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[FULL] Technical Seminar: Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme - Courageous Adoption of NEC in a Major Drainage Project

Date, time & venue 
2018-02-07;18:30 – 20:00hrs;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F

Programme Highlight


Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme adopts the "New Engineering Contract" (NEC) form of contract. Under the NEC, the project management office and the contractor foster a relationship through partnering mutual trust and co-operation. On this basis, the parties collaborate closely to foresee and early resolve potential problems, thereby minimizing disputes and avoiding delay and effectively enhancing project cost control.




Merits of the NEC


  • Team Spirit and goal alignment
  • Pain-gain share mechanism to enhance cost effectiveness
  • Reducing the risks of cost and time overrun


Features of NEC


  • Mutual Trust & Cooperation
  • Risk Management
  • Early Problem Resolution
  • Timely Reply
  • Subcontracting Management


The project team adopts the "One Team, One Goal" approach to establish common objectives and targets in all the key aspects of construction time, costs, quality, safety, environmental protection, etc. The "Knowing Me, Knowing You" workshops were also held to help the parties understand each other's concerns and jointly overcome challenges in delivering the project.






Free of Charge.






Mr. LAI Yuk On, Simon           Senior Engineer/Drainage Projects 1


Registration & Enquiries


The number of participants is limited to 80 and priority will be given to members of Civil Division and previous registered participants. Please complete the on-line registration at Email registration will not be accepted. Only successful applicants will be informed by email.



For enquiries, please contact: Ms Yuki Leung via email:





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