Online Training: General Conditions of Contract of Hong Kong Housing Authority

14 August 2020 (Fri)

Time
0930 –1700

Fee
HK$1,500

Venue
Online training logistics will be provided to individual participants when successfully registered

Language
Cantonese supplemented with English materials

Disputes often arise as to how to interpret a clause in the Conditions of Contract, which as a matter of fact, is difficult to understand as they are not written in plain English. Over the years, there have been various literatures and case laws covering the interpretation of the more difficult clauses in the Conditions of Contract, and a thorough understanding of these principles is essential for construction professional to know exactly where they stand when issues are in dispute. Through an interactive approach, this workshop will equip participants with necessary knowledge to avoid the loopholes of falling into difficult situations due to misunderstanding of the Conditions, as well as to improve their project management skill especially in terms of dispute resolution.

Content

  • Background of HKHA General Conditions of Contract
  • Assignment and Sub-contracting
  • Contract Documents
  • General Obligations of a Contractor
  • Materials and Workmanship
  • Warranty
  • Extension of Time (EOT)
  • Liquidated Damages
  • Completion of the Works
  • Works Subject to Excision
  • Suspension of the Works
  • Maintenance and Defects
  • Bills of Quantities (BQ) and Measurement
  • Variation
  • Notice of Claims
  • Prime Cost, Provisional and Contingency Sums
  • Vesting of Materials
  • Interim Payment
  • Avoidance and Resolution of Disputes
  • Case laws

Trainer

Mr. Harrison CHEUNG
Barrister-at-Law, Chartered Engineer
Arbitrator, HKIAC Mediator and Dispute Resolution Advisor

Harrison is a practicing barrister, a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also an HKIAC accredited mediator and is on the Panel List of Mediators and Arbitrators of the Hong Kong Bar Association. Harrison is a seasoned speaker who has been co-operating with local universities (HKU, PolyU, CityU SCOPE, etc.) in recent years and teaching courses of various legal topics. With more than 20 years experience in the construction industry, Harrison is dedicated to designing and teaching courses tailor-made to the construction industry for both in-house training and public courses, feedback is very positive from participants. Since July 2012, there are more than 3,000 participants who joined the courses, who are management staffs, government officials and professionals from different disciplines.