July 10, 2015





Mrs. Tang Ping, Secretary General of the FIDIC CNAEC Engineer Certification Board;

Professor Dou Wenzhang, President of Boya Strategy Management Consulting, Beijing University;

Leader from China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co. Ltd.

Distinguished guests and, most especially, course participants.

It is my pleasure and honour to be here today as the President of FIDIC, to join you in this closing ceremony of the third training course of the FIDIC Engineering Certification Pilot Program. This cooperative undertaking between the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and the China National Association of Engineering Consultants (CNAEC) has proved to be a very positive experience for us all.  After the success of the first training course in Beijing last December, with over 140 participants and the 2nd training course in X’ian in March/April of this year, this 3rd training course here in Chengdu has also proved to be an excellent opportunity for trainees.  The participation in these training courses is proof of the need to train Chinese engineers in FIDIC contracts and other important aspects of managing a consulting engineering company, sharing the FIDIC body of knowledge. 







Many of you are here today from a variety of professions. I don’t know how much you know about the activities of FIDIC, which is a Federation for Engineers that reaches out to all professions related to infrastructure development. FIDIC, is in fact the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, and represents the consulting engineering industry across the globe. Founded in 1913, FIDIC membership now covers more than 100 countries representing about 60,000 consulting firms. Its members are national associations of consulting engineers, many of which are grouped together, as is the case of ASPAC (the Group of Asia-Pacific Member Associations), GAMA (the African group), FEPAC (the Latin American countries plus Spain and Portugal) and EFCA (the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations).

今天出席的各位人士都有不同的职业。我不知道关于FIDIC你们了解多少。FIDIC是一个工程师的联合会,所有工程师来自与基础设施建设相关的各个行业。 FIDIC,实际上是指国际咨询工程师联合会,代表世界各国的工程咨询行业。它成立于1913年,其成员分布超过100个国家,代表了约60000家咨询公司。成员包括咨询工程师的国家级协会,其中有许多是组合协会,就像ASPAC(亚太区会员协会集团),GAMA(非洲集团),FEPAC(拉美国家以及西班牙和葡萄牙组成的协会)以及EFCA(欧洲工程咨询协会联合会)。


FIDIC’s headquarters are in Geneva, where its permanent secretariat is based. Activities are carried out by Committees and Task Forces mainly composed of volunteers and appointed by the Executive Committee. 

FIDIC constantly strives to keep the concerns of the industry on the agenda. Visibility is maintained through its annual conferences, publications and regular meetings with international financing institutions and other international agencies. 




FIDIC is guided by its three core values: quality, integrity and sustainability, known as FIDIC’s pillars.  Several of the training modules you have participated in cover in some detail how these values are important to the consulting engineering industry, and are also important business tools. 

FIDIC is very active in training, building capacity for the consulting industry throughout the world. Through our website, www.FIDIC.org, we distribute updated information and services to our members and to society.



FIDIC is the recognised international authority on procurement and business practice for the consulting engineering industry. The Federation publishes model agreements - for the Client and Consultant, for Joint Ventures and Consortiums, for Sub-Consultants and for Representatives and Agents -, to deliver enhanced professional services in a fair and transparent manner.

As you will have learned, FIDIC’s forms of contract for infrastructure works are recognised as THE international standard. Thousands of copies are supplied every year to international Clients, Contractors and Consultants. They have also been adopted by Multi-national Development Banks.  FIDIC contracts are known to be fair and equitable and have been tested for more than 50 years.

FIDIC是工程咨询业在采购和商业活动方面公认的国际权威机构。联合会 为客户和咨询专家,为合资企业和财团,为分包咨询及咨询代表和代理人 发行合同模板,以公平和透明的方式提供强化的专业服务。

正如你们学到的,FIDIC为基础设施工程制订的合同形式是公认的国际标准。每年为国际客户,承包商和咨询顾问提供数万份合同。这些合同形式也已经得到多国开发银行的采纳。 FIDIC合同以其公平和公正著称,经历了50年的考验。


The world is an enormous stage with more than 7 billion people acting on it. In 2030, that number will exceed 8 billion. Yet only a fraction of the world population has access to proper infrastructure. Therefore, infrastructure development is a priority requirement: 




 Almost 800 million people, , do not have access to safe drinking water, 

 2.5 billion people are not connected to sanitation networks, 

 1.1 billion people do not have any toilet facilities

 1.3 billion people have no access to electricity

 Transport infrastructure is desperately needed for economies to progress.

