Written by a member of the FIDIC President’s List of Adjudicators, this detailed and critical commentary on the FIDIC Red Book provides authoritative guidance and recommendations for best practice. Focusing on each Clause of the Condition of Contract, this book identifies pitfalls and logistics issues associated with its enforcement and ancillary processes, to give readers an advantage when operating with the FIDIC Red Book. Intended to promote the best use and growth of FIDIC, this guide will be essential for all users of the FIDIC Red Book, be they contractors, lawyers, engineers, students training to join these industries or any professional involved in the resolution of disputes involving the FIDIC Red Book.

chapter 1|48 pages

General Provisions

chapter 2|8 pages

The Employer

chapter 3|17 pages

The Engineer

chapter 4|45 pages

The Contractor

chapter 5|6 pages


chapter 6|11 pages

Staff and Labour

chapter 7|11 pages

Plant, Materials and Workmanship

chapter 8|16 pages

Commencement, Delays and Suspension

chapter 9|8 pages

Tests on Completion

chapter 10|8 pages

Employer’s Taking Over

chapter 11|15 pages

Defects after Taking Over

chapter 12|9 pages

Measurement and Valuation

chapter 13|18 pages

Variations and Adjustments

chapter 14|32 pages

Contract Price and Payment

chapter 15|12 pages

Termination by Employer

chapter 16|15 pages

Suspension and Termination by Contractor

chapter 17|13 pages

Care of the Works and Indemnities

chapter 18|7 pages

Exceptional Events

chapter 19|11 pages


chapter 20|13 pages

Employer’s and Contractor’s Claims

chapter 21|18 pages

Disputes and Arbitration