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Contract Administration

The course provides best practice and practical knowledge on contract administration. After the course, attendees will be able to apply the knowledge gained in this session to their own projects.

Mon 17 Feb 2020 - Tue 18 Feb 2020
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
6 hours CPD

Early bird discount is available until 17 January 2020



For anyone involved in construction projects it is essential that accurate records are kept. In order to provide construction professionals with the skills and knowledge required in this field, this course will provide practical insight into up-to-date practices that can be applied to construction contracts. This will include contractual requirements, best practice, modern methods of information management, and guidance on post-contract administration.

Attendees will have to implement what they learn by completing a practical example. The role of a contract administrator in practice will be extensively explored and there will be opportunities to share experiences and answer questions relating to real-world scenarios.

Course content

The course looks in detail at the following key areas:

  • Establishing a client’s brief
  • Contractual parties and their obligations (employer and contractor)
  • Best practice record keeping (drawing registers, site records, site portals)
  • Progress on site (monitoring progress, information flow, requests for information, delays)
  • Certificates issued by contract administrators (practical, non-completion, partial possession)
  • Practical application (administering the variation process from beginning to end)
  • Self and peer assessment with a practical activity

Meet the trainer:

Ir Prof George Chi-Wai Cheng MRICS

MSc ( Eng), RPE ( Building & Civil ), PEng (Ontario, Canada), CPEng ( Aust.), Chartered Quantity Surveyor, FHKIE, FASCE, FIEAust, FInstCES, FSZCES, MCSCE

Ir Cheng is a commercial/procurement manager and project manager with over 30 years' proven record of success in project and development management, design management, construction management and engineering, cost estimating and client contract administration, and consultancy and contractor organisation. He is skilled in managing multi-discipline, multi-cultural teams through various contractual routes, including D&C, BOT, and Partnering.

Ir Cheng specialises in the project management and control of both the design and construction of civil and building projects across a range of market sectors, including highways and bridges, high-rise building, industrial and commercial building, mass transit rail, airport, marine structure, land development , metals and mines, and power-generation facilities in Canada, India, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, China and Asia-Pacific regions. He is also an accomplished negotiator, successful team builder, problem-solver, and is highly client focused, particularly in a multi-cultural environment.

He is the Chairman and Assessor of RICS-APC Final Assessment in QS & Construction, Project Management Pathway and the Examiner of Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyor ( Commercial Management discipline).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Assess the responsibilities for record keeping
  • Prepare registers and records for correspondence, drawings, variations, resources on site.
  • Analyse and interpret the variation process from inception to valuation
  • Recognise bad practice and demonstrate good practice
  • Complete a practical example on documentation

Who should attend

  • Contract administrators
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Project management surveyors
  • Main contractors
  • Commercial managers
  • Architects
  • Building surveyors


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

  • Early bird discount RICS professionals
    Expires on 17 January HK$3000
  • Non-RICS Professionals
    Expires on 17 January 2020 HK$3500
  • Standard price RICS professional HK$3500
  • Non-RICS profssional HK$4000
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