FIDIC – Yellow Book

Course Information

This course is designed to provide practical guidance to those involved in the management or administration of projects where use of FIDIC forms of contracts is required. 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. It also covers the “Post Contract” award phase, including all contract management disciplines and claim management issues.

This practical course explains and illustrates the use of the FIDIC conditions of contract for construction (the “Construction Contract”) and the FIDIC conditions of contract for plant and design-build (the “Design-Build Contract”). The course covers the 1999 Contracts books with highlights regarding the 2017 Second Edition.

The course will enable participants to gain confidence in working with these documents, whether they represent employers, consultants or contractors.

Learning Objectives

  • By the end of the 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

 Module 1

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: Plant and design-build contract – design

Module 2

Management of projects

  • Clause 6: Staff and labor
  • Clause 7: Plant material and workmanship
  • Clause 8: Commencement delays and suspension
  • Clause 10: Employer’s taking over; defects liability

Module 3

Tests on completion

  • Clause 9: Tests on completion
  • Clause 11: Plant contract – tests after completion

Module 4

Financial clauses and procedures

  • Clause 12: Construction contract – measurement and evaluation
  • Clause 13: Variations and adjustments
  • Clause 14: Contract price and payment

Module 5

Risk, liability, and force majeure

  • Clause 17: Risk and responsibility
  • Clause 18: Liability and insurance
  • Clause 19: Force majeure

Module 6

Claims, disputes, and arbitration

  • Clause 20: Claims, disputes and arbitration


DISS Certificate

Who Should Attend

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

  • Representatives of contractors
  • Employers
  • Developers
  • Project sponsors and funders
  • Lawyers
  • Plant and equipment manufacturers
  • Engineers
  • Project managers


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Business Courses, Contracts Management
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