Siew Jiuan Lim

Siew Jiuan Lim, MSc, MSIArb, MSISV

Associate
Construction Consulting
Singapore
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Siew Jiuan is a quantity surveyor with over 8 years’ experience in the construction industry including quantity surveying, contracts administration and dispute resolution. Siew Jiuan started her career upon completing her Bachelor of Science degree course with an established quantity surveying practice in Singapore as a quantity surveyor. Her experience as a quantity surveyor spans from the design phase through to completion, involving feasibility studies, pre and post contract administration, cost planning, tender documentation, preparation of Bills of Quantities, cost reporting and valuation of variations up to the settlement of final accounts. Subsequently, she worked in a contract claim consultancy in Singapore where she assisted main contractors and sub-contractors in cost claims and handling dispute resolution issues for adjudication under Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act in Singapore. Her experience includes preparing claims, defence /rebuttals of claims for adjudication and providing project commercial management services.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.Sc., Project Management, National University of Singapore, 2018
  • BSc (Hons), Quantity Surveying, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2011

Professional Affiliations

Member, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (MSIArb)

Member, Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (MSISV)

Project Experience

QUANTITY SURVEYING EXPERIENCE

Development of Public Hospital, Singapore (2014-2016)

Consultant quantity surveyor to the Employer. Responsibilities include preparing project estimates and cost plans, setting budgets, award of numerous advance contracts, preparation of bill of quantities, tender documentation, pre and post contract administration, cost reporting and valuation of variations.

Development of Private Condominium, Singapore (2013-2015)

Consultant quantity surveyor to the Employer. Involved in the termination of the main contractor that became insolvent and subsequent appointment of balance works contractor. Involved in post contract administration, management of the variations submitted by the balance works contractor and settlement of final account.

Development of Private Hospital, Singapore (2011-2013)

Consultant quantity surveyor to the Employer. Responsibilities include preparation of estimates, post contract administration, cost reporting and valuation of variations up to settlement of final accounts.

DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS EXPERIENCE

Hotels & Resorts Project, Macau (2019)
Supported the quantum expert in an arbitration involving disputes arising out of the installation of the wet fire services between the main contractor and the specialist sub-contractor on a hotel casino project. Matters in dispute between parties included assessment of variations, prolongation costs, claims for damages, etc. Assisted the quantum expert with the valuation of variations, conducting of analyses, undertaking research, presentation of findings, etc.

High-Rise Residential Project, Singapore (2018)
Provided advice and project administration assistance to a main contractor on a high-rise residential construction project. The contract value for the project is approximately S$109 million.

Civil and Infrastructure (MRT) Project, Singapore (2017-2018)
Provided advice and claims management assistance to a specialist sub-contract involved in the construction of a MRT project. The contract value for the project is about S$26 million.

Selected Adjudication proceedings (2016-2019)
Supported various main contractors and sub-contractors with payment-related disputes brought for determination through adjudication under the Singapore Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act. Some selected cases and relevant experience include:

  • Acted on behalf of a claimant in adjudication proceedings between a sub-contractor and a main contractor in respect of A&A works to an existing factory and the erection of a new factory. Assisted in the preparation of a statutorily compliant payment claim with full substantiation, including the drafting of rebuttals for set-offs and contra charges, lodging adjudication application and handling all matters in relation to the adjudication proceedings. Disputed amount of approximately S$11.6 million.

  • Acted on behalf of respondent in adjudication proceedings between a specialist glazing and façade sub-contractor and a main contractor on a high-rise residential development. Assisted in the preparation of payment response with supporting documents, preparation of detailed adjudication response in response to work done certification, set-off and contra charges, lodging adjudication response and handling all the related matters in the adjudication proceedings. Disputed amount of approximately S$4.2 million.

  • Acted on behalf of claimant in adjudication proceedings between a sub-contractor and a main contractor in respect of wet trade works for residential and commercial development. Assisted in preparation of a payment claim with full substantiation, preparation of rebuttal for set-offs and contra charges, lodging adjudication application and handling all matters in relation to the adjudication proceedings. Disputed amount of approximately S$3.8 million.

  • Acted on behalf of claimant for adjudication proceedings between a sub-contractor and a main contractor in respect of building works for a factory project. Assisted in the preparation of a payment claim with full substantiation, preparation of rebuttal for set-off and contra charges, lodging adjudication application and supporting the claimant on adjudication proceedings related matters. Disputed amount of approximately S$2.7 million.

  • Acted on behalf of claimant for adjudication proceedings between a sub-contractor and a main contractor in respect of architectural, structural, M&E and external works for an institution development. Assisted in the preparation of payment claim with full substantiation, preparation of rebuttal for set-off and contra charges, lodging adjudication application and handling all the related matters in the adjudication proceedings. Disputed amount of approximately S$1.1 million.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.Sc., Project Management, National University of Singapore, 2018
  • BSc (Hons), Quantity Surveying, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2011