Practical Use of the FIDIC ContractsIntermediate E-Course

Boost your skills and improve your ability to work effectively with FIDIC contracts

$645 for 6 months unlimited access

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Benefit from hands on, practical learning and enhance your career prospects

What you will get

  • 10 in-depth modules
  • 6 practical assignments
  • 9 hours of recorded video tutorials delivered across 19 bite-sized videos
  • 18 CPD hours
  • Detailed assignment answers provided
  • Personal tutor support
  • Totally flexible learning
  • Certificate of Achievement

What you will learn

  • Organisation
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Services Provided
  • Publications – Contracts and Agreements
  • Publications – Business Practices, Guides and Manuals
  • The Red Book (1999)
  • The Yellow Book (1999)
  • The Silver Book (1999)
  • The Gold Book (1999)
  • The Pink Book (1999)
  • The Red Book Subcontract (1999)
  • The Green Book Short Form of Contract (1999)
  • Elements of a Contract
  • Advantages of a Standard Form of Contract
  • Disadvantages of Bespoke Contracts
  • A Typical FIDIC Form of Contract
  • Additional Documents Required for the Contract
  • The Parties Referred to in the FIDIC Forms of Contract
  • Allocation of Risk
  • Employer’s Risk Under the FIDIC Forms of Contract
  • General Provisions of the FIDIC Forms of Contract
  • Clause 1 – General Provisions
  • Explanation of the General Provisions including definitions, communications, law and language, priority of documents, delayed drawings or instructions and errors in the Employer’s requirements.
  • Clause 2 – The Employer
  • Clause 3 – The Engineer
  • Clause 4 – The Contractor
  • Clause 5 – Nominated Subcontractors (Red Book 1999)
  • Clause 5 – Design (Yellow Book 1999)
  • Clause 6 – Staff and Labour
  • Clause 7 – Plant, Materials and Workmanship
  • Clause 8 – Commencement, Delays and Suspension
  • Clause 9 – Tests on Completion
  • Clause 10 – Employer’s Taking Over
  • Clause 11 – Defects Liability
  • Clause 12 – Tests After Completion (Yellow Book 1999)
  • Clause 12 – Measurement and Evaluation (Red Book 1999)
  • Clause 13 – Variations
  • Clause 14 – Contract Price and Payment
  • Clause 15 – Termination by Employer
  • Clause 16 – Suspension and Termination by Contractor
  • Clause 17 – Risk and Responsibility
  • Clause 18 – Insurance
  • Clause 19 – Force Majeure
  • Clause 20 – Claims, Disputes and Arbitration
  • Inherent Project Risk
  • Contractor’s Claims, Employer’s Claims, Claims Procedures and Disputes
  • Amicable Settlement
  • Dispute Adjudication Board
  • Arbitration

You will be asked to complete a total of 6 assignments throughout the course related to topics covered in the modules. You will be asked to submit your assignments to your personal tutor for grading. Your tutor will provide feedback and advice where necessary and each assignment grade counts towards your overall course grade.

Note: The course content is based on the 1999 editions of the FIDIC contracts.

Administering FIDIC’s contracts and knowing exactly which contract to use requires skill.

Once the contract has been selected, the correct application of its provisions requires strong knowledge of its obligations, rights, remedies and procedure.

If you sit on the employer or consultant side, failure to fully understand the contract can have a huge impact on project delivery.

From the contractor’s side, failure to understand rights and remedies will affect project profitability. From both sides, non-compliance with obligations opens parties up to risk.

Gain practical knowledge and clarity on the way you work with FIDIC contracts

We’ve worked with the FIDIC suite on hundreds of projects during our 45 years’ in the construction industry. We’ve faced the same challenges and understand your frustrations. Struggle no more, we’ve packed all our expertise into this accessible and easily digestible e-course.

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Common Questions

We should start this answer by saying that Claims Class has become a well recognised, respected and trusted education and training provider that specialises in construction contracts and claims. So when you enroll on a Claims Class course you can be assured that you are going to get great content, useful and engaging assignments, tangible and applicable learning outcomes and a smooth administrative and learning process.

If you’re someone who works with the FIDIC forms of contract this course will give you the tools you need to administer the contracts effectively. We will teach you about the general provisions of the FIDIC contracts, the obligations and responsibilities of the main parties and how to effectively manage your projects. We will also cover time related issues including commencement, delays and completion, financial matters, termination and suspension. In the final modules, you will give you an overview of risk, liability, force majeure, claims, disputes and arbitration.

You will graduate this course with a solid understanding of the FIDIC contracts and will be immediately able to apply what you have learnt to the next project that you work on with confidence and clarity.

You will be asked to complete a total of 6 assignments throughout the course. Once you have completed your assignments, you will upload them to your tutor via the student website. Your tutor will comment on and grade your work and issue your module grade to you via email. At the end of the course, you should have achieved an average grade of 55% to pass.

The course developer, Andy Hewitt, presents the course. Andy has 45 years’ experience in the construction industry and is the author of 5 industry books on contracts and claims topics.

Whilst the course is intended to be flexible to accommodate time constrained professionals, our research during the trial phase told us that students would prefer a deadline otherwise, if they know the course is always there, they do not actually tend to complete it.

We believe that you have a strong reason to sign up to this course and we want to make sure that you complete it so, from the date of enrolment, you have 6-months to complete the course. After 6-months, your access to the Student Website will expire and you will no longer have access to the course content. 6-months will give you plenty of time to get through the content and make sure that you achieve what you set out to do, win win!

Registration is easy. Just go to the course page on the student website and follow the instructions. Registration is online and payment is via all major credit cards. As soon as you have registered, you’ll receive a welcome email with all the information you need to get started.

The Practical Use of the FIDIC Contracts Basic E-Course covers the same content, without the benefit of practical assignments (based on real project case studies), tutor support, CPD hours and certification. We tend to recommend the basic e-course to those who are time-constrained or, who don’t need the practical element / CPD hours.

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What our students have to say

The course was comprehensive, it covered all FIDIC clauses in the Red and Yellow books and offered an overview of clauses and case studies pertinent to such clauses. This really helped to solidify our understanding of how these clauses are applied and administered.”

Nour Dandache from Lebanon

Andy Hewitt

One-on-one mentorship from an expert with 45 years' industry experience. Meet Course Developer and Presenter, Andy Hewitt.

Learn from a construction contracts and claims specialist with over four decades of expertise. Andy is also a published author. He has written five industry books, including best-sellers: Construction Claims & Responses: effective writing & presentation and The FIDIC Contracts: Obligations of the Parties.

Learn more about Andy