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Hong Kong




“ The World of Innovation” has been adopted as the main title because for the first time this year, the highly successful Hong Kong Institute of Value Management (HKIVM) International Conference extends its remit to the Asia Pacific region and also aims to draw in new industries to participate in what promises to be a major business and educational event. Co-hosted by the Institute of Value Management Australia (IVMA), the Architectural Services Department (ASD) and the City University of Hong Kong (CityU).


The Hong Kong Institute of Value Management


The Hong Kong Institute of Value Management (HKIVM) is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to the promotion of the Value Management process in Hong Kong. Our aims and objectives are stated as follow:

  • To create an awareness in the community of the benefits to be derived from the application of Value Management in Hong Kong
  • To encourage the use of the Value Management process by sponsors
  • To establish and maintain standards of Value Management practice in Hong Kong
  • To contribute to the dissemination of the knowledge and skills of Value Management
  • To establish an identity for the Institute within Hong Kong and overseas
  • To encourage research and development of Value Management with particular emphasis on developing new applications of the process
  • To encourage and assist in the education of individuals and organisations in Value Management in Hong Kong
  • To establish and maintain a Code of Conduct for practitioners of Value Management in Hong Kong
  • To maintain lists of Value Management Facilitators in Hong Kong
  • To attract membership of the Institute to support these objectives


We invite professionals and managers to join our Institute for the common cause. Membership is open to individuals who have active and genuine interest in the promotion and applications of Value Management in 2 categories: Members are individuals who can demonstrate an acceptable level of knowledge and experience in the field of Value Management; Associate Members are individuals who can demonstrate interest in the objectives of HKIVM but may not have had sufficient Value Management experience to qualify as a member.

Interested individuals may contact the Membership Secretary

Dr Frederik Pretorius
c/o Department of Real Estate & Construction of The University of Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2859 2128
Fax: (852) 2559 9457



The Institute of Value Management, Australia Incorporated was founded in recognition of the need for an organisation to provide assurance to the community about what to expect from Value Management and those who practice it, to set professional standards as a basis for community confidence, to address the professional needs of people practising Value Management (and others interested in it) by keeping members, practitioners and others informed on issues pertinent to the advancement of the profession and Value Management in Australia (and its neighbours).

The Institute has established a Code of Conduct for professional VM work and all members of the Institute are bound by it. Disciplinary provisions are in place and can be applied to any member found to be in breach of the Code. The existence of the Code and its associated disciplinary provisions provides confidence to individuals and organisations in the community who engage members of the Institute to deliver professional VM services.

The Institute is a not-for-profit professional association incorporated under the Australian Capital Territory Associations Incorporation Act 1991. It operates under its “Rules of Association” which provide for governance by the Institute’s “Board of Management”. The Code of Conduct is an integral part of the Rules of Association.


People and organisations of good standing in the community and having a genuine interest in Value Management and its applications are welcome to join the Institute. Applicants are required to demonstrate their interest in pursuing the Institute’s vision and objectives and they must give a commitment to abide by the Institute’s Rules, including the Code of Conduct.

Membership is of particular benefit to practitioners and students across most professional disciplines: architecture, engineering, law, building & construction, industrial design, quantity surveying, strategic planning, management (including consulting), industrial relations and human resources management, as well as public administration in general. Members of the Institute have an established point of reference for professional development and they have opportunity to contribute and share in the exchange of professional experience, as well as to extend their network of talented and focussed professionals.

Interested individuals may contact the President

Mr Rod McGregor
c/o Value Edge Pty Ltd
Tel: +61 3 9690 4550
Fax: +61 3 9690 4655




To maintain our position as the leading practice for procuring and maintaining community facilities.


  • To provide services in a professional manner.
    Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Policy
  • To plan, design, procure, maintain property and advise professionally

Architectural Services Department, when offering our Clients a comprehensive range of multi-disciplinary professional and technical services for public buildings and facilities, is committed to

  • Fulfil the agreed requirements of our Clients to the highest professional standards.
  • Deliver our services in an environmentally responsible manner by implementing conservation of energy, preventing pollution and reducing the consumption of natural resources.
  • Manage our health and safety risks to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our staff, our contractors and other people who may be affected by our work.
  • Comply with all relevant legislations and other requirements, and wherever practicable, to achieve standards beyond those that are legally required.
  • Provide adequate resources and training to all staff and provide appropriate training to persons working for or on behalf of ArchSD, to continually improve our quality, environmental, health and safety performance and effectiveness.
  • Promote ArchSD's principles of quality, environmental sustainability, health and safety to our partners in work, the construction industry and the general public.

