Practical Use of The FIDIC ContractsBasic E-Course

Improve your ability to administer & manage construction projects under FIDIC contracts on this carefully crafted training course.

$195 for 6 months unlimited access

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Developed by a construction industry leader with over 45 years' experience

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

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

What you will get

  • 10 in-depth modules
  • 9 hours of recorded video tutorials delivered across 19 bite-sized videos
  • Generous 6-month access
  • Totally flexible learning
  • No pressure of assignments
  • No pressure of pass or fail

All you need to administer construction projects under FIDIC contracts

Which construction contract do you use? What are the differences between each one? How do you determine the obligations, rights and remedies of each party? How do you know if you are following procedures correctly?

Get answers to all these questions and more on this course. Gain the confidence you need to work with these contracts effectively.

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Common Questions

There are no assessments with this course and no pressure of pass or fail; you will simply have access to a series of video tutorials. If you are looking for a more practical learning experience, with graded assignments, perhaps explore our Practical Use of the FIDIC Contracts Intermediate E-Course instead.

The course developer, Andy Hewitt, presents the course. Andy has over 45 years’ experience in the construction industry and is the author of various industry publications on contract, claims, FIDIC and notices.

From the day you sign up, you will have 6-months access to the course content.

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 difference between the courses mainly lies in the benefits and in the overall learning outcomes and experience. Both courses contain 6 modules covered via 19 video tutorials. The intermediate course, however, comes with the additional benefits of graded assignments, tutor support, CPD hours, certification and more and is therefore the more practical learning experience.

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What our students have to say

The course was comprehensive, it covered all FIDIC clauses in Red and Yellow book and offered an overview of clauses and case studies pertinent to such clauses. This was beneficial to confirm 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