Thursday, December 14 2017 6:47:19

CPD by Others
Code : 2013079
Event Name : The Investigation of the Role of Quantity Surveyors in Infrastructure Projects
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Dr. Ellen Lau is a fellow member of HKIS and RICS. She received her first degree in Quantity Surveying in UK, and further with MSc and PhD in Management. She practiced with consultant quantity surveying firms and an international contractor before she started her academic career. She taught quantity surveying subjects in City University of Hong Kong, and conducted research in management, procurement and surveying. She has published many papers and acted as reviewers in reputable journals and conferences, and edited two books in addition to involving in different international activities.
Event Date : 06/11/2013
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 120712/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : QSD
Closing Date : 05/11/2013
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$150 for non-members (HK$20 walk-in surcharge on all pricings listed); Free of charge for full time University students (subject to availability)
Priority : QSD Members; First-come-first-served
Language : English
Details :

Traditionally, quantity surveyor (QS) is responsible for the cost and contract management functions in building projects, including preparation of construction contract documents, provision of cost advice and construction cost and contract administration. However, the cost significant activities in engineering projects may be different from that in building projects, and such differences may shed some light to the development of the role of QS in infrastructure projects. A research study has been held to investigate how QS is involved in these cost significant activities in typical engineering projects in order to find out how the impact of the problem of cost overrun for engineering projects can be minimized from QS’s perception. This talk is to report on the quantitative and qualitative results collected from the study, and to consolidate the recommendations made in the study for members’ reference. The content will touch upon cost management, contract management, the independent role of QS in infrastructure projects and the comparison with building projects.