築師
香港建築師學會教育事務部主席
暨建築師註冊管理局教育
及評審資格委員會主席

蘇晴建築師

是次簡報會共有逾150名人士參與。 如欲重看簡報會錄影片段及簡報資料,請按此。https://www.hkia.net/en/whats-on.html?id=7367





 
     
     
 

27 July 2020 :

新 聞 稿

應考香港建築專業測評的認可學歷
就認可英國課程的過渡性安排


[香港 ● 2020年7月22日 ] 在香港要成為註冊建築師,一般的途徑乃應考並通過由「香港建築師學會」 (The Hong Kong Institute of Architects /以下簡稱HKIA )及香港特別行政區「建築師註冊管理局」(Architects Registration Board /以下簡稱ARB )合辦之專業測評 (Professional Assessment)。

而要符合專業測評的申請資格,考生需持有認可之建築學專業學位,以及具備最少兩年認可的專業培訓和實習經驗。 [有關成為香港註冊建築師之途徑,以及HKIA及ARB專業測評制度,請參閱附件一]

HKIA及ARB認可的建築學專業課程

為確保應考HKIA及ARB專業測評的考生達致一定的水平,考生必須先修畢HKIA及ARB認可的建築學專業課程。

除了經由HKIA及ARB直接評審的本地建築學專業課程,HKIA及ARB亦認可一些非本地專業課程,這些課程須為經由中國內地、美國、澳大利亞或紐西蘭的國家評審機構認可的建築學專業課程。此外,「英聯邦建築師協會」(Commonwealth Association of Architects /以下簡稱CAA ) 認可課程的畢業生,亦獲HKIA及ARB接受申請專業測評。

HKIA及ARB目前評審或認可的建築學專業課程,載於以下網頁: https://www.hkia.net/en/doc/PA/Accredited_Professional_Programme_Lists_2019.pdf

CAA認可建築學課程的最新情況

CAA最近更新其認可的建築學專業課程名單,自2020年2月1日起,更新名單只涵蓋由CAA直接評審的課程。過往名單亦包括由CAA認可的國家級評審程序(即英國、澳大利亞及紐西蘭)評審的建築學專業課程,最近更新名單則一律將後者刪除。

HKIA現時與澳大利亞及紐西蘭專責評審建築學課程的機構,均已簽署互認協議,因此,HKIA及ARB將會繼續認可兩個國家經此途徑評審的課程,相關畢業生仍然被視為符合申請HKIA及ARB專業測評的資格。

然而,HKIA並沒有與英國任何建築學課程評審機構簽署互認協議,因此,CAA上述就認可課程名單的更新,導致HKIA及ARB認可課程名單中,不再包括英國的建築學課程。

特別過渡性安排

基於維護學生福祉,HKIA及ARB經周詳考慮,決定實施以下特別過渡性安排:-
 所有於2021/22 學年或之前入讀CAA於2019年認可的英國建築學專業課程的學生,不會受此次CAA名單更新影響;換言之,他們修畢課程後,其學歷仍繼續獲HKIA及ARB認可,符合申請HKIA及ARB專業測評的資格,與目前處理程序無異。[CAA 於2019年認可的課程,載於:- http://www.comarchitect.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CAA-list-of-Qualifications-Recommended-for-recognition1-1.pdf ]

 於2022/23學年或之後入讀英國建築學專業課程的學生,畢業後需通過HKIA的「學術資格測評」(Academic Qualifying Assessment),以評估其學歷是否符合申請HKIA及ARB專業測評的資格,處理程序與其他未獲HKIA及ARB認可的非本地課程的畢業生相同。 [有關學術資格測評,請參閱附件二。]

HKIA及ARB特別提醒有意報讀英國建築學課程的學生,留意上述安排。

未來發展

HKIA乃「建築學教育堪培拉協議」(Canberra Accord on Architectural Education)之簽署成員,協議簽署成員(現時為: HKIA、中國內地、美國、加拿大、日本、南韓、南非、墨西哥、CAA)均視各評審的建築學專業課程具相若的學術水準。

此外,目前HKIA已與中國內地、澳大利亞及紐西蘭的評審機構簽署互認協議,相互認可雙方評核的建築學專業課程。HKIA將會繼續與其他海外建築學評審機構商討,開拓更多互認學歷的途徑。

HKIA會積極聯繫本港各中學、國際學校及教育機構,為學生、教育界及公眾提供相關資訊,協助學生計劃海外升學時,充分掌握資訊以作出適當決定。HKIA秘書處亦會盡力協助學生和家長處理相關問題 (電話: 2511-6323 / 電郵: hkiasec@hkia.org.hk)。

過渡性安排一覽

在未來兩年,HKIA及ARB就認可英國建築學專業課程的過渡性安排,總結於下表: -

[只適用於載於CAA的2019年名單的認可建築學專業課程:- http://www.comarchitect.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CAA-list-of-Qualifications-Recommended-for-recognition1-1.pdf ]

入學年份
認可情況
畢業後
2020/21
-----------
2021/22
與現時HKIA及ARB認可的非本地建築學專業課程無異 畢業生學歷獲HKIA及ARB認可為符合申請HKIA及ARB專業測評(Professional Assessment)的資格
2022/23 or After 課程不獲HKIA及ARB認可 畢業生需通過HKIA的「學術資格測評」(Academic Qualifying Assessment),以評估其學歷是否符合申請HKIA及ARB專業測評的資格

有關「HKIA及ARB專業測評」申請資格詳情,請參閱《HKIA及ARB專業測評手冊》(英文版): https://www.hkia.net/en/pdf/PA/PA_Handbook_revised_2017.pdf
學生、家長或公眾人士如有任何疑問,請聯絡HKIA秘書處 (電話: 2511-6323 / 電郵: hkiasec@hkia.org.hk) 。

附件一

附件二



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補充資料

應考香港建築專業測評的認可學歷
就認可英國課程的過渡性安排


香港建築師學會(HKIA)於7月22日發出有關香港與英國建築師專業資格互認安排的新聞稿後,不少同學都十分關注日後英國建築學畢業生能否在香港參加 HKIA/ARB(Architects Registration Board建築師註冊管理局)的專業考試。學會因此特別在此提供補充資料,以釋除公眾疑慮。

首先,不是HKIA主動不承認英國的建築學學位。

回歸後,香港建築師學會曾就香港與英國建築學教育互認,向英國建築師註冊管理局(ARBUK)提出相關安排,但英國方面一直未有正面回應。由於HKIA是CAA (Commonwealth Association of Architects英聯邦建築師協會)的成員,故HKIA一直可以透過CAA的認可名單,間接單方面承認英國建築學專業教育課程。

但自今年二月一日開始,CAA正式將英國本土建築學專業課程於其認可名單剔除。所以現在沒有依據將英國建築學專業教育課程繼續列入HKIA/ARB認可名單內。

經過慎考慮之後,HKIA/ARB決定設置兩年過渡期。於過渡期內入讀CAA於2019年認可的英國建築學專業課程的學生,修畢課程後其學歷仍獲HKIA及ARB認可。安排適用於第一部分 (Part 1) 建築學士學位,以及第二部分 (Part 2)建築碩士學位 (或同等建築專業學位)。計劃於這兩年過渡期赴英修讀 Part 1 建築學學士學位課程的同學請留意,Part 2建築學碩士學位 (或同等建築專業學位) 的兩年過渡期亦會於2022/23學年之後不再適用。

即使如此,日後英國建築學畢業生仍然有條途徑報考HKIA/ARB 的專業試。

2022/23學年或之後入學的英國畢業生,可以跟隨其他不在 HKIA/ARB 認可名單的畢業生,循HKIA/ARB 「學術資格測評」程序(Academic Qualifying Assessment AQA)報考HKIA/ARB的專業試;以往不少非認可大學的畢業生都順利循此途徑順利獲取報考資格,包括來自芬蘭、德國、意大利、荷蘭、挪威、瑞典、波蘭、秘魯、新加坡、台灣、泰國等地的畢業生。

