CNEC, the FIDIC member association of Mexico, in association with FIDIC organised a course on FIDIC Contracts during 19-20 February 2015. The course was well attended by professionals from Mexico, Peru, Panama. The feed-back from the attendees was very positive. See below the testimonials from some of the participants. Further courses will be organised in Mexico to satisfy the need for FIDIC contracts training in the region.
FIDIC currently provide four online training programmes: the Online training course on Red and Yellow Books - Basic and Advanced course, the FIDIC Contracts Management and Administration course, and the Young Professionals Management Training Programme. Further online training courses and programmes are going to be provided due to an increasing demand from the market.
The Swiss Supreme Court recently held that the pre-arbitration procedure before the dispute adjudication board (DAB), as per Article 20 of the General Conditions of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) 1999, qualifies as a mandatory pre-arbitration step. However, such a mandatory step cannot be relied on in case of an excessive delay in the constitution of the DAB and if insisting on this duty would violate the principle of good faith.(1)
The Singapore High Court enforcing a “binding” but not “final” decision of a DAB under the FIDIC 1999 Red Book :The Second Persero Case
FIDIC wishes Peter van der Togt, FIDIC Bookshop Manager, all the best for a happy and fruitful retirement after 35 years of service to FIDIC.