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HKICAdj and YMG: Webinar on Impacts of Covid-19 on HK Construction Industry - Lessons learned from Legal and Contractual Perspectives

  • 1 Sep 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 60


  • Paid-up Members

A webinar co-hosted by HKICAdj and Lighthouse Club

Impacts of Covid-19 on Hong Kong Construction Industry – Lessons learned from Legal and Contractual Perspectives

The Lighthouse Club Young Members Group and The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Adjudicators invite you to an evening webinar in September 2022.

Details of Webinar

Date: 1 September 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (HK Time)

Venue: By Zoom (details to be provided following registration)

Language: English

Registration: online 

Admission: Free for Members of Lighthouse Club. HK$150 for Non-Members.

About the Webinar

Since early February 2020, measures to contain Novel Coronavirus (commonly known as “Covid-19”) have been implemented in Hong Kong and Mainland China. These measures significantly affected the construction industry.

To say the least, workers were infected with Covid-19, construction sites were closed down, material supplies were suspended, health and safety measures were tightened, statutory approvals and consultant’s review, preparation and approval of design submissions were slowed down.

These hindrances impacted on the timely approval and completion of construction projects. Contractors sought extensions of time to shield themselves from being hammered by liquidated damages and consultants and architects fought their ways through the drawings and designs to ensure that adequate details were issued to the contractors to maintain the work progress.

All these result in additional time and costs to the contractors, the consultants, architects and the employers. Parties strive to preserve their contractual entitlements under the construction contracts by scrutinizing the commercial implications of delays and disruptions caused by Covid-19 on the construction contracts.

Taking into consideration the impacts on the development and construction sectors caused by the fifth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, the Development Bureau announced on 14 March 2022 a decision to grant extension of time to public works contracts and the building covenant period under land leases of private development projects.

This webinar aims at taking a closer look into some key impacts of Covid-19 on the construction industry in Hong Kong and examining what lessons we have indeed learned since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020.

Our speakers are:

Mr Joseph Chung, Partner, Construction Department of Deacons

Mr Stanley Lo, Consultant, Construction Department of Deacons

For any queries, please contact our Event Organizing Team by communications@hkicadj.org.

We are pleased to share the power point presented by Mr. Joseph Chung and Mr. Stanley Lo, Construction Department of Deacons for your reading.

Impacts of Covid-19 on HK Construction Industry - Lessons learned from Legal and Contractual Perspectives 

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