ECV is a limited British company, providing specialist training and consultancy on the use of FIDIC Contract Conditions and the Multi-lateral Development Banks' Construction Contract.

Provider of FIDIC training (public and in-house), and contractual support and assistance for the international construction industry.

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ECV/FIDIC Courses now available On-Line for In-House presentation

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Public ECV/FIDIC Courses on the 1999 and 2017 FIDIC Contracts

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Jun 28/29 & Jul 5/6, 2021

Virtual course

Module 2-1

"The Practical Application of the 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction, Plant & Design-Build & EPC Turnkey Projects" (Red, Yellow & Silver Books)

Opportunity to get up to speed your knowledge on the use of the 2017 FIDIC Contracts which are now being adopted by the World Bank & MDBs worldwide


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ECV courses now in Virtual format continue to receive excellent ratings - see references below

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In-House ECV/FIDIC Courses

Increased demand from Government Agencies, Employers, Consulting Engineers, and Contractors for "in-house" ECV/FIDIC courses. These enable specific contractual issues to be discussed relating to the 1999 and 2017 FIDIC Contracts. The challenges of these Contracts may be assessed in detail for the organisation's requirements. "Prevention is better than cure" to ensure your personnel are competent in the use of these Contracts.

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Contractual Consultancy and Assistance

Understanding the FIDIC Contracts is most important for all personnel involved in the executing of projects using these complex contracts. ECV may assist organisations in such critical issues as drafting of FIDIC Particular Conditions, through to dealing with Claims and Disputes.

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Two ECV/FIDIC courses Module 2-1 “The Practical Application of the 2017 FIDIC Contracts” presented to personnel of the Ministry of Public works in the Bahamas (25 per course). Melanie Roach, Director of Public Works, the Bahamas:

- The course provided our Officers an invaluable experience to acquire new skills and insight, enhance existing knowledge, and assist those on active projects an opportunity to perform better and increase their productivity while managing their projects utilizing the FIDIC Contracts. 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

Virtual ECV/FIDIC Module 1 Course held in November 2020 - 25 delegates attended the 4 day staged course with each stage of 4 hours. The course was well rated by the delegates with feedback comments:

- Thank you energy shared with us

- Examples and practical exercises gave more insight into Contract

- Thank you for interesting course

- Appreciated many examples & work exercises

Virtual ECV/FIDIC Module 2-0 Course on Comparison of 2017 & 1999 FIDIC Contracts - 27 delegates worldwide attended by invitation of FIDIC for training as trainers including 2 FIDIC Executive Board members. Very positive feedback from these experienced FIDIC professionals which included following from Vice President of FIDIC Luobing Lui:

- Thanks David and Marcus, I’m very appreciated being one of the participants to this training course. There are so many changes and amendments between 1999 & 2017 Contracts, within such limited time, it’s really not easy to help participants understanding those differences, but you make it with your brilliant experiences and well designed training materials.

Delegates comments on Module 2-1 "The Practical Application of the 2017 FIDIC Contracts" in Amsterdam on 14/15 October, 2019

- Very good concept of training providing full attention of all participants

- Nicely pleased. David is excellent with his explanations to work exercise contractual situations

- Very challenging course with lots of value from great tutor with sense of humour

Delegates comments on new course, Module 2-1 "The Practical Application of the 2017 FIDIC Contracts" in Brussels on the 17/18 June, 2019

- Rich content wise and practically presented with excellent examples and work exercises

- Good and detailed course. Nice combination of lecture, own reading and exercises

- The tutor was very knowledgeable in the topic. He led very successful discussions among the participants. The course was well organised

Delegates comments on new ECV course, Module 2-1 “The Practical Application of the 2017 FIDIC Contracts” in Amsterdam on 1 & 2 April, 2019. 28 delegates (engineers, lawyers & administrators) from 14 countries.

