9-1 CIVM 6013 Urban Development Management by Engineering ApproachChapter 9. Building Control(A) Objective Original Objective Objective from viewpoint of urban development management - Opt. use of societal resources - as a means of fostering progress (B) Scope and Standard (see 1997 BJ paper) New horizons (see December 1998 HK paper) (C) Legal and Administration System (D) Use of Engineering Approach - Case Study of Sup. Plan Systems (see Code of Practice on Site Supervision Plan System) (E) Project Management Approach to Building Control (F) Evolution of Building Control in Hong Kong
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9-2 (A) Objective of Building Control 1. Urban development works comprise the provision of infrastructure and community facilities by the public sector and buildings and related works by the private sector. 2. Urban development management aims to ensure all such works will result in the best possible urban environment commensurate with economic affordability. Hence, in principle we aim for highest possible standard s.t. resources availability. 3. Available resources inevitably fluctuate in long period of planning horizon and implementation process. Hence, adopts specific objective of minimizing use of societal resources s.t. given standard + continuous adjustment of standard. 4. Private sector min. own cost ∴may cause hazard to others 5. B.C. objective to protect public from hazard to health and safety 6. Scope: •General areas - logic and common sense - relevant to health and safety, also minimizes resources. •Special aspects and required level of detail - by experience, to achieve the desired level of protection. (B) Specific Control Items and Standards 1. Scope of Control on Design and Use of Buildings •Quality of built environment - building plot ratio, site coverage , height (in addition to town plan and land lease conditions) - access •Indoor environment: - basic utilities - drainage and sewage facilities