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FIDIC Contracts Management: Practical Use of FIDIC Contracts

3 Day Training

Dates: Available on Request

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

Course Introduction

The FIDIC Contracts Management: Practical Use of FIDIC Contracts course is highly interactive and includes group discussions, case studies, and syndicate work. It also includes practical exercises that enable all participants to apply the advanced knowledge they gained and demonstrate their skills in managing FIDIC Contracts.

Course Objectives

By the end of the FIDIC Contracts Management: Practical Use of FIDIC Contracts course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the correct FIDIC form of contract that is best suited for each project

  • Implement FIDIC’s principles, mechanisms, and best practices for contract and project management

  • Demonstrate the responsibilities, obligations, and entitlements of the employer and the contractor

  • List the engineer’s different roles, duties, and responsibilities in relation to FIDIC contracts

  • Apply the correct payments, claims, and dispute resolution mechanisms as envisaged by the FIDIC contracts

Who should attend?

This course provides the necessary knowledge for professionals from government entities, private sector employers, consulting engineers, contractors, quantity surveyors, architects, legal advisers, funding agencies, insurers, and all professionals involved with FIDIC contracts.

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

FIDIC contract documents: Introduction and principles

  • Introduction to FIDIC

  • Background to FIDIC contracts

  • Harmonization based on the type of project

  • Features of the 1999 editions

  • Structure of the documents

  • Forms

  • Main differences between the 1999 construction contract and the 1987 Red Book

  • User friendliness

  • Preparation of conditions of contract

  • The legal character of FIDIC conditions of contract

  • Relationship between FIDIC conditions of contract and legal systems

  • Risk analysis

  • Which form to use

  • Overview of the 1999 contracts

  • Construction contract

  • Main differences between the construction contracts

Responsibilities of the main parties

  • Clause 1: General provisions and general issues

  • Clause 2: The employer

  • Clause 3: The engineer

  • Clause 4: The contractor

  • Clause 5: Construction contract – nominated subcontractors

  • Clause 5: Plant and design-build contract – design

Management of projects

  • Clause 6: Staff and labour

  • Clause 7: Plant material and workmanship

  • Clause 8: Commencement delays and suspension

Tests on completion

  • Clause 9: Tests on completion

  • Clause 10: Employer’s taking over; defects liability

  • Clause 11: Plant contract – tests after completion

Financial clauses and procedures

  • Clause 12: Construction contract – measurement and evaluation

  • Clause 13: Variations and adjustments

  • Clause 14: Contract price and payment

Suspension and termination

  • Clause 15: Termination by employer

  • Clause 16: Suspension and termination by contractor

Risk, liability and force majeure

  • Clause 17: Risk and responsibility

  • Clause 18: Liability and insurance

  • Clause 19: Force majeure

Claims, disputes and arbitration

  • Clause 20: Claims, disputes and arbitration

  • Inherent project risk

  • Contractor’s claims and employer’s claims; claims procedures

  • Disputes

  • Amicable settlement

  • Dispute adjudication board

  • Arbitration

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