FIDIC EPC/Turnkey Projects Course – Silver Book (former Module 5)

Use of FIDIC Contracts

FIDIC EPC/Turnkey Projects Course – Silver Book
(Formerly known as FIDIC Online Module 5: Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects)
Level: Intermediate
Training hours: 18 hours

Course description 
This practical training course explains and illustrates the use of the FIDIC EPC Contract (the “Engineering, Procurement and Construction/Turnkey Contract” or “Silver Book”). The course focuses on the 2017 Silver Book, but the sessions also highlight the main differences between this and the earlier edition from 1999.Throughout the course, participants will be provided with case studies based on real projects and contracts. These will be used as the basis for homework to be completed between sessions. Sharing of best practices among the participants and the trainer will also be organized.
For those who want to understand and work with the Silver Book, this is a course not to miss!

Who should attend 
The course is designed to help the participants gain knowledge and confidence in working with this document, whether representing employers, consultants or contractors.

Learning outcomes 
This training course will allow you to:
• Understand the differences between the EPC model and more commonly encountered models (Design-Bid-Build, Design & Build)
• Gain a sound knowledge of the FIDIC Silver Book clauses and their practical application.
• Understand how to adapt the Silver Book to your project and the pitfalls to avoid.

Session dates

Starting date: 30 October 2023
Registration deadline: 23 October 2023

  • Event 1: Monday, 30 October 2023, 1.00 – 4.00 PM CET
  • Event 2: Monday, 6 November 2023, 1.00 – 4.00 PM CET
  • Event 3: Monday, 13 November 2023, 1.00 – 4.00 PM CET
  • Event 4: Monday, 20 November 2023, 1.00 – 4.00 PM CET
  • Event 5: Monday, 4 December 2023, 1.00 – 4.00 PM CET
  • Event 6: Monday, 11 December 2023, 1.00 – 4.00 PM CET

Use the below site to check your local time using Geneva, Switzerland as the session time zone destination.
*subject to change

Dr Adriana Spassova

Topic 1

The EPC/turnkey model

Topic 2

Overview of FIDIC and the FIDIC forms of contracts

Topic 3

The FIDIC Silver Book: principles and detail

Topic 4

Dispute resolution in the FIDIC contracts through DAB and Arbitration

Admission criteria

Having attended FIDIC Contracts Introductory Course or having previous practical knowledge of FIDIC contracts is recommended. This online course requires a good level of English and access to a computer with an internet connection.


Participants will receive access to the following electronic books 24 hours before the start of the course:

EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)
FIDIC Contracts Guide (2017 editions, as reprinted in 2022 with amendments) Guide 1st Ed (2022)

Content on the eLearning platform

Participants will have access to the recordings and learning material for 3 months after the course end date

Official FIDIC certificate

A Certificate of Completion will be provided by FIDIC to the participants having attended all events/sessions either live or recorded and having responded to all of the assignments on the FIDIC Academy eLearning platform. The participants who do not meet this requirement will not receive a certificate.

Optional further certification

Acquiring knowledge via this course could serve as a step on the learning path towards applying for the FIDIC Certified Contract Manager certification (among other requirements).

For applicable certification options, please explore information at





Cost & Discounts

Euro 1600 per participant

A discount of 10% will be applied should 2 or more participants register from the same firm. In order to benefit from the group registration discount, send all the participant names and email addresses to to receive the discount coupon needed for registration.

Registration Deadline: 31/10/2023
Delivery Method: Online-Live
Language: English
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 18 hours 
Sessions: 4