Practical Use of the FIDIC Contracts

Gain expertise and improve your ability to effectively work with FIDIC contracts in an inspiring group setting. 3-day workshop.

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

We know that working with the FIDIC contracts is not without its challenges. How do you know which contract to use and how to differentiate between each one? How do you get your head around the obligations of each party and their rights and remedies? What are all the procedures that must be followed? Our 3-day Practical Use of the FIDIC Contracts workshop will help you understand all of this and much more.

In just three days, you’ll gain the insight and confidence you need to successfully work with the FIDIC forms of contract.

If you are looking to seriously enhance your contractual understanding then our Practical Use of the FIDIC Contracts workshop is perfect for you. Thanks to a focus on practical rather than theoretical learning, plus group assignments using case studies based on real projects, you’ll acquire a new level of understanding that you can immediately apply to your own work. You’ll also benefit from face to face mentorship and support of presenters with decades of experience in using these contracts, known for their dynamic and engaging presentation style.

This workshop covers the use of the 1999 editions of the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction (the ‘Construction Contract’) and the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build (the ‘Design-Build Contract’). Whether you want to boost your knowledge of FIDIC contracts or are new to the subject, you will gain an excellent insight into navigating the FIDIC forms of contract.

Practical, quality driven and expert led learning

What you will get

  • 10 modules of quality, practical content
  • 8 group assignments to stimulate group discussion and interactive learning
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 28 case studies based on real-life project scenarios
  • 24 Continual Professional Development (CPD) hours
  • Personalised training course materials folder
  • All refreshments and lunch included

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

Day 1 Agenda

08:30 – 09:00
Registration & Welcome Refreshments

09:00 – 10:30
Module 1 – Introduction to FIDIC

10:30 – 10:45
Refreshment Break

10:45 – 11:30
Assignment 1

11:30 – 13:00
Module 2 – Introduction to the FIDIC Forms of Contract

13:00 – 14:15
Networking Lunch

14:15 – 15:00
Assignment 2

15:00 – 16:30
Module 3 – General Provisions of the FIDIC Forms of Contract

16:30 – 16:45
Refreshment Break

16:45 – 17:30
Assignment 3

Day 2 Agenda

08:30 – 09:00
Registration & Welcome Refreshments

09:00 – 10:30
Module 4 – Obligations and Responsibilities of the Main Parties

10:30 – 10:45
Refreshment Break

10:45 – 11:30
Assignment 4

11:30 – 13:00
Module 5 – Management of Projects

13:00 – 14:15
Networking Lunch

14:15 – 15:00
Assignment 5

15:00 – 16:30
Module 6 – Commencement, Delays and Completion

16:30 – 16:45
Refreshment Break

16:45 – 17:30
Assignment 6

Day 3 Agenda

08:30 – 09:00
Registration & Welcome Refreshments

09:00 – 10:30
Module 7 – Financial Matters

10:30 – 10:45
Refreshment Break

10:45 – 11:30
Assignment 7

11:30 – 13:00
Module 8 – Termination and Suspension

13:00 – 14:15
Networking Lunch

14:15 – 15:00
Assignment 8

15:00 – 16:30
Module 9 – Risk, Liability & Force Majeure

16:30 – 16:45
Refreshment Break

16:45 – 17:30
Module 10 – Claims, Disputes and Arbitration

17:30 – 18:00
General Discussion & Close Out

Our workshops are the result of decades of expertise in the construction industry, especially within the specialist field of construction contracts and claims.

We've been faced with all manner of contracts and had to work out what the clauses mean and how to correctly interpret them from both contractor, employer and engineer perspectives. Basically, we've been through the difficulties that you are currently facing and understand your frustrations, and we’ve put all that hands-on experience into shaping this dynamic learning experience.

Our 3-day Practical Use of the FIDIC Contracts workshop is perfect for you if you are able to take a little time out of the working week to gain the knowledge you need to do in order to do your job well. Whether you are new to the world of FIDIC or wish to refresh your knowledge, we guarantee that this course will help you.




Group Assignments


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Presented by an expert with 40 years' experience within the specialist field of contracts and claims, Andy Hewitt

This workshop has been developed and is presented by top authority on claims, Andy Hewitt, author of Construction Claims & Responses: effective writing & presentation and The FIDIC Contracts: Obligations of the Parties. Andy is well known for his engaging presentation style and ability to clearly communicate new concepts to those who are still learning.

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Recognised by leading professional organisations

Quantity Surveyors International

Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners

CIOB Chartered Building Consultancy

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“I give it an A+. I will be attending further courses with Claims Class. Great instructors.”

Common questions

There are no minimum qualifications but you will need to understand the construction process and have a basic knowledge of construction contracts. The course is suitable for many disciplines, but particularly, quantity surveyors, contract administrators, planners, controllers, engineers and those who deal with contractual and commercial matters.

Online registration is the quickest and easiest way to register; you simply have to complete a short registration form and make payment via credit card. We understand that not everyone likes to use credit cards though and, in some cases, your company may be paying for you and may require an invoice and payment via bank transfer. In that case, please contact us and we’ll send you an offline registration form and invoice for payment.

The only difference between these courses is the mode of delivery. The workshop is delivered in a classroom setting over 3-days, whereas the e-course is delivered online and you are able to log on anytime, anywhere to access the course content. In addition to the Practical Use of the FIDIC Contracts Intermediate E-course, we also have a Practical Use of the FIDIC Contracts Basic E-Course and the difference between the two courses lies in the learning outcomes and benefits they provide. Check out our e-course comparison page to compare Practical Use of the FIDIC Contracts e-courses.

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