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The following Technical Circulars have been subsumed under the handbooks. The policies and procedures contained therein can now be found in the respective handbooks and should continue to be followed as an instruction for Works Departments.

  Circular #  
  Title  
  Handbook under which the Technical Circular is subsumed  
  Sections of the Handbook  
14/73 Discovery of Antiquities etc. by the Public Works Department PAH Section 21.5 of Chapter 7
13/78 Compaction of New Fill Slopes PAH Section 4.1.1 of Chapter 4
9/84 Engineering & Associated Consultants Selection Board, Consultants Remuneration - Fees on a Percentage Basis EACSB Handbook Appendix 5.2
2/85 Engineering and Associated Consultants Selection Board Consultants Remuneration - Fees on a Percentage Basis EACSB Handbook Appendix 5.2
14/85 Extensions of Time for Completion of Contracts PAH Section 8.1.3 of Chapter 7
22/85 Contract Signing Procedures PAH Section 7.4.1, 7.5, 8.1, 8.4, 9.1, 9.2 & 10 of Chapter 6
6/89 Sections subject to excision in Civil Engineering Contracts PAH Section 6.7 of Chapter 7
9/89 Adjustment of Consultants' Remuneration by the Civil Engineering Works Index EACSB Handbook Appendix 5.3
9/90 Adjustment of Consultants' Remuneration for Uncharacteristic Tenders EACSB Handbook Appendix 5.3
16/91 Administration of Consultants EACSB Handbook Appendix 2.2
8/92 Note to Engineers and Architects on the Assessment of Contract Completion Times and Grant of Extensions of Time in Relation to Inclement Weather in the General Conditions of Contract (1990 Edition) PAH Section 8.1.2(b) of Chapter 7; Item (5) in Appendix 5.2 of Chapter 5
18/92 General Specification and Standard Method of Measurement for Civil Engineering Works PAH Section 6.1 & 7.1 of Chapter 5
32/92 The Use of Tropical Hardwood on Construction Sites PAH Section 4.13 and Appendix 4.14 of Chapter 4
12/93 Sectional Commencement in Capital Works Contracts PAH Section 9.16 in Chapter 5
22/93 Estimating Using Risk Analysis PAH Section 5.1 and Appendix 4.15 of Chapter 4
36/93 Final Accounts Certificates for Final Payment and Certificates for Re-entered Contracts PAH Section 7.3, 7.4 & 7.6 of Chapter 7
9/1994 Restrictions on the Use of Hand-dug Caissons for foundations and Geotechnical Works PAH Section 4.6.7 in Chapter 4
6/95 Incorporation of amendments of Contract Documentation PAH Section 5.2, 6.14.4, 7.2.1, 7.3, 7.6 & 8.1.1 of Chapter 6
6/95A Incorporation of amendments of Contract Documentation PAH Section 8.1.1 of Chapter 6
6/95B Incorporation of amendments of Contract Documentation PAH Section 5.2 of Chapter 6
16/95 Selection and Remuneration of Engineering and Associated Consultants EACSB Handbook Sections 3.1 to 4.7
16/95A Selection and Remuneration of Engineering and Associated Consultants Revisions to Works Bureau Technical Circular No. 16/95 EACSB Handbook Sections 3.1 to 4.7
16/95B Selection and Remuneration of Engineering and Associated Consultants EACSB Handbook Sections 3.1 to 4.7
17/95

17/95A
The Use of Lump Sum Bills of Quantities Contracts for Civil Engineering Works PAH Section 10 of Chapter 5
3/97 Independent Checking of the Design, Erection, Use and Removal of Temporary Works PAH Section 9.35 of Chapter 5
8/98 Memorandum of Agreement and General Conditions of Employment of Engineering and Associated Consultants (1997 Edition) EACSB Handbook Section 4.4
13/98 Liaison with Labour Department and Marine Department on Construction Site Safety Matters CSSM Chapter 8
17/98 Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance - Guidance on the Preparation of Briefs for Architectural/Engineering and Association Consultancy Agreements AACSB / EACSB Handbook Appendix 9, AACSB Handbook and Appendix 4.3, EACSB Handbook
26/98 Deletion of extensions of time for inclement weather PAH Section 9.18 of Chapter 5
21/99 Construction Site Safety Manual - Updating of Chapters other than Chapters 3 & 12 CSSM Chapter 1, 2 and 4 to 11
25/1999

25/1999A

25/1999C
Incorporation of Information on Construction and Demolition Material Management in Public Works Subcommittee Papers PAH Section 3.3(i) of Chapter 2 and Section 4.13 of Chapter 4
7/2000

