FIDIC Committee Webinar Series

The relaunch of FIDIC’s revitalized committee structure last year means that FIDIC is now much better placed to make a positive impact on and widen its influence in the global infrastructure industry. To highlight some of the key areas being covered by the work of these committees, a series of nine webinars has been organised across a range of industry key issues including communications, diversity and inclusion, the use of FIDIC contracts in emerging countries, combating corruption, quality, net-zero and best business practice in a post-Covid world. These webinars are free to attend and open to all and they are expected to be well attended by global industry professionals. Details of the FIDIC committee webinar series are listed below.

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Best business practices in a Covid world 

Tuesday 1 June 2021 - 12.00 to 13.30 CET

A webinar organised by the Business Practice Committee

This webinar will look at the results of the committee’s recent work investigating the response of the industry to the Covid pandemic. This work included a survey to better understand the new and evolved challenges faced by consulting engineering firms in their internal environment with respect to their staff, facilities, and best practice corrective actions. Firms globally have had to adapt to the changed business and workplace environment caused as a result of the pandemic and the ongoing efforts to keep it at bay and this webinar will offer insights into best practice in the post-Covid world that all those working in the construction and infrastructure sector are having to get used to.

 
 

The role of the infrastructure industry in achieving a net zero world 

Tuesday 15 June 2021 - 12.00 to 13.30 CET

A webinar organised by the FIDIC Sustainable Development Committee

This webinar will look at the pivotal role of the infrastructure industry in achieving a net zero world. It is clear that without drastic international action today, adapting to the impacts of climate change in the future will be more difficult and costly. The construction and infrastructure sector has a crucial role to play in the fight against climate change and without its active engagement, the battle cannot be won. Internationally, where less wealthy nations will need extra help and innovation to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, the ingenuity and expertise of construction professionals will be pivotal. As the world approaches the international COP26 conference, this webinar will look at the international battle to combat climate change and the crucial role of the construction and infrastructure sector in that. 

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The post-Covid consulting engineering industry – Future Leaders’ global perspectives

Tuesday 29 June 2021 - 12.00 to 13.30 CET

A webinar organised by the FIDIC Future Leaders Council 

More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, in common with every other business sector, the construction and infrastructure industry has been significantly affected the world over. Working practices have been adapted and are likely to change further in the constantly evolving ‘new normal’. As the future leaders of the industry, young and emerging professionals offer a unique outlook on the current situation and their experiences are viewed through the lens of innovation and opportunity.  

At this free webinar, FIDIC’s Future Leaders will discuss some of the changes in the industry and offer a regional and global perspective on the impacts and challenges. How has delivering consulting engineering services changed? What new service offerings have emerged? How has networking and marketing changed? What has been the impact on work acquisition? How easy has it been to deliver international projects? How will working practices change going forward? And, crucially, what opportunities lie ahead for the industry? 

Join us as we explore the answers to these questions by attending this webinar which will attempt to tackle the big challenges facing the industry from the perspective of current employees, project managers and business owners from the perspective of FIDIC’s Future Leaders.

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All you need to know about the FIDIC Short Form of Contract (Green Book) 2nd Edition 

Tuesday 5 October 2021 - 12.00 to 13.30 CET

A webinar organised by the FIDIC Contracts Committee

This webinar will take a look at the important features of the new FIDIC Short Form of Contract (Green Book) 2nd Edition through the contributions from various players who use it in order to encourage a live debate with people with different views. Speakers will include FIDIC task group members involved in the development of the Green Book, representatives from the multilateral development banks, a contractor and a lawyer to get the widest possible discussion on the benefits of using this contract.

 

Partnership with Purpose – working with the multilateral development banks 

Tuesday 16 November 2021 - 12.00 to 13.30 CET

A webinar organised by the FIDIC International Financial Institutions Committee 

This webinar will look at how FIDIC, its member associations (MAs) and the multilateral development banks (MDBs) can work better together and develop a more effective partnership (a Partnership with Purpose) on a range of key issues. The webinar will examine four key themes which underpin the relationships between FIDIC, its MAs and the MDBs – The funding of Infrastructure; Engineering better total benefit from infrastructure; Risk and resilient infrastructure, and Transparency and Contract standardisation.

The webinar will also discuss how the engineering community can partner with the MDBs to bridge the Infrastructure Gap, how FIDIC and the work of its IFI committee can help to build this bridge and look at the key next steps in developing a really effective partnership between FIDIC, its members and the MDBs.

Attendees at this webinar will be able to hear from expert speakers who will address the above in the context of where the industry and the world finds itself now as we slowly move into a post-Covid world. Some of the key questions to consider include: - Has the pandemic set infrastructure back in developing countries and opened up a funding gap? How can the engineering community partner with the MDBs to bridge the infrastructure gap? How can green infrastructure enable sustainable development? How can contracts be standardised to facilitate better project outcomes? How can we increase resilience and build trust and transparency after the pandemic?

Crucially, the webinar will address how, through building a Partnership with Purpose, FIDIC, its member associations and the MDBs can work better together to leave a lasting legacy of world-class efficient infrastructure that can transform the lives of global citizens.

Click here to sign up to attend Partnership with Purpose – working with the multilateral development banks.