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SGS and The Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction are pleased to invite you to participate in this seminar to share and discuss the latest trends on fire testing and product certification of fire-rated doors in Hong Kong.


24 Oct 2019, 12:00


24 Oct 2019, 15:30


Hung Hom, Hong Kong, China

Fire Safety is a big issue in infrastructure and construction buildings. In Hong Kong, we have code of practice to govern the requirements of fire safety level for different types of building. In order to prevent fire spread within a building, compartments will be formed to confine the fire for a sufficient period to allow occupant evacuation, access of fire fighters to help the victims and extinguish the fire.

Therefore, for the building elements that form the compartment, it is important to certify whether they are capable to provide the required fire resistance performance. The fire resistance tests provide the method to determine the fire resistance performance of the products. The test standards specify the testing conditions, the methods to assess and the criteria to classify the ‘fire resistance performance’.

Although the fire resistance test can be used to determine the performance of the product, it cannot certify every product that manufactured and used in the product is of the same acceptable quality. The implementation of the product conformity certification scheme therefore fitted in well to provide quality verification for the fire products.

SGS, The Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction and Fire Divison, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers are pleased to invite you to participate in this seminar to share and discuss the latest trends on these topics:

  • The concept of fire protection for structural building elements and how the assessment works
  • The importance of RWS heating condition for tunnel lining and how to conduct the test
  • Benefits of getting HKAS accredited Certification for PFPP products
  • Certification process of fire-rated doors and smoke control doors based on the certification scheme (PCCS- PFPP) Issue 3 which was launched by Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction (HKISC) in Nov 2017

Up to this moment, only SGS Hong Kong is accredited by HKAS on this latest version of the certification scheme.


Dr. Lipmann Sze

Dr. Sze is the Technical Manager of the Research Engineering Development Facade Consultants Ltd (RED). He studied his bachelor and PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The research topic for his study was related to the combustion and pollution control of flue gaseous. He had over 10 years experience in both product testing, assessment, fire engineering and certification of passive fire protection product. He worked for Exova Warringtonfire before as the fire engineer and was responsible for the fire engineering design, product testing and the technical assessor for 'Certifire' product certification scheme. He joined RED on 2012, and is the expert on fire testing and product assessment. Apart from the Fire Resistance Testing, he is also the expert in reaction to fire testing and aids in developing the reaction to fire testing facility in RED.

Mr. Thomas Ma

He has acquired a Master degree in Engineering Business Management at the University of Warwick, and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with Honors at the University of Birmingham. He is now a CCAA QMS auditor, HKICA’s Certified Lead Auditor, Registered QMS and EMS auditor and HKICA authorized Examiner.

Thomas Ma has been working in multi-discipline industries for over 30 years, starting from a marine engineering apprentice to now a certification and auditing professional. He has been working in many industries including printing, gas, electrical and mechanical power generation, facility management, building services, construction, and finally to certification industry. In recent years he has been responsible for the development of product certification on construction material, such as fire rated doors, cement products and ready-mix concrete, mechanical couplers, mesh reinforcements, paint products and water closets suites.


October 24, 2019 (Thursday)


2:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Registration starts at 1:45 PM)


Lecture Room FJ303, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Participants will be offered a HK$500 training coupon from SGS Academy


Cantonese supplemented with English materials


Please enroll here on or before October 22, 2019 (Tuesday).
108 seats are available for enrollment. A maximum of 2 delegates from each organization can enroll. Seats are on a first come first serve basis.


Registration fee is required for the enrollment of this seminar. The fee depends on your status as listed below.

Current Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction: HK$700 per person
Current Customers and Subscribers of SGS: HK$700 per person
Current Member of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers: HK$800 per person
Any Individuals in a Group of 5+: HK$800 per person
Other Individuals: HK$900 per person


The registration includes a copy of notes, a half-day CPD certificate and tea refreshments. This half-day seminar series is recommended for 3 CPD hours.


A crossed cheque payable to Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction Limited.

Please post the cheque, together with the name(s) of the participants, to Mr Sam Chan at Room ZS 972, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.


Certification and Business Enhancement, SGS Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2765 3620