Date: 28th July 2018 (Saturday)
Venue: IEM (Southern Branch) Training Centre, 24B, Jalan Abiad, Taman Tebrau Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.
Speaker: Ir. Yau Chau Fong
BEM approved CPD/PDP hours : 2.0
Ref. No. : IEM18/SB/294/T
Standardisation of Electrical Installations in ASEAN Standardisation plays an important role to ensure human safety. As an addition to that, standardisation of electrical installations also boosts cross-border economic activities. The ASEAN region has a huge potential to be a global economy player with the estimation by World Bank that it will be the fourth largest economic zone by 2030. With the crafting and effecting of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025 since December 2015, ASEAN is looking ahead for more cross-border economic activities be it in the form of trade as well as the mobility of professional with engineers being no exception. One of the catalysts of enhancement of mobility of engineers is for standardisation to firmly take place in ASEAN. In light of this aspiration and commitment, a feasibility study on low voltage electrical installation regulations and standards amongst ASEAN countries has been conducted in 2017.
The feasibility study is an initiative of the ASEAN Engineers Register (AER) Committee – ASEAN Engineering Inspectorate for Electrical installation in buildings carried out and championed by the The ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) Energy Working Group led by the Electrical Engineering Technical Division of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia.
This study has two (2) milestones to be achieved in line with objectives of the formation of AFEO itself; which is to:
- To promote goodwill and mutual understanding
- To establish and develop a ASEAN baseline standard for the engineering profession with the objective of facilitating the mobility of the engineers within the ASEAN countries.
Ir. Yau Chau Fong, graduated with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, University Of Malaya in 2001. He has a total of 17 years working experience mainly in a large and reputable Consultant Firm and currently has established his own M&E consultancy practice. His exposure includes mainly large scale Electrical System design for various types of buildings, infrastructure works & aviation industries, renewable energy plants, industrial plants & data centres.
YCF has and is still playing an extensively active role in The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, the primary organization encompassing the professionals in engineering in Malaysia. He is currently the IEM Excomm Member & IEM Council Member for the session and the current Vice Chairman of the Professional Practice Standing Committee and currently chairs the AEI-EI Steering Committee at the AFEO level. He was also the Immediate Past Chairman of the IEM Electrical Engineering Technical Division, and currently still serving in the various Technical Committees in SIRIM. He has been involved in IEM since 2001, rising from just a young engineer volunteer to now the senior ranks.