UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Seminars

Peter Wong

Peter Wong
Date:
08-Feb-2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue:
To be held virtually via Zoom
Title:
Towards Seeking Contractual Equitable Remedy for COVID-19 Related Delay
Speaker(s):
Prof. Peter Wong, RMIT University

Registration required, ZOOM link to be provided upon registration.

Registration: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=85265 (By Feb 3)


ABSTRACT

Standard Forms of Building Contract in many countries do not consider delay caused by COVID-19 lockdown as a qualified event for any loss and expenses claim lodged by the construction contractors. Disagreements have arisen in this connection. As neither contracting party could have prevented the COVID lockdown, the associated impacts of project delay should be equitably shared between the contracting parties. This session covers a presentation of a study conducted in Australia that investigated how COVID-related project delay claims were managed. Views regarding how contract provisions can be amended to avoid disputes of a similar kind in future projects were sought. This study provides insight into preventing and resolving disputes arising from COVID related loss and expenses claims. The findings illustrate how contracting parties might collaborate to enable an equitable share of the risks in future contracts. 


THE SPEAKER

Professor Peter S.P. Wong is the Associate Dean (Construction Management) of the School of Property Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, Australia. His publications are highly relevant to construction contract administration, carbon accounting in construction, immersive technology (VR/AR/MR) in construction, prefabrication, and modulation of construction, and organisational change management. As of October 2022, his research endeavours have led to over 100 publications and A$3 million dollars of research grants. He is a Task Group member in ‘Sustainable Housing’ ‘Net-Zero Building’ and ‘Cities & Infrastructure’ of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council. Internationally, he is the Associate Editor of the ICE Proceedings: Management, Procurement and Law and the Editorial Board Member of the ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. He is the Education Board Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Global Accreditation Panel Member of the Chartered Institute of Building. 


Post event meeting

After the seminar, there will be three online sessions for interested parties to meet the speaker individually. Please feel free to indicate which session you prefer to join in the following online form if you are interested by February 3, 2023. You are welcome to invite others to join the same session with you.

Post event meeting registration:  https://hku.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3ad8vmYf6pFm2mq  (First-come-first-serve)

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