 It is imperative to address the lack of proper housing that exists in most countries.







The World Bank, the World Economic Forum and many other institutions consider that current annual investment in infrastructure must almost triple and remain at that level to double the worlds average GDP per capita by 2030.




Infrastructure development is more than Contract Management, but Contract Management is essential. It is of great importance to be trained in the international standards that are represented in FIDIC Conditions of Contracts.  You have been trained to understand and use these standards and so you are ready to manage infrastructure projects with the confidence of knowing that you will be able to work with international teams from anywhere in the world. 现今基础设施的发展超过了对合同管理的重视,但合同管理确是根基。就对以FIDIC合同条款为代表的国际标准进行培训意义重大。大家已经经过培训,来理解和使用这些标准,因此,你们将富有信心,知道自己可以和来自世界任何地方的国际团队进行合作,你们会胜任于基础设施项目的管理。



The global need for Infrastructure Services is enormous, and we already face a shortage of skills.

To develop successful infrastructure, consulting engineers must be involved in all phases, from planning to de-construction. They will be part of the teams you are dealing with from start to finish.  The market is demanding greater transparency, so working with integrity is essential. In addition, consulting engineers need to be aware of, and able to offer, sustainable solutions to clients and to society. The FIDIC modules cover these issues well. 



Designs require multidisciplinary teams to address projects that are becoming increasingly complex. Safety, construction phases, risk assessment, life cycle cost optimization, operation and maintenance and many other issues have to be suitably addressed from the beginning. These are points that must be considered in a legal as well as a technical context, and well structured Contracts are crucial at all stages.

Once planning is decided, many alternative delivery methods are used: at present, about 40% of new infrastructure is built using some form of D&B, which means that engineers work closely with construction companies who are often the Client. 



FIDIC supports quality based selection for consulting engineering services. Professional fees should be fair, competitive and reasonable and must allow for excellence. “The most expensive engineering is the engineering that is not done”. It is essential to “invest more in thinking before doing to reduce costs and risks and to ensure project success”; “Engineering has the greatest impact on the life-cycle cost of the project, yet it is the least costly component.”

These, and many more issues and considerations are discussed every year at FIDIC’s annual conferences. In Río 2014, the theme was “Innovative Infrastructure Solutions”; there it was agreed that "cost selection of engineering services is the worst enemy of innovative infrastructure solutions". This year's annual conference will be held in Dubai and will focus on the use of advanced technologies to create innovative solutions for intelligent infrastructure. We look forward to welcoming many of you to the FIDIC Conference in September.

FIDIC支持基于质量来选择工程咨询服务。专业收费应该公正,具有竞争力而且合理,并且必须考虑到优秀卓越。 “最昂贵的工程并非是建造出来的那个工程本身”。重要的是要“在前期研究阶段多投入,以降低成本和风险,确保项目成功”; “工程咨询对项目的生命周期成本影响最大,但它却是投入最小的部分。”

这些问题以及很多课题和注意事项都在每年的FIDIC年会上进行讨论。2014年里约年会的主题是“创新型基础设施解决方案”; 与会者一致认为,“基础设施创新解决方案的大敌是基于成本选择工程服务”。今年的年度会议将在迪拜举行,将集中于利用先进的技术,打造智能基础设施的创新解决方案。我们期待着九月份你们中有很多人将会莅临FIDIC大会。

6.- TRAINERS 培训师

During the first two training courses, local trainers carefully selected by CNAEC, have been working alongside FIDIC Accredited Trainers.  I am very pleased to announce that 12 candidate trainers are now considered to possess the skills and knowledge to be designated FIDIC trainers for this programme.  I am honoured to present them with a FIDIC certificate of Accreditation and offer my congratulations to:  


• CHEN Tong

• GE Yaoyu

• HOU Shiyan

• HU Zhangxi

• LIU Luobing

• MA Yinghua

• QI Guangfeng

• TIAN Feng


• XU Hang

• ZHU Ming

• ZHU Ping

7.- CLOSE结束语

Finally, I would like to thank CNAEC once again for inviting me to participate in this very special event. I am sure that this training course will be as successful as the previous ones, reflecting the important role that China plays in building capacity for the industry.