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TheInternationalFederationofConsultingEngineers(commonlyknownasFIDIC,acronymforits
FrenchnameFdrationInternationaleDesIngnieursConseils)isaninternationalstandards
organizationfortheconstructionindustry,bestknownfortheFIDICfamilyofcontracttemplates.Thefact
thattheorganisationhasaFrenchtitlebearstestimonytoitsfoundationin1915bythreecountrieseach
whollyorpartlyfrancophone.ThefoundingmembercountriesoftheFIDICwereBelgium,Franceand
Switzerland.

Contents
1Services
2History
3Activities
4Externallinks
5References

Services
LocatedattheWorldTradeCenterinGeneva,Switzerland,FIDICaimstorepresentgloballytheconsulting
engineeringindustrybypromotingthebusinessinterestsoffirmssupplyingtechnologybasedintellectual
servicesforthebuiltandnaturalenvironment.Runmostlybyvolunteers,FIDICiswellknowninthe
consultingengineeringindustryforitsworkindefiningConditionsofContractfortheConstruction
Industryworldwide.
CompaniesandorganizationsbelongingtoFIDICnationalmemberassociationsareencouragedto
announcethemselvesasFIDICmembersandusetheFIDIClogo.Theuseofthelogoisstrictlycontrolled,
andallFIDICproductsandservicesareprotectedbytheFIDICtrademark.

History
Therewere59participantsataninauguralmeetingduringtheWorldExhibitioninGhent,Belgium,inJuly
1913,todiscussthepossibilityofformingaglobalfederationofconsultingengineers.Oftheparticipants,
19wereofficialdelegatesfromBelgium,Denmark,France,Germany,TheNetherlands,Switzerlandand
theUSA,withtheremaindercomingfromAustria/Hungary,Canada,RussiaandtheUK.Themeetingwas
asuccessinthatitledtoFIDIC'sformalconstitutionon22July1913.Somecountries,however,only
maintainedprovisionallinksduringthefirstfewyears,sotherealfoundersofFIDICwereBelgium,France
andSwitzerland.FIDICledadifficultlifeuntilthelate1940swithachangingnumberofmembers,andall

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membersbasedinEurope.In1959theywerejoinedbyAustralia,Canada,SouthAfricaandUSAtomake
FIDICtrulyinternational.Thefirstmemberassociationsfromthedevelopingworldjoinedin1965(Central
Africa,nowMalawi,ZambiaandZimbabwe)andin1967(Colombia).

Activities
FIDICorganisestheWorldConsultingEngineeringConference(http://www.fidic2013.org),seminarsand
trainingcourses.TheFIDICtrainingmanualGuidetoPracticethebusinessofaprofessionalservicesfirm
iswellknownthroughouttheprofessionofconsultingengineering.FIDICalsorunsabookshopand
publishesinternationalcontractsandbusinesspracticedocumentswhichareusedasguidesandtemplates
theworldover.
FIDICisbestknownforitsrangeofcontractsthatincludesthe:DredgersContractShortFormofContract
ConstructionContractPlant&DBContractDBOContractandEPC/TurnkeyContract.Detailsare
availableintheFIDICBookshop.FIDICalsopublishestheClient/ConsultantModelServicesAgreement
togetherwiththeSubConsultancyAgreementandtheJointVentureAgreement.FIDICpublishestheMDB
HarmonisedEditionoftheConstructionContractthatisusedbyMultilateralDevelopmentBanksincluding
theWorldBankfortheirprojects.

Externallinks
OfficialWebsite(http://www.fidic.org)

References
FIDICnews(http://www1.fidic.org/news/content.asp?articlecode=37Ac&Rubrique=Activities)
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