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Pre & Post Contract Project Management

This course will help you understand how to deliver the main phases of the pre-contract development management process and learn how to manage the main stages of a project from tender-award through to commissioning, operation and settling final accounts.

Fri 23 Aug 2019 - Sat 24 Aug 2019
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
RICS Office, Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
12 hours CPD


Pre-Contract Project Management Techniques (Module one)

One of the keys to successful project management is having a plan in place as early as possible. In construction, this means understanding how to set out and deliver the main phases of the pre-contract development management process and the activities included in each phase.

Pre-Contract Project Management Techniques provides specific guidance on the issues that will impact upon the development process, and is relevant to all are involved in the key phases of development management; including developers, surveyors or representatives, project management surveyors, valuation surveyors, quantity surveyors, planning surveyors, architects, designers, planning consultants, land agents and engineers.

Post-Contract Project Management Techniques (Module two)

Following the signing of contracts, successful construction project management involves knowing how to manage the main stages of a project from tender award through to commissioning, operation and settling final accounts.

How project information in all these areas is managed, and the roles and responsibilities of all key parties will be covered during the session, and you will engage in practical examples to demonstrate how to assure, maintain and manage project data.

Who should attend?

This will be useful to those that wish to develop and gain knowledge of how to administer and manage project data, including main contractors, commercial managers, sub-contract surveyors. You will also find this useful if you are a:

  • project manager, surveyor, architect, planner
  • non-construction professional starting to become involved in construction projects
  • business owner and/or investor moving into the construction and development of projects
  • building manager relocating or developing your sites

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, mainly for building and civil engineering works. He has been appointed on many occasions to provide contractual advice and has prepared more than 40 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 7 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 7 occasions, and on the list of the HKIAC Arbitrator and HKIA/HKIS Arbitrator and registered as RICS (HK) Registered Expert Witness.

Structure and learning objectives

  • This module will help you:

    • create and evolve a development brief.
    • complete a development appraisal including all necessary information.
    • Identify the ins and outs of planning and development control.
    • Assess the various procurement routes one may take.
    • Recognise and distinguish the important aspects of project funding and finance.

    Learn how to develop a development brief

    • Defining the clients aspirations
    • Measuring risk
    • Planning a programme of delivery
    • Project team development

    What should be included in a development appraisal?

    • Financial implications
    • Physical implications
    • Legal implications

    The ins and outs of planning and development control

    • Outline planning
    • Master planning
    • Planning gain
    • Reserved matters

    What procurement route should one take?

    • Risk management
    • Procurement routes
    • Contract forms
    • Tendering procedures

     Project funding and finance

    • The public sector perspective
    • The private sector perspective
    • Project contingencies
    • Insurances/bonds
    • Warranties
  • This module will help you:

    • demonstrate knowledge of the processes from contract award through to mobilisation and the importance of project administration.
    • identify all relevant project processes and procedures.
    • effectively monitor project programmes.
    • manage risk.
    • define what a project audit involves and should include.

    The process from contract award through to mobilisation

    • Contracts and their differences
    • Putting the team together
    • Leadership and management techniques

    The importance of project administration

    • Key contractual elements to be aware of
    • Setting up a management process
    • Contractual roles and responsibilities and reporting structures
    • Project Meetings
    • Dispute resolution and how to manage it

     Project process and procedures

    • Project Execution Plan preparation
    • PRINCE2 and other systems
    • Value engineering

    How to monitor project programmes

    • Project programming techniques
    • Critical path analysis
    • Project financial management

    Managing risk

    • Setting up a risk register
    • Managing risk workshops

    Project audits

    • Data management techniques
    • Gateway reviews
    • Identifying lessons learnt

    Public sector/private sector differences

    • Funding and reporting

    Commissioning and operation

    • Snagging
    • Gearing up for occupation
    • Last minute legals
    • Final account


  • Standard fee - joining both modules HK$6000
  • Standard fee- join one module HK$3500
  • Standard fee - joining both modules HK$7000
  • Standard fee- join one module HK$4500
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