Monday, February 12, 2018

Site Tour for Critical Infrastructure in February 9, 2018

A BIG thank you to the participants and the coordination granted by the China Unicom (Hong Kong) Global Center in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate (TKO). The site tour was successfully completed. The interaction and feedback created enable all of us to share the experience on the mission-critical infrastructure (Tier III+ / Tier IV ready) and the data center services.

China Unicom Global Limited ("CUG"), headquarter in Hong Kong, with 31 worldwide subsidiaries and offices, and 107 overseas Point-of-Presences (PoPs) in 70 countries/regions, CUG endeavors on global business development, operation and servicing outside Mainland China.

Leveraging on China Unicom’s extensive global network coverage, CUG is providing reliable end-to-end global integrated telecommunication services and solutions including

  • Global Internet Access (IP-Transit for China & International);
  • Data Center (IDC) & Cloud;
  • Global Connectivity Services (IEPL, MPLS-VPN);
  • Internet of Things (IoT), Video Conferencing, Unified Communications, Content and Security Services, and provides customers with premium Voice and Mobility services; and
  • ICT and System Integration solutions

For details, please visit

About the organizer

Strategic Media Asia (SMA) is one of the approved CPD course providers of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) UK. The team exists to provide an interactive environment and opportunities for members of ICT industry and facilities' engineers to exchange professional views and experience.

SMA connects IT, Facilities and Design. For the Data Center Design Consideration, please visit 

All topics focus on key components and provide technical advice and recommendations for designing a data center and critical facilities.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Learn Energy Audit for Mission-Critical Infrastructure (Program Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy)

Energy Monitoring?
Efficiency Improvement?
A comprehensive strategy to evaluate your critical infrastructure?

The data center industry and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) partnered to develop a Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) program which certifies energy practitioners to evaluate the energy status and efficiency opportunities in the mission-critical infrastructure worldwide.

The DCEP curriculum was updated in 2016 and formed collaboration with the industry to reinforce proven best practices and to introduce new tools and techniques in key areas such as IT equipment, air management, cooling systems, and electrical systems:-

Level 1 Practitioners ("Generalist", Day 1) will be expected to have a good understanding of 3 data center disciplines (HVAC - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Electrical and IT-equipment) for providing broad recommendations based on the high-level DC Pro (Data Center Profiler) Tools.

Level 2 Practitioners ("HVAC-Specialist", Day 2 & 3) address HVAC energy opportunities using in-depth Air Management Assessment Tool.

Successful candidates who complete the 3-day program and pass the exams will gain Data Center Practitioner (DCEP) status by listing their names and contact information on the official website ( as well as issuing certificates.

Level 1 Practitioners ("Generalist") - Day 1

- Generalist Training Introduction
- Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) Overview
- IT Equipment
- Air Management
- Cooling Systems
- Electrical Systems
- Assessment Process Manual
- Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) Case Study
- End of Generalist Training / Exam (2-hour, open-book exam)

Level 2 Practitioners ("HVAC-Specialist") - Day 2 & 3

- HVAC Specialist Training Introduction
- Air Handlers and Air Conditioners
- Liquid Cooling
- Chilled Water Plants
- Cooling System Controls
- Assessment Process
- Modeling Data Center HVAC Systems
- Environmental Requirements
- Airflow and Temperature Management
- DOE Air Management Tool
- End of HVAC Specialist Training / Exam (3-hour, open-book exam)

Official syllabus and program rundown -

Program Speaker

Dr. Bob Sullivan, a Worldwide Eminent Educator and a Data Center Infrastructure Specialist, is the concept creator of Hot Aisle-Cold Aisle. He is the winner of Data Center Dynamics 2016 - Outstanding Contribution to the Data Center Industry Award. TechTarget named Dr. Bob one of "five people who changed the data center" in August 13, 2010.

Exam and Certification

The Level 1 and Level 2 exams are open-book with multiple-choice questions following the training sessions. The result is either Pass or Fail. The passing score is 75%. There is a waiting period of 30 days to retake the exam(s).

Prerequisites to Gain the DCEP Designation (Level 2)

- 4 year technical degree with 3 years verifiable critical facilities design/operation experience; or
- 2 year technical degree with 6 years verifiable critical facilities design/operation experience; or
- 10 years verifiable critical facilities design/operation experience; and
- Completion of the 3-day instructor-led training; and
- Pass the exams of Level 1 and Level 2

Enrollment Details

Date: 16 - 18 May 2018 (Wednesday - Friday)
Time: 09:00 - 18:00
Venue: 19/F, New Victory House (OfficePlus), 103 - 93 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Official Rate (3-day): US$2,900 (HK$22,800) per head

Course materials (in digital copy), examinations and applications fees are all included.
For enrollment and registration, please visit

Applications can be submitted online or by email. The copies of degree certificate(s) and projects / work experience / reference letters will be requested by the official Program Administrator (PA) in U.S.

"ANCIS Incorporated" is the Program Lead and authorised trainer of the Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) program and "Strategic Media Asia Limited" is the approved program partner in Hong Kong for local administration.

