NOMINATION

Nomination Categories

Assessment Criteria

Eligibility

Jury Panel

How to Apply

Nomination Fee

Nomination Categories

Building Surveyor Awards 2023

is open for nomination under the following categories. Please click the below button for online nomination.

A Winner Award and Merit Award(s) will be granted for each category. A Grand Award will be granted to one of the winning projects of all categories. Six special awards including Sustainability Award, Value Enhancement Award, Best Stage Presentation Award, Community Caring Award, Heritage Conservation Award and Inspiring Our Next Award will be granted to the highest scores in respective items of the shortlisted projects of all categories.

Definition for the 4 Categories

1. New Development

Projects involve new development / redevelopment of buildings/facilities.

2. A&A and Conversion 

Projects involve alteration, addition or change in use of existing buildings/facilities.

3. Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Projects involve maintenance & repair, refurbishment or rehabilitation of existing buildings/facilities. The use of existing buildings/facilities will remain unchanged under this category.

4. Research and Innovation

Projects/practices involve research study or use of innovative technology that adopted into practical applications for the built environment

Who can apply?

Client / Client’s Representatives, Consultants, Contractors or Academic Organisations whose Building Surveyor involved in the project has a leading role/substantial involvement.

Assessment Criteria

Written Submission and Site Visit

1.1 New Development Category, A&A and Conversion Category, Maintenance and Rehabilitation Category:

a) Expertise of Building Surveyors

  • Leading role of Building Surveyors in the project
  • Use of professional expertise relevant to the Building Surveying discipline in meeting the project objectives and achieving a quality result

b) Design

  • Design approaches adopted for delivering a better outcome / result in terms of functions, quality, buildability and maintainability
  • Major design or innovative inputs
  • Site planning, neighbourhood and cityscape considerations
  • Solutions for challenges

c) Project Management

  • Project management and organisation, and integration
  • Effective coordination of skill sets among members of the project team and with stakeholders
  • Time management
  • Quality management
  • Budget management
  • Health & safety management

d) Sustainability

  • Building passive design
  • Adoption of sustainability strategy or design in relation to carbon, energy, waste, water or IAQ issues etc.

e) Value Enhancement

  • Creating value in qualitative and/or quantitative means
  • Recognition from stakeholders and professional institutions

1.2 Research and Innovation Category:

a) Expertise of Building Surveyors

  • Leading role of Building Surveyors in the project
  • Use of professional expertise relevant to the Building Surveying discipline in meeting the project objectives and achieving a quality result

b) Originality

  • Exploration for smart practices or betterment of built environment in terms of functions, quality, buildability and maintainability etc.
  • Solutions for challenges
  • Key impacts be expected
  • Proof of concept (POC)

c) Application

  • Deployment of deliverables into real life built environment or operation
  • Validation of results (e.g. by means of operation data, user feedback, lab test, certification)
  • Knowledge sharing to peers or scale-up the project

d) Sustainability

  • Adoption of sustainability strategy or design in relation to carbon, energy, waste, water or IAQ issues etc.

e) Value Enhancement

  • Creating value in qualitative and/or quantitative means
  • Recognition from stakeholders and professional institutions

* Community Caring / Heritage Conservation / Inspiring Our Next
Applicants are required to indicate if their projects demonstrate the element(s) of Community Caring, Heritage Conservation and/or Inspiring Our Next and then submit a write-up of maximum 300 English words for each in the online submission form during submission stage to highlight their achievements in respect of Community Caring / Heritage Conservation / Inspiring Our Next.

Finalist Presentation

Final Stage Presentation

  • Clear delivery of subjects
  • Well prepared materials
  • Audience engagement/response to questions
Notes:
  1. The Final Score in the assessment shall include the scores of written submissions, site visit and finalist presentation. Written submission and site visit will take up 75%, whilst finalist presentation will take up 25% of the Final Score.
  2. Applicants are advised to submit written submission & presentation materials based on the above assessment criteria.

Eligibility

  1. For the New Development, A&A and Conversion, Maintenance and Rehabilitation categories, the completion date of the nominated projects should be in the period between 1 March 2018 and 28 February 2023. No partially completed project would be accepted. Organiser reserves the rights to request the applicant to submit the Occupation Permits (OP or Phased OP), acknowledgement letters or certificates to prove that the nominated projects are practically completed for the appropriate category.

  2. For the Research and Innovation category, the research/innovation applications of the nominated projects must be launched in the period between 1 March 2018 and 28 February 2023. Organiser reserves the rights to request the applicant to submit supporting document(s) to prove that the applications of the nominated projects have been practically launched.