AQA 是香港建築師學會的現有機制,多年來行之有效。畢業生需要提供學校成績及習作記錄(portfolio),供香港建築師學會評核其專業教育水平。水平達到標準便可參加HKIA/ARB的專業考試。根據具多年評核經驗的學者及香港建築師學會資深成員的意見,於本年二月前載於CAA建築學專業課程名單的英國課程均為英國註冊建築師管理局(ARBUK)所認可, 按這些課程的過往水準,其畢業生表現應不遜於上述能通過AQA參與HKIA/ARB考試的其他海外畢業生。

總括而言,有意留學英國的學生,畢業後依然可以循AQA取得參加香港專業考試的資格。

這次除英國外,澳洲和紐西蘭認可的大學建築學專業教育課程,都被CAA 剔出其認可名單。

不過,HKIA與澳洲及紐西蘭分別於2010年及2012年已直接達成建築學專業教育評核互認協議。經HKIA/ARB評核的香港建築學專業教育課程的畢業生,視為具有澳、紐認可大學畢業生同等教育資歷,可直接參與澳、紐的建築師考試,反之亦然。

因此,這次CAA認可名單的改動,並不影響HKIA/ARB 認可的澳、紐專業教育課程的畢業生。





 
     
     
 

22 July 2020 :

HKIA Circular No.: 31/2020
ARB Circular No.: 14/2020

English Version Only

Dear HKIA Members and ARB Registered Architects


New Measures in the Greater Bay Area


Organized by the Development Bureau, a briefing session was held on 15 July 2020 to brief local architectural and engineering sectors on new measures under the Interim Guidelines for the Management of Hong Kong Engineering Construction Consultant Enterprises and Professionals Starting Business and Practising in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Cities (Interim Guidelines) which facilitate enterprises and professionals in starting businesses and practising in the nine cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). Mr. Benny CHAN, ARB Chairman, Mr. Felix LI, HKIA President and Dr. Dickie LAU, HKIA Council Member cum Chairman of Board of Mainland Affairs attended the briefing session.

Please find below (i) the group photo, (ii) the briefing material and (iii) the information sheet on the new measures in the GBA for your information.
(i) Group photo: https://www.devb.gov.hk/filemanager/en/content_69/20200715PR_01.html
(ii) Briefing Material (Chinese only): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WSfcd0tvbE75gMj6qzavhwc2U4yHOl0a/view
(iii) Information Sheet (Chinese only): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vIx0QRov9gYydPOiUlTsR-xBdXrhQBnQ/view

The press release and the video of the briefing can be found via the following links:
• Press release: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/15/P2020071500512.htm
• Video: https://www.facebook.com/DevelopmentBureau/videos/275983270359754/

As regards the classification and scope of services of the corresponding Mainland companies (Annex 1 of the Information Sheet), the relevant information can be found via the following link: http://www.mohurd.gov.cn/zyglgd/bz/index.html

The new measure in Hengqin has been implemented since December 2019 and the registration is open to eligible construction enterprises and professionals in Hong Kong. Details of the new measure including application forms can be found via the following link: http://www.hengqin.gov.cn/jshbj/ywgz/content/post_2511790.html

Yours sincerely

Queenie WONG (Ms.)
HKIA Chief Operating Officer cum ARB Registrar



 
     
     
 

24 June 2020 :

[Circular No.: 12/2020]

English Version Only

Dear Registered Architects,


Call for Your Participation to ARB Committees 2020 - 2022


Architects Registration Board, HKSAR (“ARB”), is a statutory body formed under the Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap. 408) and is empowered to provide for the registration of architects and disciplinary control of the professional activities of registered architects, and for related matters. It operates with the following four Committees enacted by sections 9(b) and 17 of the Ordinance:

o Education and Accreditation Committee (“EAC”)
o House Committee
o Legal Affairs Committee (“LAC”); and
o Registration Committee (“RC”).

On behalf of ARB, I write to invite your indication of interest to participate in our two Committees (LAC and RC) for term starting 1 September 2020 – 16 May 2022. Attached please find the list of ARB Committees and the relevant term of reference for your information. By serving on the Committees, you will be able to gain experience in ARB’s operation and contribute to the advancement of its works and services.

The key requirements on Committee member are:
1. Willingness to contribute to provide discerning inputs; and
2. Commitment to share the workload of the Committees.

Frequency of the Committee meetings will be determined by respective Committee Chairpersons.

If you are interested in joining the Committee(s), please complete the reply slip stating your preferences and return it to the Secretariat by 21 July 2020.

The selection and appointment of members to Committees will be at the discretion of the ARB. Notification of appointment for 2020-2022 will be made in August 2020.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Secretariat, Ms. Rina LEUNG or Ms. Christine LAU, at 2805 7298 or 2805 7084 respectively.

We look forward to working with you.

Yours sincerely,

Queenie Wong
Registrar
Architects Registration Board, HKSAR

PDF version

 
     
     
 

19 May 2020 :

[ARB Circular 08/2020]

Dear Registered Architects,


ARB's Response to Registered Architects' Concern Over a Petition on Sing Tao Daily Dated 30 September 2019


Referring to our circular to Registered Architects (RAs) on 6 December 2019 on the captioned matter [ARB Circular 14/2019], the Architects Registration Board (“ARB”) wishes to update RAs of the following actions which have been taken as part of our investigation concerning the subject advertisement published in Sing Tao Daily (“Newspaper”) on 30 September 2019 (“Subject Advertisement”):

- ARB has identified 138 names or initials using the title(s) of “Architect” or “Registered Architect” in the Subject Advertisement that could not match any name of any registered architect in the Register. Legal advice has been sought. It appears that relevant provision(s) under ss.31 of the Architects Registration Ordinance (“ARO”) might have been contravened.

- In this regard and for the purpose of further investigation into this matter, letters have been issued to Sing Tao Limited (i.e., the publisher of the Newspaper) by ARB (through itself and its legal representative) on 25 October 2019, 19 November 2019 and 2 January 2020 respectively requesting for the disclosure of the identity(ies) and contact method(s) of the person(s) or entity(ies) placing the Subject Advertisement. However, no response from Sing Tao Limited has been received.

- Since no cooperation could be solicited from Sing Tao Limited, upon the advice of the legal adviser, ARB has reported the suspected criminal offence to the Police for further investigation, on 8 May 2020 by mail and on 13 May 2020 via e-Report Centre.

Yours sincerely,

Queenie Wong
Registrar
Architects Registration Board, HKSAR

PDF Version



 
     
     
 

15 May 2020 :

根據《建築師註冊條例》(第408章),香港建築師學會委任以下會員為2020-2022年新一屆建築師註冊管理局成員



依照香港法律《建築師註冊條例》第4(1) 和4(3)條,於2020年4月25日舉行的香港建築師學會理事會會議上,學會理事會委任以下10位香港建築師學會會員(按照英文姓名進行排序)為新一屆建築師註冊管理局成員,任期為2年。

1) 陳澤斌建築師 再次委任
2) 陳超明建築師 再次委任
3) 陳頌義建築師 首次委任
4) 張廣揚建築師 首次委任
5) 方雪原建築師 再次委任
6) 李少穎建築師 首次委任
7) 梁喜蓮建築師 首次委任
8) 梁傑文建築師 首次委任
9) 蘇晴建築師 首次委任
10) 譚國治建築師 再次委任

根據《建築師註冊管理條例》第4(2)條香港特別行政區行政長官委任的何英傑先生將與上述人士一同為新一屆建築師註冊管理局成員,並於2020年5月17日正式履新。

請點擊下列政府刊登的憲報公告: 中文版 | 英文版



 
     
     
 

16 March 2020 :

One off 25% Reduction of Fee on Application for Registration and Renewal of Registration betw Jan 2020 and Dec 2020 (English version only)



ARB Circular: 03/2020

Date: 16 March 2020

Dear Registered Architects,

One off 25% Reduction of Fee on
Application for Registration and Renewal of Registration
Between January 2020 and December 2020


The ARB in consideration of the well-being of the architectural profession has in December 2019 decided to adopt a one-off 25% reduction on fees for application of registration and renewal starting 1 January 2020, which would cover all Registered Architects (RAs) with registration expiring in 2020. The decision was made with a view to support the profession against a difficult economic downturn, which continues to prove challenging in 2020 for architects as well as the wider buildings and construction industry due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.

