Mastering Construction & Engineering Contracts

(Fidic 2017 Red Book)


This webinar explains, in simple terms, what FIDIC engineering contracts are all about.

The seminar will examine the legal principles applicable to engineering contracts and will explain in detail the many matters addressed in the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction (Red Book) as well as everything that comes along with claims and disputes thereof.

Suitable for engineers of all disciplines, this seminar is invaluable for users of FIDIC contracts.

Who is For?

Contractors, Subcontractors, Engineers, Consultants. Quantity Surveyors, Lawyers; Advocates, Architects, Landscape Architects, Project Managers; Technologists; Construction Health and Safety Agents and Officers; Arbitrators, Mediators, Legislators, Procurement Sales and Financial and anyone else with an interest in the FIDIC (RED BOOK) contract is welcome and will certainly benefit from attending this accredited training webinar.




8:30 – 16:30


2 CPD Points ECSA


R6490 + vat (Early Bird)
R6999 + vat (Standard)


This course is a 2-day interactive webinar course about to enable you to better manage projects and contracts with the FIDIC 2017 (RED BOOK) Contract,

Accredited with ECSA

Catering by UBER EATS

Session 1

Overview of the contracts making up the FIDIC family of Contracts.

The similarities and differences between the different FIDIC contact books will be highlighted and demonstrated. The following contracts will be discussed:

  • Conditions of contract for construction (Red Book)
  • Conditions of contract for Plant and Design Build (Yellow Book)
  • MDB Harmonized version (Pink Book)
  • Conditions of contract for Plant, Build and Operate Projects(Gold
  • Conditions of subcontract for construction
  • Client/Consultant Model Services Agreement (White Book)

The course will, however, concentrate on the provisions of the “Red Book”. Learners are encouraged to have a copy of the “Red Book” available for their use during the course.

Session 2

Putting The Tender And Contract Together.

  • The Correct Way In Which To Draft, Prepare And/or To Complete The Contract Agreement, Appendix To Tender, Particular Conditions, Employer’s Requirements / Specifications And Other Schedules Will Be Discussed And Demonstrated. The Preparation And Use Of The Program Will Also Be Highlighted.

Session 3

Role Of The Engineer In Administering The Contract.

  • An In-depth Look Will Be Taken Off The Role And Responsibilities Of The Engineer, Including The Making Of “Determinations”, Issuing Of Certificates, Issuing Of Instructions Etc.

Session 4

Payment Provisions.

  • The Procedure To Follow In Order To Submit Applications For Interim And Final Payments, The Applicable Payment Procedures And Payment Terms Will Be Discussed.

Session 5


  • The Reason For And Extent Of Variations That May Be Ordered Will Be Discussed As Will Be The Procedures To Follow In Order To Deal With The Time And Cost Implications Of Variations. The Clauses Applicable To The Valuation Of Work That Has Been Executed, The Adjustment Of Rates And Revision Of The Lump Sum Price Due To Variations Will Be Investigated.

Session 6

Contractor’s Claims For A Revision Of The Completion Date And/or For The Payment Of Additional Cost.

  • Claims By The Employer. The Procedures Relating To Notification And Submission Of Claims For Additional Time And Cost Will Be Discussed. Attention Will Be Given To Reasons For The Prevalence And High Incidence Of Claims And How, Possibly, To Avoid Claims From Arising. The Manner In Which Claims Must Be Quantified As The Use And Value Of Contemporary And Other Records Will Be Discussed. Issues Relevant To Claims.

Session 7

Quality Control.

  • Provisions Relating To Quality Control, Defective Workmanship, Liability For Errors In The Design, Tests, The Take Over Certificate, The Works Certificate And The Defects Notification Period Will Be Discussed.

Session 7

Dispute resolution and claims.

  • The role and function of the DAB and other dispute resolution mechanisms will be discussed.

How Much?

Early Bird: R6490 + vat
Standard: R6999 + vat


Date: TBC
Time: 08:00am 16:30pm (CAT Daily)


3-5: 5% off
6-10: 10% off
+11: 15% off


This is a 2-day interactive training webinar covering in detail the FIDIC 2017  Contracts,

The training is accredited with the following councils/associations:

ECSA- 2 CPD Points
ASAQS- 12 CPD Hours
SACAP- 2 CPD Credits

Catering services will be offered by UBER Eats- Delegates to receive meal vouchers Daily, provided Uber Eats is available in your area*

What Do I Need?

Each delegate will need the following to attend:

  • Steady Internet connection for the duration of the training
  • Laptop / PC / Smart Phone and Power supply (Charger)
  • Zoom Meeting Software installed onto your laptop /
  • PC / Smart Phone
  • Quiet Space

Preferable but not compulsory:

  • Headset / Ear Phones to clearly hear the facilitator

About The Trainer?

Gavin Weiman is a highly experienced attorney, consultant and training facilitator, with extensive (over 25 years) legal experience and (over 19 years) business consulting and training facilitation experience. Gavin has been providing legal and contract centric consulting services, training and skills transfer services to commercial business, public entities and other consulting organisations and training organizations. His special area of interest is contracting and the law and its relationship to business and the economic world. Gavin is the originator of Contract Centric Management™.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms:

  • Payment is required within five (5) working days on receipt of tax invoice.
  • Following completion and return of the registration form, full payment is required within five (5) working days from receipt of tax invoice.
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission and withhold CPD points and certificate if payment is not received on time, a payment or an official purchase order must be received prior to the conference or training seminar.


  • Fees are exclusive of VAT
  • Bulk discounts are not calculated on early bird price. Invoiced amounts need to be paid on or before the early bird date to receive the rate.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations must be sent in writing at least 10 working days prior to the event.
  • Cancellations within 10 working days before the event starts will not receive any refund and will be liable for the full invoiced amount, however, a substitution of the delegate will be allowed.


  • Should for any reason outside the control of BEST Training events, the dates or speakers change, or the event is cancelled due to an act of terrorism, extreme weather conditions or industrial action, BEST Training shall endeavour to reschedule but the client hereby indemnifies and holds BEST Training harmless from and against any and all costs, damages and expenses, including attorney’s fees, which are incurred by the client.
  • The construction, validity and performance of this agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of South Africa and to the exclusive jurisdiction of whose courts the parties hereby agree to submit.


  • Registrants who do not attend the event, without written notices as per the cancellation policy will be liable for 100% of the invoiced amount.

Important Notice:

  • The booking form below constitutes as a legal binding contract.
    Whilst every reasonable effort will be made to adhere to the advertised brochure(s), BEST Training reserves the right to change dates of events if the need arises.


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