Monday, January 22 2018 13:47:52

CPD by Others
Code : 2015006
Event Name : Resolving Payment Disputes - Differences between Hong Kong and Australia
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Dr. Peter S.P. Wong

Dr. Wong is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Management of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University. He is the Education Committee member of the AIQS and the Assessor of the Board of APC in RICS in the State of Victoria, Australia. Before embarking on his research career, Dr. Wong worked as a quantity surveyor with Rider Levett Bucknall (HK) Ltd, and was involved in some prestigious construction projects, including the development of Two International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. He is the principal quantity surveying academic responsible for the development of the QS courses in RMIT’s Construction Management programs offer in Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Event Date : 04/02/2015
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 120712/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : QSD
Closing Date : 21/01/2015
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 : QSD Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

In Hong Kong, while the use of ADR techniques remains voluntary, mediation is the preferred choice as stipulated in many standard forms of building contract. In Australia, while similar arrangements are suggested in the relevant standard forms, disputants are empowered to refer payment disputes to adjudication by the Security of Payment Act (SPA). Researchers and governments in many countries advocated that the SPA embeds mandatory adjudication mechanism into payment disputes resolution. This upholds the disputants’ right to adjudicate, and seeks to save time, cost and reduce complications of resolving payment disputes. Should Hong Kong follow this trail? The speaker will share his research study to shed some lights on the application of SPA in Australia.

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