IOM3(HK) February 2018 NEC Seminar

Hong Kong Branch
25 Apr 2018

On 28 February 2018, a technical seminar on “The Challenge of Transition from Traditional Contract to NEC Forms of Contract in Hong Kong” organised by the IOM3 Hong Kong Branch was held and supported by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for the venue. 110 participates were attended this seminar.

This seminar speaker, Dr Brenda Yip, has contributed to the construction industry and academia for 27 years. Brenda has gained substantial professional experience in building engineering and project management for numerous successful large scale public and private property developments. Brenda has held a Professoriate post at the Department of Real Estate and Construction at the University of Hong Kong. Brenda’s first involvement on NEC was in 2012 when the Development Bureau invited BK SURCO for proposals for NEC contract management. Brenda has conducted numerous NEC training workshops and contract advisory services for clients.  Brenda has the qualification of NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract Accredited Project Manager to be included in the NEC register.

In this seminar, Brenda briefed the attendees on the use of NEC3 Forms of Contract for the procurement of all new public sector works from 2015 as the default choice of contract, in preference to traditional Government standard contract forms, is one such initiative. This seminar revealed the challenge with such a transition is in the effective training of those responsible for delivering these projects, both in the provisions of the NEC contract, and also in the philosophy of collaboration, co- operation, openness and teamwork which is the essence of the spirit of mutual trust and co-operation, which is fundamental to the success of an NEC project.

On behalf of the IOM3 HK Branch, we would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr Brenda Yip for the excellent presentation.  
You may view the presentation material from Here.

Hon. Treasurer Mr Tim Leung (R) presenting souvenir to the speaker Dr Brenda Yip (L)