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About FIDIC

FIDIC, which is an acronym for the “International Federation of Consulting Engineers” (in French “FédérationInternationale Des Ingénieurs-Conseils”), was founded in 1913 by France, Switzerland and Belgium. Today, FIDIC membership covers 75 private national societies from countries around the world and it acts as a non-governmental organization (NGO) charged with promoting the consulting engineering industry internationally, and protecting the interests of the companies which are active in the fields of construction and environment.

FIDIC, which is an acronym for the “International Federation of Consulting Engineers” (in French “FédérationInternationale Des Ingénieurs-Conseils”), was founded in 1913 by France, Switzerland and Belgium. Today, FIDIC membership covers 75 private national societies from countries around the world and it acts as a non-governmental organization (NGO) charged with promoting the consulting engineering industry internationally, and protecting the interests of the companies which are active in the fields of construction and environment.

Only one association from each country can become a member of FIDIC. The companies which are members of those associations are then recognized as the members of FIDIC, and can benefit from a variety of advantages including placing the FIDIC’s logo on their official paper headers.

FIDIC is managed by a board of directors comprised of 9 people, who are elected annually by the General Assembly of National Consulting Engineers Organizations and the head of the board of directors serves a term of 2 years.

The main activities of FIDIC include cultural, educational (engineering companies’ management services), procurement of contracts, policies related to engineering services and also focusing on social responsibilities such as business integrity, environmental protection, the efficient consumption of energy and etc. which lead to sustainable design and development.

In recent years FIDIC has taken part in globally planning activities in order to educate the young professional members and familiarizing them with the social responsibilities of the globalization of sustainable development.

The Iranian Society of Consulting Engineers has also formed a branch for the young administrative professionals, which encourages them to access and learn from such FIDIC programs.

The Consulting Engineers Association, was one of the two fundamental organization of Iran’s consulting engineers, which became a member of FIDIC in 1973, and for the first time FIDIC’s general assembly was held in a Non-European country, in Iran. Since the activities of the Consulting Engineers Association were focused on the society, in 1995 it gave its place to the Iranian Society of Consulting Engineers, which became the only official member of FIDIC in Iran.

Dr. ToorajAmirsoleymani, who at that time was the head of the board of directors at the Society, became a member of FIDIC’s board of directors in the same year, and served for 4 years in this position.

In IRSCE, there is a committee titled “FIDIC Committee”, which is responsible for carrying out related matters to this organization and keeping in contact with it. The general secretary of this committee is Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Behnia and the members of this committee are as followed. [Click here]

In order to better utilize the procedures of consulting services according to FIDIC rules which are carried out among its members around the world, the Iranian Society of Consulting Engineers held 4 seminars so far in November 1997, July 2005, February 2006 and May 2007. In addition to bringing Consulting Engineers of different fields together, these seminars have succeeded in obtaining information related to methods of consultation and also the governing rules of contracts which are bound between Consulting Engineers and their clients.

In the above mentioned seminars, FIDIC professionals from the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Japan were present to lecture about the Consultation Services and their kinds in different countries and in the Q&A part of the seminars, all presented questions were elaborately discussed.

The details of these seminars and the invited keynote speakers in the IRSCE are as followed:

Seminar 1:

William Lewis from the USA in 1997.

Headlines:

Organizing and forming the services of engineering profession

Choosing a consulting engineer

 

Seminar 2:

Robert Grit and John Ritchie from the United Kingdom.

Headlines:

Capacity building – Engineering Services

EPC- Design – Build

Capacity Building –for Iranian Consulting Engineers

The method of carrying out EP and EPC designs in Iran and related issues

Seminar 3:

John Boyd from Canada.

Headlines:

Capacity building – Engineering services

Sustainable Development

 

Seminar 4:

KonjiAginaga from Japan.

Headlines:

Sustainable Development and Human Resources Management

 

 



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