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Legal Aspects of Defective Works

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Defective works are a common issue in construction contracts, but the law regulating them is becoming more and more complicated.

Course Objectives

This seminar will provide an overview and update of the legal aspects concerning defective construction works. It will use case studies to examine the law and its practice, and will highlight areas that those involved need to be alerted to.

Target Participants

HKIE Member or engineer

Course Contents

  • Categorization of defects
  • Overlapping of liabilities
    • Contractors
    • Architects/ Engineers
    • Project Managers, Surveyors & Others
  • Defects before completion, at completion & post completion
  • Compensation
  • Defects & termination of contracts
  • Final certificates & claims against defects


Certificate of Attendance

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese (course materials in English)