- Overall report on course was 88% found it to be excellent & balance good

- Clear presentation of topics. Plenty of practical information. Course presented in very dynamic & entertaining manner keeping audience appreciation high

- Excellent training & very useful flow charts for complex Clauses

- Many thanks for good & useful course

- Really enjoyed the course :interesting: useful & pleasant to follow

Delegates comments on ECV course Module 6 “Practical use of MDBs’ Harmonised Construction Contract” for World Bank in Nairobi, Kenya on 18/19 March, 2019. 38 delegates (World Bank & Ministries).

- Overall report of 92% excellent

- Very good delivery and explanations given in the course

- Excellent presentation with practical examples. Very relevant

- This was an eye opener. The tutor was awesome

- Great delivery of course. Working exercises vey good enabling practical application

Delegates comments on Masterclass course held in Vienna June 2018

- Recommend this course to everyone working on FIDIC Contracts

- Excellent course. We had a great time together

- Teachers are great

- Thank you for excellent training

Delegates comments on Comparison 2017/1999 Contracts course held in Vienna June 2018

- The course was very informative and useful

- It was what I was looking for

- Very well organised and interaction with group very interesting. The tutors are very experienced

- Work exercises good – highlight changes

Delegates' Comments on Module 6 (Pink Book) Course for World Bank in Washington DC in May 2018 (In House ECV/FIDIC course for 65 Delegates from all over the world for 1.5 days; course provided by David Heslett, ECV.)

Organisers advised that: "Delegates were really very appreciative of the course and the delivery. Many attendees noted it to be the best training they have received since they joined the Bank."

Dipl.-Ing. Galina Bräunlich, Contract Manager International, Vienna

"Thank you for very useful and specific information provided during the Masterclass. I liked very much that the participants of training were involved in evaluating and analyzing contract data. You managed again to establish informal and harmony atmosphere discussing very complicated issues. Thanks a lot and I am looking forward to attend your courses soon!"

Delegates' comments on Module 1 course held in October, 2017 in Brussels

"Great & very practical"
"Enthusiastic training for everyone working or planning to work with FIDIC"
"Excellent course & tutors"
"Tutors presentation was outstanding"
"Clarity of narrative provides real & vivid practical use of FIDIC"
"Practical examples helped drive points home"

Delegates' comments on Masterclass held in November, 2017 in Vienna

"Excellent course taking on major contractual issues"
"Tutors are master presenters"
"Very informative covering a lot of contractual & legal issues"
"Course provide in "light" and understandable manner"
"Very good course and extremely well presented"

Delegates from Montenegro Directorate of Public Works (on Module 2 course in Vienna)

"Excellent organisation & presentation"
"Very useful seminar with excellent tutors, approach & content of materials"
"Interesting course with experienced tutors"
"Well organised and interesting discussions with learned, pleasant and nice facilitators"
"Extraordinary tutor, highly experienced with great capacity to transfer knowledge to participants"

UNOPS delegate

"Always enjoy these courses"

Panama Canal Authority delegate

"Very good 2 day course"

Dipl. Ing. Građ. Vanja Podhradski, Bosnia Herzegovina

"Once again I want to thank you for your hospitality and well prepared EVC/FIDIC module 2 course. Your approach and possibility of free interaction between attendees and lecturer is what impressed me most. In my opinion, best way to transfer knowledge is through free communication and personal and collective experience. It is clear that well selected event examples from work exercises book are based on real events that happened in everyday situations on FIDIC Contracts. Awareness about mentioned situations gives as possibility of prevention action."

Isgandar Aliyev Contract Administrator, Azerbaijan

"Thank you again for the great two day FIDIC course. It was very informative, very well presented, and plus enjoyable."

Afrora Striniqi, World Trade Organisation, Switzerland

"Just a quick message to thank you for the FIDIC training earlier this week in Brussels. It was a great learning opportunity for me, especially from your long and vast experience in construction projects. Although FIDIC contracts are not what I use in my everyday work, I found the content very useful also in the larger context of contract management in areas outside construction. I am confident that one day this knowledge will be put in good use. In the meantime, I look forward to learning more on FIDIC and meeting you again in December."

