Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Geoffrey  Smith

  Country of residence: France

  Citizenship: FRENCH/BRITISH


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

CEng. FICE, FCIArb, Barrister, Accredited Mediator, FIDIC President's list

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

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Experience with FIDIC contracts modules

  • Module 0: Professional Service Agreements
  • 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 2: Management of Claims and Disputes Resolution under the FIDIC Contracts (2017 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)
  • Module 6: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Design, Build and Operate projects (2008 Edition)

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • None of the above

Services offered

  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Others

Technical expertise

  • Construction law
  • Claims and variations
  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling

Short summary experiences

I have been dealing with international contracts management and dispute resolution since 1981, much of which has been related to FIDIC contracts. Projects have covered a wide range of construction and building works and have been located in Europe, Africa, Middle East, East & South East Asia and more recently in Central Asia. Since about 2010, I have spent 20-25% of my time, training and teaching on construction contracts, contracts management, procurement and dispute resolution. The rest of my time is spent as Dispute Board member, arbitrator, mediator, expert or counsel.

Position and experience

Employment status: Permanent employee
Present position: PARTNER, PS Consulting
Previous positions: 1995-2003 Independent Consultant
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: Yes
List the types of certification you have:

Modules 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, EPC, Gold, Procurement

Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: No
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