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FIDIC Users' Guide: A Practical Guide to the 1999 Red and Yellow Books: Incorporating Changes and Additions to the 2005 MDB Harmonised Edition Hardcover – 9 Jun 2006

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: ICE Publishing; 2nd edition edition (9 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0727734415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727734419
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,800,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This new users guide will prove to be a very helpful aid to the industry and its clients both in the UK and abroad" - Roderick Pettigrew Head of Commercial and Legal Department Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association


This book includes new concepts and additions. The "FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction" and the "Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build" (known as the '1999 Red Book' and the '1999 Yellow Book') were first published in 1999 and have been used for a large number of contracts around the world. During 2005, FIDIC and the multilateral development banks cooperated to publish the MDB Harmonised Conditions of Contract for Construction. This book is a revised and extended edition of the author's earlier guides and all three of the Conditions of Contract are reviewed in detail, together with additional notes on problems observed from the use of the 1999 FIDIC Contracts.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 of the main FIDIC Contracts, including the new concepts and revisions to many of the important clauses.

The changes and additions in the 2005 MDB Harmonised Edition, published by FIDIC in conjunction with the major Multilateral Development Banks, are also evaluated.Its key features are: evaluates the Multilateral Development Banks Harmonised Edition of the Conditions of Contract for Construction and other recent FIDIC publications; incorporates a detailed review of the FIDIC Design-Build Contract and comments on problems reported from projects using these contracts; written by a practising engineer for construction and legal professionals working on projects that incorporate the FIDIC Conditions of Contract; reviews the selection, preparation and use of the Contract, including project management, preparation and response to claims and dispute resolution; includes flow charts together with full text and commentaries on each of the sub-clauses in the 1999 Contracts for Construction and for Plant & Design - Build; and presents an independent review of the benefits, procedures and problems that may arise in the use of FIDIC Conditions of Contract.This book will assist those 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 book is essential reading for engineers, surveyors, lawyers and managers who are responsible for the administration of international construction contracts.

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