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FIDIC 2017 Online Training course on Module 3: Understanding Dispute Boards
This Module 3 training course will bring you detailed knowledge and insights into the effective use of Dispute Boards under the terms of FIDIC MDB Harmonised, Red and Yellow Book contracts, brought to you by two highly experienced FIDIC DB members who are also members of the FIDIC President’s List.
Delegates will become familiar with the contractual basis for DBs and with their practical operation, and will on completion of the course will be well placed to implement the DB procedures as a user and as a potential DB member, across the various FIDIC forms.
The course will incorporate a large portion of actual project experience feedback, as well as a discussion of the application of contract clauses. Various case studies and work exercises will be provided to participants so as to facilitate capacity building through hands-on application and extensive interaction with the tutors and the other participants.
This online training Module will allow you to:
- benefit from practical/hands-on feedback and insights from experienced FIDIC practitioners.
- consider the use and merits of ‘full term’ and ‘ad hoc’ DBs in the FIDIC MDB Harmonised 2010 Edition and in the Construction and Plant and Design-Build Contracts 1999 Editions.
- focus on the application of the DB rules and procedures, and their operation.
- become familiar with the practical application of DBs for dispute avoidance as well as dispute adjudication.
- see the application of DBs from the position of Employers, Engineers/Architects, Contractors and Others.
- focus on the experience gained from DB processes, with reference to case studies from a wide range of international projects.
- participate in an example DB site visit and an example DB Hearing.
- understand the processes for amicable settlement and enforcement of a DAB Decision.
The course trainers are two FIDIC experts, members of the FIDIC Presidents' List of Adjudicators:
Christopher Miers, BA (Hons), DipArch, MSc (Constr.Law), DipICArb RIBA, FCIArb, MAE, member of the FIDIC Presidents' List of Adjudicators
Richard Appuhn, MS Civil Engineering, member of the FIDIC Presidents' List of Adjudicators, FIDIC Accredited Trainer
The course is interactive and involves active participation during the on-line sessions, the consideration of case studies between sessions, and presentation and discussion of the case studies and the FIDIC contracts during sessions
The sessions will take place on a specialist platform where the course participants present and discuss a case input in writing. Presentations, assessments and discussions of the submitted replies will take place in an on-line classroom. The virtual platform for case work is provided by Podio and the classroom sessions are run on Adobe Connect. This on-line course only requires that participants have access to a computer with internet connection either at their workplace or at home, whichever is more convenient in regard to the timing of the sessions. Work assignments may be undertaken at any time; lectures and classroom participation requires being available at predetermined hours. Participants will be divided into groups according to the most suitable time zone.
A Certificate of Successful Completion requires having responded in writing on Podio to all questions and attending at least half the classroom sessions.
A Certificate of Participation requires having participated in not less than 50% of all activities.
The programme comprises 9 sessions over a five months period, starting in January 2017. Each session lasts up to two hours.
Programme content and course details
Question to the tutors to be sent to either tutor with a copy to the other tutor at the same time; and either or both tutors may provide the reply.
Training Manager, FIDIC
FIDIC, Box 311, CH-1215 Geneva 15
Tel: +41 (0)22 799 49 00
Fax: +41 (0)22 799 4901
Mail: sfossati at fidic.org
Web : www.fidic.org