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Construction Project Management - Variations Management (Sep 2019)

RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Friday, 20 September 2019 from 09:30 to 17:30 (HKT)

Construction Project - Variations Management...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird (RICS Professionals)   more info Ended HK$3,000.00 HK$0.00
Early Bird (Non-RICS Professionals)   more info Ended HK$3,500.00 HK$0.00
RICS Professionals 19 Sep 2019 HK$3,500.00 HK$0.00
Non-RICS Professionals 19 Sep 2019 HK$4,000.00 HK$0.00

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Event Details

Date: 20 September 2019 (Friday)
Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm 
Venue: Room 3707, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
CPD: 6 hours
Language: English (supplementary with Cantonese)


A variation to a contract is one of the main reasons that a contract can fall into dispute. To avoid this potentially costly delay, issuing, valuing and then managing a variation to a contract properly is extremely important.

This session will take you the best practice contract procedures for the variation of a contract, including how to issue instruction, keeping records and how to value variations.

Pathways and Competencies

~ Construction / Project Management ~

  • Commercial management
  • Contract administration
  • Architecture
  • Construction agency
  • Dispute resolution
  • Quantity surveying & construction
  • Building surveying

Learning outcomes

  • How to define a variation
  • What are provisional sums and their consequences
  • Apply your knowledge to valuation of variations
  • How to prepare and value variations
  • Managing the variation process through record keeping


Course Structure

Introduction to Variations

  • Definition of a Variation
  • Formats of Instructing Variations

Provisional Sums

  • Types of Provisional Sums – Defined and Undefined

Valuing Variations

  • Methods and examples
  • Pricing variations
  • Variation management

Record Keeping
Change control procedures


Who should attend

  • Commercial Managers of Construction Companies
  • Quantity Surveyors (Main Contractor, Subcontractor and Client Side )
  • Project Managers
  • Employers Agents
  • Contract Administrators
  • Architects



Director, KCI Management Consultancy Limited

Mr Chang specialises in providing contractual advice to construction clients and has been involved in arbitration, mediation and litigation on construction disputes.

Before setting up his own business in 2005, he worked as a quantity surveying manager for a large contractor in Hong Kong, where he was extensively involved in heavy civil engineering projects. Mr Chang was a member of the RICS Hong Kong Board in 2016 to 2018 and has been an RICS APC Assessor for many years.

Currently, Mr Chang is also involved in some Belt and Road projects and providing advice to mainland contractors overseas, including advising on various FIDIC contract forms.


Early bird (Deadline: 23 August 2019)
RICS Professionals: HK$3,000.00
Non-RICS Professionals: HK$3,500.00

RICS Professionals: HK$3,500.00
Non-RICS Professionals: HK$4,000.00


For inquiries or further information, please contact Mr. Peter Au at +852 2116 9719 or email

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RICS Office
Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre
183 Queen's Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China

Friday, 20 September 2019 from 09:30 to 17:30 (HKT)

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RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve.


We accredit 125,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to our quality assurance. Their expertise covers property, asset valuation, real estate management; the development of infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining, farms and woodland. From environmental assessments and building controls to negotiating land rights in an emerging economy; if our members are involved the same professional standards and ethics apply.

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