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( 20.03.2020 18:24 )
CIC SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AWARD 2020 IS NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Deadline: 30 June 2020
CIC Sustainable Construction Award recognises sustainability best practices among organisations and industry practitioners, in particular the young generation of the construction industry.
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( 11.03.2020 10:34 )
The 34th FEMC Newsletter is enclosed for members to retrieve.

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( 19.02.2020 00:00 )
In these difficult times under the cloud of Novel Coronavirus we wish to ask for your support and donation for a Construction industry wide caring campaign targeted at all construction workers, including those in Electrical and Mechanical contracting.

The campaign aims at raising sufficient funds for helping workers and their families should they have to stop work due to quarantine or illness because of the Novel Corona Virus. The campaign is spearheaded by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and HKFEMC is one of the supporting organizations. We enclose a letter and a leaflet issued by the CIC which provide further details of the campaign and the use of the funds raised.

HKFEMC would like to call on all members to make it a consolidated effort of the E&M industry by channelling their donations through HKFEMC. The intention is to encourage more members to donate, and any sums are welcome, be they large or small.

Enclosed is also a Donation Form for your usage. Your cheque should be made out to ‘Construction Industry Council’ and then mailed to the HKFEMC office.

Please show that we care.

Thanking you in advance for your generosity.

Very best regards,

Rocky POON
President

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( 11.11.2019 15:48 )
Since 2003, with your support, our “E&M Safety Walk and Carnival Fair” was held successfully every year. This year is the 17th anniversary of the event and it will be held from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on 1 December 2019 (Sunday) at Taitong Organic Ecopark (大棠有機生態園) at Tai Tong Village, Yuen Long. The programme includes morning drill exercise, hiking, safety quiz, games and lucky draws. Lunch will be provided in BBQ style. `

Registration will be starting from 21 October 2019 (Monday). Please refer to the attached flyer for the registration procedure. Posters and leaflets are ready for posting to all members shortly.

For those who are the sponsors of the event, please note that I have sent you an Enrollment Form with 2 complimentary tickets by my email earlier on 8 Oct.

You are welcome to contact Miss LEUNG Yee Man (梁綺文小姐) of EMF (機電聯會) at 2626 1927 or our Secretariat at 2519 3998 for any queries.

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New Council for the 2019/2021
( 15.10.2019 00:00 )
The election of new Council of the HKFEMC for the term 2019/2021 was held in the 18th Annual General Meeting on 15 October 2019.

The following Members were elected to serve the Council in the coming two years :

President : Mr. Rocky POON
Chairman : Mr. Peter LAM

Vice Presidents :
Mr. Walter AU
Mr. Antonio CHAN
Mr. Kenneth CHAN
Mr. KUOK Hoi Sang
Mr. Gilbert TSANG
Mr. Eric YUNG

Hon. Secretary : Mr. Emil YU
Hon. Treasurer : Mr. Ringo SHEA

Council Members :
Mr. Dave CHAN
Dr. CHAN Ka Lung
Mr. William CHAN
Mr. Andy CHEUNG
Mr. Daniel CHONG
Mr. CHONG Ming Sun
Mr. Paul CHONG
Mr. CHOW Cheuk Tao
Mr. HO Pui Sum
Mr. HO Yiu Wah
Mr. HUNG Chi Kwong
Mr. IP Kai Yin
Mr. Gary KO
Mr. KWAN Wai Yuen
Mr. LAI Wah Hing
Mr. Michael LAM
Mr. Franklin LAU
Mr. Victor LAW
Mr. Peter LIU
Mr. MA Ka Chun
Mr. Raymond SYNN
Mr. Simon TSANG
Mr. WONG Kwok Keung
Mr. WU Chi Fai
Ms. Christine YUNG


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
( 15.10.2019 00:00 )
HKFEMC President Message

It is my great honour being elected the President of FEMC for the term 2019/ 2021. In the past 18 years, FEMC has grown successfully not only in membership but also in the expansion of outreaching to and collaboration with different governmental, institutional, professional and private stakeholders. My heartfelt thanks must go to the past presidents, James Chiu, Otto Poon, and Paul Chong for their capable leadership, invaluable contribution and insights. On the other hand, the collaborative and uncompromised support provided by Constituent Associations, ACRA, ECA, EMCA, FSICA, PSWTA and LECA, has strengthened our common goal and our unity in representing the E&M industry in all respects.

