Understanding Claims Under the FIDIC ContractsIntermediate E-Course

Become a pro at handling claims based on projects using the globally recognised FIDIC forms of contract

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In this detailed e-course, we’ll look at the requirements under the Red, Yellow, Silver and Gold Books to help you become highly confident in handling claims under the FIDIC forms of contract.

Through 5 hours of video modules and 6 written assignments, we will change the way you work with the FIDIC contracts (1999 editions). The beauty of this e-course is that it is fully flexible - log on anytime, anywhere and enjoy a generous 6-month access to the course materials hosted on our student website. The e-course also comes with expert tutor support from a published author on the subject of FIDIC and industry leader with over 40 years' contracts and claims expertise, gained on projects similar to those you are probably working on right now.

We’ve created this intermediate e-course to provide you with a full understanding of the circumstances under which claims may be made under FIDIC, the claim procedures that must be followed and the requirements of the Engineer when producing responses and determinations.

If you are involved with construction claims and work with the FIDIC forms of contract, then it is likely that you’ve faced challenges at one time or another. Perhaps you don’t understand the circumstances under which claims may be made under the FIDIC contracts, or maybe you struggle to identify what may claimed and the claim procedures that should be followed.

If you sit on the employer or consultant side, with the responsibility of administering a contract on behalf of the employer, failures like these can affect the contractor’s ability to complete the project on time and to the required standard. If you’re on the contractor side and do not identify claims correctly or pursue them in the wrong way, this is likely to severely affect the profitability of your project.

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Enrol for our Understanding Claims Under the FIDIC Contracts Intermediate E-Course and enhance your professional value for only

  • Generous 6-month student access to tutorials
  • Expert-led learning and tutor support worth $1,475
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Want to dive even more deeply into the world of claims? For $2,005 more, take the Construction Claims Distance Learning Course and become a true expert in claim management.

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What you will get

  • 7 in-depth modules covering four of FIDIC’s main contracts (1999 editions)
  • 6 practical assignments based on case studies using real projects
  • 5 hours of recorded video tutorials delivered across 23 bite-sized videos, worth $1,100
  • 18 CPD hours
  • Model answers to the assignments, so you can see where you’ve excelled and where you could have improved
  • Generous 6-month access to course materials and student website
  • Tutor grading and support throughout, worth $450
  • Flexible learning – log on anytime, anywhere
  • Certificate of Achievement on successful completion – Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • Associate membership with the Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners*

*for those who achieve the minimum 55% pass grade.

What you will learn

  • Differentiate between the Red, Yellow, Silver and Gold books and their usage (1999 editions).
  • 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.

Throughout the course, you will be asked to complete 6 assignments which will require you to answer questions or complete exercises related to the course topics. 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.

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

Gain practical knowledge and develop your skills and ability to manage claims using the FIDIC forms of contract.

Our e-courses are the result of decades of expertise in the construction industry, especially within the specialist field of claims. 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 tutorials.


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As a graduate you will be eligible for membership to the Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners at Associate level (based on achieving the minimum 55% pass grade).

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.

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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 enrol 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 on claims based on the FIDIC forms of contract then this course is perfect for you. We will provide you with a full understanding of the circumstances under which claims may be made, the claim procedures that must be followed and the requirements of the Engineer when producing responses and determinations. You will graduate this course with a solid understanding of how to manage claims under the FIDIC contracts and will be immediately able to apply what you have learnt to the next claim you work on with confidence and clarity.

There are 6 assignments to complete throughout the course. You will be given your assignments at the end of the relevant modules and once completed, 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 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 enrollment, 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.

Yes! Graduates of the course will be eligible to join the Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners at Associate level without the need to meet any other prerequisites for membership. Further details about joining will be provided when you graduate.

The difference between the courses mainly lies in the benefits as well as the overall learning outcome and experience. Both courses contain 7 modules covered via 24 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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