Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

David  Heslett

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: BRITISH

  www.ecvglobal.com

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience: Provided training through my company, ECV Consultancy Ltd, in Central & South America, Caribbean, French & English speaking Africa, Middle & Far East

Global regions

  • Latin America
  • North America
  • Pacific
  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa
  • Caribbean

Languages spoken

  • English

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

Civil Engineering HONOURS Degree from St Andrews University, Scotland
Chartered Professional Engineer in UK, Canada & South Africa
Member of Institute of Civil Engineers (UK)
Fellow of Institute of Civil engineer (UK)

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Design-Build-Operate Contract, 1st Ed 2008
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017
  • Model Representative Agreement, 1st Ed 2013
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 2 Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

Other FIDIC contract experience

a) Undertook FIDIC Contract training for main Multilateral Development Banks, World Bank, IADB, CDB, AfDB, ADB,& EBRD as well as Millennium Challenge Corporation, UNDP, UNWRA, & UNOP
b) Provided "In-House" training for Employers. Consulting Engineers, Contractors & Lawyers in Europe, Canada, Africa, Middle & Far East
c) Partnered with FIDIC to provide Contracts training for ADB throughout Asia
d)Responsible for translation of FIDIC 1999 Contracts into Russian, Latvian & Romanian

Experience with FIDIC contracts modules

  • Module 0: Professional Service Agreements
  • Module 1: Practical Use of FIDIC Conditions of Contracts (1999 Edition)
  • Module 1: Practical Use of FIDIC Conditions of Contracts (2017 Edition)
  • Module 1 Advanced: Practical Use of FIDIC Contracts Advanced course (1999 Edition)
  • Module 1 Advanced: Practical Use of FIDIC Contracts Advanced course (2017 Edition)
  • Module 2: Management of Claims and Disputes Resolution under the FIDIC Contracts (1999 Edition)
  • Module 2: Management of Claims and Disputes Resolution under the FIDIC Contracts (2017 Edition)
  • Module 3: Understanding DABs (1999 Edition)
  • Module 3: Understanding DAABs (2017 Edition)
  • Module 4: Management and Administration of FIDIC Contracts (1999 Edition)
  • Module 4: Management and Administration of FIDIC Contracts (2017 Edition)
  • Module 5: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (1999 Edition)
  • Module 5: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (2017 Edition)

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • The consulting industry
  • Organising a consulting firm
  • Administration and organisation of the firm’s activities
  • Business development
  • Human resources management
  • Financial management
  • Client relationship and communications
  • Project Procurement
  • Sustainable project management
  • Risk management
  • Quality management

Services offered

  • Technical expert
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling

Short summary experiences

Training experience is based upon 30 years of "front-line" international engineering & construction experience which includes
a) Feasibility & design work for Water Resource Development in Jordan
b) Design of first Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hong-Kong
c) Design & Site supervision of Mica Creek Dam in Canada, highest earth dam in world at that time
d) Contractor's Representative on Tedzani Hydro-Electric Project in Malawi
e) Managing Director for Kier in Malawi responsible for over 100 projects many under FIDIC Contract Conditions from roads to schools
f) Managing Director for Kier in South Africa responsible for over 50 projects under similar FIDIC Contract Conditions for water, sewage, bridges & building projects
g) Director for the development in private/ public equity projects in water & sewage sectors in Far East & Central & South America
h) Established own consultancy company specialising in training & contractual support on FIDIC Contracts for international construction industry. Since 1993 been responsible for FIDIC Contract training in 80 countries for over 30,000 professionals

Position and experience

Employment status: Permanent employee
Present position: Founder, Owner & Managing Director of ECV Consultancy Ltd based in UK since 1993
Previous positions: 1990 -1993 -Director for Europe - Wimpey Group, UK 1987-1990 - Managing Director - Biwater International , UK 1968-1987 - Contracts Manager, then Director - Kier International including 1970-1975 -Managing Director of Malawi Company & 1976-1980 - Managing Director of South Africa Company 1962-1968 - Consulting Engineer for Sir M, Macdonald in Jordan ; Freeman Fox in Hong Kong,; Acres in Canada
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: Yes
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Accredited by FIDIC for training in all 1999 & 2017 FIDIC Contracts


Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: No
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Affiliations/Memberships

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Member of Institute of Civil Engineers (UK)
Fellow of Institute of Civil Engineers (UK) since 1985

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