As of 2018, the Government HKSAR has adopted Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology in major government capital works projects. To assist such adoption, Development Bureau published a Technical Circular (Works): 7/2017 to set out the policy and requirements, whereas the Buildings Department (BD) published a practice note: ADV-34 to provide general guidelines on BIM submissions for building proposals.


To equip small to medium size enterprises in adopting innovative technologies, a $1 billion Construction Innovation and Technology Fund was proposed by the Financial Secretary in his 2018 Budget Speech thus paying the way to assist the community in the adoption of BIM.

Adoption of new innovative ideas and technologies have risks, but with better insight and knowledge one can minimize its exposure while benefiting from the fruits of such adoption from a business perspective.

7:00pm - 7:30pm
7:30pm - 7:40pm
Welcome Remarks
7:40pm - 8:15pm
Mr. David FUNG
BIM and its contractual issues
  • What is BIM?

  • Design authoring, collaboration, drawings production.

  • Traditional BIM procurement vs Professional BIM procurement.

  • Development Bureau's Technical Circular - requirements & deliverables.

  • Statutory drawings and contract drawings.

8:15pm - 9:15pm
Dr. Christopher TO
Legal implications associated with BIM adoption
  • Legal issues associated with the adoption of BIM.

  • How to minimize those inherent risks to create opportunities.

  • Overview of the Development Bureau’s Technical Circular (Works): 7/2017.

  •  Precautions and managing disputes as they occur

  •  Managing complex arbitrations in which the adoption of technology is a major issue  within the dispute

  • What’s next for BIM in Hong Kong?

9:15pm - 9:40pm
Questions and Answers Session
9:40pm - 9:45pm

Mr. David FUNG

David FUNG is an experienced architect.  He has been using BIM for 20 years and applied this technology into building design, documentation and co-ordination, construction and facility management.  David was the Chairman of HKIBIM and winner of the HK BIM Excellence Awards 2014 organized by Construction Industry Council.  He has extensive experiences in BIM teaching, BIM implementations and establishing BIM standards. He won numerous BIM Awards throughout the years and was speakers for conferences and forum.

Dr. Christopher TO
Dr. Christopher TO is an independent mediator and arbitrator who is on the panels of various leading global alternative dispute resolution bodies. He has arbitrated more than hundred international cases involving both ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations; and has mediated many international and domestic cases. He is an accredited mediator, chartered arbitrator, chartered engineer, chartered information technology professional and a law professor.
As former Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Dr. TO managed to elevate Hong Kong’s status as the regional dispute resolution hub of Asia by increasing the number of international dispute cases being referred to Hong Kong for amiable resolution as well as creating the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre, a body that has gain international prominence within the community as a reliable, trustworthy, independent and reputable entity that manages domain name disputes. In recognition of his outstanding leadership and his contribution to the community, in 2001 he was honored as the youngest Director of the Year in Hong Kong and in 2007 he was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Eaton Club

5/f, Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central Hong Kong

20 Apr 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Eaton Club Central,
5/F, Champion Tower, 3 Garden Rd, Central, Central, Hong Kong


Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Centre Presents:

Managing BIM effectively under Hong Kong’s regulatory & policy regime

April 20, 2018 Eaton Club, Central