Invitation to Nomination of Registered Architects to Private Columbaria Board & Private Columbaria Appeal Board under Clauses 8, 9, 80 to 90 and Schedule 1 of the Private Columbaria bill

The Architects Registration Board (“ARB”) is invited by the Buildings Department (BD) to make 6 nominations of registered architects (“RAs”) that ARB considers suitable to Chief Executive (“CE”) for consideration of appointment to the Private Columbaria Board & Private Columbaria Appeal Board (“PCB & PCAB”) for a term of six years commencing on 1 October 2017 tentatively.

The CE shall appoint 3 RAs for Board and 3 RAs for Appeal Board. The BD reserves the rights of examining the suitability of the nominees in order to adhere to the provision of the Buildings Ordinance. The BD requires that the nominees are preferably at the age below 62 and should possess the necessary expertise and are conversant with building safety, fire safety and structural safety aspects. Besides, the nominees for the Appeal Board are preferably having previous experience of serving on appeal boards or tribunals, but should not be a member of the Board according to clauses 81(2) of the Bill (

To ensure a well-balanced representation, ARB would take into account gender balance and all age groups in participation in such advisory and statutory bodies, where appropriate.

Should you be interested in being nominated to PCB & PCAB, please submit to me by fax (no. 2519 6011) or by email ( with the following documents on or before 2 March 2017.

1) Completed Form 1 (Private Columbaria Licensing Board) and / or Form 2 (Private Columbaria Appeal Board);
2) ARB reply slip; AND
3) Your up-to-date CV.

Should you have any question, please contact Ms. Alison Ng (Tel: 2511 6323) of ARB Secretariat.

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