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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
FIDIC Users' Guide: A Practical Guide to the Red, Yellow, MDB Harmonised and Subcontract Books 3rd ed isbn 9780727758569

FIDIC Users' Guide: A Practical Guide to the 1999 Red and Yellow Books 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9780727734419
ISBN: 0727734415
New Edition ISBN: 9780727758569
Previous Edition ISBN: 0727728857
Published: June 2006
Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



In recent years the size and complexity of construction projects and the more onerous demands from Clients and Employers have led to greater pressure for improved management techniques on construction sites and in the implementation of construction projects.

As a consequence there has been an increasing use of conditions of contract as manuals of good project management - in 1999 the Federation Internationale des Ingenieurs-Conseils (FIDIC) published a completely revised family of Conditions of Contract to meet this demand.

The FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction and the Conditions of Contract for Plant & Design-Build were first published in 1999 and have been used for a large number of contracts around the world.

This guide focuses on the practical administration of the contract and recognises the growing tendency for projects to be administered by local employers, consultants and contractors as well as by the experienced international organisations. It provides flow charts and a clause-by-clause commentary on both the main FIDIC Contracts, including the new concepts and the revisions to many of the important clauses. The changes and additions in the 2005 MDB Harmonised Edition, published by FIDIC in conjunction with major Multilateral Development Banks, are also reviewed.

It will assist the people preparing contract documents, as well as those who are administering projects on site or dealing with claims and disputes. It includes a comparison of the different FIDIC Contracts, including a comparison of clause numbers to assist those who are familiar with the traditional FIDIC Red Book.

Written by an independent consultant with practical experience of construction projects, conducting training courses and the resolution of disputes, this guide will be essential reading for engineers, surveyors, lawyers and managers who are responsible for the administration of international construction contracts.

Subjects:
Construction Law
Contents:
Part 1: The Traditional and the 1999 FIDIC Conditions of Contract
Introduction to the FIDIC Conditions of Contract
Construction Contracts
The FIDIC Conditions of Contract
The Traditional FIDIC Conditions of Contract
The 1999 FIDIC Conditions of Contract
The 1999 FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction;
The Contents of the FIDIC Publication
Preparation of the Contract documents
The layout of the General Conditions
The sequence of construction operations
Comparisons between the different FIDIC Conditions of Contract
The Traditional and the 1999 Conditions of Contract
The Traditional 'Red Book' and the Conditions of Contract for Construction
Comparison between the different 1999 Conditions of Contract
The Conditions of Contract for Construction
The Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build
The Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects
The Short Form of Contract
Claims and dispute procedures
Introduction
Claims and the Conditions of Contract
Claims by the Contractor
Claims by the Employer
The Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB)
Amicable Settlement
Arbitration
The Courts
Flow charts
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1 - Time periods in the Conditions of Contract
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2 - Progress requirements
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3 - Workmanship procedures
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4 - Procedures at Completion of Works
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5 - Procedures for advance payment
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6 - Payment procedures
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7 - Procedures for payment at Completion of Works
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8 - Procedures for final payment
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9 - Claims by the Contractor
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10 - Claims by the Employer
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11 - Procedures for disputes
Part 2: The FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction
Introduction to Part 2
Contents: General Conditions
Definitions listed alphabetically
Clause 1: General Provisions
Clause 2: The Employer
Clause 3: The Engineer
Clause 4: The Contractor
Clause 5: Nominated Subcontractors
Clause 6: Staff and Labour
Clause 7: Plant, Materials and Workmanship
Clause 8: Commencement, Delays and Suspension
Clause 9: Tests on Completion
Clause 10: Employer's Taking Over
Clause 11: Defects Liability
Clause 12: Measurement and Evaluation
Clause 13: Variations and Adjustments
Clause 14: Contract Price and Payment
Clause 15: Termination by Employer;
Clause 16: Suspension and Termination by Contractor
Clause 17: Risk and Responsibility
Clause 18: Insurance
Clause 19: Force Majeure
Clause 20: Claims, Disputes and Arbitration
Part 3: Appendices
General Conditions of Dispute Adjudication Agreement
Annex: Procedural Rules
Index of Sub-Clauses
Annexes and Forms
Part 4 Sub-Clause comparison
A comparison of Sub-Clause numbers between the fourth edition of 'The Red Book' and the 1999 Conditions of Contract for Construction
Index