Practical FIDIC Condition of Contracts Training Program

Practical FIDIC Condition of Contracts Training Program

Program: Four-day seminar or training course


The 1999 FIDIC Conditions of Contract are being increasingly used by the international Construction Industry throughout the World. In Europe they are used by the European Commission for all of their Projects throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The Multi-Lateral Development Banks, including the World Bank, Islamic Bank for Development and the Asian Development Bank all have adopted the 1999 FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction with modifications.

This practical training course, provided by professional engineers with extensive international Experience, explains and illustrates the use of the 1999 FIDIC Conditions of Contract..

  • You will learn the main features of the new second editions of the Red and Yellow Book
  • You will gain expert knowledge in the management of FIDIC contracts
  • You will gain a deep understanding of the FIDIC contracts clauses and their practical application to real
  • Gain a good understanding of the range of FIDIC documents, and how they are used in the working
  • Understand the roles of the various parties, and explore through discussion the types of issues that can arise and how they might be dealt with. Explore the execution of the works and common problem areas.
  • Understand your rights when variations arise, including payment and contract
  • Examine the procedures involved in suspension and


At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

The courses provide the necessary knowledge for and targets professionals from Government Ministries and Agencies. Consulting Engineers, Contractors, Quantity Surveyors & Architects, Legal Advisers and all involved in the implementation and management of Works Contracts.

This course is aimed at providing systematic and practical guidance to anyone engaged in international projects with a design-build element. It will appeal to:

  • Engineers for governmental entities and
  • Employers
  • Developers
  • Project sponsors and funders& funding agencies
  • Engineers
  • Project managers
  • Lawyers & legal
  • Others engaged in design-build and DBO projects
  • Consulting
  • Construction professionals &


All delegates will be provided the following materials:

  • FIDIC Red Book 2017Edition
  • Schedule of overheads
  • Participants will receive a course completion certificate from


Who Should Attend?

  • Duration of the course: 4 working days from 9 AM- 2 PM Schedule of course is as follows: 
  • Technical Session: 9:00:-10.30 am
  • Coffee Break: 30-10.45 am
  • Technical Session: 45-12.45noon
  • prayer: 45-1:00 pm
  • Technical Session 1:00-2:00 pm


Course outline and description

Day 1&2

FIDIC Contract Documents: Introduction and Principles Introduction to FIDC

Background to FIDIC Contracts Harmonisation 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 Relationship between FIDIC Conditions and Public Procurement Law 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

Clause 10 – Employer’s Taking Over; Defects Liability


Day 3&4

Tests on Completion

Clause 9 – Tests on Completion

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


Key issues in the DBO Contract Contract Price and Payment

Asset Replacement Schedule and Fund Retention Money

Maintenance Retention Fund

Termination by Employer and by the Contractor Risks and Insurance

Exceptional Risks

Claims Management and Handling Disputes Notice

Dispute Contractor’s Claims Employer’s Claims Determination

Avoidance of Disputes

Dispute Adjudication Board’s Decision Amicable Settlement


Particular Conditions

Part A – Contract Data Part B – Special Provisions

Practical issues about using the DBO Contract Specialist sub consultants or suppliers Review of DBO Contractor’s design Handling changes in technology and materials