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FIDIC Conditions of Contracts [Red Book - 1987]

"FIDIC Conditions of Contracts for Construction works Design by the Engineer" is a widely used Standard Conditiones of Contract in world wide construction contracts. In the same time this may be a document having most of disputes while its been interpreted while administration of construction contracts.

Therefore by considering the situation, I am here trying to described each and every simple sub clause to the most complex sub clause as much as possible and when ever possible included with relevant examples and why those sub clause came in the pictue.

In this blog, all italic Paragraphs including Titles and Sub titles are exactly the same as in the document [Extract from the document] and below that the Description, Exaples, etc. will be placed for easy reference and understanding.

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Contents

1 Definitions and Interpretation

  • 1.1 Definitions
  • 1.2 Headings and Marginal Notes
  • 1.3 Interpretations
  • 1.4 Singular and Plural
  • 1.5 Notices, Consents, Approvals, Certificates and Determinations

  • 2 Engineer and Engineer's Representative

  • 1.6 Contract Agreement
  • 1.7 Assignment
  • 1.8 Care and Supply of Documents
  • 1.9 Delayed Drawings or Instructions
  • 1.10 Employer's Use of Contractor's Documents
  • 1.11 Contractor's Use of Employer's Documents
  • 1.12 Confidential Details
  • 1.13 Compliance with Laws
  • 1.14 Joint and Several Liability

  • 2 The Employer

  • 2.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 2.2 Permits, Licences or Approvals
  • 2.3 Employer's Personnel
  • 2.4 Employer's Financial Arrangements
  • 2.5 Employer's Claims

  • 3 The Engineer

  • 3.1 Engineer's Duties and Authority
  • 3.2 Delegation by the Engineer
  • 3.3 Instructions of the Engineer
  • 3.4 Replacement of the Engineer
  • 3.5 Determinations

  • 4 The Contractor

  • 4.1 Contractor's General Obligations
  • 4.2 Performance Security
  • 4.3 Contractor's Representative
  • 4.4 Subcontractors
  • 4.5 Assignment of Benefit of Subcontract
  • 4.6 Co-operation
  • 4.7 Setting Out
  • 4.8 Safety Procedures
  • 4.9 Quality Assurance
  • 4.10 Site Data
  • 4.11 Sufficiency of the Accepted Contract Amount
  • 4.12 Unforeseeable Physical Conditions
  • 4.13 Rights of Way and Facilities
  • 4.14 Avoidance of Interference
  • 4.15 Access Route
  • 4.16 Transport of Goods
  • 4.17 Contractor's Equipment
  • 4.18 Protectionof the Equipment
  • 4.19 Electricity, Water and Gas
  • 4.20 Employer's Equipment and Free-Issue Material
  • 4.21 Progress Reports
  • 4.22 Security of the Site
  • 4.23 Contractor's Operations on Site
  • 4.24 Fossils

  • 5 nominated Subcontractors

  • 5.1 Definition of "nominated Subcontractor"
  • 5.2 Objection to Nomination
  • 5.3 Payments to nominated Subcontractors
  • 5.4 Evidence of Payments

  • 6 Staff and Labour

  • 6.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 6.2 Interpretation
  • 6.3 Communications
  • 6.4 Law and Language
  • 6.5 Priority of Documents
  • 6.6 Right of Access to the Site
  • 6.7 Interpretation
  • 6.8 Communications
  • 6.9 Law and Language
  • 6.10 Priority of Documents
  • 6.11 Priority of Documents

  • 7 Plant, Materials and Workment ship

  • 7.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 7.2 Interpretation
  • 7.3 Communications
  • 7.4 Law and Language
  • 7.5 Priority of Documents
  • 7.6 Communications
  • 7.7 Law and Language
  • 7.8 Priority of Documents

  • 8 Commencement, Delays and Suspension

  • 8.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 8.2 Interpretation
  • 8.3 Communications
  • 8.4 Law and Language
  • 8.5 Priority of Documents
  • 8.6 Priority of Documents
  • 8.7 Right of Access to the Site
  • 8.8 Interpretation
  • 8.9 Communications
  • 8.10 Law and Language
  • 8.11 Priority of Documents
  • 8.12 Priority of Documents

  • 9 Test on Completion

  • 9.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 9.2 Interpretation
  • 9.3 Communications
  • 9.4 Law and Language

  • 10 Employer's Taking over

  • 10.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 10.2 Interpretation
  • 10.3 Communications
  • 10.4 Law and Language

  • 11 Defects Liability

  • 11.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 11.2 Interpretation
  • 11.3 Communications
  • 11.4 Law and Language
  • 11.5 Priority of Documents
  • 11.6 Right of Access to the Site
  • 11.7 Interpretation
  • 11.8 Communications
  • 11.9 Law and Language
  • 11.10 Priority of Documents
  • 11.11 Priority of Documents

  • 12 Measurement and Evaluation

  • 12.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 12.2 Interpretation
  • 12.3 Communications
  • 12.4 Law and Language

  • 13 Variations and Adjusments

  • 13.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 13.2 Interpretation
  • 13.3 Communications
  • 13.4 Law and Language
  • 13.5 Priority of Documents
  • 13.6 Communications
  • 13.7 Law and Language
  • 13.8 Priority of Documents

  • 14 Contract Price and Payment

  • 14.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 14.2 Interpretation
  • 14.3 Communications
  • 14.4 Law and Language
  • 14.5 Priority of Documents
  • 14.6 Right of Access to the Site
  • 14.7 Interpretation
  • 14.8 Communications
  • 14.9 Law and Language
  • 14.10 Priority of Documents
  • 14.11 Right of Access to the Site
  • 14.12 Interpretation
  • 14.13 Communications
  • 14.14 Law and Language
  • 14.15 Priority of Documents

  • 15 Termination by Employer

  • 15.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 15.2 Interpretation
  • 15.3 Communications
  • 15.4 Law and Language
  • 15.5 Priority of Documents

  • 16 Suspension and Termination by Contractor

  • 16.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 16.2 Interpretation
  • 16.3 Communications
  • 16.4 Law and Language

  • 17 Risk and Responsibility

  • 17.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 17.2 Interpretation
  • 17.3 Communications
  • 17.4 Law and Language
  • 17.5 Priority of Documents
  • 17.6 Priority of Documents

  • 18 Insurance

  • 18.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 18.2 Interpretation
  • 18.3 Communications
  • 18.4 Law and Language

  • 19 Force Majeure

  • 19.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 19.2 Interpretation
  • 19.3 Communications
  • 19.4 Law and Language
  • 19.5 Priority of Documents
  • 19.6 Law and Language
  • 19.7 Priority of Documents

  • 20 Claims, Disputes and Arbitration

  • 20.1 Right of Access to the Site
  • 20.2 Interpretation
  • 20.3 Communications
  • 20.4 Law and Language
  • 20.5 Priority of Documents
  • 20.6 Communications
  • 20.7 Law and Language
  • 20.8 Priority of Documents

  • References

  • Principals of Interpritation [#]
  • FIDIC Suit [#]
  • FIDIC Contracts Guide
  • FIDIC a Guide for Practitioners
  • FIDIC Conditions of Contracts for Civil Engineering Construction 1987 [Red Book]
  • FIDIC Conditions of Contracts for Construction 1999 [Red Book, We are talking about this book]
  • FIDIC Short form of Contrcts 1999 [Green Book]
  • FIDIC Conditions of Subcontracts for Construction 1999
  • FIDIC Consultancy Agreement 1999 [White Book]
  • FIDIC Conditions of Contracts for Construction MDB Harmonized 2010 [Red Book]
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