FIDIC Blue Book (Second Edition)

“Facts About: FIDIC Blue Book (Second Edition)” describes a standard form of contract for projects involving dredging and reclamation work which also offers guidance for the contracting process.

Released in 2016, the Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works (Second edition) is a publication from the Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs Conseils (FIDIC) which is French for the International Federation of Consulting Engineers. “Facts About: FIDIC Blue Book (Second Edition)” answers essential questions such as:
  •  What is the FIDIC blue book (second edition)?
  •  What is FIDIC?
  •  Were there other FIDIC contracts before the release of the FIDIC blue book (second edition)?
  •  Who improved the second edition of the blue book to better suit the dredging industry’s needs?
  • What was the approach employed to produce the blue book (second edition)?
  • What were FIDIC’s goals in making the blue book (second edition)?
  • What are the key changes in the blue book (second edition)?
  • What projects can the blue book (second edition) be used for?
  • In which countries is the blue book (second edition) being used?
  • What languages is the blue book (second edition) available in?
  • Under which circumstances can this form of contract be used?
  • What is the contract’s structure?
  • How is information presented in the contract?
  • Which contract party does the FIDIC standard form of contract favour?
  • Is party responsibility for working methods defined in the blue book (second edition)?
  • Which party is responsible for permits and licenses?
  • Does the blue book (second edition) address the specialisation of dredging contractors?
  • What is considered a foreseeable condition?