FIDIC – New Building Blocks Seminar I

25 January 2018, 7-10am

SLOW in the City, Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton

18 years on and the boiling debate is whether the Second Edition of the Rainbow Suite of the FIDIC contracts meets the objectives of increased clarity, transparency and certainty. Following the launch of the 2017 FIDIC Suite of Contracts in London, 5 and 6 December 2017, learn about the main features of the updated Red, Yellow and Silver Books: What has changed and why?


  1. Dispute Avoidance
    1. The splitting of clause 20
    2. Changes to the role of the Engineer
    3. The introduction of a standing DAAB (‘’Dispute Avoidance/Adjudication Board’’)
    4. Early Warnings
  2. Step by step processes and procedures
    1. The administrative burden
    2. The increased importance of maintaining effective project management tools
  3. Provisions to promote collaboration between the parties
  4. Increased programming obligations
  5. New time barring provisions
    1. Deeming provisions
    2. Sanctions
  6. Symmetry between the Contractors and Employers rights and obligations

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