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FIDIC 1987 Short Notes

No Title Possible Questions Answers

10.1 Performance What is Performance The Contractor shall obtain and provide a security (bank
Security Security? guaranty) to the Employer/ Engineer for the proper
( Performance performance of the contract within 28 days after receiving
Bond) the Letter of Acceptance (LOA)
What is the sum of Sum is accordance with the Appendix to Tender
Performance Security? ( Normally it is 10% of the Contract price)
*** here Contract price= (Contract price PS items Day
10.2 What is the validity Project period + D.L period + 42 days ( within 28 days
period of Performance performance certificate + within 14 day Performance Bond
Security? release )
21.1 Insurance What are the types of Insurance for
CAR Policy (Contractor All
23.1 Insurance? Work
Third Party Liability
Workman Compensation (WC) only for staff & labour
Contactors Plant & Equipments
23.2 Amount of the At least the amount stated in the Appendix to Tender
44.1 Extension of What is EOT & why The amount or nature of additional or extra work.
Time it need? It happen due to unexpected adverse climate
condition/change, Any delay create by the Employer
such as delay submitting drawing, unfair decisions etc
47.1 Liquidated What is LD? If the contactor fails to complete the project at the time of
47.2 Damage of completion , Contractor shall pay for the employer the
Delay relevant sum as in contract document ( maximum upto10%
of the contract price)
48.1 Taking over What is TOC? After passing the test on completion successfully, the
certificate contractor may give notice to the Engineer by requesting
the TOC. Then within 21 days Engineer should give the
49.1 Defect What is DL period? The period named in the Appendix to Tender which is
49.2 Liability calculated from the Date of completion of work citified by
49.3 Period the Engineer
The contractor totally responsible to rectify the defects of
the work within this period.
51.1 Variation How you identify a It is a work of alteration, omissions or addition from the
variation? original scope of the contract.
Increase or decrease the quantity
Omission of such work
Change of character or quality
Change the levels, lines position or dimensions
Change of sequence or time of construction
Additional work
51.2 What you have to do Within 28 days contractor shall give notice to the Engineer
for variation? by requesting a variation order and within 42 days
contractor should submit the complete report for the varied
work such as rate analysis, cost impact, time impacts,
related drawings etc.
52.1 Valuation of How you give rates Refer the Original BOQ rate for similar items
52.2 variation for varied work? Take Original BOQ rate as a base rate
New rate considering Material, Machinery, Labour
Engineer can fixed a rate (52.2)
52.4 Day works The Engineer may issues an instructions that any varied
work shall be executed on a day work basic.
The contractor shall pay any such work under the terms of
day work schedule include in the contract.
Contractor shall submit the quotation for the approval
before ordering the materials.
At the end of the each month contractor shall deliver to the
engineer a priced statement of labour, material &
equipment related to such day work.
53.1 Notice of Within 28 day after the event, contractor shall give a notice
Claim of claim to engineer
57.2 Lump Sum What is lump sum Contract price is fixed before the construction begin.
items contract? Contractor shall submit to the engineer a breakdown for
each of lump sum items within 28 days after receiving the
58.1 Provisional What is PS item? The scope of the work is an undefined. The scope and all
Sum other things fully controlled by the Engineer. Engineer
shall have fully authority to issues instructions for
execution of work or for the supply of goods, materials,
59.1 plants or services to nominated subcontractor.
60.1 Monthly What it consists? Monthly work done
statement Material on site ( if paid)
Provisional sum items
Day works
Retention deduction
Advance payment recovery
60.3 Retention What is retention It is the percentage deduction of the amount certify in the
money money? monthly IPC (normally 10% of the value). Total amount of
retention accordance with the Appendix to Tender.
How the retention First half of the total retention release with the TOC
money pay back? Second half is released at the completion of DL period.
Documents required for Advance Payment Advance payment application
Advance payment bond
Copy of performance bond
Copy of all insurance
Main payment types Advance payment
Monthly statement
Statement of completion
Final statement
Main contract types Lump sum contract
Measure & pay ( Measurement)
Target cost
Cost plus contract
Priority of Documents Contract agreement
Letter of acceptance
Letter of tender
Particular conditions
General conditions
Schedules/ BOQ and other documents

What is S curve?
What are the factors considering for preparing
the s curve? How it describe the project
What is cash flow?
Why it is need to prepare cash flow of the

As a QS what is the first job of you when we Prepare document for the claim of advance payment.
appointed you to a new site? Refer the tender drawings and engineer certified
drawings deeply and find the variation works (
additional work, omission of work, quantity quality
changes etc)
How you did cost controlling in previous
What kind of variations you prepared in
previous project?
What is the total amount of it?

When you identify a variation, what you did? Give request for variation within 28 days.
Give full report of variation including rate analysis, cost
impact, time impact drawings etc within 42 days for
engineer approval.
Building contractors general interview questions
How you measure the weight of 10mm dia steel bar? X^2/162.162 kg/m , X in mm
o =10^2/162.162 kg/m
What is the Density of mild steel? 7850 kg/m3 Cement = 1600 kg/ m3
How you calculate required material for 1 m2 wall plaster? What is the proportion of content?
What is the thickness interior and exterior wall plaster?
What is the finishing thickness of a slab surface? They ask about the different between final
finishing top level and slab concreting top level.
o It may be around 50 mm for tiling or other floor finishers
What is OPC Ordinary Portland Cement
Name other types of cement? SRC, PPC, Super sulphate
What is the setting times of OPC cement?
o Initial setting time 0.5 hrs
o Final setting time 8 to 10 hrs
Why it is need to curing a concrete? Planning Engineer
What are method of shoring? What are the different in these methods?
o Sheet pile when water table is very low
o Secant piles sequence of reinforced piles and mass piles
o Continues pilling all piles are reinforced piles
o Diaphragm walls
What are the main methods of water proofing?
List out the key works from site beginning to superstructure which has piling foundation.
o Mobilization to the site
o Site clearing
o Setting out for piles
o Excavation for piles
o r/f work for piles
o piles concreting
o piles hacking
o pile testing
o excavation for pile caps and ground beams
o ant termite treatment for the soil
o lean concreting for the piles caps and beams
o waterproofing
o pile caps and beam r/f work and concreting
o back filling
o ground preparing for basement slab
o waterproofing for ground slab
o ground slab r/f work and concerting
o column r/f work
o column form working and concerting
o formwork for first slab
o r/f work of slab
o slab concreting
What is the grade of concrete of lean concrete? Thickness? What is the proportion? How you
calculate the quantities for each material needs for 1 m3 concrete?
What is the floor height of a building? Normally its 3m or 10 ft
What is the normal dimension of the steps of staircase? Tread 10 and rise 6

Road contractors general interview questions

What is width of a single lane?

List the layers of a typical road section
o Sub grade granular sub base --- aggregate road base (ABC) --- prime coat --- Binder
---tack coat --- wearing course
How you take the measurements of road section
o Alone the center line considering top width of the section perpendicular to the center
What are the types of curbs
o Up stand kerb, flush kerb, heel kerb
What are services line in a infrastructure project? (DEWA- dubai electricity water authority)
o DEWA water
o DEWA electricity
o Etisalate
o Irrigation
o Drainage
o Sewerage
o Street lighting
o Fire hydrant line