Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Adriana  Spassova

  Country of residence: Bulgaria

  Citizenship: Bulgaria


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience: Russia, former Yugoslavia

Global regions

  • East Europe
  • Central Asia

Languages spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Italian
  • Russian

Other languages spoken: Macedonian

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

MSc Civil Engineering Bulgaria
PhD Project Management Bulgaria
MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution KCL UK
Authorisation for Teaching Engineering Disciplines Bulgaria
Full Designer Qualification for structures and organization of construction Bulgaria

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), 5th Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works, (2019 Emerald Book)

Other FIDIC contract experience

FIDIC Resident Engineer/ Engineer's Representative/ Engineer
FIDIC Contracts Expert/ Claims Exert/ Procurement Expert
FIDIC Claims Expert
FIDIC Arbitration Expert
FIDIC Dispute Adjudicator (DB & DAB)

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 3: Understanding DABs (1999 Edition)
  • Module 4: Management and Administration of FIDIC Contracts (1999 Edition)
  • Module 5: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (1999 Edition)

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • The consulting industry

Services offered

  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Others

Technical expertise

  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Environmental issues
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Wind Wave & Tidal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Energy & Power - CHP and district Heating
  • Energy & Power - other
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Rail - High Speed rail
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - other
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - Hazardous Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - other
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Construction accidents
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

A PhD in Project Management, Civil Engineer with more than 30 years professional experience as a designer, construction manager and consultant. As Head of Logistics Department, Construction Manager, later Head of Tender and Contracts Department in the biggest steel structures contractor in Bulgaria Metalni Construczii for more than 10 years, I managed international contracts in Bulgaria, Israel, Serbia, Russia and Greece. From 1998 I started my career as a consultant in the supervision of works under the first FIDIC contracts implemented in Bulgaria in Kozloduy NPP. In 2000, I founded EQE Control and continued my career as Partner and Managing Director of EQE Control, company of ABS Group, a licensed Bulgarian consulting company for design and construction supervision. I have managed the licensed consulting services for the biggest project in Bulgaria: 600 MW TPP AES Galabovo (1,5 billion EUR), St Nikola Wind Park Kavarna 156 MW, 176 m high Europe Tower Sofia, Business Park Varna, 6 World Bank Cross-Border projects. I have more than 20 years FIDIC experience: preparation of tender documentation; Resident Engineer/ Engineer in nuclear safety/ waste management/ infrastructure EC financed projects; claims consultant; arbitration expert, presently accredited FIDIC trainer and adjudicator. From 2013 I changed my position to Marketing Manager, in order to allocate more time to construction law, focusing on training, claims management and dispute resolution under FIDIC contracts. In the last 3 years I was the Planning and Contracts Key Expert in the preparation of railway projects with over 1 billion EUR budget. Presently I am allocating a lot of efforts for the improvement of the construction regulations and the implementation of international standard forms and Dispute Boards in construction. I assisted in the founding of the Macedonian and Ukrainian Societies of Construction Law and the ESCL Summer School for comparative European construction and procurement law. I speaks fluently English and Russian and use Italian.

Position and experience

Employment status: Permanent employee
Present position: Partner and Marketing Manager, EQE Control OOD, ABS Group
Previous positions: Partner and Managing Director EQE Control OOD, ABS Group, Expert EQE Bulgaria AD, Head of Contracts and Tender Department SMP Metalni Construczii, Head of Logistics Department SMP Metalni Construczii Designer Methods of Construction & HSP SMP Metalni Construczii, Designer Structures Agropromproekt
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: Yes
List the types of certification you have:

International FIDIC Accredited Trainer

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

FIDIC Interim Accredited Trainer


FIDIC Affiliate Member
Member of BACEA Control Board;
Chair of the Bulgarian Society of Construction Law;
DRBF Member, former R2 Board Director;
European Society of Construction Law President;
Bulgarian Association for Project Management in Construction Board Member

Panel listings

BACEA, member of FIDIC and EFCA
Chamber of Engineers in Investment Design