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The Heritage Building Salon – Renewal of Historic Districts and Its Risk Management

  • Type :Webinar
  • Date & Time (Beijing) :Jul 2, 2021, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Date & Time (Brussels) :Jul 2, 2021, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Venue :Hybrid
  • Address :Shanghai British Centre, 17F Garden Square, 968 Beijing West Road

The EU SME Centre and China Britain Business Council are pleased to invite you to participate in a hybrid workshop on 'The Heritage Building Salon – Renewal of Historic Districts and Its Risk Management' to share and discuss historic districts renew, as well as the importance of fire and risk control in city renew projects. The workshop will take place on 2 July from 08:00-11:00 (CEST) | 14:00-17:00 (Beijing time). The workshop will take place offline in Shanghai and online. 

Offline seats on site are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

According to the 14th Five-Year Plan of Shanghai, five new cities, including Jiading, Qingpu, Songjiang, Fengxian, and Nanhui, will be constructed as independent comprehensive nodal cities. The scope of the Jiading New Area in this plan has also been greatly expanded. The Jiading New Area will focus on developing five areas: Yuanxiang Lake Central Activity Area, East Industrial and Urban Integration Development Launch Area, Jiading Old Town Historical Area, North Science and Technology Station, and Hengli River Cultural Water Vine.

This time, we hope to take the Jiading New Area as a chance to explore what opportunities exist for Chinese and European experts and companies in the field of built environment to cooperate with each other in the construction of the new town, in opportunities for urban renewal, or in the planning of historic areas. Our roundtable discussion will also focus on bringing the views of experts from different fields together and hopefully inspire new thoughts and insights for you.

You can find the recorded webinar on Youtube:


13:30-14:00 Offline only: Registration and Networking

14:00 – 14:10 Opening Speech and Guest Introduction
- XU Jiawei, Assistant Director, Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, China-Britain Business Council
- WANG Xinnan, Secretary General, Shanghai Smart Park Development Promotion Association
14:10 – 14:40 Powerlessness and Hope of Historic District
- ZHUO Gangfeng, Executive Vice President, ARCPLUS Historic Building Conservation Design & Research Institute
14:40 – 15:10 Difficulties and Technical Strategies for Fire protection Design in Urban Renewal Projects
- Allen SUN, Associate Director of Fire Risk & Resilience Department, Arup China
15:10 – 16:00 Moderator: WANG Xinnan, Secretary General, Shanghai Smart Park Development Promotion Association
- ZHUO Gangfeng, Executive Vice President,  ARCPLUS Historic Building Conservation Design & Research Institute 
- Allen SUN, Associate Director of Fire Risk & Resilience Department, Arup China
- Wayne GUO, Risk Management Team, Aon-COFCO
- REN Jiajun, Quality Director of Installation Branch, China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp Ltd Shanghai Branch
16:00 – 16:30 Q&A and wrap up of online webinar
16:30 – 17:00 Tea break and offline networking

Language:Chinese and English, with simultaneous interpretation

Please note that there is a limited offline seats available. 


About the speakers:

ZHUO Gangfeng, Executive Vice President of Huajian Group Historic Building Conservation Design Institute

Mr. ZHUO Gangfeng is currently the Executive Vice President of HARCPLUS Historic Building Conservation Design & Research Institute, the Deputy Director of Shanghai Survey and Design Association Historical Preservation (Traditional) Building Branch, the Deputy Director of Shanghai Architecture Society Historical Building Preservation Committee and Rural Construction Committee, and is mainly involved in urban renewal, historical building preservation and existing building renovation in the field of urban and rural construction, as well as village and town style preservation and planning. He has been responsible for the design of many projects such as the renovation of No. 3 Baoqing Road - Shanghai Symphony Museum and the renovation of the Bank of East Asia in Shanghai. He also undertook the research and promotion of ‘Management Techniques for Shanghai's Outstanding Historical Buildings APP’ and ‘the Refinement of Traditional Architectural Elements in Shanghai's Jiangnan Water Township’.

Dr Allen SUN, Associate Director of Fire Risk & Resilience Department of Arup China

Dr Allen Sun is the Associate Director of Fire Risk & Resilience Department of the Arup China Region. Allen focuses on research and the field of building fire protection, including regional fire risk assessment and urban resilience design. As the project leader, Allen has worked on various large-scale projects, including the Risk Assessment for Shanghai Tower, the Xiong’an New City boot area urban resilience design, and Chengdu unicorn island urban resilience design. Allen is also an expert committee member of the Hazard Prevention Research Institution of MOHURD (Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the PRC), as well as one of the authors of Fire Safety of Urban Complex.

WANG Xinnan - FCIOB, Secretary General of Shanghai Smart Park Association

FCIOB, The Chartered Institute of Building

Professorate Senior Engineer

Secretary-general, Shanghai Smart Park Association

Research fellow, Smart City and Electronic Governance Research Institute, school of economics and management, Tongji University

Expert of bid evaluation, Shanghai municipal commission of housing construction

Expert of special fund evaluation, Shanghai municipal commission of economic and informatization

Mr. WANG Xinnan has been working in Shanghai Jiading District New Town Development Co Ltd. since 2006. He has served as vice president, chief engineer, and deputy director of Jiading new town management committee.

During his tenure, Wang was responsible for 80 kilometers of municipal infrastructure construction, 20 kilometers of river regulation, 2 million square meters of public construction and 2.9 million square meters of landscaping projects, including a number of well-known projects, Jiading new town planning museum, Jiading library, Poly Theatre, Jiading Museum, Ruijin Hospital, East China Normal University Middle School, Yuanxiang Lake, etc.

While working in Jiading, WANG was awarded CMYA of CIOB, “Construction Pioneer “of Shanghai key project practical meritorious competition, the Advanced Producer of Shanghai Jiading District, and the outstanding individual of dynamic demolition.

Wayne GUO, Director of AGRC, China

Wayne Guo is Director of AGRC, China, based in Shanghai. He has eight years’ experience in risk assessment and risk consulting to achieve property loss prevention and mitigation, for existing facilities and ongoing projects in various industries, including automobile, plastic/rubber processing, printing, electric/electronic mfg., PCB, battery mfg., photovoltaic panel, display panel, IC, machine shop, metallurgy, pharmaceutical, chemical, pulp & paper, food processing, warehousing, retailing, amusement park, high-rise, etc. He has a solid knowledge of NFPA Standards, FMDS and local codes. He is a certified loss prevention specialist recognized by FM Global with all the professional skills in risk assessment and risk consulting.

REN JiajunQuality Director of Installation Branch of China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp Ltd Shanghai Branch

Mr. REN Jiajun is currently the Quality Director of the Installation Branch of China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp Ltd Shanghai Branch. He is responsible for the construction of the branch's quality management system, the declaration of engineering quality awards and the creation of project quality observation. He has participated in the construction of many commercial office and stadium projects in Shanghai, such as Shanghai Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Centre, Shanghai World Financial Centre, Oriental Financial Plaza, CNOOC Tower (Shanghai), SSE Jinqiao Technology Centre Base, etc. In 2020, he worked in Yangpu District Construction Engineering Management Affairs Centre till now as an expert in fire protection facilities acceptance, and participated in the acceptance of more than 40 projects in total.