10 December 2022

Course Brief and Objectives:

Under the Buildings Ordinance (BO) (Cap. 123), a registered contractor is required to provide continuous supervision to the carrying out of building works or street works in accordance with the Supervision Plans.  A minimum of one person must be appointed by the registered contractor to act for it for the purposes of the BO, and the appointed representative is referred as the “Authorized Signatory” (AS) in the Technical Memorandum for Supervision Plan.

This elite course, extended with small group discussion and tutorial, interactive group and role-play mock AS interview, aims to provide helpful review and refreshment on the BO, its subsidiary regulations and current construction practice in light of an AS. Empirical techniques in the preparation and attendance of AS interview in that mock questions and answers would be shared in the mock interviews with veteran ASs and construction practitioners.

Date 10 December 2022 (Saturday)
Time 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Rundown 9:15 am Start of Registration
9:30 – 11:30 am Presentation on Knowledge for AS Assessment
11:30 -12:30 am Small Group Discussion / Tutorial
12:30 – 1:15 pm Refreshment Break and Free Discussion (Lunch will be provided)
1:15 – 2:30 pm Full Mock AS Interview
2:30 – 3:45 pm Interactive Group Mock Interview & Q&As
3:45 – 4:00 pm Conclusion & Closing Remarks
Venue 16/F, HKCA Building, 180 – 182 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Class size 40 persons (Maximum)
Medium of Instruction Cantonese supplemented with English
CPD Credit 6 CPD hours and a certificate of attendance (e-certificate) will be issued.
Course Fee HKICM/HKCA Member – HK$5,000*; Non-member – HK$6,000* per person
*Fee inclusive of course handouts & textbook (for new participants only) of


Deadline for Registration 01 December 2022 (Thursday)

Course Content:

  1. Current AS Registration System
  2. A Brief Introduction of Contractors Registration Committee (CRC)
  3. Objectives of AS Interview
  4. Aspects of Knowledge to be Assessed by CRC
    • Statutory Role, Function and Duties of Registered Contractors
    • Objectives of Buildings Ordinance and Control Mechanism
    • Local Conditions and Common Knowledge in the Industry
    • Working Knowledge of BO/Regulations/Codes etc. & Control of Building Works by Other Authorities
    • Local statutory requirements
    • Technical Knowledge and Practical Experience
  1. Sharing on the Past Development of AS Assessment
  2. Small Group Discussion/Tutorial
  3. Role-play of mock AS Interview and Assessment
  4. Review of Mock AS Interview Questions and Suggested Answers
  5. Conclusion and Closing Remarks
    • Performance Review of Mock AS Interviewees
CPD Code:CPD20221210T
Organised by:Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM)
Hong Kong Construction Association (HKCA)
Date:10 December 2022 (Saturday)
Time:9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:16/F, HKCA Building, 180 - 182 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Key Speakers and Guests:

  •         Cr Paul CHUNG, FHKICM, RCM, MHKIE, CEng, MIStructE

Technical Director / Ex-AS of RGBC, Ex-CRC Panel Member and Honorary President of HKICM; Ex-Governing Council of HKQAA, Council Member of HKCA, Chairman of Lo Pan KYT



AS of RGBC, ex-CRC Panel Member and Honorary President of HKICM



AS of RGBC, ex-CRC Panel Member and Member of AS Committee


  •         Cr Bill NAM, MHKICM, RCM, MCIOB, MHKIPM

AS of RGBC and Member of AS Committee


  •         Cr Paco LAM, MHKICM, MCIOB, MQSI

AS of RGBC and Member of AS Committee


Ex-CRC Panel Members and existing ASs experienced in the registration and assessment of AS under BO will be invited to join the group discussion / tutorial, mock AS interview, experience sharing and Q&A session.

Language:Cantonese supplemented by English
CPD Hour(s):6
Enrollment Fee:HKICM/HKCA Member - HK$5,000*
Non-member - HK$6,000* per person
Deadline:1 December 2022 (Thursday)
1. For on-line registration, please click here (confirmation e-mail will be sent to successful registrants in due course); or
2. Fill in the Registration Form below or download the words version here.

* Payment shall be made payable to “Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers” and sent by mail together with the Registration Form to the address below: -

The Secretariat Office, Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers
Rooms 801-2, On Lok Yuen Building, 25 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

For enquiries, please contact HKICM Secretariat Office at Tel: (852) 2523 2081 or e-mail: info@hkicm.org.hk.

Important Notes:

  1. This is an online pre-registration only and the seat reserved will only be confirmed by an e-mail sent to the successful registrant in due course upon receipt of the registration fee.
  2. The talk will be conducted online via Zoom. Successful registrants will be notified separately via email with the meeting ID in due course to the online event . 
  3. Information collected, including name, phone number, email address and postal address, will only be used for the purpose of processing booking or general enquires related to HKICM, and will be treated in confidence and not be disclosed to any other party. 
  4. HKICM reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in the case of any dispute.

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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”.