Equitable and fair contract arrangement and conditions together with legislating Security of Payment for enforcement remain a challenge and objective of E&M industry over the years. FEMC has been and will continue in dialogues, liaisons and working groups with stakeholders and business partners, particularly with the government to realize these legitimate demands for sustainable business and growth of the industry in long term. Collaboration and spirit of mutual trust and cooperation as the theme under NEC are our strong belief to drive the industry forward for business faith and industry improvement.

Adaptation to changes through knowledge, experience, innovation and collaboration will allow the industry to stay competitive in the complex business and social environment of the future. Aging workforce, shortage of workers and practitioners, progress delays and rising construction costs are compelling factors driving for a solution through process re-engineering. Fit for Purpose, Design for Manufacture and Assembly, and Advanced Construction Technology are three core initiatives that FEMC have been exploring and striving to engage in order to improve productivity, reduce wastages and enhance construction performance. These initiatives require concerted effort from planning, design and installation through to operations & maintenance and refurbishment, and involve supervising, engineering and labour at all levels.

Technological development poses challenges and equally threats to the human workforce. Building information modeling, artificial intelligence, robotics, internet of things and others are products of today’s digital age that bring changes and transformation to the industry. But human beings shall not be replaced when education and continuous professional development up keeping one’s skills, knowledge and advancement to lead in the forefront. FEMC has been providing training, talks and experience sharing platforms to members through effort of Constituent Associations and collaboration with government and institutions. Successful growth of the industry and use of digital technology and innovation rely very much on sustainable human resources, and our Youth Committee is the platform for attracting young talents to join the industry, develop their competence and excel their aspirations and outreaches.

E&M industry contributes to build and improve living in different aspects with commitment in reducing carbon footprints. FEMC strives to be a sustainable business entity and with that Corporate Social Responsibility is part of its objective, which is extended to its members. Social caring and volunteering activities will be strengthened in the coming time. So may I invite all members to join hands and try with enthusiasm to become a CSR recognized business entity, to reach and serve the community, particularly those in need.

Changes and transformation, innovation and digital construction, revolving business and social environment and uncertainty of different kinds pose positive and negative prospects. They are the driving force and impetus for the industry to look forward in concerted effort to build and sustain a prosperous development.

Last but not the least, may I again express my heartfelt thanks to the Constituent Associations, every member and every business partner for their unfailing support to FEMC and unrelenting passion for our industry.

Rocky POON
President



( 15.08.2019 00:00 )
The 33rd FEMC Newsletter is enclosed for members to retrieve.
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EMSD - Safe Use of Mildly Flammable Refrigerant Air-conditioners
( 22.05.2019 15:49 )
In order to enhance the communication between the Government and the trades, as well as to promote the trades' awareness on safe use of mildly flammable refrigerant. A Web link of "Safe Use of Mildly Flammable Refrigerant Air-conditioners" is provided by EMSD for members' perusal. Please find our web link as below:

Safe Use of Mildly Flammable Refrigerant Air-conditioners


( 04.04.2019 17:25 )
The 32nd FEMC Newsletter is enclosed for members to retrieve.
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( 14.02.2019 00:00 )
We are pleased to inform you that the captioned training course is being organized for our members as follows:-

Course Objectives:
The course is designed to broaden knowledge of engineers in relation to Building Services Systems and is useful for young engineers and practitioners who want to refresh / acquire knowledge in the design, installation and maintenance of these systems. All Guest Speakers, who are experienced / professional engineers/ officers from Government, University, Consultants, Manufacturers, Contractors and Properties / Facilities Management etc., will present you with the latest market development, practical knowledge and experience sharing.

Details of Training Course are as follows :

Date : 10 May - 27 June 2019 (Tue/Thu/Fri)

Time : 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue : Conference Hall, 4/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

(香港九龍達之路78號 生產力大樓四樓 會議廳)

Language : Cantonese with English Terminology

Registration Fee:

Members - @$300/session
Non-members - @$380/session

Certificate :
CPD Certificate will be issued to the participant after each session.

