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Building Pathology — Aluminium Window Inspection VTC

About This Course

It is not necessary to explain the significance of windows in buildings. Most of the windows in cities are made of aluminium because this material is light and durable. Yet without proper inspection and maintenance, parts of aluminium windows might deteriorate and even fall to the streets below. Giving caution to such possible danger is especially important in cities with high-rise buildings, where any fall of windows could be fatal.

To raise general awareness of safety, this short course will guide you through the basic safety requirements of aluminium windows.


Since the medium of instruction is English, participants should have basic English proficiency.

Course Staff

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Joe Lee

Biography of Joe Lee

Mr. Joe LEE is a Lecturer of the Construction Department in the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill), which is a member institution of the VTC. He obtained his BSc in Building Engineering and Management with First Class Honours and Best Final Year Dissertation Awards. He also received his MSc in Building Engineering (Building Surveying Stream) with Credit. He is a Chartered Builder and is accepted as the Authorized Signatory and Qualified Person by the Buildings Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the Buildings Ordinance.

Before joining the VTC, Joe gained extensive professional work experience in construction. During his professional training, he was involved with building construction, foundation works, civil works, alternation and addition works, and building maintenance works.

His current research interests include building and maintenance technology, construction health and safety, and construction law and dispute management. He led a student to participate in a research scholarship organized by the Occupational Safety and Health Council in 2011; the student became one of the winners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to buy a textbook?

No, a free online version will be made available.

Is this a credit-based course?

No, not at the moment.

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    Jan 30, 2015
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