In the past decade, there have been noteworthy advances in case law with respect to adverse physical conditions as well as the development and use of digital ground models that have become more widespread. This article looks at the development and changes in risk profiles that may result due to these two developments.
In 1999, FIDIC published new standard forms of contract but this new work did not meet the specific needs of dredging and reclamation work. IADC contacted FIDIC about the possibility of a separate FIDIC dredging contract. A Task Group was formed and produced the FIDIC Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works. Since then, the Legal Committee has periodically helped to update the FIDIC document for dredging.
Talking about management firstly means to qualify sediments in the correct way: are they waste or freely manageable materials? The answer is not simple and, being aware of that, the Italian legislator repeatedly intervened, from 2006 to 2012, with laws and regulations in order to offer legal certainties to the interested parties.
Commonly referred to as the FIDIC Blue Book, the second edition of the FIDIC Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works is an update which better reflects actual practice than the first book