FIDIC Red & Yellow | 5 September 2019 | Gauteng


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In this workshop we will look at some of the mechanisms and more important provisions of the FIDIC Red Book & Yellow Book, 1st edition, 1999 (FIDIC) Construction contracts.

The FIDIC Red Book is used where a contractor constructs a design supplied by a third party, usually the employer’s consultant, and the Yellow Book is used where the contractor is responsible for design and construction.

Topics That Will Be Covered

  • Understand why the FIDIC contract suits their project;
  • Be able to ensure that the FIDIC contract is entered into in accordance with best practice;
  • Understand FIDIC concepts & timelines;
  • Appreciate when liability is being taken on by the employer, by the contractor & by the engineer and the risk that flows from it;
  • Understand who the parties to the contract are:
  • Understand the claims process
  • Understand the role of sub-contractors;
  • Understand the role of the programme & the obligation(or not) of the Contractor to follow same;
  • Understand the taking over and final completion processes especially defects liability;
  • Be aware of the different forms of security recognised by FIDIC;
  • Understand the process of suspension and termination;
  • Understand variations
  • Understand the FIDIC payment process;
  • Understand the dispute resolution process in the South African context.

Outcomes Of The Workshop

This CPD Accredited workshop, which will give you a solid understanding of why FIDIC, is best suited for African projects.  

You will learn best practice, the FIDIC concepts and timelines, understand the parties involved in the contract, and the role of subcontractors.  

This workshop will equip you to complete your project successfully, on time, within budget and in compliance with the Employer’s requirements or specifications.

The Presenter

Roelf Nel

Roelf is a director at Roelf Nel Incorporated, a firm of infrastructure project attorneys, specializing in construction and engineering Law.

He acts for all role players in the construction industry including contractors, subcontractors, employers, consultants and suppliers in all stages of construction projects from feasibility to close out.

Roelf regularly presents CPD accredited workshops for the Pretoria, Gauteng, Free State, Kwazulu-Natal and Cape Institutes for Architecture, the Architects Association of Botswana, Master Builders South Africa North (MBSA), the Electrical Contractors Association and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on the standard form building contracts.

He is a RICS accredited civil commercial mediator and serves on the RICS Presidents Panel of mediators, the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) presidents panel of mediators and on the MBSA North’s dispute resolution panel of mediators.

Roelf is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and serves as an arbitrator and adjudicator on the MBSA North’s dispute resolution panel.


“Roelf Nel has been involved with the Pretoria Institute for Architecture since 2011. Roelf has presented several JBCC courses to the members of the PIA. The quality of the presentations are excellent and feedback from the delegates have always been positive and members recommended his presentations to colleagues and friends.”

Mauneen van Wyk
PIA Executive Officer

“Roelf Nel has successfully delivered workshops on JBCC, Contract Management and Smaller Contractor Management as part of GIfA’s Professional Practise courses.  The courses are always informative, factually on point and interactive.  Roelf is an expert in his field and he always keeps delegates’ interest with his ease of presence and topic proficiency”

Kim Drew
Gauteng Institute for Architecture



CPD Validation

This course is CPD Validated for :

ECSA:  1 CPD Credit – Validation no: BEPEC/MBN-FIDIC/270222
SACPCMP:  6 hours – Validation no: SACPCMP/CPD/19/006

Who Should Attend

All parties who are actively involved in international projects, including representatives from Consulting Engineers, Contractors, Funding Agencies, Employers, Insurers, Manufacturing Organisations as well as representatives from the Legal and other Construction Professions.


154 Stilgelee Ave,
The Willows,
Pretoria, 0084