Nature & Objectives of Expert Facilities Engineers

The HK Institution of Facilities Engineers, often known as “HKIFE” was established in 2010 by a group of facilities engineers who are engaged in the facilities design, construction, operation & maintenance and management. We are a non-profit making professional organization. Our aims are to provide support to each others, enhance our members’ professionalism and knowledge by our professional knowledge and practical experience.

The objectives for which HKIFE were established as follows:

(a) To extend and exchange among members knowledge, technology, information, experience and findings in the practice of engineering and the development of facilities engineering technology;

(b) To promote the efficiency and usefulness of the serviceand the standard of professional conduct by its members;

(c) To promote high standards of expertise and professionalism in the practice of facilities design, construction, operation & maintenance and Management, for the benefit of those members of the general public who have need to avail themselves of the data centre services of engineers.

(d) To promote the development of inventions and improvements in the practice of engineering and to disseminate information on matters affecting the practice of engineering so as to bring the results of research and considerations of good practices into the public domain.

(e) To promote improvements in the law relating to matters of facilities design, construction, maintenance and engineering practices so that members of the public may be better able to rely on the highest standards of advice and practice in those who purport to be professional engineers.

HKIFE provides a platform to the experienced engineers, who wish to avail themselves of the services of engineers and reward to the society.

HKIFE has registered a special title “Certified Facilities Engineers CFE” to recognize the professionalism of the holding members.

Organization:

HKIFE has formed an Executive Committee (EC) to control and overlook all programmes. The EC shall be responsible for all the day-to-day administration matters of the institution. The EC shall prepare the business plan, event, training courses and/or prepare the annual report for Annual General Meeting (AGM) to the Institution.

The term of service of the EC members shall be three session years. The EC members will be elected by poll vote at the AGM. The members of present Executive Committee are as the following:

Chairman

Dr. Peter CW Kwan

BSc(Engg), MBA, DBA, CEng, RPE, FCIBSE, FHKIFE, FIDCE

Treasurer

Miss M C Ying

Vice Chairman

Mr. W Chan, BEng, MBA, MSc, FHKICE, FHKIFE, FIDCE, MIET

Other than the Executive Committee members, there are Honourable Fellow/Members who also will provide consultancy support to EC members for important decisions. The term of service of the Honorable Fellow Members will be for lifetime.

Benefit for members

All members will have the following benefit:

  1. Discount benefit in attending training course organized by the HKIFE or other partners (subject to final decision of HKIFE).
  2. Free to borrow books, collections of documents, papers, records, journals and other materials from the library of The HKIFE;
  3. Free to receive newsletters of HKIFE.
  4. Free for technical support from other members

Designation of Membership

Subject to the approval of the Executive Committee, the following members of the Institution may use the following abbreviation as their respective designations:

  1. Honorary Fellows (FHKIFE (Hon));
  2. Fellows (FHKIFE);
  3. Members (MHKIFE);
  4. Associates (AHKIFE);
  5. Graduates (GHKIFE); and
  6. Students (SHKIFE).

Qualification of Members

The following are acceptable qualifications for registration as Corporate Membership; all corporate members must pass in the interviewed and elected by EC:

Honorary Fellows (FIHKFE (Hon))

An Honorary Fellow shall be any person having substantial contributions to the activities of Institution who is invited by the Executive Committee in writing, and is willing, to become a member of the Institution.

Fellows (FHKIFE)﹕Certified Facilities Engineer (CFE)

Holding of recognized university engineering degree or equivalent plus a master degree plus 15 years working experience, out of which at least 5 years must have held a position as a senior engineer, project/construction manager or director or equivalent. Relevant senior chartered/professional engineers will also be accepted (e.g. CEng, EurIng, RPE).

Members (MHKIFE): Certified Facilities Engineer (CFE)

Holding of recognized higher national diploma/Certificate or an university engineering degree or equivalent plus 10 years working experience, out of which at least 3 years must have held a position as an engineer, manager or equivalent or such other qualifications specially approved by the Executive Committee. Relevant Chartered / Professional Engineers are welcomed (e.g. IEng, PEng.). Other than the Corporate Membership, HKIFE committed themselves to provide chance for training up as professional engineer. Associated Members with following qualifications will be considered.

Associates (AHKIFE)

Holding of recognized diploma, certificate or equivalent plus 5 years working experience, minimum 2 years working experience gained as a technician engineer, assistant engineer or assistant manager or equivalent.

CONDUCT OF MEMBERS

To facilitate the advancement of the science of engineering by preserving the respect in which the community holds persons who are engaged in the practice of engineering, every member shall at all times so order his conduct as to uphold the dignity and reputation of the Institution, and act with fairness and integrity towards all persons with whom his work is connected and towards other members.

Every Corporate Member shall at all times so order his conduct as to uphold the dignity and reputation of his profession and to safeguard the public interest in matters of safety and health and otherwise. He shall exercise his professional skill and judgment to the best of his ability and discharge his professional responsibilities with integrity.

For the purpose of ensuring the fulfillment of the requirements clause mentioned above, but without prejudice to their generality, the Executive Committee may make, vary and rescind rules to be observed by members of any class with regard to their conduct in any respect which may be relevant to their positions or intended positions as members of the Institution and may publish directions or pronouncements as to specific conduct which is to be regarded as proper or as improper as the case may be.

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS AND FEES

Annual subscription should be made by members as following: (subject to changes)

  • Fellows (FHKIFE)HK$600;
  • Members (MHKIFE) HK$500;
  • Associates (AHKIFE)HK$400;
  • Graduates (GHKIFE)HK$300;
  • Students (SHKIFE)HK$200;

*Starting from 1-1-2013, members will have to renew their membership on a 3 years basis.

HKIFE reserves the right to accept or not accept any person as member.

How to join

Please complete the membership application form with your cheque and copy of CV, certificates and transcripts (for all individual members) and post to HK Institution of Facilities Engineers. Address: 3/F, Multifield Commercial Centre, 426 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2687 1208 Fax: (852) 2609 3708

Email: enquiry@tdpedu.org