HONG KONG SAR - Media
OutReach - 23 October 2021 - The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) Quantity Surveying
Division hosted the HKIS Quantity Surveying Division Conference 2021 at the
HKIS Surveyors Learning Centre today. Themed "Forging
Ahead: Practical Solutions in Quantity Surveying" this year, the Conference
gathered government office heads, business leaders, experts and scholars to
share insights on the prospects of the quantity surveying industry. Ms HO Wing Yin, Winnie, JP, Director of
Architectural Services, Architectural Services Department of the HKSAR
Government attended the
Conference as its Guest of Honour. Delivered
both online and offline, the Conference drew a participation of over 300
industry professionals today.
Division is one of the six divisions of the HKIS and with the largest number of
members. The division has adhered to the spirit of excellence for many years.
Attributed to having been trained as construction cost consultants, the members
are equipped with the expert knowledge of costs, values, finance, contractual
arrangements and legal matters in the construction field. In order to provide
comprehensive services to society, the service areas also extend from building
projects in the past, to civil engineering, mechanical and electrical
engineering, renovations and maintenance projects.
The Conference featured
with 10 local and overseas industry leaders, experts and scholars deliberated
on emerging trends and explored prospects of the quantity surveying industry
from all-rounded and professional perspectives. This Conference aimed at
inspiring delegates to explore and seize opportunities emerging in the industry.
During the keynote
speech, Ms HO Wing Yin, Winnie, JP, Director of Architectural Services,
Architectural Services Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government shared
with participants the innovative technologies adopted by Architectural Services
Department and its quantity surveying branch. It reflects their determination
in nurturing innovative quantity surveying to tackle practical problems.
comprised three sessions, and covers area such as financial claims, financial
management, overseas career path, building information modelling and modular
integrated construction. Topics discussed included ""Claims due to COVID-19
under different standard forms of contract", "Opportunities and Challenges in
Greater Bay Area" and "BIM: Expectations, Shortfalls, Issues and Solutions" and
more. Both online and offline participants engaged in active discussion.
Sr Edwin TANG, President of the Hong Kong
Institute of Surveyors mentions in his welcome speech, "Surveyors must
keep up with the times and stay ahead of on-going development in our industry.
By providing the best professional services we ensure the surveying industry can continue to flourish in
Sr Amelia FOK, Chairman
of the HKIS Quantity Surveying Division mentions in her welcome speech, "With the wide-ranging topics, we hope participants
will be inspired by the knowledge and experiences shared by the speakers, and
help the industry "Forge Ahead"."
Paul WONG, Chairman of the HKIS Quantity Surveying
Division Conference 2021 Organising Committee notes in his closing
remarks, "It is our pleasure to invite local and overseas professionals from
diverse backgrounds to share their insights regarding the future, challenges
and solutions of quantity surveying with us. Through this we hope to get
delegates informed and inspired."
List of speakers
(in order of speech delivery)
Ms HO Wing Yin,
Winnie, JP, Director of Architectural Services, Architectural Services
Department, HKSAR Government (Guest of Honour)
Sr Gilbert KWOK,
Partner, Cocking & Co LLP
Mr KHOO Sze Boon, Immediate Past President (QS Division), Singapore
Institute of Surveyors & Valuers and Managing Director, Turner &
Townsend, Singapore, Vietnam & Philippines
Sr YK CHAN, Director,
Sr Melody LEUNG
Kwan Ngan, Executive M&E Quantity Surveyor, AECOM Cost Consulting and
Project Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Sr T T CHEUNG, JP, Past World Chairman, International
Cost Engineering Council
Sr K C TANG, Director, K.C. Tang Consultants Limited
Sr Jason CHAN Tak Chuen, a young qualified
QS with BIM experience
Sr Rita NG, Group Commercial Director, Paul Y. Engineering Group
Sr Mandy NG, Director,
Beria Consultants Limited
Prof. Malcolm HORNER,
Professor, University of Dundee
List of speakers and topics downloadable here: https://www.hkis.org.hk/hkis/general/annual-conf/2021/qsd/qsd-ac2021v7.pdf
Conference Proceeding downloadable here: https://qr.page/g/nqwpYfwOY
event photos downloadable HERE.
001 Around 60
guests and over 300 delegates attended the HKIS Quantity Surveying Division
Conference 2021 in person and online respectively.
002 Ms HO Wing Yin, Winnie, JP, Director
of Architectural Services, Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong SAR
Government opens the Conference.
003 Sr Edwin TANG, President of the Hong
Kong Institute of Surveyors delivers welcome speech.
004 Sr Amelia FOK, Chairman of the HKIS
Quantity Surveying Division delivers welcome remarks.
005 Hon Tony TSE Wai-chuen, JP, BBS, Member
of Legislative Council (Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape) (3rd
right), Sr Edwin TANG, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (2nd
right), Sr Amelia FOK, Chairman of the HKIS Quantity Surveying Division (4th
right), Sr Paul WONG, Chairman of the HKIS Quantity Surveying Division
Conference 2021 Organising Committee (4th left) and Office Bearers
of the HKIS Quantity Surveying Division presents memento to Ms HO Wing Yin,
Winnie, JP (middle).
006 Sr Paul WONG, Chairman of the HKIS
Quantity Surveying Division Conference 2021 Organising Committee delivers