RICS/HKIS Mutual Recognition now restarted

 

RICS and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) jointly announce a mutual recognition of membership for professionals of the two organisations today (29 November). The mutual recognition is applicable to professionals from geomatics professional group. Details of the recognition are as follows.

 

HKIS members to admit as RICS professionals

Corporate members of the Land Surveying Division of HKIS (FHKIS and MHKIS) may upon application to RICS be admitted as a professional member of RICS (Chartered Land Surveyor (MRICS)) and be a member of the Geomatics Professional Group, and may be entitled to all the privileges of RICS membership subject to:

 

a. one year post-qualification as a Corporate member of the Land Surveying Division of HKIS and professional practice relevant to the geomatics profession; and

 

b. the successful completion of the RICS ethics assessment prior to admission;

 

c. a professional interview conducted at the discretion of RICS to verify the applicant’s competence and suitability for admission to the Geomatics Professional Group.

 

RICS professionals to admit as HKIS members

Professional members of RICS (FRICS and MRICS) qualified as a Chartered Land Surveyor, whose principal place of practice being in Hong Kong may upon application to HKIS be admitted as a professional member of HKIS (MHKIS) in the Land Surveying Division, and may be entitled to all the privileges of HKIS membership, including the use of the designation of professional surveyors and the designatory letters, subject to:

 

a. one year post-qualification as a Chartered Land Surveyor and professional practice in Hong Kong relevant to the Land Surveying Division of HKIS; and

 

b. a professional interview conducted at the discretion of HKIS to verify the applicant’s competence and suitability for admission to the Division.

 

This mutual recognition of membership does not apply to any corporate member of the Land Surveying Division of HKIS, or the Geomatics Professional Group of RICS whose admission to membership is by virtue of a reciprocity agreement with another professional body.

 

This mutual recognition of membership offers a streamlined application process for professional surveyor membership qualifications which will allow surveying professionals to practise in both local and global markets, and ultimately benefit their portfolio and raise their professional standing worldwide.

 

For details and enquiries of admission, please contact RICS office in Hong Kong at e: [email protected] or t: +852 2537 7117; or HKIS office at e: [email protected] or t: +852 2526 3679.

 

Clare Chiu

Chief Operating Officer, Greater China

Green Island UAV Reality Capture and Laser Scanning

ESL have recently completed the data capture for the Green Island Heritage Site. This involved the integration of UAV photogrammetry and Laser Scanning.

Following receipt of CAD flying permit data capture for both Aerial and Terrestrial was completed in 4 days. Production of BIM Model is now ongoing.

Delivery of new Faro S150 Laser Scanner

Our new Faro S150 Laser Scanner has arrived and has been put to work.

It’s small size and mobility complements our Leica P20 scanner which together with our Faro Freestyle gives us great flexibility in choosing the right tool for the job.

Laser Scanning and scan to BIM is currently a growing market sector for ESL.

 

ESL Successfully Transition to ISO 9001:2015

Following our successful transition to ISO 9001:2015 (from 9001:2008) we received our soft copy certifcates today. Below are the basic aims of ISO 9001:2015 as set out by the International Standards Organisation (ISO):

ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:

a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and

b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

All the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.

Thanks to HKQAA, Paul Chan and all our staff who aided in this notable achievement.

Below is our revised Logo incorporating this change.