Last edited 21 Jan 2016


FIDIC (‘Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils’ or ‘the International Federation of Consulting Engineers’) was founded in 1913. It is a membership organisation, with members comprising national associations of consulting engineers from 97 countries.

It was created to promote the consulting engineering industry’s strategic goals and to disseminate information and resources.

It describes its objectives as:

  • Being the recognised international authority on issues relating to consulting engineering best practice.
  • Actively promoting high standards of ethics and integrity.
  • Maintaining and enhancing FIDIC’s representation of the consulting engineering industry worldwide.
  • Enhancing the image of consulting engineering.
  • Promoting and assisting the worldwide development of viable consulting engineering industries.
  • Promoting and enhancing the leading position of FIDIC’s forms of contract.
  • Improving and developing FIDIC’s training and publishing activities.
  • Promoting and encouraging the development of young professionals in the consulting engineering industry.

FIDIC's activities are carried out by committees and task forces appointed by an Executive Committee elected by the General Assembly.

It is perhaps best known for the publication of its international forms of construction contracts, as well as related materials such as pre-qualification forms and best practice documents.

Its core suite of contracts includes:

These are supplemented by a wide range of additional contracts and agreements, including:

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