Adverse Weather Arrangement - Events in the morning, afternoon or evening will be cancelled if typhoon signal No. 8 or above or black rainstorm warning is still hoisted after (or is announced by the Hong Kong Observatory to be hoisted at / after) 6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. respectively. Delegates will be notified when the class will be made up as soon as possible.

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Connecting IT, Facilities and Design

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Monday, February 5, 2018

(16th Round) Preparatory Course to Become a Registered Specialist Contractor (Ventilation Works) - RSC(V)

Further to the data center & critical facilities design courses, the team is going to launch a preparatory course which helps engineers / enterprises to facilitate compliance with the Buildings Ordinance and to become a Registered Contractors in Ventilation Works in Hong Kong.

Last update on  19 October 2018

Preparatory Course to Become a Register of Specialist Contractors
(Sub-register of Ventilation Works Category) - RSC (V)

16th Round

Date: 12 and 19 January 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 - 13:00 / 13:30
Venue: HKBU School of Continuing Education (SCE), 136A Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Exit B1, Tsim Sha Tsui Station or Exit D, Jordan Station)

The course is designed for ventilation and air-conditioning engineering company's Technical Director (TD), Authorized Signatory (AS) or other officers successfully becoming a registered specialist contractor (ventilation works category).

Please refer to the Practice Note for Registered Contractors (Appendix F) issued by the Buildings Department for the Requirements (1 to 3) on Qualifications and Experience for Registration as a Specialist Contractor (RSC) in the Ventilation Works Category (Alternative Requirement 4 and 5 are no longer accepted).

Participants will familiarize themselves with the interview technique, application strategies, Buildings Ordinance, ventilation and fire safety regulations, occupational safety and health and environmental protection, ventilation / air-conditioning specialized knowledge, etc. within short time and up to a professional standards of ventilation engineer.

For syllabus and content, please visit our website:

Course Details (Chinese) or 
Course Details (English)

Please download the preparatory course's application form at

About SMA

Strategic Media Asia (SMA), a critical infrastructure training and event organizer, provides an interactive environment and opportunities for members of engineers to exchange professional views and experience on critical infrastructure and electrical and mechanical facilities.
For other data center design and critical facilities courses, please visit our website at




專門為通風及冷氣工程公司的關鍵人士:技術董事 (TD) 、獲授權簽署人 (AS) 或其他高級人員 (OO) 而設計,旨在幫助公司順利申請成為註冊專門承建商(通風系統工程類別)。

學員將會在短時間內熟習面試要點、建築物條例、通風及消防法例、職業安全健康與環保、通風及冷氣的專門 知識,並達至通風及冷氣工程師的專業水準。

關鍵人士的最低資格和經驗規定 〈 第 1、2 或 3 項 〉,可參考屋宇署網頁 《 註冊承建商作業備考 38 》- 附錄 F 〈註:現時已不接受 4 或 5 項的資格及經驗。〉




- 一般建築承建商和專門承建商的註冊事宜
- 註冊承建商作業備考 (PNRC)
- 通告函件
- 香港法例第 123 章建築物條例
- 香港法例第 123J 章建築物(通風系統)規例
- 香港法例第 132CE 章附表所列處所通風設施規例
- 香港法例第 95 章消防條例
- 防火閘、過濾器及聚塵器實務
- 通風 / 空氣調節控制系統實務
- 年檢證書
- 職業安全健康與環保
- 面試技巧


日期:2019 年 1 月 12 日 及  1 月 19 日 ( 星期六 )
時間:9:00 - 13:00 / 13:30 (每節 4 - 4.5 小時, 合共約 8 - 9 小時)
地點:香港浸會大學持續教育學院 - 香港九龍彌敦道 136 號 A 
( 尖沙咀 地鐵站 B1 出口 / 佐敦 地鐵站 D 出口 )

對象:通風及冷氣工程公司的技術董事 (TD) 、獲授權簽署人 (AS) 或其他高級人員 (OO), 以協助公司順利申請成為註冊專門承建商(通風系統工程類別)

授課語言:粵語 (輔以 中 / 英文講義)
報名表格:按此下載 或瀏覽課程網頁 (


Ir Edmund Fok

擁有二十多年豐富冷氣通風、消防、水務、電力及建築工程經驗及十多年教學經驗,並是註冊專門 承建商 (通風系統工程) 獲授權簽署人、第 1 , 2 & 3 級註冊消防裝置承辦商合資格人士、一級水喉匠、註冊電業工程人員 (級別: C0 H0)、註冊小型工程承建商獲授權簽署人和註冊能源效益評核員。 


Strategic Media Asia Limited (SMA)

由多位經驗豐富的英國註冊工程師組成,榮獲 英國屋宇裝備工程師學會 (CIBSE) 認可,提供持續專業發展短期課程 / 進修時數 (Approved CPD Course Provider),定期舉辦不同程度的關鍵設施課程、專業研討會及論壇,旨在提供合適的交流機會予機電工程師、屋宇裝備工程師、通訊及資訊科技界專業人士等等,同時提供關鍵設施及數據中心設計技術及知識。

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