Available courses

This workshop focuses on the NEC – ECC core clauses, main and secondary options, contract strategy and structure from the perspective of Contractor and Subcontractor appointment.

The course deals with change management systems, dealing with variations and extensions of time. It will look at common changes made by Employers to the Conditions of Contract through the Z clauses and their impact and particular reference to limitations of liability and force majeure.


The NEC3 Short Contract strategy from the perspective of Contractor and Subcontractor is discussed.

Thereafter focus will be placed on the Early Warning and Compensation Events requirements and understanding of notifying Early Warnings and Compensation Events by the Contractor and Employer.


This course  provides an overview to the changes in the NEC4 ECC Contract. 

The major changes and additions from the NEC3 to the NEC4 are investigated focusing on general changes such as terminology, schedule of cost components, and specific altered clauses such as the programme, payment, Dispute Avoidance Board, etc.

The two new forms of contract, namely the Design, Build and Operate Contract (DBO) and the Alliance Contract (ALC) will be discussed in detail.

A construction project is never a simple business. Even if the best preparations are made, things can (and often do) go wrong. This course takes a comparative look at the main construction contracts used.

This blended learning workshop, facilitated by FIDIC Accredited Trainer Kevin Spence, is based on the approved FIDIC Module 1 Workshop and introduces the FIDIC Suite of Contracts.

In accordance with the FIDIC Golden Principles, choosing the appropriate form of contract is highlighted with particular emphasis on apportionment of risk and responsibility for the design.


The essential differences between the various contract documents comprising the Rainbow Suite is examined in great detail.
The role of both the Employer and the Engineer and their interaction with the Contractor forms an integral part of this course.

The responsibility for design is dealt with, particularly under the Plant and Design Build contract and a substantial amount of time is devoted to the issue of extensions of time, variations, and payment matters including interim and final payment certificates.

Dispute resolution under the FIDIC Contracts is highlighted and the issues of notices, claims and time bars are discussed in detail. This course is supplemented by true life case studies and assignments to ensure delegates come away with a good understanding of the FIDIC philosophy.


One of the most significant changes in the 2017 Conditions of Contract is in the management of the Employer and Contractors Claims.

The Construction Industry has a reputation for disputes and conflict. For example it is estimated that 50% of all legal costs incurred in construction projects are associated with disputes and that 10% of the total project cost was legal cost. The correct preparation and submission of contractual claims is fundamental to parties’ success in being awarded additional time and monies on a project.

Failure to adhere to the very strict procedures laid down in the various contracts will in most cases render the claim invalid. To avoid claims being rejected it is vital that the correct procedures are followed. This training module is designed to provide practical advice to those working with the FIDIC Conditions of Contract in the management of claims, understanding, defending and achieving the resolution to claims, and the workings of the Dispute Avoidance and Adjudication Board.

It highlights important issues such as double notice provisions, times for submission, and deals extensively with Extensions of Time and Quantum calculation. The workshop examines the role of the Engineer in making determinations, Employers Claims and the issue of instructions after the Contract Completion Date has passed. Variations and their effect on the programme form an integral part of this workshop.

This workshop will give you insight to the major changes and comparisons within the 2017 Red and Yellow Books and clear understanding of managing Employer and Contractors Claims.