FIDIC for PRACTITIONERS

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The Nestor Courses

Copenhagen (Denmark) has been chosen for being the venue for four different FIDIC trainings. Module 1 covers a general introduction in the FIDIC Rainbow Edition 1999. Module 2 covers FIDIC claims´ and disputes´ management. Module 3 covers Dispute Adjudication. The new Subcontract course addresses the FIDIC Subcontract. All four courses will be held once a year. All courses are authorised by FIDIC. The trainers operate under a FIDIC license and are FIDIC accredited. Participants will receive a FIDIC attendance certificate.

Zagreb (Croatia) has been chosen for being a second venue for FIDIC trainings. These trainings will be conducted in cooperation with CACE (local FIDIC Member Association).

Frankfurt has been chosen for beig a fourth venue for English speaking FIDIC trainings in close coorperation with the German Association of Cosulting Engineers (VBI).

Module 1

The training course is designed to provide practical guidance to those who are involved in managing or administration of projects where use of FIDIC forms of contracts is intended.The course will cover the FIDIC Rainbow Edition 1999 (Red Book, Yellow Book and Silver Book) and for updating reasons also the Gold Book.

The course covers management disciplines and procedures in the Pre-Contract phase of the project including the FIDIC Client Consultant Service Agreement and selection of the appropriate FIDIC form of contract. The course also covers the post Contract award phase including all contract management disciplines and claim & dispute management issues.

It is suitable for all the Parties involved with a new FIDIC Contract – the Employer, the Project Manager, the Contractor, the Engineer, and the DAB Members. By having a good understanding of the FIDIC risk allocation policy and the resulting responsibilities and rights of the Parties under a 1999 FIDIC Contracts, a more efficient management of the project may be achieved. The tutors of the course are a very experienced German engineer and a German lawyer, who both have had extensive worldwide involvement with management of projects and related dispute resolution. Both tutors are the authors of the FIDIC Guide for practitioners.

Dates: Copenhagen: 28th and 29th May 2019

Module 2

The training course is designed to provide practical guidance to those who are involved in managing or administration of projects where use of FIDIC forms of contracts is required. This course covers FIDIC contract management, claim management and dispute management in more depth than module 1.

The course will focus on FIDIC Red Book, Yellow Book and Silver Book.

It is suitable for all the Parties involved with a new FIDIC Contract – the Employer, the Project Manager, the Contractor, the Engineer, and the DAB Members. By having a good understanding of the FIDIC contract and claim management approach and the resulting responsibilities and rights of the Parties under a 1999 FIDIC Contracts, a more efficient management of the project may be achieved. The tutors of the course are a very experienced German engineer and a German lawyer, who both have had extensive worldwide involvement with management of projects and related dispute resolution.

Dates: Copenhagen: 30th and 31st May 2019

Module 3

The training course is designed to provide practical guidance to those who are involved in dispute resolution where use of FIDIC forms of contracts is required. This course covers inter alia the use of FIDIC Dispute Adjudication Boards, appointment of DAB´s, referrals to DAB, the decision making process, etc. in more depth than module 2.

It is suitable for all the Parties involved with a FIDIC Contract (1999 edition) – the Employer, the Project Manager, the Contractor, the Engineer, and the DAB Members. By having a good understanding of the FIDIC contract and its dispute adjudication clauses under a 1999 FIDIC Contracts, a more efficient and successful dispute management may be achieved. The tutors of the course are a German engineer and a German lawyer, who both have had extensive worldwide involvement and experience with management of projects and related dispute resolution. Both have been appointed in various dispute resolution procedures and have advised clients on this type of proceedings throughout the world.

Dates: Copenhagen 3rd and 4th September 2019

Subcontract Course

The training course provides a training on the FIDIC Subcontract, 2011 edition. The training is geared towards Main Contractors and Subcontractors, and also Consulting Engineers and lawyers being involved in major Subcontracts.