All ongoing applications for registration and renewal in 2020 (for RAs with registration expiring on 31 March 2020, 30 June 2020, 30 September 2020 and 31 December 2020) will benefit from this one-off fee reduction, with the following fee structure:
HK$
Original Fee up to
31 December 2019
Fee Starting from
1 January 2020
Application for Registration
$1,800-
$1,350-
Application for Renewal of Registration
$1,300-
$975-
Fee for Extension of Time for Registration of Renewal After the Due Date of Registration
$530-
$530-

The foregoing fee reduction lasts for one year during 2020.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Yours sincerely,
William Tseng, FHKIA AP RA APEC Architect
Chairman

Encl.: PDF version


 
     
     
 

11 March 2020 :

根據"建築師註冊條例"(第408章)邀請提名建築師註冊管理局2020-2022



詳情請點擊 此處

 
     
     
 

22 January 2020 :

政府委員會 / 委員團之委任



認可人士註冊事務委員會委員團
任期:2年
(2020年1月1日至2021年12月31日)

委任名單:
陳永龍
張廣揚
趙恒美
徐柏松
葉嘉偉
林鎰輝
李素筠
梁漢明
譚國治
尹耀強
黃盈輝


岩土工程師註冊事務委員會委員團
任期:2年
(2020年1月1日至2021年12月31日)

委任名單:
趙漢鏗
曹永昌


結構工程師註冊事務委員會委員團
任期:2年
(2020年1月1日至2021年12月31日)

委任名單:
趙漢鏗
翁松光


檢驗人員註冊事務委員會委員團
任期:2年
(2020年1月1日至2021年12月31日)

委任名單:
鄭仲良
蘇炳洪


 
     
     
 

23 December 2019 :

建築師註冊管理局於平安夜的辦公時間安排



建築師註冊管理局於平安夜 2019年12月24日(星期二)的辦公時間安排,當日下午休息。

辦公時間: 2019年12月24日(星期二)9:00 am – 1:00 pm

祝 聖誕及新年快樂!

建築師註冊管理局

 
     
     
 

11 December 2019 :

Reduction of Fee on Application for Registration and Renewal of Registration between January 2020 and December 2020 (English version only)



ARB Circular: 15 / 2019

11 December 2019

Dear Registered Architects,

Reduction of Fee on Application for Registration and Renewal of Registration
Between January 2020 and December 2020


Over the past few months, local social unrest has hit the local economy hard. The buildings and construction industry has suffered a heavy blow and would still be very much hard-hit and facing a lot of uncertainties.

To counter the increasingly challenging economic environment, and to recuperate support for the architectural profession, the ARB has decided to adopt a one-off reduction on the fee of application for registration and renewal starting 1 January 2020 for Registered Architects (“RAs”) with registration expiring in 2020.

Please see the following new fee structure:
HK$
Current Fee up to 31 December 2019
Starting 1 January 2020
For RAs whose registration (br /> expiring on
31 March 2020, 30 June 2020
30 September 2020, 31 December 2020

Application for Registration
$1,800-
$1,350-
Application for Renewal of Registration
$1,300-
$975-
Fee for Extension of Time for Registration of Renewal After the Due Date of Registration
$530-
$530-

All RAs will be notified of their renewal in the form specified by the Board not earlier than 3 months and not later than 28 days prior to the expiry of the current registration under section 16(2) of the Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap. 408).

The foregoing fee reduction will last for one year during 2020.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Yours sincerely,
Queenie Wong
Registrar

Encl.: PDF version


 
     
     
 

12 November 2019 :

特別通告



有鑑於現時之社會及交通情況,建築師註冊管理局今天將開放至下午五時。敬請留意,謝謝。

 
     
     
 

11 November 2019 :

特別通告



有鑑於現時之社會及交通情況,建築師註冊管理局今天將開放至下午五時。敬請留意,謝謝。

 
     
     
 

01 November 2019 :

香港特別行政區建築師註冊管理局註冊主任的委任



根據建築師註冊條例(第408章)第11條,建築師註冊管理局 (以下簡稱「管理局」) 謹此宣佈委任黃麗萍女士為註冊主任,任期由2019年11月1 日生效直至另行公佈。

建築師註冊管理局於2019年10月29日通過該委任。黃女士自2019年2月起出任香港建築師學會的行政總監暨註冊主任,她將會負責香港建築師學會與建築師註冊管理局聯合秘書處的日常運作。

管理局同時感謝高級經理施筱穎女士自前任註冊主任榮休後一直署任註冊主任一職,直至黃女士履新。施女士在署任期屆滿後,將繼續效力管理局和聯合秘書處提供支援服務。

香港特別行政區建築師註冊管理局主席

岑延威建築師
2019年11月1日

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27 September 2019 :

Result Announcement of HKIA Appointment to Architects Registration Board ("ARB") under Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap. 408)



In accordance with sections 4(1) and 4(3) of Architects Registration Ordinance ("ARO"), Laws of Hong Kong, the Council of HKIA appointed the following HKIA member to ARB with effective from 27 September 2019 to 16 May 2020, both dates inclusive.

TAM Kwok Chi

Please click the following for the Gazette notice published by the government: CHI Version | ENG Version

 
     
     
 

27 September 2019 :

2019年9月27日香港建築師學會/建築師註冊管理局專業測評面試和非本地註冊建築專才計劃結果公告



請點擊此處 瀏覽專業測評面試結果。
35位考生中的25位考生(71.4%) 通過了專業面試。

請點擊此處 瀏覽非本地註冊建築專才計劃專業測評面試結果。
位考生中的6位考生(75%)通過了非本地註冊建築專才計劃專業測評專面試。
 
     
     
 

15 August 2019 :

Invitation for Nominations to Government Boards and Committees



The Buildings Department is inviting ARB to make nominations to the following Committee Panels:

1) Authorized Persons Registration Committee Panel (APRC)
Vacancies: 12
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2020
For details, please click: here

2) Geotechnical Engineers Registration Committee Panel (GERC)
Vacancies: 3
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2020
For details, please click: here

3) Structural Engineers Registration Committee Panel (SERC)
Vacancies: 3
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2020
For details, please click: here

4) Inspectors Registration Committee Panel (IRC)
Vacancies: 3
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2020
For details, please click: here

Deadline for nomination: 23 August 2019 (Friday)

 
     
     
 

26 July 2019 :

Invitation of Nomination to Architects Registration Board ("ARB") under Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap. 408)



Vacancy: ONE ARB Member (with the term starting from the date of the Gazette to 16 May 2020)

Deadline: 9 August 2019

For details, please click: here

 
     
     
 

15 July 2019 :

Application for Renewal of Registration



To: Registered Architects whose registration will expire on 30 September 2019
From: Ms. Vivian Sie, Registrar, Architects Registration Board, HKSAR
Date: 15 July 2019
Subject: Application for Renewal of Registration

Dear All,

Application for Renewal of Registration


Please be informed that your registration with the Architects Registration Board, HKSAR ("the Board"), will expire on 1 October 2019. To renew your registration for a further period of 12 months, please complete and return the enclosed Application Form for Renewal of Registration on/before 3 September 2019.

You are kindly reminded that it is your responsibility to notify the Board of any change in the details and particulars in your original application form as required under Section 12(3) of the Architects Registration Ordinance ("ARO").

The fee for renewal is HK$1,300 - per year. Please return to the ARB Secretariat (address shown at the bottom of this letter) the completed form together with a crossed cheque payable to the "Architects Registration Board" on or before 3 September 2019.

