FIDIC Contract Module 1 – Practical Use Of The FIDIC Contracts

Workshop Overview

This practical training course, provided by a FIDIC International Accredited Trainer with extensive international experience, explains and illustrates the use of FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction (the “Construction Contract”) and the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build (the “Design-Build Contract”). The course is designed to help participants who are employers, consultants or contractors to have confidence in working with these documents. This two day training course will also cover case studies to enhance participants’understanding.

Key benefits of attending this workshop

  • KNOW how to effectively use a FIDIC contract for your project
  • DISCOVER which FIDIC contract is best suited for a particular project
  • UNDERSTAND the rights and obligations of the Employer, the Contractor and the Engineer under the FIDIC contracts
  • MASTER your understanding of FIDIC’s tools for best practice project management
  • OBTAIN an understanding of payments, guarantees and retention money under the FIDIC contracts
  • GAIN an improved ability to evaluate, agree and resolve claims and disputes under the FIDIC contracts

Who Should Attend?

This course will be of interest to those of all levels involved in construction and engineering projects, including:

  • Employers / Owners and their Representatives
  • Government Ministries, Department and Agencies
  • Private Developers
  • Contractors (and their Subcontractors and Suppliers)
  • Engineer / Architect Consultants
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Lawyers – advising Employers, Contractors and Consultants
  • Project / Construction Managers
  • Contract Managers
  • Commercial Directors
  • Project Funding Agencies
  • Lenders and Insurers

This course is relevant to the following industries:

  • Building and Infrastructure
  • Mining Projects
  • Power & Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Transportation, Airports & Railways
  • Nuclear
  • Retail & Commercial

Why You Should Attend?

This is a special two day practical training course, provided by a FIDIC International Accredited Trainer to explain and illustrates the use of FIDIC Conditions of Contract. The course is designed to help participants increase their confidence in working with these documents.

FIDIC has published a number of standard contract documents for construction projects, commonly referred to as ‘the FIDIC Rainbow Suite’. In drafting this suite, FIDIC started with the Conditions of Contract for Construction (1999 Red Book) for Employer-designed projects, and then added provisions for

Contractor-design resulting in the Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design- Build (1999 Yellow Book). FIDIC amended the risk allocation provisions of the 1999 Yellow Book resulting in the Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (1999 Silver Book). More recently, FIDIC added provisions to the 1999 Yellow Book for Contractor-operation, as well as amending some of the risk, insurance, force majeure and claim/dispute provisions, resulting in the Conditions of Contract for Design, Build and

Operate Projects (2008 Gold Book).

The training course will similarly follow this logical step-by-step process by focusing on the fundamentals of FIDIC contracts as set out in the 1999 Red Book and then explaining the additional and amended provisions which resulted in the 1999 Yellow Book and the 1999 Silver Book. Exercises, case study and practical examples will form part of the workshop.