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APC Acceleration Course for Building Surveying

Delivered over four months, this fast-track course will teach you the technical aspects and core principles of building surveying.

Fri 10 Jan 2020 - Fri 24 Apr 2020
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
RICS office, Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
200 hours CPD

Early bird discount is available until 06 December



Building surveying is one of the largest areas of surveying practice and covers a wide range of professional roles.

Through this interactive programme, we will teach you the technical aspects and core principles of building surveying, as well as equip you with knowledge of the techniques used in industry. This course is made up of eight technical units covering the practices and principles of building surveying.

This course is suitable for:

  • Building surveying APC candidates who want to fast-track their progress.
  • Surveyors from other backgrounds who wish to become chartered as building surveying professionals.
  • Other professionals in the built environment (eg architects, engineers etc).

Download the course flyer

Technical units:

Day 1 - Friday, 10 January 2020

Module 1 – Introduction to Building Surveying
Module 2 – Construction technology and environmental services

Day 2 - Friday, 7 February 2020

Module 3 – Design and specification
Module 4 – Inspection

Day 3 - Friday, 28 February 2020

Module 5 – Building Pathology
Module 6 – Contract administration

Day 4 - Thursday, 19 March 2020

Module 7 – Legal/regulatory compliance and property management

Day 5 - Friday, 24 April 2020

Module 8 – Review & Prepare for APC

Course structure

Each module comprises the following learning formats to support course participants:

E-learning sessions

Online e-learning sessions provide you with a detailed overview of the principles and methodologies covered within each module. These are created by highly experienced trainers to give the core competencies of quantity surveying practice.

Reading materials

Further your study and understanding of the methodologies with reading materials. Sourced from textbooks and articles, these support your development throughout the course programme.

Face-to-face sessions

Face-to-face sessions consolidate your learning from the modules; you will have a chance to meet the course tutor and to ask any questions directly.

Technical case studies

Technical case studies provide you with examples of practice. Within these case studies you will be able to practice the theory taught within the module, and your responses will be shared within the online forums.

Online forum

Each module has a dedicated online forum to provide you with constant access to your tutor and a shared learning area with fellow delegates. Creating a dedicated learning environment, you will be able to partake in discussions and share your learning with people from all over the world.

End-of-module quizzes

End-of-module quizzes are designed to check your understanding of the content and help track your progress.

Meet the trainer


Mr PF Chan is a chartered building surveyor with over 30 years' post-qualification experience in building surveying practice with regard to the control, development, maintenance and management of various kinds of properties embracing the core competences of the RICS building surveying pathway.

He has been the RICS APC assessor/chairperson since 2005. He also serves as an assessor/council member of other local professional institutions in building surveying and construction management respectively.


For enquiries or further information, please contact Mr Peter Au, RICS Business Development Manager, on +852 2116 9719 or

  • Early bird discount RICS professionals
    Expires 06 Decemeber 2019 HK$13000
  • Non-RICS professionals
    Expires 06 December 2019 HK$16000
  • Standard fee RICS professionals HK$15000
  • Non-RICS professionals HK$19000
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