Invitation for Nomination of Registered Architects to Contractors Registration Committees Panel and Contractors Registration Committees (CRCs) under the Buildings Ordinance (Tenure 2023/2024)
2022-09-05 ARB Circular No.:24/2022

Dear Registered Architects,

ARB Circular No.: 24/2022

Invitation for Nomination of Registered Architects to
Contractors Registration Committees Panel and
Contractors Registration Committees (CRCs)
under the Buildings Ordinance (Tenure 2023/2024)

The Architects Registration Board, HKSAR (“ARB”), is invited by the Buildings Department (“BD”) to nominate 13 Registered Architects (“RAs”) for appointment to the captioned Panel and Committee for consideration who will assist the Chief Officer / Technical Services of the Building Authority in considering applications for registration as registered general building contractors (RGBC) and registered specialist contractors (RSC). The tenure for appointment will be 2 years commencing 1 January 2023.

The functions and terms of reference of the CRCs for RGBC and RSC are listed in Appendix A for your reference.

Criteria as set by the BD

The nominees should satisfy the following criteria:

a. MUST be an Authorized Person;
b. Must NOT be a member of the Authorized Persons’, Registered Structural Engineers’ and Registered Geotechnical Engineers’ Disciplinary Board Panel or the Registered Contractors’ Disciplinary Board Panel;
c. Should NOT be serving more than 6 government boards or committees concurrently (including the nomination to serve in CRCs, and/or Minor Works CRCs);
d. Should NOT be a member who would have served in the CRC Panel for more than 4 years cumulatively through a life span as of 31 December 2022;
e. Must be able to speak and understand both Chinese and English;
f. Should be an experienced practitioner in the construction industry;
g. Should be available for attending CRC meetings which may be held around 2 sessions per month;
h. Should NOT be a government officer;
i. Female nominees are welcomed; and
j. Younger person where appropriate is preferred

ARB’s Recommendation
ARB regards that CRC is an important external representation and prefers the nominees to possess at least 15-year RA and AP experiences.

Points to Note

  1. ARB would consider gender balance in participation and contribution to community service as suggested by the Buildings Department.
  2. Honorariums will be given to attending CRC members. These are taxable income and are reflected in the annual tax return to Inland Revenue Department.
  3. Reference should be made to the guidelines on declaration of interests by CRC members as recommended by ICAC. Please refer to Appendix C for details.
  4. CRC is a public body under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (PBO). CRC members are therefore public servants and have to abide by the relevant clauses in the PBO.
  5. For undertakings by members of CRC Panel and CRC, please refer to Appendix D for details.
  6. The BD may disclose to the public, without necessarily obtaining consent from CRC members, information about the appointed members and meetings. Please refer to Appendix E for details. Upon appointment, the Secretary of Home Affairs will invite members to provide their personal particulars to the Central Personality Index database.

Expression of Interest of Being Nominated
For the RA who would like to put forward his/her nomination, please provide the following documents to ARB for consideration by email ( by 5:00pm on 9 September 2022:

  • An up-to-date CV;
  • BD’s designated curriculum vitae form at Appendix F; and
  • ARB’s designated declaration and nomination form (Reply Form) at Appendix G

Thank you for your kind attention.

Yours faithfully,

Watson CHAN
Enc: Appendix A, C, D, E, F and G


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