Practical Use of the FIDIC ContractsBasic E-Course

Gain expertise and improve your ability to effectively work with FIDIC contracts

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FIDIC is a globally recognised body best known for its standard forms of contract, that are used to administer construction projects all over the world.

If you’ve been working in the construction industry for some time, then you have probably come across the FIDIC suite of contracts and their Red, Yellow, Silver and Gold books. Perhaps you’ve worked with these contracts before on the employer, consultant or contractor side.

But maybe these contracts still pose a challenge for you and you still don't have a full understanding of how they should be administered. Which contract do you use and what are the differences between each one? How do you determine the obligations, rights and remedies of each party and how do you know if you are following the prescribed procedures correctly? If you have asked yourself such questions at one time or another, this course can help you.

Developed by a construction industry leader with over 40 years' experience

We understand that administering and applying FIDIC across so many different contexts isn’t an easy task. That’s why we’ve designed our Practical Use of the FIDIC Contracts Basic E-Course to give you a detailed overview of exactly how it all works. Through 19 easy to follow video tutorials, we’ll cover the 1999 editions of the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction and Plant and Design-Build Contracts, to arm you with practical advice and knowledge that you can immediately apply to your own work.

Whether you’re familiar with the FIDIC suite of contracts or learning about them for the first time, this course will give you the confidence to work with these contracts effectively. Our basic e-course also comes with no pressure of assignments – simply log on anytime, anywhere and learn at your own pace.




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Andy Hewitt
Our e-courses are the result of decades of construction expertise on projects carried out under the FIDIC suite of contracts.

We’ve been through the difficulties and understand your frustrations, and we’ve put all that hands-on experience into creating e-courses with easy to follow video tutorials.

Our basic e-course is perfect for busy professionals who don’t have the time to commit to assignments as part of the learning process and do not need to build up CPD hours. If you are new to the world of FIDIC contracts or perhaps sit at the other end of the spectrum and wish to refresh your knowledge, then this course is for you.

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

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For just an additional $450, sign up for our Practical Use of FIDIC Contracts Intermediate E-Course with the added benefits of practical assignments, tutor support, certification and CPD hours.

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What you will get

  • 10 in-depth modules covering four of FIDIC’s main contracts (1999 editions)
  • 9 hours of recorded video tutorials delivered across 19 videos, worth $1,980
  • Generous 6-month access to course materials and student website
  • Flexible learning – log on anytime, anywhere
  • No pressure of assignments
  • No pressure of pass or fail

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)
  • 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

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

What our students have to say

Nour Dandache from Lebanon

“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.”

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 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and is the author of Construction Claims & Responses: Effective Writing & Presentation which was voted book of the month by Construction Books Direct during the first month of publication and has enjoyed international sales success since it’s launch. Andy is also author of The FIDIC Contracts: Obligations of the Parties.

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 reason and motivation to sign up to a 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 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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