ECV Consultancy Ltd

FIDIC contract trainers and consultants

About ECV Consultancy Ltd

Since 1993, ECV has provided consulting and training to the international construction industry in 90 countries. ECV is the creator and developer of the Modular form of training in FIDIC Contracts, and presents its range of courses relating to the 1999 and 2017 FIDIC Contracts in both "face-to-face" and "virtual" formats.

FIDIC Affiliate Member
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Major clients in 2021-2024

World Bank Asian Development Bank UNOPS I.C. Red Cross MoPW Bahamas MoPW Bermuda MCA-Mongolia EBRD Rolls Royce

About our FIDIC courses

  • Presented by experienced international engineers
  • Very interactive, with work exercises, case studies and discussion
  • Highly competitive pricing for delegates
  • Recognised by FIDIC as of a high quality standard
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Award ECV awarded FIDIC Trainer of the Year

ECV was honoured to win Trainer of the Year at the 2023 FIDIC Contract Users' Awards on Nov 28, 2023. The awards recognise excellence in the use of FIDIC contract forms for project delivery.

Upcoming FIDIC training courses

FIDIC Training Module 2-1

"The Practical Application of the 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction Plant & Design-Build & EPC Turnkey Projects"

Jun 17/18 & 20/21, 2024

Virtual course

Course in progress

Ranked "excellent" by 90% of delegates

We recommend the ECV and its Module 2-1 course to those either planning or actually undertaking construction projects using the 2017 FIDIC Contracts without hesitation.
There are so many changes and amendments between 1999 & 2017 Contracts, it’s really not easy to help participants understand the differences, but you make it with your brilliant experiences and well designed training materials.
The course was wonderful and indeed we had good insights in the application of FIDIC. The industry is enriched with knowledgeable and motivational trainers like you.
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Experienced international FIDIC trainers

David Heslett

B.Sc (Hons), C.Eng, FICE

David Heslett

Marcus Theil

Dipl.-Ing, C.Eng

Marcus Theil

Jim Maclure

M.Sc, C.Eng, FICE

Jim Maclure

Simon Worley

B.Eng (Hons), C.Eng, MICE, MCIWEM

Simon Worley

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In-house FIDIC training and consultancy services

In-house FIDIC courses

ECV is very experienced in providing “in-house” training courses and workshops designed for the needs of organisations and companies, relating to the international construction industry. Courses have been provided for Government Ministries, Departments, Agencies, as well as private sector Consulting Engineers, Architects, Contractors and Lawyers. The courses are normally 2 to 3 days and focus on the application of the FIDIC Contract Conditions and related subjects such as:

  • Preparation of Particular Contract Conditions
  • Claims Management
  • Dispute Adjudication Procedures
  • Project Management of FIDIC Contracts

ECV will tailor their courses to meet the requirements of the Client and use very interactive methods with the delegates to optimise the value of the training.

Consultancy services

ECV provides professional consultancy services to selected Clients on contractual issues relating to the use of FIDIC Contracts. Understanding the FIDIC Contracts is important for all personnel involved in the executing of projects using these complex contracts. ECV may assist organisations in such critical issues as:

  • Interpretation of Contract Clauses
  • Strategic contractual analyses
  • Contractual Risk Analyses at Tender, Award and Throughout Contract
  • Editing and advice on Contract Preparation including Particular Conditions
  • Auditing Contracts on Contractual Basis
  • Project Cost Evaluation
  • Claims Management
  • Claims Preparation
  • Contractual Correspondence
  • Preparation of Dispute Adjudication Papers
  • Preparation for DAB Hearings
  • Representing Parties at DAB Hearings
  • Expert Contractual Advice

30,000 professionals trained in 90 countries

What are FIDIC Contracts?


Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, FIDIC is the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (the acronym stands for Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils).

FIDIC’s key role and that of its Member Associations around the world is to improve people’s quality of life through the promotion of quality, integrity and sustainability in the infrastructure industry and the projects and services it delivers on a global scale.

About FIDIC Contracts

FIDIC have provided Contracts to be used by Employers in the international construction sector since 1957. These Contracts have been adopted worldwide by Employers representing Governments and the private sector, and by major funding Agencies including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

In September 1999, FIDIC introduced a new suite of Contracts for worldwide use, as follows:

  • Conditions of Contract for Construction (Red Book)
  • Conditions of Contract for Plant & Design-Build (Yellow Book)
  • Conditions of Contract for EPC Turnkey Projects (Silver Book)
  • Short Form of Contract (Green Book)

In December 2017, FIDIC introduced the 2nd Edition Contracts for the Red, Yellow and Silver Books.

Contact us

Head office - UK

ECV Consultancy Ltd, Treegrove, Northbrook Avenue, St Giles Hill, Winchester, SO23 0JW, UK

Contact: David Heslett, Founder and Managing Director
+44 7889 682-116

Regional office - Brussels, Belgium

ECV Consultancy Ltd, Chaussee de Vieurgat 174, B-1000, Brussels, Belgium

Contact: Anthony Glover, Director
+32 2 648489

Regional office - Vienna, Austria

CCM, Mahlerstrasse 5, 1010 Wien, Austria

Contact: Marcus Theil
+43 1 904 20 2240

Regional office - Port of Spain, Trinidad

DLA Management Services, Building B, 4-2 Paradise Heights, Morvant, Trinidad

Contact: Desiree Arthur
+868 720 0850

Country partners

Slovenia - Ljubljana

Croatia - Zagreb

France - Paris