The FIDIC Design-Build Contracts: practical use of the Yellow and Silver Books
This 2-day intensive course will provide a thorough, up-to-date understanding of the main FIDIC design-build construction forms of contract. The provisions of the Plant and Design-Build (Yellow Book) and EPC/Turnkey (Silver Book) contracts will be considered in detail and compared and contrasted. Which form should I use as the basis for my design-build project? What are the risks involved for the contractor and the employer? How can I better manage these risks and use and operate the contract more effectively and with better results?
Topics covered include programme – importance and requirements; delay and extensions of time; design, execution, fitness for purpose; performance securities; plant, materials and workmanship; tests on and after completion; taking over; defects liability; the contract price; variations, adjustment and payment; termination and suspension; allocation of specific risks; insurance obligations; force majeure – meaning and effect of force majeure events; contractor’s and employer’s claims including the sub-clause 20.1 time bar; resolving disputes – the DAB process, amicable settlement and arbitration.
Also practical issues about multiple contracting; front-end engineering design; unforeseeable difficulties; delay damages; fluctuations.
There will be detailed case study to illustrate the points covered and interaction will be encouraged.
The course fee includes all tuition for the two days, course materials including copies of the Yellow and Silver Books and coffee/tea breaks and lunch on each of the two days. Visas, travel and overnight accommodation are not included.
The course will be conducted in the English language.