  3. Only project that has never been nominated in the previous BSA shall be accepted.

  4. Nominated projects must be within the territorial limit of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

  5. There is no limitation in size or cost for the nominated projects.

  6. Each company / project team can submit more than one nomination for different projects.

  7. Applicant is required to submit supporting documents such as an organisation chart to demonstrate the leading role/substantial involvement of the applicant’s Building Surveyor in the project.

  8. Nomination by individuals would not be accepted.

  9. Applicants are required to get the authorised signature and chop from the clients / developers to seek their consent for nomination.

Jury Panel

New Development

Jury Panel Chairman

Mr TSE Cheong-wo, Edward, JP

Director of Architectural Services,
Architectural Services Department,
HKSAR Government

Jury Panel Member

 Mr LEUNG Kin-man, Stephen, JP

Deputy Director (Development and Construction),
Housing Department

Jury Panel Member

Ir C S HO

Chairman,
Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency 

Jury Panel Member

Dr CHEUNG Tin-cheung, SBS

Chairman,
Hong Kong Green Building Council

A&A and Conversion

Jury Panel Chairman

Ms YU Po-mei, Clarice, JP

Director of Buildings,
Buildings Department, HKSAR Government

Jury Panel Member

Mr CHUA Hoi-wai, JP

Chief Executive,
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Jury Panel Member

Ir Thomas HO On-sing, JP

Chairman,
Construction Industry Council

Jury Panel Member

Mr Barry SIN

 Vice-President (Building),
Hong Kong Construction Association

Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Jury Panel Chairman

Ir WAI Chi-sing, GBS, JP, FHKEng

Managing Director,
Urban Renewal Authority

Jury Panel Member

Mr. LAM Sair-ling

HKIA CIOH HKICON Reg.Architect RPHM AP,
Head of Property,
Caritas Hong Kong

Jury Panel Member

Sr CHOI Shing-lam, Sunny

Chairman,
Quantity Surveying Division,
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Jury Panel Member

Sr Prof. WONG Bay

Founding Member and Past President,
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Research and Innovation

Jury Panel Chairman

Sr Prof HO Chi-wing, Daniel

Professor and Associate Dean,
Faculty of Design and Environment,
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)

Jury Panel Member

Ir Prof. Michael C. H. YAM

Head of Department of Building and Real Estate,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Jury Panel Member

Sr TANG Hoi-kwan, Edwin

Past President,
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Jury Panel Member

Prof WONG, Kelvin S K

Head of Department of Real Estate and Construction,
Faculty of Architecture,
The University of Hong Kong

How to Apply

1. Online Nomination

Click here to submit online nomination form.

2. Nomination Payment

A crossed cheque made payable to “Surveyors Services Limited” and deliver it to the following address of the Building Surveyor Awards 2023 Secretariat Office within 2 weeks after the submission of nomination.

Secretariat Office of BSA 2023
Room 1807, 18/F, Fook Yip Building,
No.53 – 57 Kwai Fung Crescent,
Kwai Fong, Hong Kong

3. Online Submission

  • 3.1 Please submit following itemised documents in the form of ONE .zip file and upload the zip file via online submission link. The link will be provided in the nomination form or acknowledgement email.
    Item 1: duly completed and signed Project Information Form (provided in the nomination form or acknowledgement email)
    Item 2: duly completed project team details
    Item 3: technical presentation materials (a maximum of 10 pages) to describe the project in response to the respective list of assessment criteria (materials presented should be readable when printed on A3 paper)
  • 3.2 Items 1 & 2 above in “jpg” or “pdf” format. Item 3 in “pdf” or “jpg” or “tiff” format and the image resolution is no less than 350dpi
  • 3.3 Full sets of itemised documents in ONE .zip file are required if resubmission is needed. Any resubmission shall follow the same deadline as that of the nomination deadline. Late resubmission will not be entertained.

* Hard copies of the required materials shall be submitted if required by the organiser.

Notes:
  1. All submission should be written in English. [supplement with Chinese content if required]
  2. All the materials will not be returned to the applicant after submission.
  3. BSA 2023 Organising Committee reserves the right to reproduce, print, and/or publish the materials submitted in either paper, electronic or other formats, or for any use in association with BSA.
  4. The information obtained will be used for BSA only.
  5. Applicants are required to submit a form for withdrawal of application. Such form will be provided by the Building Surveyor Awards 2023 Secretariat Office if so requested. 

Nomination Fee

  • HK$4,000 will be collected for each nominated project.
  • An early-bird discount of 25% on nomination fee (i.e.HK$3,000) will be offered for each nominated project submitted on or before 23:59 on 23 December 2022, Friday.
  • Nomination fee is non-refundable once the nomination is submitted.
  • Nomination fee must be made by a crossed cheque and made payable to “Surveyors Services Limited”. 

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