Roles and Services

Monitoring and Advisory Services

Our aim is to provide effective professional and technical advice to the Government and quasi-government organisations and to oversee subvented and joint-venture projects.

Professional and technical advice is provided by the Department. This includes:

  • professional advice on building, engineering and landscaping services as well as planning and development related issues; and
  • advice to the Government on matters related to building construction costs, practices and standards as well as statutory compliance for building works on government land.

The Subvented Projects Division is responsible for ensuring that government subvented and joint-venture projects conform to government requirements. The work involves:

  • vetting budget, design, tender documents, tender recommendation and final accounts; and
  • identifying non-conformities in design, standards and tendering procedures

Facilities Development

Our aim is to provide efficient, cost-effective and timely architectural and associated professional and project management services for the design and construction of buildings and related facilities. The Project Management Branch, Architectural Branch, Building Services Branch, Structural Engineering Branch, Quantity Surveying Branch and Property Services Branch of the Department are responsible for the development of new facilities. The work involves:

  • assisting user departments in developing their requirements;
  • designing the facilities to meet users' requirements and the Government's needs; and
  • appointing contractors and inspecting works to ensure the facilities are up to standard.

Facilities Upkeep

Our aim is to provide efficient and cost-effective professional and project management services for the maintenance and refurbishment of buildings and facilities. The Property Services Branch of the Department is responsible for facilities upkeep. The work involves:

  • maintenance and repair of all government buildings and facilities;
  • similar maintenance services to subvented schools and some Schedule I hospitals under the Hospital Authority that opt for the Branch's service; and
  • refurbishment, fitting-out, alteration, addition and improvements and emergency repairs to all properties maintained by the Branch.




City University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong is committed to providing quality higher education to its students. We strive to produce a new breed of graduates who will excel in their professions and possess a broad knowledge base to cope with the challenges of a changing world.

The educational philosophy of the University emphasizes whole person development so that students will receive ample opportunities to nurture both the “breadth” (analytical and problem-solving skills, knowledge of the world) and “depth” (subject knowledge and professional skills) of their minds. The University also expects its graduates to have a high proficiency of English and Chinese languages, as well as a good understanding of different cultures.

The University has a strong team of experienced academic staff with diverse research interests and professional expertise. Supported by top quality teaching and research facilities, City University provides students with an excellent environment for learning and research. The physical environment, infrastructure and teaching facilities have been adapted from time to time to create an ambiance that encourages intellectual curiosity, social interaction, self-expression and mutual support.

The University is proactive in reaching out to society and the world. It has built up strong links with local and overseas universities and organizations to develop collaboration in teaching and research. It has also developed close links with industry and commerce for consultancy and technology transfer.

City University feels the pulse of society and is quick to respond to its needs. While the University sees undergraduate education as its core competence, it also places due emphasis on developing part-time programmes, especially at the postgraduate level, to meet the growing demands of life-long learners in an ever-changing society.
The University has achieved phenomenal growth since its establishment in 1984. To date, it has a student population of 26,045 enrolled in over 145 programmes at the associate degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Department of Building & Construction

The Department is uniquely placed in Hong Kong for its multidisciplinary staff force that includes specialists in building services engineering, construction engineering, structural engineering, building science, construction management and surveying, all within one academic unit.

Our undergraduate programmes are professional discipline specific and aim to serve the construction community by preparing graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute towards the development of the built environment. Building on these, we offer two taught Masters, one in Construction Management and the other in Building Engineering.

The Department has now more than fifty MPhil and PhD students. Furthermore, an Engineering Doctorate programme that includes both taught and research elements is launched in 2005. This programme shall be ideal for experienced engineer to integrate theory and practice.

Our research and consultancy activities can broadly be identified in four main areas: Construction Management and Surveying; Intelligent Built Environment; Environment and Services; and Structure and Material. These are supported by excellent departmental facilities. It is our belief that these activities underpin and enhance the academic programmes.



Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings
Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society
Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, Hong Kong Centre
Energy Institute, HK Branch
Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Hong Kong Institute of Utility Surveyors
Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Nuclear Division
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Association
IEEE, Hong Kong Section
The French Chamber of Commerce Industry in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Institute of Housing
The Institution of Fire Engineers