Driver have an international team of consultants with extensive experience of the FIDIC rainbow suite of contracts together with previous contracts issued by FIDIC.
Experience of the various FIDIC forms has been gained on a worldwide basis and clients have benefited from our advice and assistance from the receipt of tender documentation through the whole life cycle of a project to support through the DAB and Arbitration processes.
We also regularly provide party appointed, parties’ joint appointed and tribunal appointed Expert Witnesses in respect of both planning and quantum matters. Appropriately experienced members of our team also act as DAB members and Arbitrators.
It is common practice for standard forms of contract to be amended to varying degrees by Employers and their Representatives; if you are concerned about the ramifications of any amendments to a standard form or would like to discuss the administration of some of the particularly stringent clauses within FIDIC or any advice in respect of FIDIC contracts please contact us on FIDIC@driver-group.com
Over the years we have also developed and provided training and seminars to both public and in house audiences; the latter tailor made to suit our client's business needs and the FIDIC contracts most commonly encountered.
Currently Driver is writing a series of articles on post 1999 FIDIC contracts entitled "The rainbow suite" for the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors. Intended as an introduction to the post 1999 contracts the articles go on to discuss practical issues as encountered by joint authors, Directors Paul Battrick and Phil Duggan.
The articles, originally published in the CES, the journal of Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors, can be downloaded using the links below.
Note - The fourth article is planned for release at the end of December with additional articles planned in the new year. To receive notification of when articles are uploaded register for our alert service by clicking here.
The 1999 FIDIC rainbow suite part 3 - download
In this the third article commenting upon the FIDIC forms of contract the programming requirements are considered in conjunction with the procedures in respect of progress reporting. The Parties to the Contract and the Engineer, but in particular the Contractor, all have clear obligations in respect of the programming and reporting functions within the FIDIC forms.
The 1999 FIDIC rainbow suite part 2 - download
In their first article, the authors discussed the birth of FIDIC's rainbow suite, in this the second article they provide a brief insight into the continued growth of the rainbow as other contracts have been produced to recognise the demands of the international construction marketplace.
The 1999 FIDIC rainbow suite part 1 - download
In this, the first, theauthors introduce readers to FIDIC and its 1999 suite of contracts and will go on to discuss many practical issues of using FIDIC contracts. Their thoughts and opinions are based upon actual working experiences of working with many FIDIC contracts both past and present.