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Mr. Yue Chi-hang, JP

Director of Architectural Services

Mr Yue Chi-hang, Director of Architectural Services, is an architect by profession. He is a Council Member of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust. Mr Yue graduated with a degree in Architecture from the University of Hong Kong in 1974. He joined the Government as Graduate Architect in the same year. He has worked in the Architectural Office of the Public Works Department and the Architectural Services Department on a variety of large-scale projects such as the Hong Kong Coliseum, law courts and government offices. He rose to the rank of Chief Architect in 1988.

In 1991, Mr Yue was seconded to the Territory Development Department to work on a number of major strategic territorial developments. In 1996, he was promoted to the post of Project Manager, heading the Kowloon Development Office of the Department. In 2001, here turned to the Architectural Services Department as Deputy Director. In2002, Mr Yue was appointed to his present position of Director of Architectural Services.

Email: yuech@archsd.gov.hk


Prof. John Kelly

Chairman, Axoss Ltd.
Professor John Kelly holds the AWG chair of Construction Innovation at Glasgow Caledonian University. John is a Chartered Surveyor with industrial and academic experience. His academic career began at University of Reading as a research fellow, moving to Heriot-Watt University as lecturer and later senior lecturer, joining Glasgow Caledonian University in 2000. His research work in value management has been highly rated and his books widely sold internationally. “The Value Management Benchmark” was published by Thomas Telford in 1998, the latest textbook “Value Management of Construction Projects” is due for publication by Blackwell in February 2004. He is a member of the UK Value Management Certification Board, a registered trainer under the rules of the Value for Europe Certification Board and has undertaken value management training for a number of public and private sector organizations. He is tutor for the value management modules of the MSc in Project Management and also the MSc in Healthcare Property and Facilities Management.

For value management to continue to be relevant to a world focused on sustainability it has to move its emphasis from a predominantly cost orientated agenda to a more balanced whole life value orientated agenda. In the context of sustainability this means addressing the challenge of the development of a whole life value agenda that is described in sufficient detail to enable stakeholders to explicitly define their requirements and for that definition to be adequately expressed to allow future audit and benchmarking.

This paper explores the nature of whole life value in the context of sustainability examining the relationship between time, cost and quality and the commonly cited sustainability variables of economy, society and environment. In the context of asset creation and renewal, manufactured or constructed, a method of accounting for the consumption of renewable and non-renewable resource and energy is required to enable effective evaluation, option appraisal and benchmarking. To set the agenda therefore it is necessary to breakdown and define the component facets of whole life value in order to propose a system of value management conducive to operating effectively within a sustainable environment. The conclusion of the paper outlines the challenge to the value management community in the development of a whole life value agenda bringing on stream new tools and techniques to efficiently and consistently enable evaluation, option appraisal and benchmarking based on value.

Email: john.kelly@axoss.co.uk

Ms. Ada Fung

Deputy Director (Development & Construction)
Housing Department, HKSARG

Ms. Ada FUNG is a Deputy Director of the Housing Department. She supervises the Development & Construction Division of the Department, overseeing all facets of work covering project management, planning, design and contract management, as well as establishing operational policies on design, construction, quality, performance assessment, safety and the environment. She is an active member in the Architectural Profession as well as in the construction industry.

The Housing Authority is committed to providing happy and harmonious homes with caring and stable communities for the people of Hong Kong. This paper makes reference to the Housing Authority’s experience of community engagement in public housing development, moving progressively from informing, consulting to engagement. It highlights engagement philosophies applicable to various scenarios with examples of realizable actions, and summarizes tangible results for industry’s reference.

Email: susanna.wong@housingauthority.gov.hk

Ir.Thomas Ho

Vice-President (Civil Engineer)
Hong Kong Construction Association
Thomas Ho is the Chief Executive of Gammon Construction Limited, a Hong Kong based construction group with operations throughout China and South-East Asia, jointly owned by Jardines and Balfour Beatty. Gammon had a turnover of around US 1 Billion and employed over 2,000 professional staff.

Mr Ho possesses over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He is very active in community services and professional institutes’ services and is recognized by the industry as the figurehead in promoting excellence in construction management and quality construction. He is currently the Vice President of the Hong Kong Construction Association (HKCA) and chairs the HKCA Civil Engineering Committee. He is also a member of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Building Contractors Committee. Thomas was named Director of The Year by Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIOD) last year.

Email: Angela.So@gammonconstruction.com


Dr. Wong Ming-chung

Assistant Director (Development, Research and Administration)
Hong Kong Observatory
Dr. Ming Chung Wong joined the Hong Kong Observatory in 1978 as Scientific Officer working on weather forecasting. He was then promoted to Senior Scientific Officer in 1984 and then to Assistant Director in 1999. He is currently in charge of the Research and Administration Branch and also serves as the Chairman of the Working Group on Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation in Regional Associations II (Asia) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). He is also Chairman of the Expert Team on Public Weather Services in support of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of the WMO Commission for Basic Systems OPAG on Public Weather Services. As well, he serves as Vice-chair of the Working Group on Disaster Prevention and Preparedness of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)/WMO Typhoon Committee.

Email: mcwong@hko.gov.hk