Key Dates Relevant section of ARO Fee
1 July - 3 September 2019 Application period
Section 16(2) of ARO refers
HK$1,300-
3 September 2019 Deadline of application for renewal
Section 16(2) of the ARO refers
HK$1,300-
4-30 September 2019 A fee for extension of time for renewal after the deadline for $530- shall apply to all applications post-dated 4–30 Sep 2019 until the removal of the name from the Architects Register.
Section 16(6) of the ARO refers
HK$1,830-
1 October 2019 Expiry of registration. The defaulters will be issued a 28-day notice on the termination of the registration.
Section 16(4) refers
 

You will be issued a Certificate of Renewal of Registration upon the acceptance of your renewal of registration. If you have further queries, please contact Ms Mable Hung at 2805 7297.

Yours sincerely,
Vivian SIE (Ms.)
Registrar

Encl.: A Copy of Application for Renewal of Registration


 
     
     
 

13 June 2019 :

政府委員會 / 委員團之委任



防火安全事務委員會委員團
任期:3年
(2019年6月1日至2022年5月31日)

委任名單:
劉佩荃


 
     
     
 

2 April 2019 :

政府委員會 / 委員團之委任



註冊檢驗人員紀律委員團
任期:3年
(2019年4月1日至2022年3月31日)

委任名單:
陳仕宏
劉錦勝
李漢雄
唐以恒


 
     
     
 

28 March 2019 :

2019年3月28日香港建築師學會/建築師註冊管理局專業測評面試結果公告



請點擊此處瀏覽結果。

 
     
     
 

26 February 2019 :

HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment (PA) 2018 - Results of Paper 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8 (November)



Please click here for the results.

138 PA candidates passed all 8 written papers.
6 Non-Local Architectural Professionals (NLAP) applicants passed Papers 1 and 2.

138 PA candidates will be invited to take the Professional Interview scheduled for 28 March 2019 while 6 NLAP applicants will be invited to the Professional Interview scheduled for September 2019.

 
     
     
 

29 January 2019 :

ARB Chinese New Year Greetings



Architects Registration Board, HKSAR, thanks you for your support and wishes you a Happy Chinese New Year.



 
     
     
 

14 January 2019 :

Application for Renewal of Registration



To: Registered Architects whose registration will expire on 1 April 2019
From: Ms. Vivian Sie, Registrar, Architects Registration Board, HKSAR
Date: 14 January 2019
RE: Application for Renewal of Registration

Dear All,

Please be informed that your registration with the Architects Registration Board, HKSAR ("the Board"), will expire on 1 April 2019. To renew your registration for a further period of 12 months, please complete and return the enclosed Application Form for Renewal of Registration on/before 3 March 2019.

You are kindly reminded that it is your responsibility to notify the Board of any change in the details and particulars in your original application form as required under Section 12(3) of the Architects Registration Ordinance ("ARO").

The fee for renewal is HK$1,300 - per year. Please return to the ARB Secretariat (address shown at the bottom of this letter) the completed form together with a crossed cheque payable to the "Architects Registration Board" on or before 3 March 2019.

Key Dates Relevant section of ARO Fee
1 January - 3 March 2019 Application period
Section 16(2) of ARO refers
HK$1,300-
3 March 2019 Deadline of application for renewal
Section 16(2) of the ARO refers
HK$1,300-
4-31 March 2019 A fee for extension of time for renewal after the deadline for $530- shall apply to all applications post-dated 4–31 Mar 2019 until the removal of the name from the Architects Register.
Section 16(6) of the ARO refers
HK$1,830-
1 April 2019 Expiry of registration. The defaulters will be issued a 28-day notice on the termination of the registration.
Section 16(4) refers
 

You will be issued a Certificate of Renewal of Registration upon the acceptance of your renewal of registration.
If you have further queries, please contact Ms Mable Hung at 2805 7297.

Yours sincerely,
Vivian SIE (Ms.)
Registrar

Encl.: A Copy of Application for Renewal of Registration

 
     
     
 

28 December 2018 :

Appointment to Government Boards and Committees



Contractors Registration Committee (CRC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2019 – 31 December 2020)

Name of Appointees:
CHAN Ho Chung
CHAN Wing Lung
CHIU Hon Hang
CHO Wing Cheong Peter
HO Chi Lok Nevin
LAM Sau Keung Allen
LAM Wai Ho
LEE Hung Wai
LAU Chi Leung
LI Chun Luen
LUI Man Chun
SUEN Chung Keung
TAM Cheung Kwan
YUEN Kwok Cheung


Minor Works Contractors Registration Committee/Panel (MWCRC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2019 – 31 December 2020)

Name of Appointees:
CHAN Shu Keung
CHAN Wing Lung
LEUNG Arthur Tat Yung
YEUNG Tim Kwai Stephen

 
     
     
 

14 December 2018 :

ARB Christmas Greetings



Architects Registration Board, HKSAR, thanks you for your support and wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.



 
     
     
 

15 November 2018 :

HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment (PA) 2019 - Papers 3, 4 and 5 (March)



We are pleased to inform you that registration for PA 2019 - Papers 3, 4 and 5 (July) is now open until 5:30pm on 31 December 2018 (Monday). As only 200 quotas will be allowed for the coming assessment, the registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register early to reserve your seat. Please click here for details of registration.

Starting from PA 2018, hard copy of application form is NOT accepted. Candidates who wish to take PA 2019 - Papers 3, 4 and 5 (March) should register at www.joinhkia.net.

Should you have any question, please contact the Joint HKIA-ARB Secretariat Staff at 2511 6323.

 
     
     
 

15 November 2018 :

Registration for HKIA/ARB Non-Local Architectural Professionals Admission 2019
[Deadline : 31 December 2018 (Monday) 5:30pm]



Non-Local Architectural Professional (NLAP), after going through an assessment jointly held by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and the Architects Registration Board HKSAR (ARB), may become a member of HKIA and as a registered architect under Architects Registration Ordinance.

HKIA and ARB are now inviting eligible NLAP to apply for admission via the Non-Local Architectural Professionals Admission 2019.

Registration deadline : 31 December 2018 (Monday) 5:30pm

For the eligibility and application details, please click here.

Best regards,
HKIA/ARB Secretariat

 
     
     
 

26 September 2018 :

2018年9月26日香港建築師學會/建築師註冊管理局專業測評面試結果公告



請點擊 此處 瀏覽結果。

2 位考生通過合格2017非本地專業人士的專業面試
請點擊 此處 瀏覽考生姓名。

 
     
     
 

17 August 2018 :

Architects Registration Board (ARB)'s Nominations to the Minor Works Contractors Registration Committee Panel and Minor Works Contractors Registration Committee under the Buildings Ordinance



ARB is invited by the Buildings Department to make 4 nominations to the Minor Works Contractors Registration Committee ("MWCRC") Panel for a term of 2 years commencing 2 January 2019.

Deadline for nomination: 27 August 2018 (Monday)

For details, please click here.

 
     
     
 

13 August 2018 :

Architects Registration Board (ARB)'s Nominations to the Contractors Registration Committee Panel and Contractors Registration Committee under the Buildings Ordinance



ARB is invited by the Buildings Department to make 11 nominations to the Contractors Registration Committee ("CRC") Panel for a term of 2 years commencing 2 January 2019.

Deadline for nomination: 24 August 2018 (Friday)

For details, please click here.

 
     
     
 

30 July 2018 :

Architects Registration Board (ARB)'s nominations to Registered Inspectors’ Disciplinary Board Panel



ARB is invited by the Buildings Department to make 8 nominations to the Registered Inspectors' Disciplinary Board Panel for a term of 3 years commencing 2018/2019.

