President’s Message

1 October 2022

Dear Members,

Today, 1st October 2022, is the 73rd Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. It is my honor to represent the HKICM in attending a series of celebration events organized by some of the major associations in Hong Kong. Let us dedicate ourselves working on the growth and development of our nation as well as understanding our responsibilities and performing our duties.

The preparation of the 25th Construction Management Award (CMA) and Anniversary Dinner is underway. All CMA finalists completed their presentations to the jury panel on 27th August and 3rd September 2022. My heartfelt thanks to all the jurors, especially the Head Juror Ms. Clarice YU, JP, Director of the Buildings Department, for their precious time and professional judgment in selecting the winners of the CMA. The new HKICM tie and pin are under production and will be distributed before the CMA and Anniversary dinner.

To celebrate the HKICM 25th Anniversary, HKICM Sports and Recreation Committee successfully organized the first HKICM Morning Drive Event in July. Early in the morning, 16 vehicles with 24 participants gathered at Hung Hom carrying the HKICM 25th Anniversary logo and drove together to the SkyCity Marriott at Lantau Island.

The 13th day of the 6th month on the lunar calendar is Lo Pan Patron’s Day. This traditional festival is an important day to the construction industry. To commemorate Master Lo Pan’s contribution to his successive generations, and recognize outstanding young practitioners in the industry, the “2022 Young Lo Pan Award Ceremony” was held on 11th July at Lo Pan Temple at Kennedy Town. As one of the co-organizers, we aim to comprehend more outstanding young practitioners at different working levels and in different craft fields of the industry. Through commending full-time students, we hope to stimulate their creativity, interests and understanding of the industry to encourage them to join the construction industry in the future.

During the recent courtesy visit to the Hong Kong Institute of Construction (HKIC), we were delighted to meet the Director of the HKIC Sr Winnie Shiu. She gave an impressive presentation on the overview of HKIC and its efforts in training and upskilling practitioners for the construction industry. We extended our intention on closer collaboration and working relationship with HKIC in return.

Several site visits were organized in the last quarter including a visit to the Tung Chung Extension Reclamation site arranged by the CEDD, the MIC Mock-up for HKU Wong Chuk Hang Student Residence project and theProposed Redevelopment of The Mariners’ Club at Tsim Sha Tsui co-organized by HKICM YMC and HKIA. These site visits demonstrated excellent illustrations of latest innovation, technology applications and construction methods.

As the number confirmed cases of Covid-19 infection is reducing, I look forward to seeing you all at the 25th CMA and Anniversary Dinner with further relaxation of the social distancing measures.

Best Wishes,

Cr FUNG Kwok-keung, Conrad
President
1st October 2022

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”.