9.00 to 5.00
(registration from 8.30)
The theme for this year’s conference is Defects, Quality and Workmanship – Presenting the Evidence.
Defective work and poor workmanship are problems which have been around for a long time. In Hong Kong, high profile cases include the short piling cases almost 20 years ago, and more recently a collapsing sports centre roof, lead in water pipes, controversy over wave absorbing blocks on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and alleged defective works on the MTR Shatin to Central Link. Conversely, employers are frequently withholding money based on little evidence, often with liability between design and workmanship far from being established. This conference will examine typical standard provisions which deal with defective work, quality and workmanship, why such provisions do not always achieve their aims, and how evidence in such cases should be recorded and subsequently presented to a tribunal.