Frequently Asked Questions - Training

 

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The full description and related requirements of each course provided by FIDIC are available at: http://fidic.org/events

FIDIC organises many courses all over the world. The main language of the courses is English, but we have some course also in French, Spanish, Arabic, German. The updated list of FIDIC courses is on the web site at the page: http://fidic.org/events

Module 1: Practical Use of FIDIC Conditions of Contracts

Module 2: Management of Claims and Disputes resolution under the FIDIC contracts

Module 3: Understanding DABs

Module 4: Management and Administration of FIDIC Contracts 

Module 0: Professional Service Agreement

Special Contracts Modules: 

Module 5: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects    

Module 6: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Design, Build and Operate projects

Module 7: FIDIC Short Form of Contract (under development)

Module 8: FIDIC Construction Subcontract (under development)

Module 9: FIDIC Dredgers Contract (under development)

Module 10: Project Procurement Procedures

The full content description of the FIDIC standard contracts module is available at:

                http://fidic.org/events/content/contracts-modules

The 2-day Contracts courses have been designed to offer a complete up-to-date review of the effective understanding and use of the FIDIC contracts currently in use.

The Business Practice modules address business topics such as risk management, integrity management, and sustainable project management, among others.

FIDIC proposes both Contract & Business Practices Modules:

a. Contract Modules: http://fidic.org/events/content/contracts-modules

b. Business Practices Modules: http://fidic.org/events/content/business-practice-modules

Module 0 focuses on the White Book only.

Module 1, 2 and 3 should be followed in that order.

Module 4 shall be followed after completion of Module 1.

Each Special Contract Module focuses on specific contracts only. For instance, the DBO and EPC/Turnkey course focuses on the Gold and Silver books only. It is recommended to attend Module 1 at first, if you do not know yet the main FIDIC contracts (Red and Yellow books). Afterward you may attend any special contract module.

Of course, there are certain similarities (because both Modules are dealing with the same set of Conditions of Contracts), but the emphasis is completely different. Compare: WHAT are these contracts, WHAT is included vs. HOW to operate these contracts.

Among others: Better understanding of procedures, more confidence in managing these contracts, more efficient contract administration.

No, most probably not. It is recommended to attend FIDIC Module 1 course first.

You can register online for a training course. The online registration option is available in the event page.
Your registration will be added to your account.
If you have no account yet, the system will require you to " Create a new account".

Yes. A Certificate of Successful Completion requires having responded in writing on the platform to all questions before the next session and attending at least half the classroom sessions.

A Certificate of Participation requires having participated at least in 50 % of all activities (sessions and question/discussions).

During 2016, 6 online courses will be organised:

  • Basic Module 1: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction (Red Book) and Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build (Yellow Book).
  • Advanced Module 1: Advanced course in applying FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction (Red Book) and Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build (Yellow Book).
  • Module 2: Claims and Dispute Resolution under FIDIC.
  • Module 3: Understanding DABs.
  • Module 4: Management & Administration of FIDIC Contracts
  • Young Professionals Management Training Programme: the FIDIC management training programme for young professionals and future potential managers.

 Additional online courses will be proposed in the future.

Please find the complete list of online courses at: http://fidic.org/FIDIC-Online-Training-Courses

The on-line sessions are held on planned dates and times according to time zones. The session’s time depends on the time zone of the participants. We try to run the sessions at a time that is suitable for everybody. Some participants may have to weak up early, or stay a bit later in the evening, but we do our best to run them at reasonable times.

Yes, the content of the online course is the same as the face-to-face content courses, but going much more into detail of the clauses, analysing practical case studies and building a network.

The online courses comprise 8 to 9 sessions of 2 hours each. Between each session homework has to be produced: the trainer presents case studies to be analysed and a list of questions to be answered. The home work will be executed interactively, with discussions among the participants.

At each session, two editors will present the results of the group work and discuss the consolidated answers.

The online course is very much interactive, offering the opportunity to exchange with the other participants different experiences and different points of view; it develops networking and cultural mix. The content of the online course is the same as the face-to-face content courses, but going much more into detail of the clauses and analysing practical case studies.

The training programme covers:

  1. Introduction to FIDIC
  2. Contract Documents (What documents form the Contract, essential requirements)
  3. Start-up (Steps prior to signing the contract, activities related to launching the project)
  4. Financial Control (Payments, cash-flow and financial monitoring of the project)
  5. Ongoing supervision (Procedures related to time an quality management)
  6. Taking Over the Works (Preparing and managing this important project milestone)
  7. Defects Liability, Completion, Termination (What is Completion and what liabilities are coming after? Termination – the procedures and the Parties’ rights).

This course (just as its “normal” non-web based, conventional version) focuses mostly on two of FIDIC’s 1999 conditions of contracts releases, namely the Red Book and the Yellow Book, with some outlooks, references made to the Silver Book as well – but the main focus is on the Conditions of Contract for Construction = Red, through which the Engineer’s administrative roles, and functions and responsibilities are introduced. As a result, this module covers the conventional “re-measured” basis payment system, and to a certain extent, the lump-sum system. Other methods for payment are not really covered in this course.

The on-line courses require that participants have access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection either at their workplace or at home and a headset with microphone; there is no need for a webcam.

YPMTP (3)

FIDIC YPMTP participants are typically professionals from the consulting industry 30 - 40 years of age, with prior project management experience. Fluency in English written and spoken is a condition for participation. The YPMTP requires attending a 1 to 2 hours monthly classroom session on the internet and responding in writing to case related questions. Average time input will be some 100 hours. Participants must have current access to internet facilities.

Yes, each year FIDIC proposes two scholarships: the BST Global Young Professional Scholarship Award and the FIDIC Past Presidents’ Scholarship Award. These awards nominate rising leaders within the FIDIC member firms in less developed countries to participate annually in the FIDIC Young Professional Management Training Programme (YPMTP). Conditions and application form: http://fidic.org/node/7358

All details about the content and structure of the FIDIC YPMTP are available at: http://fidic.org/events/young-professionals-management-training-programme

FIDIC may help your firm to organise courses specially conceived for your staff. You should define the content of the course you need, the time period, the number of participants, indicating their prior knowledge on FIDIC. Then please contact the Training Manager (sfossati at fidic.org) who will be glad to put you in contact with a FIDIC accredited trainer. You will discuss the course details and the financial conditions with the trainer.
You will find the list of the FIDIC accredited trainers at: http://fidic.org/events/accredited-trainers
The FIDIC Accreditation Assessment Workshops are announced on FIDIC web site at:  http://fidic.org/events/accredited-trainers
You may find the detailed description of the criteria and procedure for the FIDIC accreditation on our web site at: http://fidic.org/events/accredited-trainers Among other requirements, becoming a FIDIC trainer requires several years of practical experience in the use of the FIDIC contracts, a confirmed past training experience and to be nominated by your country Member Association, if it exists. Evidence of attendance to at least one FIDIC course covering the FIDIC training module envisaged for the trainer is as well a required pre-requisite.

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There are two methods of payment :
- by Credit card: Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa.

- by Bank transfer :
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