Deadline for nomination: 17 August 2018 (Friday)

For details, please click here for form 1 & 2 and section 5A of the Buildings Ordinance ("BO", Cap. 123)

 
     
     
 

11 June 2018 :

政府委員會 / 委員團之委任



認可人士、註冊結構工程師及註冊岩土工程師紀律委員團成員
任期:3年
(2018年4月1日至2021年3月31日)

委任成員名單:
梁傑文先生
陳超明先生
劉文君女士
曾文彪先生

 
     
     
 

18 May 2018 :

根據《建築師註冊條例》(第408章),香港建築師學會委任以下會員為2018-2020年新一屆建築師註冊管理局成員



依照香港法律《建築師註冊條例》第4(1) 和4(3)條,於2018年4月21日舉行的香港建築師學會理事會會議上,學會理事會委任以下10位香港建築師學會會員(按照英文姓名進行排序)為新一屆建築師註冊管理局成員,任期為2年。

1) 陳澤斌建築師 再次委任
2) 陳超明建築師 再次委任
3) 張雪輝建築師 首次委任
4) 戚務誠建築師 再次委任
5) 方雪原建築師 首次委任
6) 曾慕秋建築師 再次委任
7) 曾偉賢建築師 再次委任
8) 岑延威建築師 再次委任
9) 衞翠芷博士 再次委任
10) 余烽立建築師 首次委任

根據《建築師註冊管理條例》第4(2)條香港特別行政區行政長官委任的梁立基測量師將與上述人士一同為新一屆建築師註冊管理局成員,並於2018年5月17日正式履新。

請點擊下列政府刊登的憲報公告: 中文版 | 英文版

 
     
     
 

10 May & 12 June 2018 :

AP workshop are scheduled for 10 May 2018 and 12 June 2018



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27 April 2018 :

香港建築師學會/建築師註冊管理局2018年3月份之專業測評結果公告



4位考生通過了香港建築師學會/建築師註冊管理局2018年3月份之專業測評的試卷3、4和5。表列名單者有資格參加2018年9月的試卷9專業面試。

請點擊 此處 瀏覽考生姓名。

 
     
     
 

6 April 2018 :

AP Workshop on 17 April 2018



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* 第二個工作坊將於未來數星期內舉辦,並會安排於第一個工作坊未能成功報名之HKIA會員。詳情敬請留意ARB網站之公佈。


* 名額有限,先到先得。

詳情請點擊 此處
下載報名回條請點擊 此處此處 網上報名。

 
     
     
 

3 April 2018 :

根據"建築師註冊條例"(第408章)邀請提名建築師註冊管理局2018-2020



詳情請點擊 此處

 
     
     
 

27 March 2018 :

註冊建築師申請註冊續期



ARB 通告 01/2018
2018年3月27日


各位註冊建築師:

註冊建築師申請註冊續期

現引用香港特別行政區建築師註冊管理局(以下簡稱「本局」)於2017年9月向所有註冊建築師頒佈的《建築師註冊條例》下「不同資格類別的註冊建築師之註冊續期指引」(以下簡稱「指引」)。

本局公告自2018年10月1日起,屬於「指引」下的1A,2A,3A,1B,2B和3B類別的註冊建築師,須按「指引」附件三之規定提交書面證據、補充文件和審查費用、連同填妥的指定表格並繳付申請註冊續期費用,以辦理註冊續期手續。

附件三提及的審查費用為港幣五千四百圓正。

如有查詢,請致電本人或本局秘書處吳惠敏女士(電話:2511 6323)。

註冊主任
施筱穎女士

附件
- 建築師註冊管理局之「持有不同資格的註冊建築師之註冊續期資格指引」副本
- [ARB 通告 01/2018] 註冊建築師申請註冊續期副本

(註: 此乃中文譯本只供參考,一切內容以英文版為主)

 
     
     
 

23 March 2018 :

香港建築師學會 - 建築師註冊管理局專業測評專業面試結果公告



在102名考生中,74人通過了2018年3月22日舉行的專業面試,合格率為72.55%。

請點擊以下連結瀏覽結果。

 
     
     
 

12 February 2018 :

香港建築師學會/建築師註冊管理局2017年第四季度專業測評和非本地註冊建築專才計劃2017年結果公告



• 請點擊 此處 查看已經通過香港建築師學會/建築師註冊管理局2017年第四季度專業測評的所有筆試考生姓名。表列名單者有資格參加2018年9月的試卷9專業面試。

• 請點擊 此處 查看已通過香港建築師學會/建築師註冊管理局2017年非本地註冊建築專才計劃試卷1和試卷2的考生姓名。表列名單者有資格參加2018年9月的試卷9專業面試。

 
     
     
 

3 January 2018 :

政府委員會 / 委員團之委任



認可人士註冊事務委員會委員團
任期:2年
(2018年1月1日至2019年12月31日)

委任名單:
張廣揚
徐柏松
方雪原
熊依明
葉嘉偉
林偉豪
林鎰輝
李焯華
李素筠
盧益榮


岩土工程師註冊事務委員會委員團
任期:2年
(2018年1月1日至2019年12月31日)

委任成員名單:
林偉豪
潘啟傑


結構工程師註冊事務委員會委員團
任期:2年
(2018年1月1日至2019年12月31日)

委任名單:
曹永昌
潘啟傑


檢驗人員註冊事務委員會委員團
任期:2年
(2018年1月1日至2019年12月31日)

委任成員名單:
李兆祥
鮑華龍
蘇炳洪

 
     
     
 

1 January 2018 :

香港特別行政區建築師註冊管理局委任註冊主任



張容美卿女士 於2017年12月31日榮休。

自1990年建築師註冊管理局(管理局)成立以來,張容美卿女士一直出任註冊主任一職,管理局感謝張容美卿女士在過去二十多年對建築師專業所作出的支持和貢獻,祝願她退休生活愉快。

建築師註冊管理局亦同時宣佈,根據建築師註冊條例(第408章)第11條,由2018年1月1日起,委任施筱穎女士署任註冊主任一職,直至另行公告為止。

香港特別行政區建築師註冊管理局
主席
戚務誠建築師
2018年1月1日

按此閱讀有關公告。

 
     
     
 

1 November 2017 :

Architects Registration Board (ARB)’s Nominations to the Nomination to Authorized Persons’, Registered Structural Engineers’ and Registered Geotechnical Engineers’ Disciplinary Board Panel Under Section 5A of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap. 123)



Vacancies: 4
Tenure of Appointment: 3 years
Commencement Date: 1 April 2018
For details, please click HERE

Deadline for nomination: 10 November 2017 (Friday)

 
     
     
 

8 September 2017 :

Guidelines on Qualifications for Renewal of Registration of Registered Architects with regard to Different Categories of Qualifications under the Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap 408) - Edition 01: Sept 2017



Dear Registered Architects,

On behalf of Architects Registration Board, HKSAR (“ARB”), I am writing to inform you that the enclosed Guidelines on Qualifications for Renewal of Registration of Registered Architects with regard to Different Categories of Qualifications under the Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap 408) – Edition 01: Sept 2017 have been recently endorsed by ARB.

ARB, as a statutory body incepted since 1991, is empowered to process applications for renewal of registration for Registered Architects (RAs) in accordance with the Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap. 408), Laws of Hong Kong.

To this end, the enclosed Guidelines are prepared to facilitate RAs to apply for renewal of registration, with reference to different Categories of Qualifications. ARB will update this Guidelines from time to time, if needed.

The Guidelines have also been uploaded onto HERE for public information.

Should you have any question, please send email to the ARB Secretariat arbsec@arb.org.hk.

Yours sincerely,
Rita Cheung (Ms.)
Registrar
Architects Registration Board, HKSAR

 
     
     
 

25 August 2017 :

The Buildings Department is inviting ARB to make nominations to the following Committee Panels:



1) Authorized Persons Registration Committee Panel (APRC)
Vacancies: 12
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2018
For details, please click: here

2) Geotechnical Engineers Registration Committee Panel (GERC)
Vacancies: 3
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2018
For details, please click: here

3) Structural Engineers Registration Committee Panel (SERC)
Vacancies: 3
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2018
For details, please click: here

4) Inspectors Registration Committee Panel (IRC)
Vacancies: 3
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2018
For details, please click: here

Deadline for nomination: 4 September 2017 (Monday)
 
     
     
 

1 March 2017 :

Past Disciplinary Orders - Information regarding disciplinary orders issued from 1991 to 2016



For details, please click: here
 
     
     
 

24 February 2017 :

Invitation to Nomination of Registered Architects to Private Columbaria Board & Private Columbaria Appeal Board under Clauses 8, 9, 80 to 90 and Schedule 1 of the Private Columbaria bill



The Architects Registration Board (“ARB”) is invited by the Buildings Department (BD) to make 6 nominations of registered architects (“RAs”) that ARB considers suitable to Chief Executive (“CE”) for consideration of appointment to the Private Columbaria Board & Private Columbaria Appeal Board (“PCB & PCAB”) for a term of six years commencing on 1 October 2017 tentatively.

