Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Kevin  Spence

  Country of residence: South Africa

  Citizenship: South African

  https://fidic.org/trainer-details/2774

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience: Please refer to attached schedule

Global regions

  • Middle East
  • Sub Sahara Africa
  • Caribbean

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

Please refer to submission made for FIDIC President's List.
See attached CV

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
  • Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement, 1st Ed 1992

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

Other FIDIC contract experience

Member of FIDIC President's List

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 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 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)

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • None of the above

Services offered

  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Construction law
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation
  • Road and highways - other
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

I am a Professional Engineer with some 45 years experience in the built environment
I have worked for Consulting Engineers, Contractors and local governments and local authorities.
My major areas of expertise are in infrastructural projects such as roads, bridges, airports and water supply projects.
I have experience in fossil fuelled power station construction as well as solar and wind energy projects.
I have been intimately involved in some of Southern Africa's largest projects, namely the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme, Neckartal Dam, Namibia, Gautrain Rapid Rail System, e-toll urban tolling system in Johannesburg and all National Roads in SA and Mozambique.
I currently am employed as a DB (member) in 3 road projects in Uganda[ All FIDIC], 2 Road Projects in Ethiopia and on the Lusaka Water and Sanitation Project in Zambia.
My interests over the last 15 years have been in training and dispute resolution and have developed very successful on-line training courses in the use of FIDIC Contracts.

Position and experience

Employment status: Self employed
Present position:
Previous positions: Managing Director of Binnington Copeland and Associates, a Hill International Company See CV
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: Yes
List the types of certification you have:

Please confirm with Silvia Fossati


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

All FIDIC Modules

Affiliations/Memberships

See attached CV

Panel listings

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