Understanding Claims under the FIDIC ContractsWorkshop

Gain confidence in handling claims using the globally recognised FIDIC forms of contract in a hands on, practical group setting

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An interactive workshop to help you manage claims under FIDIC’s often complex forms of contract.

FIDIC is a global body that writes and produces construction contracts. Maybe you’ve worked on projects using the FIDIC contracts and had to manage claims under their conditions, but are still confused. Under what circumstances can a claim be made? What exactly can be claimed? And what is the correct protocol for each Engineer response or determination?

We know how you feel. We’ve asked these same questions over the years and have waded through the same frustrations.

In just two days, you’ll gain the clarity you need to make working with claims under FIDIC a more simple and headache free process.

If you are looking to seriously enhance your understanding of this intricate subject, then our Understanding Claims Under the FIDIC Contracts workshop is perfect for you. In a hands on, interactive group setting, we’ll look at real life scenarios relating to the FIDIC Red, Yellow, Silver and Gold Books. We’ll break down each clause within these various FIDIC contracts to help you understand how each one works – whether you’re on the Employer, Contractor or Engineer’s side.

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 on projects using the FIDIC contracts and in the specialist field of claims, known for their dynamic and engaging presentation style.

Practical, quality driven and expert led learning

What you will get

  • 7 modules of quality, practical content
  • 2 group assignments to stimulate group discussion and interactive learning
  • 12 case studies based on real life project scenarios
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 16 Continual Professional Development (CPD) hours
  • Membership with Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners*
  • Sample claim, notice and Engineer’s determination documents for valuable future reference
  • Personalised training course materials folder
  • All refreshments and lunch included

*For those who complete and pass optional post-course assignment. Membership available at Associate level with no pre-requisites required. Application fee waived. Annual membership fees required.

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.
  • We give you aprocedure for dealing with claims so that the Engineer’s obligations are met and disputes are avoided.

Day 1 Agenda

08:30 – 09:00
Registration & Welcome Refreshments

09:00 – 10:15
Module 1 – Introduction to the FIDIC Forms of Contract & Claims

10:15 – 10:45
Refreshment Break

10:45 – 13:00
Module 2 – Employer’s Claims

13:00 – 14:00
Networking Lunch

14:00 – 15:15
Assignment 1

15:15 – 15:45
Module 3 – Contractor’s Claims

15:00 – 16:15
Refreshment Break

16:15 – 17:15
Module 3 – Contractor’s Claims (cont.)

Day 2 Agenda

08:30 – 09:00
Registration & Welcome Refreshments

09:00 – 10:30
Module 3 – Contractor’s Claims (cont.)

10:30 – 11:00
Refreshment Break

11:00 – 12:00
Assignment 2

12:00 – 13:00
Module 4 – Quantum & Module 5 – Notices

13:00 – 14:00
Networking Lunch

14:00 – 14.30
Module 5 – Notices (cont.)

14:30 – 15.00
Module 6 – Procedure & Presentation of Contractor’s Claims

15:00 – 15:30
Refreshment Break

15:30 – 16:00
Module 7 – The Engineer’s Responses & Determinations

16:00 – 16:45
General Discussion and 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 worked on site in our hard hats and boots. We've been faced with piles of documentation and incomplete records. We've been tasked with having to submit a claim without having a good understanding of the contractual basis for it. 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 2-day Understanding Claims Under 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 FIDIC contracts and claims or wish to refresh your knowledge, we guarantee that this course will help you.




Case Studies


CPD Hours


Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners logo

Attendees are eligible for membership to the Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners at Associate level (based on completion and pass of the optional post-course assignment).

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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Take an Understanding Claims under the FIDIC Contracts E-Course instead. We offer Basic and Intermediate e-courses, each with its own set of benefits and learning outcomes.

Recognised by leading professional organisations

Quantity Surveyors International

Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners

CIOB Chartered Building Consultancy

What our students have to say

Nicholas Radford from UAE

“Very good. I achieved my initial objectives from the course. Very well organised and planned. Hand out documents good and well presented. Presenter clear and methodical in delivery which helped. Case studies added to participation and provided an opportunity to see the theory applied. Nina very helpful.”

Common questions

There are no minimum qualifications but you will need to understand the construction process and have a basic knowledge of the FIDIC forms of contract. 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. Those whose job it is to manage claims, such as project managers, contracts managers and architects will also gain knowledge of the process.

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 2-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 Understanding Claims Under the FIDIC Contracts Intermediate E-Course, we also have an Understanding Claims Under the FIDIC Contracts Basic E-Course and the difference between those lies in the learning outcomes and benefits they provide. Check out our comparison page to compare e-courses. *This e-course will launch by August 2018.

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