The CE shall appoint 3 RAs for Board and 3 RAs for Appeal Board. The BD reserves the rights of examining the suitability of the nominees in order to adhere to the provision of the Buildings Ordinance. The BD requires that the nominees are preferably at the age below 62 and should possess the necessary expertise and are conversant with building safety, fire safety and structural safety aspects. Besides, the nominees for the Appeal Board are preferably having previous experience of serving on appeal boards or tribunals, but should not be a member of the Board according to clauses 81(2) of the Bill (http://www.fehd.gov.hk/rpc/tc_chi/ordinance_draft.html.

To ensure a well-balanced representation, ARB would take into account gender balance and all age groups in participation in such advisory and statutory bodies, where appropriate.

Should you be interested in being nominated to PCB & PCAB, please submit to me by fax (no. 2519 6011) or by email (arbsec@arb.org.hk) with the following documents on or before 2 March 2017.

1) Completed Form 1 (Private Columbaria Licensing Board) and / or Form 2 (Private Columbaria Appeal Board);
2) ARB reply slip; AND
3) Your up-to-date CV.

Should you have any question, please contact Ms. Alison Ng (Tel: 2511 6323) of ARB Secretariat.
 
     
     
 

6 December 2016 :

Government Appointment



Fire Safety Committee/Panel (FSC)
Term of office: 3 years
(1 June 2016 – 31 May 2019)

Name of Appointee:
LAU Pui Chuen Lisa


Minor Works Contractors Registration Committee/Panel (MWCRC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2017 – 31 December 2018)

Name of Appointees:
CHAN Shu Keung
CHAN Wing Lung
CHENG Chung Leung
KWONG Wing Keung
LAM Sau Keung Allan
LAU Chi Leung
LEE Hung Wai
 
     
     
 

22 November 2016 :

2016 Election Committee Subsector Elections



Please be reminded that the 2016 Election Committee Subsector Elections will be held on 11 December 2016 from 7:30am-10:30pm.

Should your name appears on Architects Register, please cast your vote on 11 December 2016.

For details, please click here
 
     
     
 

1 September 2016 :

Architects Registration Board (ARB)'s Nominations to the Minor Works Contractors Registration Committee Panel /Committee under the Buildings Ordinance



ARB is invited by the Buildings Department to make 10 nominations to the Minor Works Contractors Registration Committee (“MWCRC”) Panel for a term of 2 years commencing 2 January 2017.

Deadline for nomination: 8 September 2016 (Thursday)

For details, please click here
 
     
     
 

25 August 2016 :

Architects Registration Board (ARB)'s Nominations to the Contractors Registration Committee Panel and Contractors Registration Committee under the Buildings Ordinance



ARB is invited by the Buildings Department to make 11 nominations to the Contractors Registration Committee (“CRC”) Panel for a term of 2 years commencing 2 January 2017.

Deadline for nomination: 5 September 2016 (Monday)

For details, please click here
 
     
     
 

5 July 2016 :

Call for Your Participation to ARB Committees 2016 - 2018



Dear Registered Architects,

Call for Your Participation to ARB Committees 2016 - 2018


Architects Registration Board, HKSAR (“ARB”), is a statutory body formed under the Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap. 408) and is empowered to provide for the registration of architects and disciplinary control of the professional activities of registered architects, and for related matters. It operates with the following four Committees enacted by sections 9(b) and 17 of the Ordinance:

- Education and Accreditation Committee;
- House Committee;
- Legal Affairs Committee (“LAC”); and
- Registration Committee (“RC”).

On behalf of ARB, I write to invite your indication of interest to participate in our two Committees (LAC and RC) for term starting 1 September 2016 – 31 August 2017. Attached please find the list of ARB Committees and the relevant term of reference for your information. By serving on the Committees, you will be able to gain experience in ARB’s operation and contribute to the advancement of its works and services.

The key requirements on Committee member are:
1. Willingness to contribute to provide discerning inputs; and
2. Commitment to share the workload of the Committees.

Frequency of the Committee meetings will be determined by respective Committee Chairpersons.

If you are interested, please complete the attached reply slip stating your preferences and return to the Secretariat by 18 July 2016.

The selection and appointment of members to Committees will be at the discretion of the ARB. Notification of appointment for 2016-2018 will be made in late August 2016.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Secretariat, Ms. Mable HUNG or Ms. Alison NG, at 2805 7297 or 2805 7093 respectively.

For the full list of ARB membership and its Committees 2016-2018, please click http://www.arb.org.hk/AboutUS.html.

Thank you for your interest in participation and we look forward to working with you.

Yours sincerely,
Rita Cheung (Mrs.)
Registrar




#incl. Reply Slip
 
     
     
 

1 June 2016 :

Amendments of HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment (PA) Handbook



Dear prospective PA candidates,

Amendments of HKIA/ARB Professional Assessment (PA) Handbook


With the objective of upholding the professional standard, the Institute has reviewed the existing PA Handbook and the amended PA Handbook will be effective from PA 2017 except amendment 4 which has been effective from PA2016.

The amendments cover the following areas :
1. Entry qualification of taking PA (Section 2.5 of PA Handbook);
2. Admission criteria and format of assessment for the route of Non-Local Architectural Professionals (Section 3 of PA Handbook);
3. Inclusion of PRC Class I Registered Architect as one of the national professional qualification recognized for admission via the route of Non-Local Architectural Professionals. Please click the below link for the updated list of national registration bodies recognized by HKIA/ARB : http://www.hkia.net/en/doc/PA/National_Professional_Registration_Bodies_of_Architects.doc
4. Revised open-book arrangement (Appendix G and H of the PA Handbook); and
5. Deletion of exemption of papers

Please click the below link to download the amended PA Handbook : http://www.hkia.net/UserFiles/File/pa/PA_Handbook_revised_2017.pdf


Yours sincerely,

Rita Cheung (Mrs.)
CEO of HKIA / Registrar of ARB
 
     
     
 

6 May 2016 :

根據《建築師註冊條例》(第408章),香港建築師學會委任以下會員為2016-2018年新一屆建築師註冊管理局成員。



依照香港法律《建築師註冊條例》第4(1) 和4(3)條,於2016年4月30日舉行的香港建築師學會理事會會議上,學會理事會委任以下10位香港建築師學會會員(按照英文姓名進行排序)為新一屆建築師註冊管理局成員,任期為2年。

1) 陳澤斌 再次委任(連任)
2) 陳超明 首次委任
3) 陳傳智 首次委任
4) 陳沐文 再次委任(連任)
5) 戚務誠 首次委任
6) 關國樂 再次委任(連任)
7) 曾慕秋 再次委任(連任)
8) 曾偉賢 首次委任
9) 岑延威 再次委任(連任)
10) 衞翠芷 再次委任(連任)

根據《建築師註冊管理條例》第4(2)條香港特別行政區行政長官委任的梁立基先生將與上述人士一同為新一屆建築師註冊管理局成員,並於2016年5月17日正式就任。
 
     
     
 

5 April 2016 :

2016 Voter Registration



Voters should provide true and accurate registration particulars, and report any changes in registration particulars to the Registration and Electoral Office.

Eligibility criteria:
· Possess the qualifications required for registration in the Functional Constituency and the Election Committee Subsector
· Registered as an elector in a Geographical Constituency or are eligible and have applied to be so registered

Forms are available at:
· Registration and Electoral Office
· Voter registration website

Enquiries: 2891 1001

For details, please click: here. Flyer can be downloaded at here.
 
