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Cannonway Construction Consultants (Macau) Co. Ltd.


Macau Construction

The services provided by Cannonway Macau include project and construction management and also contractual and commercial services similar to those provided by Cannonway Consultants Ltd.

Following the unprecedented boom in the local construction industry following the liberalization of gaming concessions, new casino developments and associated hotels, leisure and infrastructure work, managed by Hong Kong and international construction organizations, driven by American-style, fast-track programming techniques, impose far greater contractual responsibilities and risks than those previously experienced in Macau.

The contractual arrangements used for this type of high-pressure contracting are totally different from those used by Government bodies and private residential and industrial developers and involve potentially far greater legal and financial risks for those involved.

Enhanced Project & Construction Management is also required to ensure a successful result.


This high level of potential risk can be controlled and minimized by specialist project and construction management and by expert contractual administration procedures whilst, at the same time, maximizing profit opportunities.

Cannonway Consultants have specialized in providing such a service for 20 years and have developed a high level of practical experience, knowledge and skills, which, together with the necessary professional qualifications, will protect Macau contractors embarking upon this new stage in the development of their industry.

The following activities are essential in the minimization of contractual risk and maximization of profit under the new and unfamiliar conditions:

  • Expert vetting of tender and contract documentation to ensure full compliance with contractual requirements and the drafting and submission of tender qualifications where necessary.
  • Negotiation of unacceptably onerous terms and conditions.

Post-contract administration to ensure the comprehensive contractual compliance necessary to achieve full financial recovery and the minimization of contractual penalties and other contractual risks. This service is available to Macau contractors at a very reasonable cost which will be recovered many times over in enhanced financial recoveries and reduced final costs.

Owners / Employers

Owners require their projects on time and within budget. This requires a pro-active approach with the Contractor, particularly on major, fast-track projects.

Project & Construction Management, Project Control Services, Project Monitoring and Contract Administration can be provided on behalf of the Owner or Employer to minimize risk and maximize the opportunity to achieve a successful project. The services of a Dispute Resolution Advisor may also be employed.


Project and Construction Management

Cannonway has responded to the needs of our clients with the provision of project and construction management services on a number of building, civil and fit-out contracts.

In the Macau environment these are typically fast-track, high pressure projects. Our project and construction management services are designed to accommodate these pressures and provide projects on time and at the lowest commensurate cost. These services may include:

  • Coordination of design with the Owner’s design consultants and ensuring that design is available when required, both for tender and construction purposes.

  • Monitoring progress of the design.

  • Coordinating ongoing design queries throughout the project with the designers.

  • Liaison and coordination with all parties involved in the construction process.

  • Preparation of Conditions of Contract and contract documents.

  • Preparation of packages for tender and invitations to tender.

  • Analysis and negotiation of tenders and recommendations to Owner.

  • Coordination and management of all aspects of construction. This can include such matters as :

    • Fit-out & Construction supervision
    • Quality Control
    • Commissioning

  • Progress and programme monitoring. This is an essential aspect of good Project Management in order to identify programme slippage at an early date and to plan the necessary corrective actions.

  • Dealing with the Contractor on all cost and time issues. Investigation of alternatives and options to control and/or overcome potential over-runs in cost and time.

  • Advice to the Owner on the potential time and cost effects of variations and other issues which arise during the construction process.

  • Value engineering.

  • Full commercial control of the Contract, including interim payments, variation measurement and pricing, claims handling and avoidance and final accounts. These services are also provided for Nominated Sub-contractors where these are used.

  • Dispute avoidance and resolution.

  • Regular reporting to the Owner on the cost to date and the projected costs to completion, projected completion dates and potential delays, and risks to the project.

  • Provision of specialist services or sub-consultants as may be required.

  • Government Licences Application.

Other Services

Other services as set out under Cannonway Consultants Ltd. are also provided by our Macau Company. Please refer to the Cannonway Consultants Ltd. website.


