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The FIDIC Masterclass

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 1 May 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Member: €345
    Non-Member: €395

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C2


FIDIC is the contract of choice for major utilities work in Ireland. The FIDIC MasterClass is a full day course intended for both public and private sector companies who are currently working with or are interested in working with FIDIC contracts in the future. 

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to allow participants in understanding the FIDIC philosophy, choosing the correct form of contract and adapting it correctly and to give an overview of the various provisions within FIDIC such as payment, time and completion, defects and contractual limitations etc.

The course shall give participants an extensive introduction to the FIDIC forms of contracts.  The course will provide delegates with an understanding of how the contracts are applied in practice both at home and abroad with particular reference change and claiming time and money.

Course Programme

  • Choosing the Form of FIDIC
  • FIDIC: Red, Yellow, Green, Silver, Orange, Pink – A Brief         Explanation of the Differences and when you might use             Different Versions of the Contract
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Change management – notices, claims and assessment
  • Time and completion
  • Payment provisions
  • Defects and contractual limitations
  • Termination and dispute resolution

Learning Outcomes

After attending the course, participants will be familiar with the differences between the main forms of FIDIC Contracts. Participants will have understood the terms, operation and timeframes involved in the FIDIC forms of contract and further understand the time, risk and money imlications present when using FIDIC contracts.

After the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the basic premise behind each FIDIC option and roles and responsibilities of all involved
  • Understand the various payment mechanisms throughout the options
  • Be aware of risk and change management procedures involved in FIDIC projects

Who should attend

This course is intended for participants with varying experience in using FIDIC Contracts and would specifically be useful to Employers, Employer’s Representatives, Students, Graduates, Engineers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Contractors and Subcontractors whom want to learn more about FIDIC.

Trainer's profile

Brian Quinn is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has acquired over 13 years’ experience in the construction and commercial management of civil engineering and building projects throughout Ireland for one of Ireland’s largest contractors. Brian is head of our in-house project management team and is heavily involved in procuring this type of work and the administration of the day to day role.  Recent projects include agreeing final account stage for a £4m project in Belfast for the construction of agri-feed stores (NEC Option A) and the pre-contract (NEC Option C) award stages of the construction of an extension to a biopharmaceutical facility with a project value of €15 – €20m. In terms of live projects, Brian is the Project Manager on the construction of two separate agri-feed store extensions (NEC Option A) with a combined project value €8.5m.

His thorough understanding of technical issues associated within the construction industry, coupled with his practical knowledge of the law and dispute resolution, ensures that he is ideally placed to evaluate and advise upon contractual issues to both client and contractor alike. He manages disputes in all forums including arbitration, conciliation and adjudication.

Brian has acquired extensive experience in the management of PWC, FIDIC and NEC contracts. He regularly provides bespoke training on varying forms of construction contracts and topical industry practices/issues. These are provided in-house and to institutions such as ICE, CIBSE, DIT Bolton Street and Engineers Ireland. Brian is also course co-ordinator and lecturer on the ICE Civil Engineering Law and Contract Management (NEC 3) Course in Dublin.

Brian is also a member of the part time lecturing panel for the Undergraduate / Postgraduate Quantity Surveying Course in Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street.

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1 May 2019


"Very informative. Excellent presentation from William Brown"

"Great course and well worth it"

"Excellent and of the right level of detail"

Tadhg O’Keefe, Rossaveal Fishery Harbour Centre: "Very clear. Plenty of opportunity to ask questions."


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.