President's Message



Dear Members,
 

Report on Third Quarter of 2017

 
This is my third President's report since I took office on 14 December last year. The past quarter has been a period of connection and out reaching development which was extremely fulfilling and fruitful.
 
Many thanks for the unfailing support and hard works of our dedicated Council Members and please allow me to give a brief report on selected achievements of the Institute in the 3rd Quarter 2017 and the major activities we are heading for the remaining year.

(1) Membership
  As of today, our membership has reached a record high of 2,399 representing an increase of 9.6% compared to 2,189 as at 1 July 2017. We are able to achieve such a substantial membership growth, especially in Member and Student classes mainly as a result of the Membership Drive Campaign carried out during the year, including the “Member-Get-Member Programme”, “Fellowship Hall Scheme” and the promotional talks on Introduction of HKICM and Construction Supervisors Registration System to students of various education institutions.
 
In addition, the Institute is pleased to announce the following appointments:
     
  (i) Mr. SO Yui-chit, Damon (Partner of Hogan Lovells, Hong Kong) and Mr. CHUNG Wai-kit, Joseph (Partner of Deacons - Hong Kong) as our Honorary Legal Advisors and Dr. Y. Y. Wong (Managing Director of YY Wong Safety Consultants Limited) as our Honorary Safety Advisor, all for a term of two years from 1 July 2017.
     
  (ii) 3 new Honorary Fellows being elected by the Institute on 9 August 2017, including Mr CHAN Ka-kui, SBS, JP (Chairman, Construction Industry Council), Ir WAI Chi-sing, GBS, JP (Managing Director, Urban Renewal Authority) and Mr WU Moon-hoi, Marco, GBS (Chairman, Hong Kong Housing Society).
   
  All the certificates of appointment will be conferred during the HKICM Honorary Fellows and Honorary Advisors Certificate Presentation Ceremony cum Fellowship Cocktail 2017 to be held on 26 Oct 2017 at the Ballroom 4, The Mira Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
     
(2) Continuous Professional Development (“CPD”) and Training
  Up to the end of 3rd Quarter 2017, a record high total of 23 CPD seminars and technical visits together with 2 training courses have been organized by the Institute, of which 8 were held during the 3rd Quarter.
 
In addition, the training series on “Construction Management Practice” in the forms of experience sharing CPDs and short courses to enhance construction practitioners on practical knowledge in construction will be organized, tentatively starting from 4th Quarter 2017.
     
(3) Education
  It is pleased to announce that the HKICM Scholarship Scheme has been launched during 3rd Quarter 2017 offering a total of 7 scholarship awards with total amount of HK$28,000 to recognized outstanding students undertaking programmes in construction management related disciplines at 4 local universities or vocational training institutions, including PolyU, CityU, IVE (Morrison Hill & Tuen Mun) and CIC.
     
(4) Promoting Construction Management Excellence
  The HKICM Conference 2017 themed “The Bridge to Advancement: New Horizons in Hong Kong’s Construction Industry”, co-organized with SME Committee of HKCA, is scheduled on 17 November 2017 at the Cordis Hotel Hong Kong.
 
With the experience gained and achievements over Construction Management Awards (CMA) firstly organized in 2016, the Institute will continue to organize this biennial awards, CMA 2018 will be launched in early 2018. For CMA 2018, 2 new categories of awards, namely “Young Construction Manager Award” and “Distinguished Construction Manager Award”, in addition to the existing 15 categories of awards, will be established to recognize the achievement of construction practitioners who encountered challenges at a youthful stage and eminent construction managers who made remarkable contribution to the construction industry respectively.
     
(5) External Relationship
  Apart from busy in overseeing the operation of the Institute and the regular Council meetings, OBs meetings and Taskforce meetings, I have also been invited and participated in some 25 external functions and activities during the past quarter in the capacity of HKICM President.
 
In addition, HKICM delegates, including Office Bearers and Councillors, have paid courtesy visits to Architectural Services Department and Housing Department on 20 Sep 2017 and 28 Sep 2017 respectively. In addition, continuous communications with other relevant government bureaus, departments, authorities and peer professional institutions through courtesy visits, including Development Bureau, Labour Department and Occupational Safety and Health Council and The Macau Institution of Engineers will also be arranged during the last quarter of 2017.
     
(6) Professional Services
  I’m much delighted to report the following engagement of our Council Members and members:
     
  (i) In September 2017, our Accredited Mediator Cr Wong Wai-tung has been appointed as the mediator for a high court case, of which the dispute amount between the main contractor and sub-contractor is over HK$1.7 million. After a few hours mediation, the parties in dispute reached a full and final settlement.
     
  (ii)
For external representative by HKICM members during 3rd Quarter of 2017 including:
  • Cr CW TANG, Cr Dr Billy LEE and Cr Dick LI, Cr Terence MANG, CR Elvis KOO, Cr PF CHAN, Cr Tony ZA, Cr Simon LEUNG and Cr Johnason KO joined the Technical, Service Providers or Promotion Committee of Hong Kong Building Rehabilitation Facilitation Services Ltd. of Urban Renewal Authority;
  • Cr Daniel SHUM, Cr Dick LI, Cr Terence MANG, Cr Elvis KOO, Cr Constant SO, Cr Andy SZE and Cr Dr CM HO joined the City University of Hong Kong Mentorship Scheme as mentors;
  • Cr Dick LI, Cr Elvis KOO, Cr Tony ZA and Cr Andy SZE appointed as Industrial Advisors of the “Integrated Building Project Development (IBPD)” by the Department of Architectural and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong.
     
(7) Social Events and Activities
 
Social and sports events participated or scheduled during the latter half of the year include:
  • Football matches of CIC Football League 2017 held on 5 Jul, 14 Aug and 18 Sep 2017;
  • CIC Qigong Classes, total 8 Sunday sessions to be held starting from 22 Oct 2017 up to 10 Dec 2017;
  • Construction Industry Sports Day cum Charity Fun Day 2017 to be held on 5 Nov 2017
     
Thanks again to all the members for their unstinting support to HKICM.


Best regards,
Cr TANG Chi-wang
HKICM President
3 October 2017

 
 
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