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Summary of new/revised Practice Notes

The Building Authority has issued the following new/revised Practice Notes which can be viewed/downloaded vide the link below:

May 2022

Practice Note No.
Title
Remark
Submissions to the Buildings Department
Submission of Plans and Documents in Electronic Format
Buildings Ordinance (Cap. 123) Specified Forms
Buildings Ordinance (Cap. 123) Specified Forms
Submission of Plans and Documents in Electronic Format
Submissions to the Buildings Department
The above PNAPs and PNRCs are amended for the implementation of Electronic Submission Hub (ESH) and the associated revisions to the requirements of e-Counter and Electronic Forms Submission System. Stage 1 of ESH has been launched on 31 May 2022.
Building Approval Process
Essential Information in Plan Submissions
Minor Amendment Works
The revised PNAP ADM-19 and PNAP ADV-33 promulgate streamlining measures for the preparation, processing and approval of general building plans. In addition, the revised PNAP ADM-19 and PNRC 52 provide facilitation arrangement on the minor amendment of certain foundations works. The revised PNAP ADV-33 also incorporates amendments to the sample drawings for general building plans.
Submission of Certificate of Completion of Building Works, Application for Occupation Permit and Submission of Record Plans and Information
The revised PNAP APP-13 promulgates facilitation measures on submission of certificate of completion of building works, application for occupation permit and submission of record plans and information as well as encouraging paperless submission of required documents.
Hong Kong Airport (Control of obstructions) Ordinance (Cap. 301)
The revised PNAP APP-32 provides textual updates, including the new airport height restrictions (AHRs) prescribed in the Hong Kong Airport (Control of Obstructions) (No.2) Order 1997 (Amendment) order 2021 which come into operation on 31 May 2022. The new AHRs will not apply to any building erected in accordance with plans approved by the BA before 31 May 2022 and any minor works and designated exempted works completed before the said date.

April 2022

Practice Note No.
Title
Remark
Curtain Wall, Window and Window Wall
Modular Integrated Construction
Quality Control and Supervision of Precast Concrete Construction
Quality Control and Supervision of Precast Concrete Construction
The revised PNAP APP-37, PNAP ADV-36, PNAP APP-143 and PNRC 63 promulgate enhanced/alternative arrangements for qualified supervision and quality audit for precast concrete construction, modular integrated construction and heat soak process of tempered glass.

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