Land and housing problems have been the issues of concern for many Hong Kong people. Meanwhile, having a safe home or shop should not be taken for granted.
There are always potential risks in unauthorised building works, subdivided units and other building structures (e.g. advertising signs). If they are not properly managed or maintained and repaired, there may be chances that they will pose dangers and cause disturbances to the public. The Buildings Department (BD) enforces law in accordance with the Buildings Ordinance, and always has to go through a series of challenges.
The functions of BD seem to be similar to those of other government departments. But in fact, BD is mainly responsible for setting and enforcing safety, health and environmental standards for existing and new private buildings. Also, it monitors construction works and inspects safety of buildings. The drama is adapted from real-life events. Through a series of seven episodes of half-hour drama, we hope that the public will have a deeper understanding of BD and their awareness of building safety will be raised.