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Black Book: Extension of Time Principles and Practice

In Hong Kong, it is common that the completion of a construction project is delayed and Extension of Time (EOT) is prepared, applied and assessed. In this training, you will learn about the principles of EOT and how to prepare a comprehensive EOT Report.

Sat 11 Jan 2020
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
RICS Hong Kong office, Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre , 183 Queen's Road East , Wanchai, Hong Kong
6 hours CPD

Early bird offer is available until 13 December



In Hong Kong, it is very common that a construction project's completion is delayed and, thus, an Extension of Time must be prepared, applied and assessed. In my previous seminars/CPDs in relation to EOT, I found that there were around 99% of the projects in Hong Kong are expected to be extended. But why? How to deal with Extension of Time (EOT)?

In this training, you will learn about the Purpose, Contractor’s Obligations in Applying, Notices, Condition Precedent, Time Bar, Timing for Granting, Grounds, Concurrency, Prevention Principle, Time at Large, and Remedy, etc. in relation to EOT.

EOT Reports examples will be circulated for reference and you will learn how to prepare a comprehensive Extension of Time Report.

Last but not the least, a Recent Case Study – a recent, precise and comprehensive large-scale project’s EOT application, details and substantiations, negotiations, assessments, further substantiations, and eventually finalization, shall be detailed point by point so that all might appreciate the complete procedure for a EOT – from a contractor’s application, architect’s and engineer’s assessments, and till finalization.

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Learning Objectives

After this programme, you will be able to:

  • understand the principles, purpose, obligations in applying, notices, condition precedent, time bar, timing for granting, grounds, concurrency, prevention principle, time at large, remedy, and more.
  • recognise Extension of Time (EOT) on public and private sectors’ views.
  • reviewing real cases studies and learning points
  • reviewing and preparing of EOT reports
  • an actual example of EOT application till finalisation


  • Concepts delivery and sharing recent court cases
  • Group discussion and exercises
  • Interactive discussions and Q&A
  • Sharing EOT reports 
  • A real case study

Meet the trainer

Ludwig, C Y HON FRICS FHKIS, FCInstCES, FHKIArb, FCIArb, RPS[QS], Registered Expert Witness, Arbitrator, Mediator, Director of C Y Hon Consultants Ltd

Ludwig is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with more than 30 years working experience in the construction industries of Hong Kong, Macau, PRC, Singapore, Vietnam and Australia. During this period Ludwig has worked for private consultancy firms, public authority, developer, main contractor and sub-contractor firms.

Ludwig is an expert in costs and contracts, experienced in pre- and post-contract cost control procedures, and has particular experience in preparing and negotiating claims and disputes including extension of time and loss and expenses, for all building, E&M and civil engineering works. He has been appointed on many occasions to provide contractual advice and has prepared more than 50 EOT reports, expert reports and / or acted as expert witnesses in front of various courts.

Additionally, he has been involving in mediation and dispute avoidance / resolution since 2005. He has been appointed on 8 occasions as Mediator. He has been acting as the Dispute Resolution Advisor / Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Advisor between the Government and the Main Contractor for 9 occasions, and on the list of the HKIAC Arbitrator and HKIA/HKIS Arbitrator and registered as RICS (HK) Registered Expert Witness.


For enquiries or further information, please contact Mr Peter Au, RICS Business Development Manager, on +852 2116 9719 or

  • Early bird RICS Professionals
    Expires on 13 December 2019 HK$3000
  • Non-RICS Professionals
    Expires on 13 December 2019 HK$3500
  • Standard fee RICS Professionals HK$3500
  • Non-RICS Professionals HK$4000
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