Monday, February 19 2018 2:27:28

CPD by Others
Code : 2014045
Event Name : Disputes Relating to BQ Rate
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Harrison Cheung

Harrison is a practising barrister-at-law, registered professional engineer (civil), dispute resolution advisor (Government list), HKIAC accredited mediator and listed arbitrator. He has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, both in consultants and contractors sides. His present areas of practice include litigation, arbitration and mediation involving primarily construction disputes at all tiers. He has also advised on personal injury cases, commercial disputes, land matters, industrial summons etc..

Harrison is also a seasoned speaker on the legal topics. He is now a part time lecturer of HKU LLB course. He is also a regular visiting lecturer of PolyU IFE giving various CPD lectures for HKIE, some of the topics include NEC 3, Government GCC, QS techniques for Engineers, etc..

On the public service side, Harrison is now serving as a Committee Member of the Appeal Board (Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation), Appeal Board (Clubs (Safety of Premises)) and Appeal Board (Bedspace Apartments).
Event Date : 27/05/2014
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 120712/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : QSD
Closing Date : 13/05/2014
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$150 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 : Priority is given to QSD Associate Members and Probationers
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

BQ items are fertile grounds for disputes as they usually involve huge amounts of money. A minor ambiguity may lead to millions of dollars difference in the final account. There are some interesting recent cases dealing with BQ error and re-rating under Government GCC Cl. 59(4) which may shed some lights for practitioners to think about. This talk aims to walk through the judgments in details so as to provoke a deeper thinking of the various principles and doctrines relating to BQ. Further, with the increased adoption of NEC3 standard form of contract in the construction industry, the talk will also briefly mention the importance of BQ rates under the NEC3 contracts.

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