Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Zoltán  Záhonyi

  Country of residence: Hungary

  Citizenship: Hungarian

  www.zandpartners.com

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • North America
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Central Asia

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian

Other languages spoken: Russian

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

MSc Civil Engineer, Postgraduate in Law

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
  • FIDIC Procurement Procedures Guide 1st Ed (2011)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006

Specialist contract experience

  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works, (2019 Emerald Book)
  • Not applicable - none of the above

Other FIDIC contract experience

In-house trainings

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 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 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)
  • Module 6: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Design, Build and Operate projects (2008 Edition)
  • Module 10: FIDIC Conditions of Contracts for Underground Works (2019 Edition)
  • Module 11: Comparison between 1999 and 2017 Editions of the FIDIC Contracts
  • Module 12: FIDIC Project Procurement

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • None of the above

Services offered

  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Environmental issues
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - Hazardous Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - other
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Defects

Short summary experiences

Zoltán ZÁHONYI (Mr.) holds a degree of M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Budapest, 1991) and a postgraduate degree in Law (Budapest, 2004), possessing international experience in various civil engineering fields including preparing and management of construction projects.

Involvements with consulting engineering and FIDIC contracts (from early 1990-s to date): translator of FIDIC 1999 Red-, Green-, Yellow, 1995 Orange and also the 2008 Gold Book (Hungarian language). Member of Task Groups and the Contracts Committee of FIDIC since 2007 (member of FIDIC’s Contracts Committee from 2009, chair of the CC from September 2015 to end of December 2019, member to the CC from January 2020), participating in and managing of the preparation of FIDIC’s 2017 Suite of Contracts Updates (among others).
Zoltan participated in various types of underground and tunnelling works from being an on-site engineer through being project manager in contract preparation and administration for such works and also supported the preparation of FIDIC’s 2019 Conditions of Contract for Underground Works as FIDIC Contract Committee’s liaison. Zoltan is a registered dispute adjudicator in Hungary. FIDIC accredited international trainer – acclaimed in many countries and by many MDBs including the World Bank.

Most recent position: managing director, partner and leading consultant in Z & Partners Consulting Engineers Ltd. [www.zandpartners.com] advising clients in multiple construction contract related fields.

Position and experience

Employment status: Self employed
Present position: Leading Consultant, Managing Director
Previous positions: Freelance Contract Manager, Project Manger, Consultant, Designer, Contractor, Procurement Specialist, Adviser
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: Yes
List the types of certification you have:

MSc Civil Engineer Diplom (Budapest University of Technology, 1991)
Postgraduate Engineer in Law (Eötvös Lóránd Science University Budapest, 2005)


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

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