[Hybrid] The Innovative Era of Quantity Surveying

29 March 2023

Brief details of the talk

Owing to the shortage of quantity surveyors, the industry needs to enhance the efficiency of quantity surveying works. Therefore, applying the new technology onto the QS’s works is critical for tasks completed in a more effective manner.  It is the new era for our young QS talents in exploring and applying the new tech in costing, estimating, measurement and contracting. In fact, it is a door of opportunity for the QS to further develop in our professional.  The speaker will share with his experience in applying the BIM, 5D, internet, IOT, data management, AI and cloud computing. Cases are also shared and the talk is aimed at to trigger our thinking with the new mindset in the QS professional.

CPD Code:CPD20230329S
Organised by:Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM)
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Quantity Surveying Division (HKIS QSD)
Date:29 March 2023 (Wednesday)
Time:7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue:1) Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (subject to the prevailing COVID-19 precautionary measures) 2) By online media - ZOOM
Speaker(s):

Sr Dr. Peter Ng

Language:Cantonese supplemented by English
CPD Hour(s):1.5
Priority:HKICM Members and HKIS Members; First-come, first-served
Enrollment Fee:HKICM and HKIS Member HK$ 150.00
Non-member HK$ 180.00
Deadline:22 March 2023 (Wednesday)
Remarks:Remarks :
*For Face-to-Face: Special arrangements under COVID-19 Pandemic*:

Prior online registration is required. Walk-in registration will not be entertained.
Limited number of seats with social distancing is available at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
Participants will be denied entry to the Surveyors Learning Centre if they have been travelling abroad, or have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or have any symptoms of COVID-19 (including but not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulty, sudden loss of taste or smell and/or sore throat) in the last 14 days, or have been confirmed with COVID-19 or undergoing compulsory quarantine or medical surveillance arrangements of the HKSAR Department of Health.
Participants are required to wear a surgical mask at all times at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
Eating and drinking is not allowed at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
Disinfection service has been arranged at the Surveyors Learning Centre (comprising the Lecture Room, Meeting Room 1, Board Room, Library and Meeting Room 2).
*For ZOOM: The event will be conducted online via ZOOM. Upon successful registration, the ZOOM link for joining the CPD event will be available in the CPD/PQSL profile under the "Member Area" of the HKIS website.

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  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 . 
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Sr Dr. Peter Ng

Peter is the Chairman and Founder of Beria Consultants Limited.  He has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry and is particularly proficient at handling costing, quantity surveying, project management and assessment of claims.  He has extensive experience working with contractors, Consultants and Public Transport Corporations.  In these few years, he is interested in exploring the new technology applying in the costing management & quantity surveying.  He is also a CIC-Certified BIM Manager and has obtained the HKIS QS Award of Excellence in 2022.

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”.