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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Workshop A - Introduction to the FIDIC Suite of Contracts 2017
Registration & Coffee
08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Workshop B - Contractors' Workshop - Strategies for Efficient and Successful On-site Contract Management Under FIDIC
Registration & Coffee
09:00 - 13:00 240 mins
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Workshop A - Introduction to the FIDIC Suite of Contracts 2017
Introduction to the 2017 FIDIC Suite of Contracts (Part 1)

Ideal as a refresher course for experienced FIDIC users or as an introductory session for those just getting acquainted with the potential of the suite. Attend this workshop to acquire essential knowledge of the main forms of contract comprised in the “rainbow” suite of FIDIC contracts.

Morning Overview:

Although FIDIC was established in 1913, the Red Book was first published in August 1957. It proved to be very successful and remarkably remained largely unchanged throughout its second edition in 1967 and third edition in 1977. In its fourth edition of 1987, extensive changes were made and in particular to the role of the Engineer and dispute resolution. Further wide-ranging and elaborate changes were then made in the 1999 Suite of Contracts. In order to fully understand the issues involved and the interpretation of the various provisions of the FIDIC Forms, it is important to know the evolution of the essential concepts of this successful form of contract. This Workshop will take you through the development of some of the essential features of the Forms from 1957 to today, with a particular focus on the following four particular areas:

  • Increase in the use of definitions
  • The role of the Engineer
  • Risk allocation and administration
  • Dispute Management
09:00 - 13:00 240 mins
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Workshop B - Contractors' Workshop - Strategies for Efficient and Successful On-site Contract Management Under FIDIC
Contractors' Workshop - Strategies for Efficient and Successful On-site Contract Management Under FIDIC (Part 1)

(08:30 Registration, 09:00 - 17:30 Workshop)

One of the main challenges for international contractors operating in today’s complex contractual environment is the increasingly prescriptive nature of conditions of contract that Contractors, Sub-Contractors and on-site teams need to observe. The introduction of the FIDIC 2017 Suite renders this even more obvious, with Contractors required to be a lot more ‘Contract-savvy’ than in the context of the FIDIC 1999 Suite. Strict compliance with the terms and conditions of the Contract and related processes and procedures are required in order to avoid the loss of entitlements, to ensure contractual opportunities are secured and that claims are submitted in a timely manner. How will the requirements and obligations of the FIDIC 2017 Suite play out in the real world for Contractors and their teams? This session has been specifically conceptualised for Contractors looking to gain a much-needed edge and in-depth practical knowledge of efficient strategies for on-site contract and team management, as well as what may be useful to take into consideration when operating in an international environment. Guided by a team of experienced international contract managers and FIDIC experts with hands-on practical experience in contract management, Contractors will be given an insight into key areas of effective on-Site contract and claim management.

Morning Coverage Includes:
Part I – Understanding the Changing Role of the Contractor
Part II – What does an Effective On-Site Contract Management Strategy Looks like

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Workshop A - Introduction to the FIDIC Suite of Contracts 2017
Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Workshop B - Contractors' Workshop - Strategies for Efficient and Successful On-site Contract Management Under FIDIC
Lunch
14:00 - 18:30 270 mins
Info
Workshop A - Introduction to the FIDIC Suite of Contracts 2017
Introduction to the 2017 FIDIC Suite of Contracts (Part 2)

Afternoon Overview:

The afternoon workshop will more of the noteworthy changes incorporated into the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books, 2017. Many of the main conference sessions, will already have covered a lot of the improvements to the 1999 FIDIC contracts that appear in the 2017 FIDIC contract updates. This workshop will round off your knowledge of the improvements by identifying the changes, and giving some of the background as to why changes were made, in relation to the following:

  • Notices
  • Employer's Requirements and design review
  • Employer's financial arrangements
  • Subcontractors and Nominated Subcontractors
  • Defects
  • Contractor's programme and extension of time
  • Completion and taking-over
  • Suspension and termination
14:00 - 18:30 270 mins
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Workshop B - Contractors' Workshop - Strategies for Efficient and Successful On-site Contract Management Under FIDIC
Contractors' Workshop - Strategies for Efficient and Successful On-site Contract Management Under FIDIC (Part 2)

Afternoon Coverage Includes:
Part III – Regional Pitfalls to Look-Out for and How to Overcome Common Challenges
Part IV – Achievables

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