     
     
 

11 March 2016 :

Architects Registration Board (ARB)’s Nominations to the Fire Safety Committee (FSC) and Advisory Committee for the Fire Safety (Buildings) Ordinance and Fire Safety (Commercial Premises) Ordinance



ARB is invited by the Buildings Department to make 2 nominations to the
(i) Fire Safety Committee (FSC) and
(ii) Advisory Committee for the Fire Safety (Buildings) Ordinance and Fire Safety (Commercial Premises) Ordinance
for a term of 3 years commencing 1 June 2016.

Deadline for nomination: 21 March 2016 (Monday)

For details, please click: here
 
     
     
 

11 March 2016 :

Invitation of Nomination to Architects Registration Board (“ARB”) 2016-2018 under Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap. 408)



For details, please click: here
 
     
     
 

24 February 2016 :

Government Appointment 2016-2017



Authorized Persons Registration Committee/Panel (APRC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2016 – 31 December 2017)

Name of Appointees:
CHIU Hon Hang
CHO Wing Cheong Peter
HSIUNG Yee Ming Donna
LAI Siu Kin Rembert
LAM Yat Fai Kenny
LEE Siu Cheung
LO Yick Wing
SO Ping Hung
TAM Tin Fong Martin
WONG King Lau Geoffrey


Geotechnical Engineers Registration Committee (GERC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2016 – 31 December 2017)

Name of Appointees:
KWOK Shuk Fun Silina
POON Kai Kit Joe


Structural Engineers Registration Committee (SERC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2016 – 31 December 2017)

Name of Appointees:
CHO Wing Cheong Peter
POON Kai Kit Joe


Inspectors Registration Committee (IRC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2016 – 31 December 2017)

Name of Appointees:
LAU Kam Sing Dickie
LEE Siu Cheung Marco
LO Yick Wing
PAU Wah Lung Warren

 
     
     
 

26 January 2016 :

Termination of use of PO Box



Dear Registered Architects,

In order to ensure effective communication with a single contact point, please note that all correspondence to the Architects Registration Board, HKSAR ("ARB") shall be sent directly to the ARB premises located at 19/F, One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

The use of P.O. Box 20334 by the ARB at Hennessy Road Post Office had been terminated since July 2015.

Please be reminded that with immediate effect, misdirection to the said P.O. Box would not be accepted by ARB as a valid reason for belated application for registration and renewal.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Rita Cheung (Mrs)
Registrar
Architects Registration Board, HKSAR
 
     
     
 

5 October 2015 :

回應2015年10月5日之新聞公佈



就2015年10月5日關於對前行政長官曾蔭權先生的控罪之新聞公佈,香港特別行政區建築師註冊管理局(以下簡稱「本局」)作出以下澄清:

一、使用「建築師」之名銜
根據《建築師註冊管理條例》(以下簡稱「本條例」) (香港法例第408章)第VI部30(1) –

不是名列註冊紀錄冊**內的人不得自稱為「建築師」或「註冊建築師」之名銜… …

意即指倘若該人士不是名列本局註冊紀錄內的人士,他則不可被稱為「建築師」。

**註冊紀錄冊可於網上查考

二、欲成為「建築師」之途徑
「建築師」或「註冊建築師」必須符合本條例第13條,否則本局不得接納其註冊為「建築師」或「註冊建築師」。

本條例之全文可於下述連結下載


2015年10月5日關於上題的新聞公佈所指的「建築師」,實非本局註冊紀錄冊的人士,因此該人士不可被稱為「建築師」。
 
     
     
 

30 September 2015 :

Publishing of ARB Disciplinary Order on ARB Website



Dear Registered Architect,

I am writing to update you on the recent decision of the Architects Registration Board, HKSAR ("ARB") regarding the publication of ARB disciplinary order for registered architects (“RAs”).

Under section 28(1)(a)and(b) of Architects Registration Ordinance (“ARO”), the ARB “shall publish a copy of the order ........ in at least one English and one Chinese language newspaper circulating daily in Hong Kong” and “may publish the order ....... in any other publication or manner as the Board thinks fit.

In response to the rising call from the public for openness and transparency and in line with the allied local and overseas professional registration bodies, the ARB has resolved, apart from section 28(1)(a), to also publish on her official website any disciplinary order(s) made under section 24(1)(a),(b),(c),(d) or (e) of ARO
1. for 6 months, or
2. in case such appeal against the disciplinary order has been made, for 6 months only after the appeal is finally determined.

The said measure will take effect starting from 1 October 2015.

Kindly note that the ARB is committed to continuously enhance its statutory duties under ARO for the registration of RAs and the disciplinary functions for compliance, which is of great importance to our profession.

Thank you for your kind attention.


Rita Cheung (Mrs.)
Registrar

Encl. - extract of Section 24(1)(a),(b),(c),(d) and (e) of ARO
 
     
     
 

31 July 2015 :

Buildings Department is inviting Architects Registration Board to make nominations to the following Committee Panels:



1) Authorized Persons Registration Committee Panel (APRC)
Vacancies: 12
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2016
For details, please click: here

2) Inspectors Registration Committee Panel (IRC)
Vacancies: 6
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2016
For details, please click: here

3) Geotechnical Engineers Registration Committee Panel (GERC)
Vacancies: 2
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2016
For details, please click: here

4) Structural Engineers Registration Committee Panel (SERC)
Vacancies: 2
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2016
For details, please click: here

Deadline for nomination: 31 August 2015 (Monday)
 
     
     
 

18 December 2014 :

Government appointment 2015-2016

Contractors Registration Committee (CRC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2015 – 31 December 2016)

Name of Appointee:

CHAN Ka Man Carmen
CHENG Chung Leung
CHIU Hon Hang
KWONG Wing Keung
LEUNG Hon Ming
HO Shing Chak Stephen
LUI Man Chun Marco
PAU Wah Lung
TAM Cheung Kwan
 
     
     
 

12 December 2014 :

Government appointment 2015-2016

Minor Works Contractors Registration Committee (MWCRC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2015 – 31 December 2016)

Name of Appointee:

CHAN Wing Lung
CHENG Chung Leung
CHEUNG Dick Fai Vincent
KWONG Wing Keung
LAM Sau Keung Allan
LAU Chi Leung
TAM Tin Fong Martin
WONG Yuk Sun
 
     
     
 

22 October 2014 :

The Buildings Department invites Architects Registration Board to make nominations to the Authorized Persons’ Registered Structural Engineers’ and Registered Geotechnical Engineers’ Disciplinary Board Panels (AP RSE RGE DB):

Vacancies: 5
Tenure of Appointment: 3 years
Commencement Date: 1 April 2015
For details, please click here

Deadline for nomination: 31 October 2014 (Friday)

 
     
     
 

25 September 2014 :

Second Call for Nomination of Registered Architects
Contractors Registration Committee Panel and Contractors Registration Committee (“CRC”)
Minor Works Registration Committee Panel and Minor Works Registration Committee (“MWCRC”)
under the Buildings Ordinance

Dear Registered Architects,

I am writing to inform you that the deadline of the nominations has been extended to 3 October 2014.

As of 25 September 2014 -
- 4 vacancies of CRC; and
- 5 vacancies of MWCRC.

Should you be interested to put forward your nomination, please declare the following in writing:

1) Number of total overall projects over the last 5 years; AND
2) Amongst 1), total number of projects that you involved in Registered Contractors’ Contract Administration / Minor Works Administration.


The functions, composition, criteria as well as the nomination form of the CRC and MWCRC for your easy reference.

Remarks: Those who have put forward their nominations during the first call for nomination need not re-send.