Enrollment & Enquiry :
Registration / Enrollment will be on first-come-first-served basis (priority will be given to the members of the organizers). Interest members, please fill in the attached Enrollment Form and return it to the HKFEMC Secretariat by fax (2519 0298) or e-mail (admin@hkfemc.org) for reservation a week advance of the 1st date of your selected session(s). For any queries, please call our HKFEMC Secretariat at 2519 3998.
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( 31.07.2018 00:00 )
The 31st FEMC Newsletter is enclosed for members to retrieve.
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( 24.05.2018 15:42 )
The 30th FEMC Newsletter is enclosed for members to retrieve.
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( 21.05.2018 17:45 )
The 29th FEMC Newsletter is enclosed for members to retrieve.
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( 01.02.2017 00:00 )
The 28th FEMC Newsletter is enclosed for members to retrieve.
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( 15.02.2016 00:00 )
The 27th FEMC Newsletter is enclosed for members to retrieve.
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The 26th FEMC Newsletter is enclosed for members to retrieve.
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( 16.07.2015 18:33 )
150629 向鄧鏡波學校同學介紹機電工程業界及前景講座 (圖一)
面對機電及建築工程持續出現人才短缺,FEMC因應教統局為中學學制加入其他學習經歷(Other Learning Experiences-OLE)的計劃,也乘勢推出針對OLE的中學宣傳計劃,向學生介紹機電工程業界的前景及為學校提供有關加入業界的途徑。FEMC的人力委員會在2015年6月29日接受鄧鏡波學校的邀請,向學校約150學生介紹機電工程業界及前景,也為學生提供相關就業途徑分析。由於反應熱烈,鄧鏡波學校邀請我們在今年11月20日為其「教師發展日」向50位老師提供對機電工程業界進行深度講解,希望得到教師支持,持續向學生提供與機電工程有關的選科指引及就業渠道。在今年下半年,人力委員會會繼續聯絡各大中學舉行更多介紹講座及參觀,務求令更多學生能夠接觸業界以選擇我們為其就業起點。

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( 12.03.2015 15:11 )
The 25th FEMC Newsletter is enclosed for members to retrieve.
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( 18.06.2011 00:21 )
Please be informed the proposed 2012 Edition of the General Specifications for the following building services installations have been drafted by ArchSD :

- Air-conditioning, Refrigeration, Ventilation and Central Monitoring & Control System Installation
- Broadcast Reception Installation
- Catering Equipment Installation
- Electrical Installation
- Fire Service Installation
- Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Installation
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas Installation
- Mechanical Installation
- Swimming Pool Water Treatment Installation

It is scheduled that the 2012 Edition will be finalized for formal release by the end of 2011. ArchSD would welcome any comments from members by 7 July 2011.

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“Getting paid for work on Safety and Environment”
( 06.06.2006 17:29 )
Many members have the experience of realizing that they are required to perform duties related to site safety and environmental management, but are not getting paid for the work. The Federation had taken up the task of discussing the issue with Government and with the Housing Authority for some time. Recently, both the Architectural Services Department (ASD) and the Housing Authority (HA) have separately announced initiatives to allow E & M Specialist Sub-contractors to be paid for the work.

ASD is planning to implement a “Pay fro Safety and Environment Scheme” (PFSES) which will be applicable to Nominated Sub-contracts(NSC). The sum allowed for PFSES for NSC shall be 2 % of the sub-contract value in general. Cost of E&M equipment shall be excluded from the “contract value” in estimating the sum allowed for PFSES as the cost of E&M equipment is deemed to have no relevance to the contractor’s input and effort in respect of safety. The implementation is likely to commence in the second quarter of this year.

An amended PFSES BQ and Preambles and Method of Measurement for Sit Safety and Environmental Management will be included in future NSC’s. Members please note that the ‘quantity’ and ‘rate’ column in the Bill will be inserted and completed by the project officer to form the sum allowed for PFSES for NSC during the tender document preparation. Hence, the sum for this Bill is pre-fixed with no choice of exclusion by the tenderers.

The arrangement is in line with the principle that work related to site safety and environment management has to be done. It is therefore fair that all tenderers should make allowances for the work. By making it mandatory, no tenderer may inadvertently miss this item in their tender or making insufficient allowances.

The Housing Authority is also advocating a similar scheme called the “Pay for Site Safety, Environmental Management and Site Hygiene Scheme” (PSEHS). This scheme will be applicable to NSC’s for Electrical, Lift & Escalator, FSWP and ACV installations. The scheme is likely to adopt payment based on actual work input, instead of a flat rate. Different rates may apply according to the types of work done, and to the respective trades. The scheme is still under consultation, and may be tried out in some pilot projects before full implementation to all projects.

These initiatives by ASD and HA will provide a more level playing field for E&M subcontractors in their tendering processes. When every subcontractor has to make the same allowances for the work related to safety, environment, and hygiene and these allowances are separated from the subcontract work itself, there is every incentive for the subcontractors to perform their duties fully, as they cannot pocket the difference by not doing the work.

For any further questions on the above please contact the Safety and Contract Committees of the Federation through the Secretariat.


Written by
Mr C K Lau
Chairman of Contracts Committee



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