Understanding Claims Under the FIDIC ContractsBasic E-Course

Gain confidence in handling claims on projects based on the globally recognised FIDIC forms of contract

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If you’re familiar with FIDIC, then you’ll know it is a highly recognised international body that writes and produces construction contracts.

From The Red Book, to the Yellow, Gold, Silver books and beyond, FIDIC’s suite of contracts are extensively used in construction projects worldwide. When dealing with claims, it is important that you have a proper understanding of how FIDIC requires the parties to act and the consequences of not doing so correctly.

If you’ve ever felt confused about how to deal with claims under the FIDIC contracts, then this is the perfect course for you.

Navigating each contract isn’t always an easy task. Perhaps you’ve worked on a project using one of the FIDIC forms of contract before, but struggle to fully understand your contractual obligations and the contract clauses.

In 5 hours of video tutorials, our Understanding Claims Under the FIDIC Contracts Basic E-Course will provide you with a thorough overview of how to manage claims under 4 of the FIDIC contracts: The Red, Yellow, Silver and Gold Books (1999 editions). Whether you have used FIDIC contracts in the past or are using them for the first time, this course will give you insight into how to manage construction claims under this globally recognised suite of contracts.




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For just an additional $450, sign up for our Understanding Claims Under the 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

  • 7 in-depth modules covering four of FIDIC’s main contracts (1999 editions)
  • 5 hours of recorded video tutorials delivered across 24 bite-sized videos, worth $1,100
  • 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

Prefer a more practical and supported learning experience?
Check out our Understanding Claims Under the FIDIC Contracts Intermediate E-Course that comes with additional benefits including graded assignments, tutor support, CPD hours and membership with the Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners.

What you will learn

  • Differentiate between the Red, Yellow, Silver and Gold books and their usage.
  • Understand the definition of a claim and what can be claimed.
  • Understand allocation of risk within each form of contract.

Understand which clauses allow the Employer to claim from the Contractor and the procedures that need to be followed.

Understand the clauses that entitle the Contractor to make a claim.

  • Know what can be claimed under different circumstances.
  • Understand the most important principles to consider when making a claim and calculating quantum.
  • Learn about extensions of time, cost and profit.
  • Understand why not submitting notices can set a just claim up for failure.
  • Gain an insight into the requirements for various notices, what a notice should contain and how and when notices should be submitted.
  • Understand the consequences of not giving notice, conditions precedent and whether these may be legally applied.
  • Understand the pitfalls of why Contractor’s claims often fail and how to avoid them.
  • Learn about the Module 6 FIDIC procedure and the requirements for a claim submission.
  • Learn how to properly and professionally present a claim to help it reach a timely resolution.
  • Understand how disputes may occur as a result of poor responses by the Engineer.
  • Learn why it is important that the Engineer fulfills his contractual obligations and the consequences of not doing so.
  • Learn about the purpose of an Engineer’s response and what should be included.
  • A procedure for dealing with claims so that the Engineer’s obligations are met and disputes are avoided.

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

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

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

Andy Hewitt

Recognised by leading professional organisations

Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners

CIOB Chartered Building Consultancy

What our students have to say

Jose Covas from India

“I would recommend this course to any construction contracts management and administration professionals who want to understand how to prepare and present a successful claim.”

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 Understanding Claims Under the FIDIC Contracts Intermediate E-Course instead.

The course developer, Andy Hewitt, presents the course. Andy has 42 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 in the courses lies in the learning outcomes and experience. Both courses contain 6 modules covered via 24 video tutorials. The intermediate course, however, comes with the additional benefits of assignments, tutor support, CPD hours, certification and more and is therefore the more practical learning experience.

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