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FIDIC Contracts in the Construction Industry


2 days - 6 hours

About the Course

The course of FIDIC contracts in the Construction Industry, covering the FIDIC 2017 Red Book

FIDIC contracts are widely used in many countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

The course of FIDIC contracts in the Construction Industry, covering the FIDIC 2017 Red Book, 

  • provides an overview of all contracts, including the scope of changes between the 1999 version and the current 2017 version;

  • explains concepts that are often seen as a very complex range of international engineering and construction contracts; 

  • provides a practical yet comprehensive guide to the key elements that practitioners who draft and manage these conventions need to know.

It is suitable for all the Parties involved with a new FIDIC Contract - the Employer, the Project Manager, the Contractor, the Engineer, and the DAB Members will benefit greatly from this course. Students studying in these areas and researching contracts for project management will also find this course extremely helpful.

Learning Objectives 

By attending this 6 hour course, the participants will learn the following main topics in order to accomplish the objectives of the projects they manage:

  • General Contract Management Procedures

  • Contract Management in FIDIC Rules

  • Claim and Dispute Management in FIDIC

Learning Outcomes

​By taking this course, the participants will: 

  • Acquire knowledge about FIDIC history, standard forms, and procedures

  • Be able to compare the FIDIC 2017 Contracts with the previous FIDIC 1999 Contracts

  • Review the FIDIC 2017 Red Book in some detail, highlighting the changes from the 1999 to 2017 Contracts

  • Consider the obligations and responsibilities of the Employer, the Engineer and the Contractor

  • Recognise the terms and explanations for 

    • Variations, Change, Measurement and Payment Procedures

    • Progress, Delays, Extension and Completion of Work, Suspension and Termination

    • Indemnities, Insurances

  • Understand the claims & dispute resolution procedures under FIDIC 2017 Conditions of Contract 

  • Be aware of practical issues encountered in projects as to claims and disputes, and how to address them 

Content of the course of FIDIC contracts in the Construction Industry:

  • What is a Contract?

    • Types of Contracts 

  • Project Delivery Methods

    • Design-Bid-Build

    • Design-Build (Design-Build)

    • Construction Management-Employer Representative (Agency CM)

    • Construction Management-Including Risk (Construction Management @ Risk)

  • Contract Types

    • Lump Sum / Turnkey

    • Unit Price (Fixed Price)

    • Cost Plus

    • Guaranteed Maximum Price (Guaranteed Maximum Price)

  • FIDIC - Overview

    • Overview

    • Values

    • Purposes

    • Rules

    • Types of Contracts

    • Structure & Content of FIDIC 2017 Contracts

    • FIDIC 2017 Contracts

      • Obligations and Responsibilities of the Employer, Engineer and Contractor

      • Quality and Defects Liability

      • Design Responsibility and Obligation

      • Change, Measurement and Payment Procedures

      • Progress, Delays, Extension and Completion of Work

      • Suspension and Termination 

      • Insurances

      • Claims of the Employer and the Contractor

      • Dispute Avoidance/Adjucation Board (DAAB) and Dispute Resolution

  • Claims

    • What is a Claim?

    • Types of Claims

    • Reasons of Claims

    • Calculations of Claims

    • Claim Management

    • Claims in FIDIC Contracts

      • In Which Situations Does a Claim Occur?

      • Payment and/or Extension Requests Procedures

      • Preparation and Approval of Documents to be Submitted to the Engineer

    • How to Prevent Claims from Forming and Turning them into Disputes?

  • Dispute Resolution

    • What is Dispute?

    • Dispute Resolution Methods

    • Dispute in FIDIC Contracts

      • In Which Situations Does Conflict Occur?

      • Establishment of DAAB (Dispute Avoidance/Adjucation Board)

      • Avoiding Conflicts

      • Decision of DAAB 

      • Non-Compliance with the Decision of the DAAB 

      • Lack of Establishment of DAAB 

      • Alternative Pre-Arbitration Resolutions (Amicable Settlement)

      • Going to Arbitration

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