The FIDIC Subcontract enables the Main Contractor to subcontract parts of the Works under the Main Contract on a back-to-back basis to a Subcontractor. The back-to-back approach ensures a smooth and consistent way of subcontracting, and reflects the commercial realities of subcontracting in modern times. Essentially, this means that the Subcontractor shall design (to the extent specified), execute and complete the Subcontract Works, and also undertake all assistance and support efforts which are needed in order to avoid the Main Contractor becoming liable under the Main Contract for any lack of performance which the Main Contractor has entrusted to the Subcontractor.

The tutors of this course are an Irish engineer and a German lawyer who are both member of the FIDIC task group for a Design & Build Subcontract. Both tutors have in depth experience in dealing with Subcontracts and are experienced arbitrators and adjudicators.

Dates: 5th and 6th September 2019

 

EPC/T (Regional)

 

Bildergebnis für EPC Silver FIDIC The training course provides a training on the FIDIC EPC/T contract (Silver Book), 1999 edition. The training is geared towards all those who are involved in EPC/T contracts. This special EPC training includes chapters on regional cultural and legal particularities. It is intended to have such trainings with renowned local FIDIC trainers and to change the regions form time to time.

The FIDIC EPC / T form of contract are used for all type of plant project. The form is suitable for use where no major unforeseen risk is involved but in practice it is frequently (mis-)understood as a safeguard against risk anyway. Neverthless the FIDIC Silver Book ahs becoe an international standard for single responsibility contracts where one package deals are preferred. Regional cultural, legal and other particularities should not be underestimated. The training combines the training on the proper use, including the procurement, management and administration of the FIDIC Silver Book and an introduction into cultural and legal particularities. It is planned to offer such individual trainings for those who are working in the Middle East, Far East and Africa by inviting renowed experts from these parts of the world.

Materials

The course materials will include a set of slides and a script. Upon convenience the trainers will provide additional materials. All courses are up to date and will become updated regulary. Recent case law and experiences will be discussed.

Other Courses

Nestor trainers provide further trainings on demand including advanced modules (for instance Module 1A, Module 2A and Module 3A), trainings on the FIDIC White Book and Contract Administration for Consulting Engineers as well as courses on Integrity Management Practices and best practice regarding the management of contracts.

As a matter of fact all FIDIC Member Associations have signed the FIDIC Code of Ethics. Individual consultancy forms should adopt their own Code of Conduct in line with the FIDIC Code of Ethics. FIDIC recommends a Model Code of Conduct for Consulting Firms. This includes to exercise best practice.

Best practice obviously means to follow and abide by the FIDIC forms of Contract. Contract Management requirements are:

  • Logical and comprehensive Programming
  • Record keeping
  • Notice giving
  • Clear and unambiguous instructions
  • Determinations and Certification in accordance with the Contract and the law.

FIDIC provides four standardised two days´ training courses:

  • Module 1: The Practical Use of the 1999 FIDIC Conditions of Contract
  • Module 2: Claims & Disputes
  • Module 3: Dispute Resolution
  • Module 4: Management Procedures
  • Design, Build & Operate
  • EPC
  • Design & Build
  • Module 0 (White Book)
  • Procurement

Nestor provides currently the following public courses

  • Module 1: The Practical Use of the 1999 FIDIC Conditions of Contract
  • Module 2: Claims & Disputes
  • Module 3: Dispute Resolution
  • Module S: Subcontract
FIDIC has published a great number of documents addressing best practice, among those are:
 

FIDIC Guide to the Interpretation and Application of the ISO 9001:2000 Standard for the Consulting Engineering Industry


 

 

FIDIC Guide to Quality Management in the Consulting Engineering Industry: This Guide sets out reasons why Consulting Engineers should apply Quality Management in all of their work, and provides an introduction to initiating this Quality Management process in their firms.

 

Quality management in the consulting engineering industry training kit (1st Edition, 2001).




 

FIDIC Quality Management in the Consulting Engineering Industry Training Kit: This is a companion document to the Guide to Quality Management in the Consulting Engineering Industry and to the Guide to the Interpretation and Application of the ISO 9001:2000 Standard for the Consulting Engineering Industry, both published in the summer of 2001.

Nestor trainings reflect this approach and are focusing on best practice.