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© The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


October 2011

Prepared by:

Buildings Department
12/F-18/F Pioneer Centre,
750 Nathan Road,
Mongkok, Kowloon,
Hong Kong


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University led by Ir Professor S.L. Chan and
Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited led by Ir K. K. Kwan.

Technical Committee:

Ir Prof. Paul T.C. Pang

Buildings Department


Ir M.K. Leung

Architectural Services Department

Ir Patrick P.T. Leung

Highways Department

Ir Joseph Y.W. Mak

Housing Department

Ir Reuben P.K. Chu

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)

Ir C.K. Lau

Authorized Persons and Registered Structural
Engineers Committee, HKIE

Ir K.H. Wong

The Association of Consulting Engineers of
Hong Kong

Mr C.F. Chan

The Hong Kong Construction Association

Ir Prof. S.L. Chan

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof. Ben Young

The University of Hong Kong

Prof. C.M. Chan

The Hong Kong University of Science and

Ir Prof. S. Kitipornchai

City University of Hong Kong

Ir Dr. W.T. Chan

Buildings Department


This Code of Practice is available for viewing in the Buildings Department website at
<> under the “Codes of Practice and Design Manuals” page of the “Publications”
section. The document may be downloaded subject to the terms and conditions stipulated in the