Online Training: Defects in Construction Projects

24 July 2020 (Fri)

0930 –1700


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

Cantonese supplemented with English materials

In construction and engineering projects the nature and type of defects can vary dramatically. Extreme significant defects may occur long after the original work has been completed and require extensive remedial works to fix. This workshop will provide an overview of defective construction works and highlight the practical issues in the legal context. Through an interactive approach, this workshop will involve demonstration, discussion and case studies that enabling participants to grasp necessary knowledge and skills to deal with the situations in their daily work.


  • Nature of Defective Works
  • Design deficiencies
  • Material deficiencies
  • Specification problems
  • Workmanship deficiencies
  • Patent and Latent Defects
  • Defects Liability Period
  • Obligations and Liabilities of:

Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Surveyors & Project Managers

  • Typical Contractual Provisions
  • Rights and Remedies
  • Betterment
  • Pure Economic Loss
  • Set-off, Abatement and Withholding
  • Common Law Set-off or Abatement
  • Equitable Set-off
  • Certificate of Making Good Defects
  • Final Certificate
  • Claims Against Defects
  • Case Studies


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.