Floris Prager, Planning Engineer, ENECO WIND

"Thank you again for the course, the basic understanding of FIDIC yellow book has proven most useful!"

Luka Nevrtal, Legal Specialist of Foreign Law Department, Brno, Czech Republic

"Thank you for a great experience from my first participation on such international seminar concerning FIDIC. It was really pleasure to get to meet all of you, to acquire some new knowledge and get better understanding of FIDIC taught by professionals."

Sebastien Cluzel-Ewe, Head of Project Execution Department, Kock Engineering & Construction (Portugal)

"David and Tony offer an extensive training programme in the FIDIC terms and conditions Module 4 which is enhanced by their professional working experience and case studies, which acted as a catalyzers for constructive exchanges between all involved. Be assured that I’ll promote future participations of my Project Managers to your trainings."

Contracts Manager, International Consulting Engineers (UK)

"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."

Project Manager, Major Contractor

"I would like to convey my sincere appreciation for providing me such useful Course and important material (especially the cases/exercises which train and expand our way of thinking to read between the lines and look further prior to rush in any Determination)."

Project Manager, Major French Consulting Engineers

"It was a pleasure participating to the very professional, detailed and accurate training."

Administration & Contracts Manager, International Engineering Services Company

"The seminar was like rejuvenation of knowledge for FIDIC freshers like me. I learnt from you that hard subjects can be dealt with a touch of humour without missing the crux of the content."

Lead Procurement Engineer, International Engineering Consortia

"Many thanks for the course, it was very interesting and I felt I learnt a great deal, due to the work classes and interactive workshops."

Jeremy A.J. Willis, Senior Project Engineer, Jersey Electricity plc

"An informative and well run course. David’s extensive background in contract management, knowledge of FIDIC and his engaging manner were clearly evident in his delivery of the course content."

Peter Woodward (Solicitor), Senior Legal Counsel, Mott MacDonald Ltd

"Firstly, I found the seminar both enjoyable and tremendously instructive.

The overview given before going into the main FIDIC clauses provided a clear framework in which to interpret the detailed provisions. The systematic step by step approach with which you took us through the FIDIC conditions, combined with the interactive Group exercises, gave us all a practical appreciation of how the conditions work and the rights and obligations of the parties under a FIDIC contract.

I would recommend your course unreservedly to anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the use and operation of these FIDIC conditions."

Dilhan Jayamanna, Ove Arup, London

"It was a wonderful course to attend and probably the best delivered course on Contracts that I have been to, and I have been to a few."

Trusted by Professionals Worldwide

Worldwide in over 92 countries

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Delivered FIDIC training to over 30,000 professionals

ECV has trained over 30,000 professionals in the 1999 FIDIC Contracts since 2000 and now in the 2017 FIDIC Contracts.

Ranked "excellent" by delegates

To 2021, 90% delegates rated ECV face-to-face and virtual training as "excellent".

Significant Contract Awards

Ministry of Public Works Bermuda awards ECV training assignment in 1999 FIDIC Contract

Ministry of Public Works Bahamas orders Virtual ECV/FIDIC Module on use of 2017 FIDIC Contracts

Won after tender Construction Contract Training programme for International Committee of Red Cross

UNOPS extend the annual Contract Training programme

World Bank supports FIDIC 2017 Contract Virtual training for Agencies in Mozambique

Uganda National Roads Authority required 6 day ECV/FIDIC "in-house" training in London

United Nations Relief Agency awarded ECV after tender a 12 month Contract for ECV/FIDIC training worldwide starting in Tunisia

Nile Basin Initiative in Rwanda engaged ECV to present its Module 2 claims & disputes course in June 2019.

World Bank in Kenya required training in the MDBs' Harmonised Contract in March, 2019.

Nigerian Rural Agency provided with FIDIC Contract training in February, 2019.

Association of Consulting Engineers in Zambia required ECV/FIDIC Module 2 & 4 in November, January, 2019.

Training in 2017 FIDIC Contracts provided for EU Delegation to Northern Macedonia & local Ministries in Jan 2019.

