Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Cyril  Chern

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: United Kingdom

  www.chern.net

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Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

Barrister, Chartered Architect, Chartered Arbitrator, trained Civil Engineer, Certified Mediator, and Certified Dispute Board Member and Trainer, Author of 5 books on Contracts, Dispute resolution and Construction related practises and FIDIC Contracts, Lecturer on FIDIC Contracts and Dispute Board Procedures for FIDIC

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
  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 5th Ed 2017
  • Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement, 1st Ed 1992
  • Model Joint Venture (Consortium) Agreement 2ND Edition (2017)
  • Model Representative Agreement, 1st Ed 2013
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 1st Ed 1992
  • Sub-Consultancy Agreement, 2 Ed 2017

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011
  • Dredgers Contract, 1st Ed 2006
  • Dredgers Contract 2nd Ed 2016 (2016 BLUE-GREEN BOOK) ed.1999
  • Conditions of Contract for Underground Works, (2019 Emerald Book)
  • FIDIC Guide to Practice, The Business of a Professional Services Firm (2015 Edition)

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 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)
  • Module 6: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Design, Build and Operate projects (2

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • The consulting industry
  • Project Procurement
  • Risk management

Services offered

  • Technical expert
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • Airports - air-side
  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
  • Building services - lighting/electrical
  • Civil Engineering - Site Investigation
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental issues
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Nuclear Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Wind Wave & Tidal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Geothermal Systems
  • Energy & Power - Solar Systems
  • Energy & Power - Pneumatic Systems and Hydraulic Systems
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Energy & Power - other
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation
  • 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 - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - Operation Control, Passenger Information Display and Entertainment
  • Rail - Signalling and Communications
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Rail - other
  • Telecommunications
  • Water - drainage and sewerage
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Water - Desalination
  • Water - Flooding and Drainage
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waste Water - treatment/distribution
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Failure investigations
  • Flood damage
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

With over 40 years’ experience in construction at all levels including Barrister and adjudicator/arbitrator he has been involved in some of the world’s largest construction and infrastructure projects which include nuclear power plants, port facilities, hydroelectric power plants, waste and water treatment facilities, road and rail projects, bridges, dams, hotel complexes, airports, and tunnels. In addition, he is the author of some of the construction industry’s leading publications dealing with both the law, claims and delay, dispute resolution and major project construction, under both common and civil law.

Position and experience

Employment status: Self employed
Present position: Barrister and Chartered Arbitrator
Previous positions:
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: Yes
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Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: Yes
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Training events based on FIDIC First Edition (1999) Training modules (0,1,2,3,4,5), FIDIC's Second Edition (2017) Conditions of Contract and FIDIC SErvice Agreements.

Affiliations/Memberships

Association for Consulting & Engineering
Civil Mediation Council
FIDIC President's List Assessment Panel - Assessor
FIDIC President's List of Approved Adjudicators

Panel listings

Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow, The Dispute Board Federation (Geneva)
Accredited Adjudicator and Mediator
Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Institution of Civil Engineers – Dispute Board Panel
Society of Construction Arbitrators UK
The Bar of England and Wales
The Bar of the United States Supreme Court
Chartered Architect - Royal Institute of British Architects
Dispute Board Trainer, International Chamber of Commerce, DBF and FIDIC
Member, Civil Mediation Council, United Kingdom

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