Under the Belt and Road Initiative, China collaborates with partnering countries to initiate international mega-sized infrastructure development projects, aiming at boosting their economy and services. In practice, similar to the construction projects in Hong Kong, these types of construction projects often experience significant project delays and budget overruns due to a lack of proper management of resources and stakeholders.

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In this workshop, guest speakers will address challenges that the project managers may encounter and will introduce the fundamental knowledge and real-life practices of international project management and relational contracting systems. Participants will be provided with real-life case studies to capture the lessons learned from managing construction projects both locally and internationally. The following topics will be covered:

  • project management techniques: scope management, time management, cost management, resource management and stakeholder management; and
  • construction procurement systems and relational contracting systems:
    - design-bid-build
    - design-and-build
    - partnering and collaborative working via Target Cost Contracting (TCC) and public-private partnership (PPP).

Details of cases shared by Guest Speakers  



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Dr. Daniel Wai Ming Chan 

Associate Professor and 
Associate Head (Teaching),
Department of Building
and Real Estate, PolyU

Dr. Francis Ming Fung Siu

Assistant Professor, 
Construction and Real 
Estate Management, 
Department of Building 
and Real Estate, PolyU


 Guest Speakers:  
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Mr. Gilbert Kwok

Partner, Hong Kong,
Clyde & Co 

Ir. Tam Ming Fai, Alan

Project Controller 
Hopewell Construction 
Company Limited


Quick Summary

Date & Time:

30 August 2019 (Fri), 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and
31 August 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Medium of Instruction:

Cantonese with training materials in English

Guest Speaker Sharing:

Cantonese / Putonghua / English


Hotel ICON, Kowloon

Workshop Fee:

HK$800 (includes HK$400 workshop fee and HK$400 self-funded lunch and dinner fee)

Workshop Size:

A maximum of 50 participants

Click HERE to register the Belt and Road Cross-Professional Advancement Programme workshops

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the workshop, participants are expected to:

  • understand the fundamental principles of project management in connection with time, cost, resources and stakeholders.
  • be able to apply the project management techniques in workplaces aiming to reduce delivery time and cost, as well as to enhance working relationships with local and international parties.
  • be able to select appropriate procurement options and evaluate their pros and cons for different construction projects.
  • be able to apply the concepts and principles of relational contracting to the implementation of construction projects.

Facilitators and Guest Speakers


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Dr. Daniel Wai Ming Chan 
Associate Professor in Construction Project Management 
Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) 
Department of Building and Real Estate, PolyU

Being a Project Manager, Chartered Building Engineer and Registered Construction Manager by profession, Dr. Chan is also the Honorary Secretary and Member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Project Management (HKIPM).

Dr. Chan has published over 220 research papers on the broad theme of project management in leading construction management journals and international conference proceedings.


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Dr. Francis Ming Fung Siu 
Assistant Professor of Construction and Real Estate Management 
Department of Building and Real Estate, PolyU

Dr. Siu is building on previous industrial research experience, which he gained while collaborating with multiple construction companies in both Hong Kong and Canada to advance the knowledge and practice of building, infrastructure, and industrial construction.

His research focuses on developing innovative methods and technologies in the fields of project planning, control and visualization. 



Guest Speakers:

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Mr. Gilbert Kwok
Partner, Hong Kong, Clyde & Co

Gilbert is a partner of Clyde & Co's China Construction Group. Before he started his legal work in 1991, he had been a qualified quantity surveyor in the construction industry. He is experienced in drafting and advising on construction contracts, consultancy agreements and other related contracts relating to a wide range of infrastructure projects in a number of countries and cities, such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Macau, Korea, Bolivia, Ecuador, Soviet Union and Angola. In addition, he is also a construction disputes specialist. He has successfully handled numerous arbitration and litigation cases for 28 years.

Gilbert is recognized as a leading lawyer for construction (Hong Kong and China) in Chambers Asia Pacific since 2012.

He is also a Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) and Past Chairman, the Quantity Surveying Division of HKIS.

On community services, he was the president of the Rotary Club of Peninsula from July 2017 - June 2019.

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Ir. Tam Ming Fai, Alan
Project Controller (Construction), Hopewell Construction Company Limited

Ir. Alan Tam is currently Project Controller (Construction) of Hopewell Construction Company Limited. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from The University of Hong Kong. He joined Hopewell Holdings Limited in 1995 and was engaged in financing, construction and operation of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Superhighway. Ir Tam has over 20 years of relevant experience in planning, development, design, construction and operation of highway infrastructure projects and development of new construction projects in the PRC.

Case Sharing

Guest Speakers:

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Ir. Tam Ming Fai, Alan
Project Controller (Construction), Hopewell Construction Company Limited

Ir. Alan Tam will share with participants his experience on developing and managing various highway infrastructure projects procured with the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model in Mainland China undertaken by Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Ltd. He will also cover the Public-Private Partnership cases in Mainland China and the project of Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port in Sri Lanka with focus on the consequences of project management failure.