Construction Law/green book

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please i need to know about the FIDIC green book and the difference betwen it and the red book?
thank you so much?

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Dear Rasha,

Thanks for your question and please accept my apology for replying late.

To be very honest with you, you can not know all or much on FIDIC green book from the brief moments we have here and it is not going to be a one and for all thing butyou can know basic information about green book and as you study it along with the red book, you will get a better and deeper understanding. Having said this, i will give a brief description of both and suggest areas of their use on projects.

FIDIC Green book is a form of Contract condition which has been designed to be use with a contract for projects with a relatively small duration or small amount. It has been compiled with compacted wordings in relatively short and concise form to cater for contract administration of a project with small budgets and smaller nature of execution activities that are not of complex nature. This usually is a contract for civil engineering works designed by Employer of smaller size in nature. These may be like construction of one no borehole, construction of culverts of few numbers; house utility connections and the likes.

Red book on the other side has been designed also for contract for construction of civil engineering works designed by the employer which are not of a smaller scope, smaller duration and not also of smaller sum. Of course, these are usually of a bigger scope, bigger budgets and completion time is also a relatively small one.

Hope this clears you doubt. If there is any other thing, please let me know.

Regards.

Femi

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I can answer all questions relating to the followings: 1. Contract Administration - variations, contract clauses interpretation, all post contract procedures, valuations and certificates questions, extension of time issues and prolongation cost matters. 2. Contract Practice - Any questions regarding forms of contract like JCT, FIDIC & other Bespoke forms. 3. Quantification, measurements and Estimating questions 4. Contracts and construction law questions and dispute resolutions problems. 5. All FIDIC Conditions of contracts

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Out of my 24 years experience in construction industry, i have the following specific experience: 1. Contract Administration - 15 years in contract administration with over 10yrs in Managerial positions covering africa and the middleeast. 2. Contract Practice - 15 years experience with over 10yrs in Managerial and expert positions covering africa, north america and the middleeast. 3. All pre-contract procedures, Tendering, Quantification, measurements and Estimating questions - 20 years experience. 4. Contracts and construction law questions and dispute resolutions problems - 15 years experience with over 10yrs in Managerial and expert positions and 5 years expert witness and active practice in arbitration proceedings covering africa and the middleeast.

Organizations
1. FAIQS - Fellow, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Australia 2. FRICS - Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK 3. CCP - Certified Cost Professional AACEI, USA 4. PQS - CIQS, CANADA 5. ACIArb. - CIArb, UK 6. MNIQS - NIQS, NIGERIA 7. RQS - QSRBN, NIGERIA

Publications
1. AACEI RP on Estimating, 2010

Education/Credentials
1. B.Tech (QS) 2. RICS professional course, CEM - UK 3. MSc , UK NARIC 4. Professional Doctorate ( to commence 2016)

Past/Present Clients
1. Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Dubai UAE 2. Larsen & Toubro (oman) LLC 3. Archi + Web consortium, Abuja Nigeria 4. George Dike & Associates, Minna Nigeria 5. Public works Authority (Ashghal), Doha Qatar

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