Friday, December 4 2020 3:22:46

CPD by Others
Code : 2018051
Event Name : Variation and Omission of Works, is there any limit insofar as the power of the Contractor Administrator (i.e. the Architect/Engineer/Project Manager) is concerned?
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Alan Fan
Barrister-at-Law, LL.M, MA(ArbDR), LL.B(Hons), FCIArb, MRICS, MCInstCES

Mr. Fan is both a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a practicing barrister. He is also a fellow member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Prior to commencing his full practice as barrister in 2005, he has been working in the building and construction industry in the positions of contract consultant and quantity surveyor for more than 15 years. Because of this background, he has obtained considerable experience and substantive know-how relating to construction contracts administration, procurement matters, tendering, contractual claims, EOT/delay analysis, project management, expert witness report and quantity surveying in various infrastructure and building construction projects in Hong Kong as well as overseas jurisdictions including PRC, Macau, Myanmar, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Liberia and Lebanon. He practices mainly on construction / commercial litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
Event Date : 22/06/2018
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
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 :

In this talk, the speaker would like to share his view / experiences related to the following issues:


  1. Distinguishing the concept of Variation of Works from Variation of Contract.
  2. Is there any limit of the power to order Variation and/or Omission of Works under the most popular standard form of contracts?  If yes, to what extent?
  3. What would be the consequence if an invalid Variation and/or Omission of Works is ordered?
  4. What would happen if the contractor refuses or fails to execute the invalid Variation and/or Omission of Works?
  5. Is there any remedy available to the contractor for an invalid Variation and/or Omission of Works?
Remark :