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Assalamualaikum and dear all,

This blog compliments teaching and learning for courses that I facilitate at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). The contents serve to further 'connect' students to the 'real world' (quantity surveying, construction procurement and others). In trying to provide current information to students, I will be quoting or reproducing works of others and for this I am grateful. I will indicate clearly the source(s). I hope I will not offend anyone; and many will frequent this blog and benefit from its contents.

Thank you and wassalam.

Prof. Sr. Dr. Khairuddin Abdul Rashid

Sunday, March 21, 2010

FIDIC Forms 1999 Edition

Salam and dear all,

Students studying contract administration and international construction procurement courses at IIUM and practitioners ask me on the various types of forms currently available and in use for construction contracts globally.

In Malaysia, the more popular standard forms of contract in use include the PWD 203 (1983;2007) with and without quantities series, PAM (1998;2006) with and without quantities series, the IEM forms and forms of contract published by CIDB. These Malaysian forms are used as reference materials for contract administration courses in the B.QS (Hons) programme at IIUM.

Internationally, the FIDIC standard forms of contract are preferred by many employers and contractors. To understand better the FIDIC forms, the FIDIC website at http://www1.fidic.org/resources/contracts/which_contract.asp lists the various types of FIDIC forms:

Before 1999;

  • Conditions of Contract for Works of Civil Engineering Construction: The Red Book (1987)
  • Conditions of Contract for Electrical and Mechanical Works including Erection on Site: The Yellow Book (1987)
  • Conditions of Contract for Design-Build and Turnkey: The Orange Book (1995)

New FIDIC forms First Edition 1999:

Go to http://www1.fidic.org/resources/contracts/launch/bowcock1.html for the speech by Mr J. Bowcock, Chair of FIDIC Contracts Committee during the launching of the new FIDIC forms.

Source: FIDIC websites as stated above.


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