FIDIC Intl. Modules

Accredited FIDIC trainers share their expertise

The accredited expert trainers at the Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance (GcilA) provide workshops and FIDIC modules to a variety of public and private clients all over the world. These specialized programs were developed by our lawyers in cooperation with professionals at the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). The subjects of the training programs revolve around but are not limited to FIDIC contracts, management of claims and dispute resolution, adjunction boards, management of FIDIC services agreements and project procurement.

One of these FIDIC related training modules is exactly what you are looking for or you would like to discuss possible adaptations to a training module in order for it to fit your requirements? Tell us about your ideas and we can discuss all necessary steps for a successful training program for your business or organization. For a detailed overview of our experience in training, conferences and workshops, take a look at our portfolio list and explore our experience depending on the region or country that your business or organization is located in.


Contract module

GcilA’s partners offer several different contract modules that deal with different FIDIC contracts and aspects of a FIDIC contract. All of these courses are offered by the lawyers at GcilA in two-day training courses or one day seminars.

  • Modules providing general information about FIDIC contracts
  • A module about the FIDIC DBO contract, which explains and illustrates the use of the FIDIC conditions of contract for design, build and operate Projects (the “DBO Contract”). The course or seminar is designed to help the participants have confidence in working with these documents whether representing employers, consultants or contractors.
  • A module about the practical use and application of FIDIC contracts which includes subjects such as responsibilities and main parties of the contract, management of projects, and financial clauses and procedures.
  • A module that examines and explains the FIDIC EPC/Turnkey contract, which details the use and application of the engineering, procurement, and Construction/Turnkey contract.

Claim and dispute module

This one to two-day program is designed to provide practical advice to those working with the FIDIC conditions of contracts in the management of claims as well as understanding, defending and achieving the resolution to claims. Additionally, our trainers offer their experience and in-depth understanding of the affairs and actions of a dispute adjunction board and how arbitration commonly works.

Dispute adjunction board module

Available as both, a two-day module or a one-day course/seminar, the dispute adjunction board (DAB) module aims to explain the use of DABs in the FIDIC construction, plant and design-build contracts and the application of dispute board rules and procedures. This will aid both potential dispute adjudicators as well as those who intend to use dispute adjunction boards either as an employer, engineer or contractor. Our team provides the theoretical basis for the aforementioned subjects as well as in-depth practical knowledge and problem solving scenarios based on decades of experience as dispute adjudicators and members of dispute adjunction boards. Training subjects include but are not limited to DAB establishment and responsibilities, termination and replacement of a DAB, procedural rules, dispute timetable and position papers, and dispute resolution and adjunction principles.

Management of service agreements module

This international program is either taught over two days or available as a one day seminar/course. It focuses on the implementation and management of FIDIC professional services agreements. This module was created in order to meet the demand to standardize the knowledge of consulting engineering business practices across national boundaries. It also enables the recognition of those individuals who understand and use these standard practices.

The module highlights how agreements for professional services should be handled, using FIDIC’s standard agreements as a basis. In order to gain a better understanding of the application of the theoretical framework, our trainers include case studies in this module, which detail subjects such as sub-consultancy agreements, joint venture agreements, representative agreements, and service agreements.

Procurement module

This module deals with the complex process of procurement, incoming bids, and the decision-making process on bid-awarding for contracts. It further presents a systematic approach to the procurement of projects for construction works of all sizes and complexities.

Our accredited trainers will explain the general aspects of procurement, how to establish a procurement system and discuss in detail the development of a project strategy, the management of a procurement, and the pre-qualification and tendering processes. (Please note that procurement of goods and services and disposal, as often covered by public procurement authorities and by suppliers of equipment, are not covered)

Customized training module

The team at GcilA also offers customized training and workshops, using the FIDIC modules as a basis to provide you with a complete training program. Previous clients for custom training modules include the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Union (EU). Our lawyers have developed and presented courses in general contract management in both English and French for major French banks and companies as well as courses for the OECD and EU agencies in contracts, contract management, and enforcement of supply contracts.

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