Clients enjoy the full benefits of a strong and well-balanced management team selected from different sectors of the construction industry. Our staff have many years of experience in the construction process and specialist skills in particular disciplines. This wide ranging skill and knowledge base is available to ensure full and complete coverage of any situation encountered in an assignment. Staff include:-

Resumes of these personnel are set out below.

Chris Morgan, Managing Director

Chris is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, and has extensive experience within a variety of organisations at senior and director level, including contractors, private practice, government departments and a major oil company. During his 40 years in the industry, he has been involved on a large number of commercial and residential building projects, civil engineering projects such as airports, highways, railways and bridges, power stations, oil, gas and petrochemical process plants, and mechanical and electrical installations. Chris founded Cannonway Consultants Ltd. in 1989 in Hong Kong, and specialises in the provision of advice to all parties in the construction industry. He has substantial experience in handling construction claims and disputes. He has been involved in major arbitrations and mediations and has had several appointments as a quantum expert, some including programming and delay analysis. He has presented papers at seminars, conferences and training seminars. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a Companion member of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE), a member of the Academy of Experts (TAE), a members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), and a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) accredited mediator. He is on the Hong Kong Housing Authority and Architectural Services Department's panels of Dispute Resolution Advisors (DRA), was the 2006-2007 Chairman of the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong, and is on the dispute resolution faculty of the RICS Hong Kong, and a member of Project Chambers.

Chan Chi Fung, Senior Quantity Surveyor
BSc (Hons)

Mr. Chan has over 10 years experience as quantity surveyor in the construction industry. He has worked for Main Contractors, Specialist Contractors for Structural Steel Works, Decoration, Cladding Wall, External Facade, etc. with total contract values amount to more than HK$500 Million. He has experience of project cost control, cost analysis, budgeting, measurement, contractual claims and valuation of variations.

Eric C. K. Kwong, Senior Quantity Surveyor

Eric has a Masters Degree in Construction Management from the University of Bath in the UK and has over 20 years solid working experience in various contractor firms.

In the past 20 years Eric has gained substantial experience in post-contract administration work dealing with consultant quantity surveyors and subcontractors on contractual matters including settlement of contractual claims, variations and final accounts. Eric is also experienced in tendering, subletting as well as preparation of subcontract documents.

Edgar Gallardo, Senior Planning Engineer

Edgar has been in the construction industry for over 17 years, a substantial part of which has been working for main contractors of large scale contracts. Edgar has gained extensive familiarity of various techniques, processes and methodologies of the trade through the years of hand-on experience in the diversifying and progressive development of the construction industry, both in dealing with site operations and as a member of the management team. Edgar has worked as a Site Engineer, Project Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, Planning Engineer, Claims Administrator, Temporary Works Designer, QS/QC/ENV Manager, Engineering Manager, and Area Manager.

List of Projects

Projects carried out include:

Macau Entertainment Tower – E&M Installations
Consultancy services to E&M Contractor

Macau Airport – Cladding Installations
Consultancy services to Contractor

Venetian, Cotai-Mall Management-RFC Work
Project and Construction Management

Venetian, Cotai-Leasing Department
Cost Analysis and Budgeting

Venetian, Cotai – Retail Fit-Out for the Grand Canal Shoppes
Evaluation & Analysis Report on Fit-Out construction for Venetian.

Venetian, Cotai –Over 30 outlets of Retail Fit-Out for the Grand Canal Shoppes.
Project Management of Construction of the Retail Fit-Out

Venetian, Cotai – West Podium Themed External Façade, South Section
Risk & Contract Management

Venetian, Cotai- Podium Internal Facades
Programme management for Trade Contractor

Venetian, Cotai – Piling Works for Hotel Tower
Consultancy services to Contractor

Venetian, Cotai – Bathroom for Hotel
Consultancy services to Contractor

Venetian, Cotai – Bus Depot
Risk & Contract Management

Venetian, Cotai – Parcel I Landscaping Work
Risk & Contract Management

A full list of Macau and Hong Kong Projects can be seen in the Projects section of this website.

Client List

For a list of the Cannonway Group clients, including those clients served by Cannonway Construction Consultants (Macau) Co. Ltd. please follow this link.

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