Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Giovanni  Di Folco

  Country of residence: Romania

  Citizenship: Italian

  www.giovannidifolco.com

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Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Other languages spoken: Romanian and Spanish at communicative level

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

BSc. Civil Engineering

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
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 2 Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011
  • Dredgers Contract, 1st Ed 2006
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works, (2019 Emerald Book)

Other FIDIC contract experience

FIDIC 4th Edition 1987 reprinted in 1992

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 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
  • Business development

Services offered

  • Technical expert
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
  • Building services - lighting/electrical
  • Building services - water
  • 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
  • Energy & Power - other
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - Planning, Layout and Design
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - High Speed rail
  • Rail - other
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - Hazardous Waste Management
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Desalination
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waste Water - treatment/distribution
  • Waste Water - Other
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

Giovanni Di Folco is a highly motivated expatriate Civil Engineer and Dispute Board Member with nearly 35 years of professional experience. He is a Member of the FIDIC’s President List of Approved Adjudicators, a FIDIC Accredited Dispute Adjudicator, a FIDIC Accredited Trainer and Visiting Professor at Polytechnic of Milano University. He is experienced in Project & Contract Management and Dispute Resolution, and is a Contract and Claims' Expert (Delay and Quantum) with extensive international experience gained in multi-disciplinary Civil Engineering Projects in Italy, Norway, Sweden, Algeria, Ethiopia, Iran, Libya, South Africa, Kingdom of Lesotho, Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, UAE, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, Moldova, Turkey, Panama, Canada, Chile and Romania, who attained professional recognition over the past thirty five years of experience in Civil Engineering and Disputes Resolution. He has demonstrated acumen for construction and design engineering and management at all levels, has an acute awareness of cost control and project planning, ability to provide an immediate and calculated response to situations both in the financial and technical sectors of the profession, who possesses proven ability to sustain responsibilities from high level management through to operational level. He possess an openly communicative disposition at every level of management, with Consultants, Contractors, Owners/Employers, Government Officials, Banking and Insurance Institutions and has earned the respect and trust of many parties involved in this complex and demanding industry at every level over the years. He has an acute awareness of specific Country and International Law, the importance of quality and safety and the moral and legal responsibilities that they impose. Although a Specialist Pavement Engineer by profession, the international experience gained has enabled the development of his wide diversity of skills in Contract, Delay and Quantum Analyses, Planning Engineering, Construction law, Claims, Adjudication and Arbitration.

Position and experience

Employment status: Self employed
Present position:
Previous positions: President, Managing Director, General Manager, Country Manager, Sub-sector Manager, Project Director, Project Manager, Site Manager.
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: No
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Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: Yes
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FIDIC Interim Accredited Trainer.

Affiliations/Memberships

• Member of FIDIC President List of Approved Adjudicators; • Fellow of Dispute Board Federation (EU); • Director of Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (USA); • Fellow of Prime Dispute; • Member of Project Management Institute (USA); • Member of American Concrete Pavement Association (USA); • Visiting Professor at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy. Teaching international adjudication, contract management and delay analysis.

Panel listings

Society of Construction UK; Romanian Association of Consulting Engineers.

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