An introduction to FIDIC EPC and Plant, Design & Build Contract

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FIDIC EPC & Plant, Design & Build Contract Training Course – Introduction


Construction projects often involve large capital sums, challenging delivery times and
significant change and variation. The construction contract monitors, controls and
administers the project and defines the relationship between client and contractor and
despite a common aim to “get finished on time and get value for money” many projects
take longer than programmed and cost considerably more than the original budget.
This one-day course will provide an introduction and overview to key contracts in FIDIC
construction family, provide an overview of operation and deliver a clear, practical and
systematic introduction to their use in practice.

The focus will be on the EPC/Turnkey (Silver Book) and Plant, Design & Build (Yellow
Book) contracts, and will provide a high level of commercial and contractual
understanding of FIDIC contracts and the confidence to use them in practice
The presentations are underpinned throughout by discussion, case study and considered
opinion. The course is applicable across the construction sector, whether you work for
client, consultant or contractor.

The tutor is a Chartered Civil Engineer and fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers with
more than 25 years’ experience with consultant, contractor and client organisations. He is
an independent consultant and provides technical, commercial and contractual advice
and support across the construction industry. He has significant practical experience in
the application of construction contracts, has acted as an expert witness on several
occasions, published technical articles and lectures to industry and academia on a
regular basis. He is also a member if the Academy of Experts and an accredited
Construction Mediator

Intented for

This course has been specifically developed for:-

  • Civil, structural and building engineers, project mangers, quantity surveyors and
    construction professionals needing a broad introduction to the FIDIC contractual
    approaches of the construction industry


At the end of the course the delegates should have:-

  • Knowledge of the FIDIC family of contracts.
  • Knowledge of the key contract requirements
  • Knowledge of roles, responsibilities and risk under the contract
  • Understanding of the application of the FIDIC contracts in practice


Session 1 – Introduction and Overview to the FIDIC Suite

  • Philosophy
  • Structure
  • Choice

Session 2 – The Parties

  • Employer
  • Employers representative
  • Contractor

Session 3 – Design

  • Obligations
  • Liabilities, performance and errors

Session 4 – Resources, Plant and Materials

  • Key personnel and records
  • Quality and workmanship

Session 5 – Time, Testing and Defects

  • Programme
  • Testing and defects
  • Suspension and termination

Session 6 – Payment

  • Contract price
  • Variations and claims

Session 7 – Suspension, Termination and Dispute Resolution

  • Employers
  • Contractors
  • Dispute options
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