營造師需具備之 「軟技能 」

6 January 2023

香港營造師學會內地與國際聯繫委員會秘書文德正營造師

身處香港鬧市抬頭四望,四圍都是水泥鋼筋組成的大廈,這些建築物由不同專業人士及前線工友以知識、技能與汗水交疊建成,當中可能涉及數十甚至數百人的參與,因此,負責指揮及監督進度的營造管理人員,除卻專業的建築知識外,也需要「軟技能」(Soft Skills),才能引領項目如期前進和順利完成。

相信很多人都知道,身為營造師需要擁有不同「硬技能」(Hard Skills) 或又稱「技術技能」(Technical Skills),包括工程技術、法律知識、施工工藝等。不過,卻很少人留意「軟技能」這種「非技術技能」(Non-technical Skills)。這項技能又與情商、個性、社交、溝通、語言、個人習慣等人際關係方面的特質相關。

由於作為項目的總指揮,營造師需具備良好的軟技能,方能在專案中協調不同持份者,其中包括業主、專業顧問機構、工程團隊、分判商、供應商,以及受工程影響的市民大眾等,而些軟技能包括良好的溝通能力、應變能力、傾聽能力、說服能力、自我激勵的能力、個人影響力、團隊建設能力等等。

有志投身營造管理行業,但又擔心自己現未具備上述的軟技能?大家不必灰心,因為所有提及的軟技能,皆可從個人經驗累積和後天培養而得。營造管理人員每日都會面對不同的挑戰,包括項目進度、戶外環境、天氣、疫情、供應鏈等,都存在大量不可控因素等,但只要勇於面對困難,並向具不同性格特質的人學習所長,再加上不斷進修知識,相信終能領悟和培養所需的軟技能。若能持之以恆,假以時日,必成大器。
除了上述條件外,營造師身為項目的領導者,必需擁有開明的思維及敬業樂群的心,同時善於與不同持份者溝通,以達至廣納良言。在此,筆者希望各位有志投身建築業或以營造師為目標的人士,積極裝備自身的技能,以把握建築業的黃金時代,在業內發光發亮!

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Mr. Damon So

Partner in the Construction and Engineering Practice of the Hong Kong office of international law firm Hogan Lovells

– One of the few lawyers listed in the “Hall of Fame” (for Construction) of Legal 500, a leading legal directory in Hong Kong and recognised as a leading individual in various
authoritative legal directories.

– Qualified as a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer

– Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (MHKIE) (Civil & Structural disciplines)

– Qualified as a solicitor

– Has undertaken a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious construction legal work in respect of both building and civil projects

– Including both pursuing and defending a number of professional negligence claims

– Acts as an arbitrator and has had substantial experience in other dispute resolution procedures including mediation

– HKMAAL Accredited Mediator and a Panel Mediator of HKIAC

– Has also spoken widely on topics relating to arbitration and construction legal issues. 

Dr Daron Leung

Dr. Daron LEUNG, Vice President of The Hong Kong Federation of Occupational Safety & Health Association, Immediate Past President of The Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health  Association, Principal Consultant of Occupational Safety & Health & Environmental Consulting Associate Ltd.

Mr Joseph Chung

Joseph Chung is a Solicitor Advocate. He is also a registered foreign lawyer of the
Singapore International Commercial Court. He was previously a Barrister until he became a Solicitor in 2001. He is also a fellow member of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Joseph has extensive experience in all aspects of construction in both private and public sector work, advising developers, contractors, consultants and banks.

Over the years in his practice as a lawyer, he has been involved in many high profile construction projects, including the Hong Kong airport core project, the Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhui Bridge. He was involved in the Commission of Inquiry into Excess Lead found in Drinking Water in 2015/2016. He is recommended in the area of construction in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2014 – 2021 editions) and acknowledged as one of the leading lawyers in the area of construction in Chambers Asia Pacific (2014 – 2021 editions) and the exclusive winner of the “Construction” category in Hong Kong by the Client Choice Awards 2018 & 2021. He is also recognised as a Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyer (2020 – 2021) and a Leading Front End Construction, Infrastructure & Projects Lawyer (2020) by Doyle’s Guide Hong Kong.

Joseph is the co-author of the Hong Kong version of one of the leading UK construction text “Emden’s Construction Law in Hong Kong”.