FIDIC 2017 - Practical Use: Intermediate E-Course

Boost your skills and improve your ability to work effectively with FIDIC 2017 contracts with this online course.

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This online training course offers an overview of the 2017 FIDIC contracts, with a deep dive into the most commonly used forms – the Red and Yellow books. Learn about the different forms of contract and how to choose the right one for your project.

In non-contractual language, we’ll help you to understand what each clause means. Get practical examples of how to apply the various provisions in real-world situations.

At the end of the course, you will have gained detailed knowledge of the 2017 FIDIC Red and Yellow books. You’ll have the confidence to put what you have learned into practice on projects, saving valuable time and money.

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

What you will get

  • 6 in-depth modules
  • 6 practical assignments
  • 11 hours of recorded video tutorials delivered across 22 videos
  • 26 CPD hours
  • Detailed assignment answers provided
  • Personal tutor support
  • Totally flexible learning
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • *Bonus Material*
    • Sample contractual notice
    • Paper: How to Write an Effective Narrative
    • Paper: How to Format and Present Documents
    • Paper: How to Manage Conflicts and Ambiguities in Contract Documents

What you will learn

This module covers an introduction to the course and the Red and Yellow forms of contract. We also introduce terms and definitions that are frequently used in the FIDIC contracts.

Module 1 covers Clause 1 (General Provisions) and Clause 2 (The Employer). You will:

  • understand the general provisions under the Red and Yellow Books
  • understand the Employers general obligations

Module 2 covers Clause 3 (The Engineer) and Clause 4 (The Contractor). You will:

  • understand the role of the Engineer, his/her general obligations and his/her authority under the contract.
  • learn why it is critical that the Engineer acts impartially in certain situations
  • understand the role of the Contractor, his/her general obligations and his/her obligations under the contract

Module 3 covers Red Book Clause 5 (Subcontracting), Yellow Book Clause 5 (Design), Clause 6 (Staff and Labour), Clause 7 (Plant, Materials, and Workmanship) and Clause 8 (Commencement, Delays and Suspension). You will:

  • learn how to appoint and manage subcontractors on projects
  • understand the design process and how to meet design obligations and standards
  • learn the contractor’s obligations regarding staff and labour under the conditions of the contract, with consideration of key factors such as wages, facilities, recruitment process, conditions of labour, health and safety, etc.
  • understand the Contractor’s obligations regarding plant, materials and workmanship
  • understand the contractor’s obligations when dealing with commencement, delays and suspension, including the strict requirements around programming, planning and time related issues

Module 4 covers Clause 9 (Tests on Completion), Clause 10 (Employer’s Taking Over), Clause 11 (Defects After Taking Over), red book Clause 12 (Measurement and Valuation), yellow book: Clause 12 (Tests After Completion) and Clause 13 (Variations and Adjustments). You will:

  • understand the importance of testing and how to deal with testing, delayed tests, retesting and test failures under the contract
  • understand the critical part of a project lifecycle – the employer’s taking over – and how this should be managed under the contract. Here we also discuss the transfer of responsibilities including protection, maintenance, insurance, etc. and how to manage any delay damages
  • understand the contractor’s obligations to deliver any outstanding work after taking over and remedy any defects. We also discuss associated costs and the defects liability process as defined by FIDIC
  • learn about the right to vary, the different types of variations and how to effectively manage variations to ensure project success

Module 5 covers Clause 14 (Contract Price and Payment), Clause 15 (Termination by Employer), Clause 16 (Suspension and Termination by Contractor) and Clause 17 (Care of the Works and Indemnities). You will:

  • learn how to calculate the contract price under the red and Yellow Books including process and procedures
  • understand the circumstances under which the employer / contract may suspend or terminate the contract and how to manage this process
  • understand the contractor’s responsibility to care for the works including liabilities, indemnities and property rights

Module 6 covers Clause 18 (Exceptional Events), Clause 19 (Insurance), Clause 20 (Employer’s and Contractor’s Claims) and Clause 21 (Disputes and Arbitration). You will:

  • learn the definition of ‘exceptional events’ under FIDIC and the process and procedures for dealing with them
  • understand the contractor’s obligations for insurance under the contract
  • understand the circumstances under which claims may rise on projects and learn how to identify and manage claims under the contract, from the employer and contractor’s perspectives
  • learn how FIDIC 2017 deals with disputes and arbitration including the new requirement for a Dispute Adjudication / Arbitration Board

You will be asked to complete a total of 6 assignments throughout the course related to the clauses 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 2017 editions of the Red and Yellow FIDIC contracts.

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 red and yellow 2017 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. He is a FIDIC Certified Trainer and is the author of 5 industry books on contracts and claims topics.

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

Registration is easy. Just click on any of the ‘enrol now’ buttons above 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 FIDIC 2017 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