Ministry of Water & Environment in Uganda requested training in MDBs' Harmonised Contract in November, 2018.

World Bank transport division required ECV to present a 1.5 day course on FIDIC/MDB Contract at their annual workshop in May 2018 in Washington DC.

Millennium Challenge Corporation requested "in-house" training on the 2017 2nd Edition FIDIC Contracts.

UNOPS award ECV contract to provide FIDIC training course in Copenhagen after tender.

EU Delegation to FYR of Macedonia awards second series of ECV/FIDIC training for Public Works Authorities.

After tender, ECV awarded training contract for Montenegro Public Works Authorities in Montenegro & Vienna.

Millennium Challenge Agency-Malawi awards, after tender, ECV /FIDIC training & consultancy in Lilongwe.

Trained team of engineers from Uzbekistan over 5 day of courses in London on behalf of ADB.

New venue for ECV courses is Amsterdam with first course (ECV/FIDIC Module 4) attracting a full house of 40 delegates.

Specialist FIDIC courses for Wind/Gas Energy developers/contractors.

Presentation of ECV Modules 3 & 4 in Ghana with local FIDIC Association, to be repeated in November 2016.

METI of USA award of FIDIC training & workshop in Malawi.

Several “in-house” FIDIC/ECV courses presented in French for commercial Clients in Europe.

Contractual consultancy awards for Contractors in Europe & Africa.

Award for Government of Canada DFATO for Module 1 training in Ottawa.

Award by EU Delegation to FYR Macedonia to provide FIDIC training and consultancy.

Award by Larnarka Sewerage & Drainage Board of Cyprus for training by ECV in the FIDIC Contracts to be undertaken in September, 2014.

Istanbul Project Coordination Unit has awarded ECV a contract to provide a series of its specialist FIDIC courses & Modules 2, 4 & 5) in Turkey. This follows an earlier award in 2012.

The Inter-American Development Bank, IADB in Guyana has requested ECV to provide its Module 2 course modified to be based upon the MDBs’ Harmonised Construction Contract, 2010 edition. This course is unique to ECV as is its parallel course, Module 1.

African Development Bank has requested ECV to undertake its Modules 1 & 8 courses for their staff in Tunis, Tunisia.

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the USA has awarded ECV in May 2013 a new five year Contract to provide the ECV / FIDIC Modules 1, 2 & 4 to their organisations in USA and other agencies worldwide. This is after ECV completed in September 2012 a five year Contract for the MCC worldwide.

The EU office in Kosovo has awarded ECV in May 2013 a Contract for consultancy with respect to FIDIC Contracts. This for 21 months and valued at Euro 299,000, awarded after tender process.

Malta Enterprises awarded ECV a programme of FIDIC training which was undertaken in 2012, after public tender.

United Nations Development Programme engaged ECV to provide their Advanced FIDIC Training course in New York City, USA in 2012.

United Nations Welfare and Relief Agency, UNWRA, required ECV/FIDIC "in-house" courses in Amman, Jordan for its delegates in the Middle East.

KENGEN, in 2012, the power authority in Kenya, authorized two weeks of intensive FIDIC training for forty of its staff in Naivasha, Kenya, that followed similar courses in 2011.

"In-House" FIDIC training courses provided for Employers / Engineers / Contractors in Belgium, France, Austria, Tanzania, Mauritius, UK, Kenya, USA, Abu Dhabi, Ghana, El Salvador, Armenia, Turkey, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Surinam, Russia, Moldova, UAE and Oman.

Contractual Consultancy related to FIDIC contracts provided in Denmark, Maldives, Cambodia, Romania, France, Bulgaria, Portugal, Lebanon, Austria, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Croatia, Ireland, the Caribbean, Mozambique, Angola, Moldova and Swaziland.

FIDIC/ECV partnerships

Caribbean - with Joint Consultative Council of Trinidad and Tobago to provide accredited ECV/FIDIC courses.

Austria - with CCM Consultancy to provide FIDIC Training courses and contractual consultancy.