7/2000A
Electronic Drawings PAH Section 8.4 of Chapter 5
13/2000 Deed of Assignment of Contractor's Financial Benefits PAH Section 21.3 and Appendix 7.48 of Chapter 7
23/2000 Computer Facilities in Consultancy Agreements AACSB / EACSB Handbook  
8/2001 Interest on Overdue Payments for Consultancy Agreements AACSB / EACSB Handbook Section 5.17, AACSB Handbook and
Section 4.5, EACSB Handbook
15/2001 Fee Proposal for Consultancy Agreement Lump Sum Fee and Summary Breakdown of Lump Sum Fee AACSB / EACSB Handbook Appendix 5.1, AACSB Handbook and
Section 3.11.1, EACSB Handbook
17/2001 Electronic Dissemination of Invitation Documents for Consultancies; AACSB / EACSB Handbook  
22/2001 Approval of Major Revisions to Approved Documents and Referral and Reporting by Consultants of Variations, Claims and Delay in Works Contracts AACSB / EACSB Handbook Section 8.4.2, AACSB Handbook and
Section 4.5, EACSB Handbook
31/2001 Electronic Submission of Consultancy Proposals on Removable Media AACSB / EACSB Handbook  
4/2002 Independent Auditing for Prevention of Sub-standard Works in Public Works Construction PAH Section 21.2.2 of Chapter 7
7/2002 Tree Planting in Public Works PAH Sections 1.3 and 4.7 of Chapter 4
8/2002 Invitation for Expression of Interest EACSB Handbook Section 3.5.3
9/2002 Technical Audits on Consultancy Agreements PAH Section 21.2.3 of Chapter 7
11/2002 Control of Site Crushers PAH Section 21.25 of Chapter 7 and
Section 9.12 of Chapter 5
15/2002 Contract Advisers and Technical Audits on Works Contracts PAH Section 21.2.1 of Chapter 7
18/2002 Projects Implemented in Phases AACSB / EACSB Handbook Section 5.12.1, AACSB Handbook and
Section 4.5, EACSB Handbook
30/2002 Implementation of Site Safety Cycle and Provision of Welfare Facilities for Workers at Construction Sites CSSM Section 3.2 of Chapter 3
33/2002 Management of Construction and demolition Material Including Rock PAH Section 4.1.3 of Chapter 4
35/2002 Implementation of Value Management in Public Works Projects PAH Section 1.4.2 of Chapter 1
37/2002 Use of Legal Consultants in connection with Works-related Consultancy Studies AACSB / EACSB Handbook Section 4.10, AACSB Handbook and
Section 4.23, EACSB Handbook
45/2002 Procedures in Selection of Consultants for Small Consultancy Assignments EACSB Handbook Section 3.18
47/2002 Management of Sub-contractors by Contractors PAH
CMH

Section 9.33 of Chapter 5; Section 21.14.1 of Chapter 7 and Section 5 of Appendix 4B of CMH
53/2002 Manual for Technical Audits on Works Contracts PAH Section 21.2.1 of Chapter 7
23/2003

23/2003A

23/2003B
Consultants' Fees for Additional Services AACSB / EACSB Handbook Section 3.3.1, AACSB Handbook and
Section 3.11.1, EACSB Handbook
25/2003 Listing and Selecting of AACSB Consultants AACSB Handbook Section 2.5
26/2003 Post-completion Review on Major Consultancy Agreements
and Major Works Contracts under Public Works Programme
AACSB / EACSB Handbook  
13/2004 Engagement of Sub-contractors registered from Voluntary Sub-contractor Registration Scheme PAH Section 9.31 of Chapter 5; Appendix 5.6 of Chapter 5 and Section 21.14.2 of Chapter 7
28/2004 Consultants Selection Assessment Panels AACSB / EACSB Handbook Section 3.2.2, AACSB Handbook and
Appendix 3.6, EACSB Handbook
30/2004 Consultancy Agreements – Retention of Documents and Inspection AACSB / EACSB Handbook  
34/2004 Retention of Money Payable to Non-resident Consultants
for Settlement of Profits Tax in Consultancy Agreements
AACSB / EACSB Handbook  
03/2005 Novation of Consultancy Agreements AACSB / EACSB Handbook  


Note:
PAH – Project Administration Handbook for Civil Engineering Works
CSSM – Construction Site Safety Manual
AACSB – Architectural and Associated Consultants Selection Board
EACSB – Engineering and Associated Consultants Selection Board
CMH – Contractor Management Handbook

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