Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Gwyn  Owen

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: British

  www.gwynowen.com

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Countries with experience

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Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Welsh

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

Civil Engineering; Law
BSc, MSc, CEng, FICE, FConsE, FCIArb

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • Design-Build-Operate Contract, 1st Ed 2008
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Short Form of Contract, 1st Ed 1999

Consultancy contract experience

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

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Experience with FIDIC contracts modules

  • Module 1: Practical Use of FIDIC Conditions of Contracts (1999 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

  • Financial management
  • Client relationship and communications
  • Project Procurement
  • Sustainable project management
  • Risk management
  • Environment management

Services offered

  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • Airports - terminals and support
  • Airports - other
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - Foundations and Subsidence/Settlement
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Environmental issues
  • Geotechnics and foundations
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - High Speed rail
  • Rail - Infrastructure Engineering and Maintenance
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Rail - other
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Management
  • Waste Disposal - Hazardous Waste Management
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects

Short summary experiences

Gwyn Owen was born in Wales has been involved in the construction industry for over 45 years, speaks Welsh, English and Spanish. He acts as International Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator on major projects. He is past President of the global DRB Foundation and is listed on various arbitrator and adjudicator panels both in the UK and internationally, including China. He has published over 400 Awards and Decisions under ICC Rules and numerous other national and international procedural rules. He specialises in contract law and interpretation, risk, planning and programming issues. He has published numerous legal and technical papers and a book on Dispute Boards.

His experience in the construction industry includes projects in the fields of major heavy civil engineering works, metro railway systems, power generation, dams, tunnels, oil and gas E&P works, and remote area contracting. He has worked in environmentally and politically sensitive areas including rainforests and flatlands. He also acts as facilitator / mediator for affected communities issues under major infrastructure projects in remote areas.

Position and experience

Employment status: Self employed
Present position:
Previous positions:
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: Yes
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Currently hold a trainers assessment issued by FIDIC some years ago.


Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: Yes
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Affiliations/Memberships

ICE UK, ACE UK, CIArb UK,

Panel listings

ICE, CIArb, ACE

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