FIDIC Conditions of Contracts - MindShift Consultants

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FIDIC Conditions of Contracts

The program is beneficial to all potential and actual users of FIDIC documents, with the evaluation of recent examples of FIDIC contracts in practical use, issues that have arisen, latest developments and management of risks.



  • Review of the most common causes of claims.
  • Compensable Vs. “Non-Compensable/Excusable” Delays
  • Force-Majeure and delays caused by Authorities-Having-Jurisdiction and third parties
  • Analyses of the contractual clauses in the two FIDIC “Red-Book” Forms (1987 and 1999) which closely relate to the most common claims.
  • Discussion (Analyses) of typical claim scenarios.
  • Types of Time-Impact Studies on Project Schedules
  • Preparing a Claims Case, and Responding to a Claim
  • General Review of the FIDIC-Based “Rainbow” suite of Contract Forms:
    • The Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Turnkey (EPC-T contracts, “Silver Book”),
    • Plant and Design Build Contract  “New Yellow Book”
    • Conditions of Contract for Construction “New Red Book”
    • Short Form of Contract (“Green Book”)
  • Selecting the “best” FIDIC Form-of-Contract that matches the particular Project Delivery System (PDS).
  • Suitability of the FIDIC 4th Edition (1992 Revision) Conditions of Contract for Construction (“old red”, i.e., the conventional Form that was most widely used).
  • The FIDIC 1999 Conditions of Contract for Construction, i.e., the “new red book”.
  • Comparison between the two FIDIC “Red-Book” Forms (1992 and 1999), emphasizing: Engineer’s (Consultant’s) role, Claims and Disputes provisions, and contractual risk profiles of the Parties.
  • Review of Laws and Regulations governing the Construction and Property-Development Industries.
  • Maintaining a pro-active Claims Administration and Management Process throughout the various phases of the Project
  • Quality Management Tools for a better presentation of claims.
  • How Organizational Strategy corresponds to Project Management and Contracts Management.



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