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

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

FIDIC is the global body that writes and produces many standard form construction contracts.

Maybe you’ve worked on projects using the FIDIC contracts and had to manage construction claims, but are still confused. Under what circumstances can a claim be made? What exactly can be claimed? 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. Find the answer to these questions and many more.

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FIDIC Claims
Gain the Clarity You Need. Make FIDIC Claims a Simple and Headache-free Process.

If you are looking to seriously enhance your understanding of this subject, 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. You’ll break down each clause within these various FIDIC contracts and understand how each one works.

Practical Focus & Flexibility

The focus is on practical rather than theoretical learning with group assignments and case studies based on real projects. As a result, you will acquire a new level of understanding to apply immediately to your own work.

You’ll also benefit from face to face mentorship and support of tutors with decades of experience on projects using the FIDIC contracts. Our experts are claims specialists, known for their dynamic and engaging presentation style.

If hosting at your premises, we can tweak the course to your taste – add extra sections for focus, remove those of less relevance.

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

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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.

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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