Introduction of the Webinar
The New Building (Construction) Regulation (New Regulation) which was gazetted on 10 January 2020, has come into operation on 1 February 2021. The New Regulation aims to implement a performance-based building control system and enhance the standards on the design and construction of buildings, streets, building works and street works under the BO, so as to promote innovation in building technology and to provide design flexibility.
In this webinar, staff of the Buildings Department will introduce the New Regulation mainly covering the following:
- new performance-based provisions which were transformed as far as practicable from the prescriptive provisions;
- new provisions which were added to enhance the standard of building works with a view to meeting modern-day requirements and aligning with the prevailing legislation; and
- new provisions mandating the provision of adequate means of access for maintenance at the exterior of buildings in order to strengthen the protection of workers’ safety.