Tuesday, September 29 2020 18:35:29

CPD by Others
Code : 2016098
Event Name : QSD Legal & Contract Series 2016 (8): What if There is No Rules of Game… The Controversial Attitude of “Local” Contractors in China Towards Claims Nowadays
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Johnson W L So; MBA, BSc, FHKIS, FRICS

Johnson So is an experienced Fellow working in Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited Special Projects Department. He takes lead of many major mega projects both in Hong Kong, China and Singapore in project and cost management, like Hong Kong IFC Developments, Singapore ION Orchard Development, Shanghai ICC and iAPM, Shanghai XJH ITC, Shanghai Minhang TOD Town Development, Guanzhou Hong Cheng Plaza ( Parc Central), Foshan Developments, etc.

Sr Dickey K W Lee; BSc, LLB (Chinese Law), MHKIS, MRICS, MHKICM, RPS (QS)

Dickey Lee is a Director of Arcadis (Langdon & Seah). He has been taking up challenges in leading the operation of various locations in China and has demonstrated his versatility. He has involved a lot of projects in China in different provinces with several Clients (such as CRC: MIXC project in GuangXi, Shui On: Xintiandi project in HuBei, China Merchants Bank: Shenzhen Office Tower project in Guangdong).
Event Date : 15/07/2016
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Registration and networking time: from 6:30 pm)
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : QSD
Organizer : QSD
Closing Date : Please refer to "Remarks"
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$180 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed); Free of charge for student members studying full time (subject to availability)
Priority : QSD Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Many “Local” contractors in China carry aggressive mind set in running of construction projects nowadays.  They even dishonor the terms and conditions in the signed contracts, notwithstanding the final confirmation of respective supplements by the contractors before the award of the tenders.  In many occasions, they find many excuses not to follow the rules under the contract or try to misinterpret the original intent of the contract provisions when facing difficulties / time constraints at site or pricing errors, etc., with an aim to generating extraordinary claims to the developers.


This talk will highlight the current controversial attitude and manner of “Local” contractors in China in dealing claims, and the backgrounds causing such move in construction practices. 


The speakers will use case studies to illustrate and elaborate the causes and ways of settlement/adjustment, etc. in respect of the claims by “Local” contractors in China from developer’s and consultant’s point of view.