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Pre / Post Contract Project Management [MAY 2020]

RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Saturday, 2 May 2020 from 09:30 to 17:30 (HKT)

Pre / Post Contract Project Management [MAY 2020]

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird - RICS Member / APC
Register on or before 3 April to entitle to this discount
4 Apr 2020 HK$3,000.00 HK$0.00
Early Bird - Non-member
Register on or before 3 April to entitle to this discount
4 Apr 2020 HK$3,500.00 HK$0.00

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Event Details

Due to potential coronavirus outbreak, this event is now postponed to 2 May 2020. Please email if you have any question about the arrangement. Thank you for your attention.



Date: Saturday, 2 May 2020

Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Venue: Room 3707, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Early bird discount: HK$3,000 (RICS Member); HK$3,500 (Non-RICS Professional)

Course fee: $3,500 (RICS Member) ;$4,000 (Non-RICS Professional)

CPD hour: 6

Language: English (supplementary with Cantonese)     


Course Overview

Pre-Contract Project Management Techniques

One of the keys to successful project management is having a plan in place as early as possible. In construction, this means understanding how to set out and deliver the main phases of the pre-contract development management process and the activities included in each phase.

Pre - Contract Project Management Techniques provides specific guidance on the issues that will impact upon the development process, and is relevant to all are involved in the key phases of development management; including developers, surveyors or representatives, project management surveyors, valuation surveyors, quantity surveyors, planning surveyors, architects, designers, planning consultants, land agents and engineers.

Post-Contract Project Management Techniques

Following the signing of contracts, successful construction project management involves knowing how to manage the main stages of a project from tender award through to commissioning, operation and settling final accounts.

How project information in all these areas is managed, and the roles and responsibilities of all key parties will be covered during the session, and you will engage in practical examples to demonstrate how to assure, maintain and manage project data.

Learning Objectives

• Develop a development brief
• Complete a development appraisal including all necessary information.
• Identify the ins and outs of planning and development control
• Assess the various procurement routes one may take.
• Recognise and distinguish the important aspects of project funding and finance
• Demonstrate knowledge of the processes from contract award through to mobilisation and the importance of project administration
• Identify all relevant project processes and procedures
• Effectively monitor project programmes
• Manage risk
• Define what a project audit involves and should include

Who should attend?

Those looking to develop and gain knowledge of how to administer and manage project data including Main contractors, Commercial managers, Sub contract surveyors.

  • Project managers, surveyors, architects, planners

  • Non-construction professionals starting to become involved in construction projects

  • Business owners and investors moving into the construction and development projects

  • Building managers relocating or developing their sites

  • Those looking to develop and gain knowledge of how to administer and manage project data


Pre-Contract Project Management Techniques

Learn how to develop a development brief

  • Defining the clients aspirations

  • Measuring risk

  • Planning a programme of delivery

  • Project team development


What should be included in a development appraisal.

  • Financial implications

  • Physical implications

  • Legal implications


The ins and outs of Planning and Development Control

  • Outline Planning

  • Master planning

  • Planning Gain

  • Reserved matters


What procurement route does one take?

  • Risk management

  • Procurement Routes

  • Contract forms

  • Tendering procedures


Project funding and finance

  • The public sector perspective

  • The private sector perspective

  • Project contingencies

  • Insurances/bonds

  • Warranties


Post-Contract Project Management Techniques

The process from Contract award through to mobilisation

  • Contracts and their differences

  • Putting the team together

  • Leadership and management techniques


The importance of project administration

  • Key contractual elements to be aware of

  • Setting up a management process

  • Contractual roles and responsibilities and reporting structures

  • Project Meetings

  • Dispute Resolution and how to manage it


Project Process and procedures

  • Project Execution Plan preparation

  • PRINCE2 and other systems

  • Value engineering


How to monitor project programmes

  • Project programming techniques

  • Critical path analysis

  • Project financial management


Managing risk

  • Setting up a risk register

  • Managing risk workshops


Project audits

  • Data management techniques

  • Gateway reviews

  • Identifying lessons learnt


Public sector/private sector differences

  • Funding and reporting


Commissioning and operation

  • Snagging

  • Gearing up for occupation

  • Last minute legals

  • Final account

The Trainer


FHKIS, FCInstCES, FHKIArb, FCIArb, RPS[QS], Registered Expert Witness, Arbitrator, Mediator, Director of C Y Hon Consultants Ltd

Ludwig is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with more than 30 years working experience in the construction industries of Hong Kong, Macau, PRC, Singapore, Vietnam and Australia. During this period Ludwig has worked for private consultancy firms, public authority, developer, main contractor and sub-contractor firms.

Ludwig is an expert in costs and contracts, experienced in pre- and post-contract cost control procedures, and has particular experience in preparing and negotiating claims and disputes including extension of time and loss and expenses, mainly for building and civil engineering works. He has been appointed on many occasions to provide contractual advice and has prepared more than 40 EOT reports, expert reports and / or acted as expert witnesses in front of various courts.

 Additionally, he has been involving in mediation and dispute avoidance / resolution since 2005. He has been appointed on 7 occasions as Mediator. He has been acting as the Dispute Resolution Advisor / Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Advisor between the Government and the Main Contractor for 7 occasions, and on the list of the HKIAC Arbitrator and HKIA/HKIS Arbitrator and registered as RICS (HK) Registered Expert Witness.

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

Saturday, 2 May 2020 from 09:30 to 17:30 (HKT)

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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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