Thank you for kind attention.
Yours sincerely,
Rita Cheung (Mrs.)
Registrar


 
     
     
 

15 August 2014 :

The Buildings Department is inviting Architects Registration Board to make nominations to the following Committee Panels:

1) Contractors Registration Committee Panel (CRC)
Vacancies: 11
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2015
For details, please click here

2) Minor Works Contractors Registration Committee Panel (MWCRC)
Vacancies: 12
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2015
For details, please click here

Deadline for nomination: 29 August 2014 (Friday)

 
     
     
 

2 May 2014 :

Formation of Architects Registration Board 2014-2016

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects has appointed the following HKIA Members (10) to Architects Registration Board, HKSAR, for the term 2014-2016 commencing 17 May 2014:

- Mr. CHAN Chak Bun Benny
- Mr. CHEN Marvin
- Mr. CHU Hoi Shan Paul
- Mr. HAU Hon Fai Patrick
- Mr. KWAN Kwok Lok Joseph
- Mr. TANG Wai Man Tony
- Mr. TONG Sek Por David
- Mr. TSANG Mo Chau Andy
- Mr. TSENG Yen Wei William
- Ms. WAI Chui Chi Rosman

Government representative : Sr. LEUNG Lap Ki

 
     
     
 

26 March 2014 :

Extension of deadline for Nomination to Architects Registration Board 2014-2016 under Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap. 408)

Deadline for nomination is extended to 11 April 2014 (Friday),12noon.

For details, please click here.

 
     
     
 

20 January 2014 :

SURCHARGE ON RE-ISSUANCE OF ARB CERTIFICATE

Upon fulfilling the qualifications for registration as per Section 13 of the Architects Registration Ordinance (ARO), “The Registrar may, on payment by a registered architect to the Board of a fee, issue to the registered architect a certificate of registration or a certificate of renewal of registration in the form specified by the Board” in accordance with Section 18 of ARO.

Having had reviewed the procedures for the re-issuance of the certificate of registration (thereafter “CoR”) or the certificate of renewal of registration (thereafter “CoRoR”) as may be requested by the Registered Architect (RA) from time to time, the Architects Registration Board will adopt the following measures with immediate effect :

a) Only ONE original hardcopy of CoRoR shall be issued to the qualified RA upon renewal of registration.
b) Until the next renewal of registration, NO replacement copy of the original CoRoR will be issued in the interim.
c) The RA may instead apply to the Board for a CERTIFIED TRUE COPY of the CoRoR by completing the application form for Surcharge of Re-issuance of ARB Certificate. Please refer to http://www.arb.org.hk/ApplicationforRegistration.html
  A surcharge of HK$300 would be required for every CERTIFIED TRUE COPY of CoRoR.
d) The existing practice of the issuance of replacement copy of the original CoR at a surcharge of HK$ 300 shall remain unchanged.

 
     
  20 January 2014 :  
Government appointment 2014-2015  
Authorized Persons Registration Committee (APRC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2014 – 31 December 2015)
Structural Engineers Registration Committee (SERC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2014 – 31 December 2015)
   
Name of Appointee: Name of Appointee:
CHO wing Cheong Peter CHO Wing Cheong Peter
FONG Suet Yuen Carolin  
LAI Siu Kin Rembert  
LAM Kin Ning Inspectors Registration Committee (IRC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2014 – 31 December 2015)
LEUNG Siu Kwong Christopher
LO Yick Wing
SO Ping Hung
TAM Kam Yip Antonio  
TSENG Yen Wei William Name of Appointee:
WONG King Lau Geoffrey HO Chi Lok Nevin
  KWONG Sum Yee Anna
  LAM Chi Kwong
  LO Yick Wing
Geotechnical Engineers Registration Committee (GERC)
Term of office: 2 years
(1 January 2014 – 31 December 2015)
 
 
   
Name of Appointee:  
LIM See Wai David  
   
   
     
 

20 July 2013 :

Buildings Department is inviting Architects Registration Board to make nominations to the following Committee Panels:

1) Authorized Persons Registration Committee Panel (APRC)
Vacancies: 12
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2014
For details, please click: here
2) Inspectors Registration Committee Panel (IRC)
Vacancies: 6
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2014
For details, please click: here
3) Geotechnical Engineers Registration Committee Panel (GERC)
Vacancies: 2
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2014
For details, please click: here
4) Structural Engineers Registration Committee Panel (SERC)
Vacancies: 2
Tenure of Appointment: 2 years
Commencement Date: 2 January 2014
For details, please click: here

Deadline for nomination: 5 August 2013 (Monday)

 
     
     
 

22 March 2013 :

Architects Registration Board (ARB)’s Nominations to the Fire Safety Committee (FSC) and Advisory Committee for the Fire Safety (Buildings) Ordinance and Fire Safety (Commercial Premises) Ordinance

ARB is invited by the Buildings Department to make 2 nominations to the

(i) Fire Safety Committee (FSC) and
(ii) Advisory Committee for the Fire Safety (Buildings) Ordinance and Fire Safety (Commercial Premises) Ordinance for a term of 3 years commencing 1 June 2013.

For details, please click here

Deadline for nomination: 5 April 2013 (Friday)

 
     
     
 

1 February 2013 :

Government appointment 2013-2014 Contractors Registration Committee/Panel (“CRC”)

Term of office: 2 years (1 January 2013 – 31 December 2014)

Name of Appointees:
CHAN Kok-lin Roger
CHAN Ka-man Carmen
CHENG Chung-leung
HO Chi-lok Nevin
HO Shing-chak Stephen
HSIUNG Yee-ming Donna
LAU Pui-chuen Lisa
LEUNG Hon-ming
LI Kwok-hing
LUI Man-chun Marco
NGAN Man-ho
SHEN Edward
TAM Kwok-wing

 
     
     
 

28 January 2013 :

政府提名 2013-2014 小型工程承建商註冊委員會小組

Term of office: 2 years (1 January 2013 – 31 December 2014)

Name of Appointees:
鄭仲良
何湛
林建寧
劉錦勝
李鴻威
梁達勇
顏文皓
鮑華龍
潘正平
譚國榮
譚天放
謝國雄 (Appointed on 25 March 2013)
黃景鎏
黃煜新
阮雄岳 (Appointed on 25 March 2013)

 
     
     
 

25 April 2012 :

Government appointment 2012-2015 Authorized Persons', Registered Structural Engineers' and Registered Geotechnical Engineers' Disciplinary Board Panel (AP RSE RGE DB)

Term of office: 3 years (1 April 2012 – 31 March 2015)

Name of Appointees:
CHEE Wai Hung Simon
CHEUNG Kwong Wing
CHI Wuh Cherng Daniel
LAM Ping Hong Robert
LEE Kim Keung James

 
     
  20 February 2012 :  
Government appointment 2012-2013  
認可人士註冊事務委員會委員團 Term of office: 2 years (1 January 2012 – 31 December 2013) 結構工程師註冊事務委員會
Term of office: 2 years (1 January 2012 – 31 December 2013)
   
Name of Appointee: Name of Appointee:
陳沐文 梁幗平
古兆豐 袁國章
吳永順  
施家殷 檢驗人員註冊事務委員會
Term of office: 2 years (1 January 2012 – 31 December 2013)
譚錦業
岑延威  
曹永昌 Name of Appointee:
方雪源 何 湛
熊依明 何承澤
黎紹堅t 何智諾
  林志光
岩土工程師註冊事務委員會
Term of office: 2 years (1 January 2012 – 31 December 2013)
林鎰輝
李兆祥
  盧益榮
Name of Appointee: 駱文輝
林泗維 唐以恒
駱文輝 鄺心怡
  *(Term of office: 27 April 2012 - 31 December 2013)
     
 

20 February 2012 :

Invitation of Nomination to Architects Registration Board ("ARB") under Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap. 408)

For details, please click here.

Deadline for nomination: on or not later than 12:00noon, 30 March 2012 (Friday)

 
     
     
 

13 June 2011 :

Current Appointment to Government Boards & Committees through Architects Registration Board's nomination (As at 13 June 2011)

For details, please click here.

 
     
     
 

17 December 2010 :

Gender Mainstreaming - Making gender perspective mainstream consideration for achieving gender equality

For details, please click here.