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FIDIC Seminar 2017 Edition- Comparison btn 1999 & 2017 Editions March 2019

International FIDIC Contracts Training Course

 At the Engineers Centre, Roman Ridge

Accra, GHANA

18th - 20th March 2019


“2017 2nd Edition of FIDIC Contracts, the practical use of FIDIC 1999 Conditions of Contract and introduction of recent developments”

Be up to date with the latest International Construction standard forms of contracts




This three-day training seminar will provide an up-to-date understanding of the main 1999 FIDIC construction forms of contract (Red, Yellow and Silver) and the recently published 2017 2nd Edition of the FIDIC Rainbow Suite of Contracts.

The seminar begins by introducing FIDIC and the FIDIC suite of contracts, consideration of some important clauses of the Books, comparing and contrasting them with respect to certain key issues and latest developments. A particular focus shall be given to the major revisions introduced with respect to the key aspects of the Conditions in the 2017 Editions. The seminar will cover explanations, illustrations and case studies for the use of the FIDIC Conditions of Contract. Additionally, participants of the seminar will be provided with understanding of 10 most common contractual issues on Construction projects.

The course is presented in 12 sessions and includes details of the changes in principle as well as in presentation. The key changes in each of the 21 main Clauses (1999 Contract has 20 Clauses) are identified and flow charts are given where appropriate on the new procedures required.



Robert Werth is a Civil and Construction Engineer, experienced in international construction business; he is a FIDIC approved Adjudicator and a FIDIC accredited international Trainer.

Robert Werth has over two decades of international experience gained when working with or on behalf of owners, operators, contractors, lawyers and consulting organisations, on numerous projects throughout Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Denmark, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland, Malts Cyprus, acting in various capacities, including advocate in pursuit and defence of claims, as an independent expert and/or as appointed Adjudicator in case of disputes.

He serves on FIDIC contracts, such as Red, Yellow, Silver, Gold, Yellow plus operation, Gold Book, White Book, or EPC-Contracts, also Concession-, BOT- or BOOT-agreements and various kinds of tailor made contracts.



All delegates will be provided the following materials, in English:

  • FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction ( 2017 Red Book) 2nd Edition
  • FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant & Design-Build (2017 Yellow Book) 2nd Edition
  • FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (2017 Silver Book) 2nd Edition
  • Schedule of overheads used during the seminar – to be used as “Work Book”
  • Work Exercises for use within the course
  • Delegates are requested provide their own 1999 FIDIC Contracts



The training course provides the essential insight to enable professionals into the merits and practical use of the 2017 2nd Edition FIDIC Contracts. The course is relevant to professional from Government Ministries and Agencies, Private Sector Employers, Consulting Engineers, Contractors, Quantity Surveyors, Architects, Legal Advisers and all those involved with International Construction Projects.



Delegate fee is Euro 750 and includes the cost of all snacks/refreshments, coffee/tea breaks/lunch, course certificate and some of the 2017 FIDIC books.


For further information contact GCEA

Tel.  +233 307 038 379, +233 501 565 832


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