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Technical Seminar
Rising Construction Cost

Date: Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Time: 10:00 - 13:00 (Registration starts at 09:30)
Venue: CIC ZCB, Kowloon Bay
(Address: 8 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
Registration Fees: Free of Charge


Construction cost is constantly on the rise nationwide and Hong Kong has become one of the cities with the most expensive buildings in Asia. The Technical Seminar aims to provide an overview of the factors leading to the increasing construction cost around the world, particularly in Hong Kong. Measures in controlling and reducing the rising cost with respect to different sectors of the construction industry would be examined. The Technical Seminar will cover:

  • factors contributing to the construction cost and its rising trends in Hong Kong and around the world
  • measures adopted by the Government and private contractors in Hong Kong to control and reduce the rising construction cost

Programme Rundown

Time Event Speaker
09:30 ~ 10:00 Registration  
10:00 ~ 10:10 Welcome Remarks Mr Chan Ka Kui
Chairman, CIC
10:10 ~ 10:40 Presentation I:
“A review of Hong Kong’s Construction Cost Performance in the Past”
Sr Yu Hon Kong
Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
10:40 ~ 11:10 Presentation II:
“Overview of Rising Trends in Construction Cost in Hong Kong and Around the World”
Mr Francis Au
Head of Hong Kong & Macau
Arcadis Hong Kong Ltd.
11:10 ~ 11:30 Refreshment Break
11:30 ~ 12:00 Presentation III:
“Cost Management for Capital Works Projects”
Ir John Kwong
Head of Project Cost Management Office
Development Bureau
12:00 ~ 12:30 Presentation IV:
“Reducing Construction Cost through Enhanced Productivity”
Mr Pan Shujie
Executive Director
China State Construction International Holdings Ltd.
12:30 ~ 13:00 Panel Discussion Moderator:
Sr Stephen Lai
Chairperson, Committee on Construction Procurement, CIC

(Please complete the online form on or before 3 August 2017 for registration.)

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Terms and Conditions

1 The Technical Seminar will be conducted in English with Cantonese simultaneous interpretation.
2 It is suggested that participation in the Technical Seminar counts for 2.5 CPD hours.
3 The CIC reserves the right to make any changes to the programme and speakers without prior notice
4 The Technical Seminar will be postponed if the No. 8 typhoon signal or above or black rainstorm warning is hoisted 3 hours before the Technical Seminar. The CIC will inform the participants by email for any new arrangement subsequently.
5 Application should be made online. Reservation by telephone or email is not acceptable.
6 Seats are limited and application will be processed on a “first-come-first-served” basis. Final reservation is at CIC’s discretion. Confirmation email will be sent to the successful applicants in due course. Upon confirmation of the application, the CIC should be notified of any absence at the earliest convenience.
7 For enquiries, please email to the CIC at <seminar@cic.hk> or by phone at (852) 2100 9053.

Note: Registration confirmation will be issued by email for successful application of the technical seminar.


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