Code : 2019019L
Event Name : QSD PQSL 2019 Specialization Series (2) – How Can Construction Disputes Be Avoided?
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Sunny Choi
Sr Choi was trained as a builder but has developed his career as a professional quantity surveyor. He has over 30 years’ experience in construction technical audit, cost management and contract administration of both construction and maintenance works. He is currently working in the Housing Department (HD) of the HKSAR Government as a Senior Quantity Surveyor. His duties cover cost estimating, preparation of general preambles and reviewing method of measurement, administration of Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Advisor (DARA) system and developing BIM applications for QS.

In this talk, Sr Choi will talk about how DARA help avoiding and resolving disputes in public housing construction contracts, which includes the procurement system for DARA, the contract provisions and procedures to dissolve disputes, and sharing examples demonstrating the effectiveness of the DARA system.
Event Date : 2019-06-24
Event Time : 7:00 - 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 0
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : QSD
Organizer : Quantity Surveying Division
Fee : HK$120 for members, HK$200 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed)
Priority : Priority is given to QSD Associate Members and Probationers
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

The purpose of the QSD PQSL 2019 is to help QSD probationers and Associate members to enrich the basic knowledge in quantity surveying practice and prepare for the APC examinations. There shall be various series of PQSL events, namely Measurement, Procurement, Standard Form of Building Contract, Contract Administration and Specialization which cover various topics such as Measurement Techniques, Measurement of Building Works and Building Services Installations, Tendering, Report on Tenders, Variation and Post-Contract Cost Control, Payment Valuation and Final Accounts, Contractual Arrangement, Liquidated Damages and Extension of Time, Direct Loss and Expense Claims, Dispute Resolution, Liquidation and etc.


The coming events are:



CPD Code



15 Feb, 2019


QSD PQSL Contract Administration Series 2019 (1) Payment Valuation and Final Account From the Contractor’s Perspective

Sr P F, Ponnie MA

15 Mar, 2019


QSD PQSL Contract Administration Series 2019 (2) – Cost Control: An Overview from Contractor’s Perspective

Sr Alan K. H. HO

7 Jan, 2019


QSD PQSL Contract Administration Series 2019 (3) – Valuation of Variations

Sr Paul K L Wong

26 Feb, 2019


QSD PQSL Procurement Series 2019 (1) Contractual Arrangement

Sr Philip S K Au

16 Apr, 2019


QSD PQSL Contract Administration Series 2019 (4) – Report on Tenders

Sr Ringo Lui

28 Jan, 2019


QSD PQSL Contract Administration Series 2019 (5) – Extension of Time and Liquidated Damages


26 Mar, 2019


QSD PQSL Contract Administration Series 2019 (6) – What you need to know in Prolongation and Acceleration Cost Claim

Sr Eric Ting

25 Apr, 2019


QSD PQSL Contract Administration Series 2019 (7) – Shall We Talk – Quantum-Drive Procurement Strategy

Sr Poleon Chan

3 Jul, 2019


QSD PQSL Measurement Series 2019 (1) – Measurement of Civil Engineering Works

Sr Wilson Li

3 May, 2019


QSD PQSL Specialization Series 2019 (1) –The Joy in Sub-contracting: Experience Sharing on Revitalization of Historic Buildings

Sr Frederick S C So and

Sr Hazel K.L.Luk

20 May, 2019


QSD PQSL Contract Administration Series 2019 (8) – Arrangement of Sub-Contract

Sr Cindia Hui


24 Jun, 2019


QSD PQSL 2019 Specialization Series (2) – How Can Construction Disputes Be Avoided?

Sr Sunny Choi

4 Sep, 2019


QSD PQSL Contract Administration Series 2019 (9) – Commercial Management and Cost Forecasting (From Contractor’s Perspective)

Sr Joseph Law


Remarks :

NOT Eligible for CPD Hours

This event is recognised as the Divisional PQSL event and it accounts for 1.5 PQSL hours. Whether the event could be regarded as the PQSL event for other Division’s APC scheme or not shall be determined by the APC candidate’s respective Division. This event does not account for CPD hours.

Payment : HKD 120