FIDIC Claims: Management of Claims and Resolution of Disputes - Virtual Learning

Course Objectives

FIDIC Claims: Management of Claims and Resolution of Disputes - Virtual Learning

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the claim and dispute resolution procedures under FIDIC Conditions of Contract
  • Recognize practical issues encountered on projects as to claims and disputes, and how to address those
  • Summarize recent FIDIC case law and other authorities as to claims and dispute matters
  • Apply practical/hands-on feedback and insights from an experienced FIDIC practitioner and a claims consultant
  • Demonstrate the necessary knowledge, advice and insights in order to navigate through the FIDIC claim and dispute provisions on their projects

Target Audience

This course provides the necessary knowledge for professionals from Government Ministries and Agencies, Private Sector Employers, Consulting Engineers, Contractors, Construction Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Architects, Legal Advisers, Funding Agencies, Insurers, and all others involved with FIDIC Contracts.

Target Competencies

  • Contract Administration
  • Claim Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • FIDIC Contracts
  • FIDIC Claims


In addition to receiving Meirc Certificates of Attendance, each participant will earn a FIDIC-accredited certificate indicating completion of the FIDIC module.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to FIDIC     
    • General Introduction
    • Introduction to the FIDIC Contracts
  • Managing Variations      
    • Variations covered by Clause 13 and related clauses
    • Definition
    • Initiation and instruction of variations
    • Role of the Engineer
    • FIDIC approach (Construction versus Plant and Design-Build Contract)
  • The Management of Claims
    • Claims: causes and risks
      • Inherent project risks
      • Allocation of risks under FIDIC contracts
      • Analysis of contractual risk
    • Notices and claims procedures
      • Clauses requiring notice by the Contractor
      • Employer’s/Engineer’s claims (Sub-Clause 2.5)
      • Delegation by the Engineer (Sub-Clause 3.2)
    • Contractor’s claims (Sub-Clause 20.1)
      • Notification of claims
      • Contemporary records
      • Preparation of claims
      • Engineer’s assessment and principles of claim
      • Engineers valuation
      • Engineer’s determination (Clause 3.5)
    • Claims for delay
      • Extension of time (Sub-Clause 8.4 and 8.5)
      • Force majeure (Sub-Clause 19.4)
      • Delay damages
    • Claims for additional payment I
      • Ground conditions (Sub-Clause 4.12)
      • Late possession (Sub-Clause 2.1)
      • Breaches of contract
    • Employer’s financial claims 
      • Procedure
      • Delay damages
      • Defects in works and/or design
      • Defects in work and design
      • Retention and bonds
  • The Responsibilities of the Main Parties
    • General Issues
    • The Employer
    • The Engineer
    • The Contractor
    • Termination by the Employer
    • Suspension and Termination by the Contractor
    • Risk and responsibility
    • Force majeure
  • The Resolution of Disputes
    • Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) principles
      • Types of DAB
      • Guarantees and general obligations of the DAB
      • Nomination of DAB
      • Qualifications and selection of members
      • Cost and Payments to the DAB
    • Dispute Adjudication Board working
      • Appointment Failure to agree Referral to the DAB
      • Presentation of evidence to the DAB
      • The DAB’s decision
    • Post-DAB decision processes
      • Implementation
      • Post-DAB mediation
      • Enforcement
      • Amicable settlement
      • Arbitration
  • Arbitrating Claims
    • ICC Rules
    • Selecting arbitrators
    • Use of experts

Per participant

USD 2,150

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