Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Murray  Armes

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: United Kingdom


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience: Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Holland, Kazakhstan

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

Architect and arbitrator
BA, DipArch, MA, MSc (constr law), RIBA FCIArb, MAE

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
  • FIDIC Procurement Procedures Guide 1st Ed (2011)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works, (2019 Emerald Book)

Other FIDIC contract experience

Experience with FIDIC/modified FIDIC contracts in airport projects in the Middle East and Africa, commercial projects in Central Asia, Metro Rial projects in the Middle East
Experience with FIDIC/modified FIDIC contracts on DABs for the ITER Project in France and High Luminosity Project at CERN in Switzerland and France

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 3: Understanding DABs (1999 Edition)
  • Module 3: Understanding DAABs (2017 Edition)

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • The consulting industry
  • Project Procurement

Services offered

  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Construction law
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Defects
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

Over 35 years of construction industry experience, 15 of which have been dedicated to dispute resolution and avoidance. Currently work internationally in Middle East, Europe, Central Asia. Chartered Architect, chartered arbitrator, accredited mediator and adjudicator and trained, listed and experienced DAB member. EXpert witness, involved in over 350 cases to date.

Position and experience

Employment status: Permanent employee
Present position: Managing Director and Owner
Previous positions: Director: Probyn Miers Limited Director and Owner: Armes Associates Associate: David Leon and Partners Project Architect: RHWL Project Architect: Percy Thomas Partnership
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: No
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Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: Yes
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DRBF, Soc of Constr Law, Soc of Constr Arbitrators

Panel listings

RIBA, CIArb, CEDR, Academy of Experts, CMC, RICS