Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Malith  Mendis

  Country of residence: Sri Lanka

  Citizenship: Sri Lankan

  https://fidic.org/trainer-details/1552

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Asia
  • Pacific
  • South Asia

Languages spoken

  • English

Other languages spoken: Sinhala

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

Fellow Institution of Civil Engineers UK (Also Sri Lanka Country Representative),
Fellow Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka,
Member - Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (Also Sri Lanka Country Representative),
Member – Society of Construction Law UK,
Associate Member – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK,
Member - Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka,
Member - Association of Consulting Engineers Sri Lanka,
Fellow – Institute of Project Managers Sri Lanka,
Member - International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • 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

Specialist contract experience

  • FIDIC Guide to Practice, The Business of a Professional Services Firm (2015 Edition)

Experience with FIDIC contracts modules

  • Module 1: Practical Use of FIDIC Conditions of Contracts (1999 Edition)
  • Module 1: Practical Use of FIDIC Conditions of Contracts (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)

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

Services offered

  • Technical expert
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Marine and ports
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Defects
  • Failure investigations

Short summary experiences

I studied in UK, obtained a Master's degree in Hydraulics, and was engaged in the Construction Industry on return to Sri Lanka. I was involved in the construction of buildings, dams, power houses, hospitals, industrial buildings, in cement manufacture, and in design and contract management of harbours and ports, On semi retirement in 2010, I was engaged in consultancy in feasibility studies, design, managing design contracts, dispute resolution and contract management. I have carried out consultancy and training in many countries and have focused on FIDIC training since becoming an accredited trainer in 2016. I am also widely involved in Dispute Adjudication and as a DAB member in addition to promoting DAB method, mainly on behalf of DRBF.

Position and experience

Employment status: Semi-retired
Present position: Chairman & Director - Mendis Cobain Consultants (Pvt) Ltd
Previous positions: 2003 to 2010 Chief Executive Officer, Lanka Hydraulic Institute Ltd 2001 to 2003 Market & Product Development Manager, HOLCIM (LANKA) LTD 1997 to 2000 General Manager, Director, LANKEM / E B CREASY GROUP - LANKEM DEVELOPMENTS LTD 1991 to 1997 General Manager, Director, UNION CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING LTD 1987 – 1990 Civil Engineer, CENTRAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY BUREAU 1987- 1987 Design Engineer, SELVARATNAM & PERERA, Chartered Architects & Engineers 1985-1987 Site Engineer, UNION CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING LTD
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: Yes
List the types of certification you have:

Module 1 - India, Sri Lanka


Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: Yes
List the types of certification you have:

Module 1 -

Affiliations/Memberships

Member – List of Arbitrators and Adjudicators – Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka
Member – List of Adjudicators – Association of Consulting Engineers, Sri Lanka
Reviewer – FIDIC’s 2017 Conditions of Contracts
Faculty member / Lecturer at the Institute for the Development of Commercial Law and Practice
(ICLP)
Former Member – FIDIC Capacity Building Committee

Panel listings

President - Association of Consulting Engineers Sri Lanka 2012 to 2015,

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