Course Code: CPD0309/2023
GPM: General and Professional Matters
H&S: Health and Safety including Occupational Safety and Health
OTM: Environment, Information Technology, Quality and Other Technical Matters not directly related to a Trainee's own discipline
Course Name
Defects in Construction Projects
27 March 2023 (Mon)
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Organized by
Mastermind Training Institute (Hong Kong) Limited
Live Webinar

In construction and engineering projects the nature and type of defects can vary dramatically. Extreme significant defects may occur long after the original work has been completed and require extensive remedial works to fix. This workshop will provide an overview of defective construction works and highlight the practical issues in the legal context. Through an interactive approach, this workshop will involve demonstration, discussion and case studies that enabling participants to grasp necessary knowledge and skills to deal with the situations in their daily work.

  • Nature of Defective Works
  • Design deficiencies
  • Material deficiencies
  • Specification problems
  • Workmanship deficiencies
  • Patent and Latent Defects
  • Defects Liability Period
  • Obligations and Liabilities of:
  • Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Surveyors & Project Managers
  • Typical Contractual Provisions
  • Rights and Remedies
  • Betterment
  • Pure Economic Loss
  • Set-off, Abatement and Withholding
  • Common Law Set-off or Abatement
  • Equitable Set-off
  • Certificate of Making Good Defects
  • Final Certificate
  • Claims Against Defects
  • Case Studies

Cantonese (course materials in English)


Please complete the online application form and send a crossed cheque payable to “Mastermind Training Institute (Hong Kong) Limited” and send it to Room 2109, 21/F, CC Wu Building, 302 – 308 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong


Email: or Tel: 2709 1038 

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