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FIDIC Masterclass Series: Dispute Resolution and Introduction to Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB)

This one-day course is designed to provide you with the technical knowledge on the provisions of dispute resolution and give practical advice on resolving disputes under FIDIC Contracts.

Thu 6 Dec 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel, 17 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 70000
6 hours CPD

USD250 Net of withholding tax


Construction projects can be held up or delayed due to disputes between parties and resulting in court cases. These events can have a significant impact on completion dates and profitability.

The course is designed to provide you with the technical knowledge on the provisions of dispute resolution and give practical advice on resolving disputes under FIDIC Contracts. The course will also introduce you to the application of Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) rules and procedures.

FIDIC Masterclass Series is a three-part training programme avaible with RICS:

  • FIDIC Masterclass Series: Contract Fundamentals
  • FIDIC Masterclass Series: Making and Managing Claims
  • FIDIC Masterclass Series: Dispute Resolution and Dispute Adjudication Board

*Note: Each module can be taken individually depending on your familiarity with FIDIC contracts

Meet the trainer

Julian P B Smith — LL.M, MBA, C.Build E, FRICS, FCIArb, FCABE, MCIOB, FCMI, MDBF

Julian is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with extensive experience in various commercial management and consulting positions with companies engaged in construction, specialist engineering and commercial real estate development.His specific project experience, at all stages of the project life-cycle and at a corporate level includes Airports, Railways, Power, Public and Commercial Real Estate Projects (including Hospitals, Hotels and Mixed-Use Developments), and Marine Civil Engineering work.

Based in the Asia Pacific region (currently Manila), Julian has worked extensively in the Asia Pacific region, including: Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, China, Thailand, the Philippines and Japan, and has had exposure to projects further afield in Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Julian is a founding director of S&G Asia, incorporated – a Philippines based company providing commercial and contractual services to developers, engineers and contractors.

Who should attend?

  • Project Owners / Employers
  • Contractors or Contract Administrators
  • Quantity Surveyors / Engineers
  • Architects
  • Commercial Managers
  • Professionals from the industry usingFIDIC Contracts


As this is an intermediate level course, participants will need to have good knowledge or experience working under FIDIC Contracts. Participants who have previously attended the FIDIC Contract Fundamentals is recommended for the course

Learning objectives

After this programme, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate dispute avoidance and dispute resolutions.
  • State types of disputes and issues encountered on projects and how to address it.
  • Explain the claims and dispute resolution procedures under FIDIC contracts.
  • Define the principles governing Dispute and Adjudication Board (DAB)
  • Explain the use of Dispute Adjudication Board in the FIDIC construction projects.

Programme structure

  • Disputes under FIDIC
  • Introduction of Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB)
  • DAB Procedures
  • Case Study on Persero’s Challenges to Enforceability
  • Introduction to the application of DAB rules and procedures
  • Statutory Adjudication


  • RICS professional USD250 Net of withholding tax
  • Non-RICS professional USD300 Net of withholding tax
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  • Mastercard

USD250 Net of withholding tax