FIDIC has unveiled its 2022 webinar series, which include a series of must-attend events covering a wide range of topics of interest to global consulting engineering and construction professionals. The 2022 programme builds on the success of FIDIC’s previous webinar series in 2020 and 2021, which saw thousands of industry professionals from around the world attending its live webinar events.
The webinars in the 2022 programme have been organised in conjunction with FIDIC’s standing committees, councils or panels of experts, while others are launch events for FIDIC’s State of the World report series. The 2022 webinar series is a mainstay of FIDIC’s stakeholder outreach and engagement activity. All events are free to register and attendees benefit from top-level knowledgeable panellists speaking on some of the key issues facing the industry today.
Details of the 2022 programme are listed below.
Using design thinking to increase diversity and inclusion
– a webinar organised by the FIDIC Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Tuesday 8 March 2022 at 12 noon CET
As engineers, we are very good at design thinking. But, how can design thinking be used to drive diversity and inclusion? Diversity increases innovation, productivity and profitability. How can this be used to support the consulting engineering sector post-pandemic, where the rapid changes implemented will outlast the virus that caused them?
Participants at this webinar, organised to coincide with International Women’s Day, will learn about using an integrated design approach and design processes to create flexible diversity and inclusion solutions that are both fit for purpose and relevant to local conditions. We need diverse inputs in the design of engineering solutions to achieve sustainability, resilience, maintainability and a circular economy, to name but a few. Diverse and inclusive design will come from a diverse and inclusive profession, driving growth in our sector in a post-pandemic era. By leveraging the speed of change and the ‘new normal’ concept, real and collaborative diversity and inclusion will become the way we set ourselves apart from the rest.
The result will not only be improved profitability and productivity, but also an improved planet as a result. We need to broaden the road to recovery – recovery of me, recovery of us and the recovery of the planet. Embrace change and harness it as an opportunity to protect against future shocks.
Find out more by booking your free place at this webinar on Tuesday 8 March 2022 at 12 noon CET.
Going digital – did Covid teach us anything?
– a FIDIC State of the World series webinar
Thursday 7 April 2022 at 12 noon CET
Covid sent the world into digital overdrive, but this overdrive is not without its challenges and opportunities. We are now looking at potentially a new technological revolution, new ways of working, new ways of raising finance and new threats. Technology disrupters are probably one of the greatest changes to markets. Google is the new encyclopaedia, Zoom the new meeting room, Uber the new personal car, Twitter the new press release.
This webinar will launch FIDIC’s fifth report in its State of the World series, Going digital – did Covid teach us anything?, explores how such changes not only affect our industry, but also the wider landscape in which infrastructure will be operating in the future.
Find out more about the digital lessons and ramifications arising from the Covid crisis by attending the launch of “Going digital – did Covid teach us anything?, on Thursday 7 April 2022 at 12 noon CET.
Procurement with integrity – preventing demand-side corruption at all levels
– a webinar organised by the FIDIC Integrity Management Committee
Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 12 noon CET
Global awareness of anti-corruption measures and initiatives is on the rise and the need to establish and manage integrity across all sectors is increasing. At the same time, global initiatives may not be applicable or deployable at a project level, as institutional or national focus is required in order to manage demand-side corruption and there is a need for participants in these programmes to identify, record and report corruption when it is safe to do so.
Participants at this webinar, organised by the FIDIC Integrity Management Committee, will learn about systems being deployed at institution and national levels to manage demand-side corruption, promote whitelisting and for individuals to hold these agencies and organisations accountable for good practice and governance in executing infrastructure projects.
Find out more about preventing demand-side corruption at all levels by booking your free place at this webinar on Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 12 noon CET.
Essential requirements for managing contractual risk
– a webinar organised by the FIDIC Risk, Liability and Quality Committee
Tuesday 19 April 2022 at 12 noon CET
FIDIC’s highly regarded and influential industry guidance booklets on risk management, quality and insurance are widely used across the global engineering and construction industry. To keep this guidance up to date and in line with the latest industry and business developments, the FIDIC Risk, Liability and Quality Committee is currently preparing a number of complementary briefing notes on selected topics, including indemnities, fitness for purpose and limitations of liability. This webinar will look at the updated guidance documents and what they mean for the industry, gather feedback from participants and examine some of the essential requirements for better managing contractual risk.
Speakers at the webinar will include leading risk contractual and insurance experts, as well as clients that use and are familiar with FIDIC contracts. If you want to improve your management of contractual risk then you need to attend this webinar.
Find out more by booking your free place at this webinar on Tuesday 19 April 2022 at 12 noon CET.
Greening FIDIC’s rainbow contract suite – let’s do it!
– a webinar organised by the FIDIC Contracts Committee
Tuesday 10 May 2022 at 12 noon CET
The construction industry has a huge impact on the sustainability agenda. Its transformation from a big polluter and resource consumer towards a sustainability enabler is happening, but rather slowly.
Focusing on sustainability for more than 100 years, FIDIC has recently issued its Climate Change Charter to encourage engineers to take the lead to plan, design and develop projects in line with the UN sustainable development goals.
At this webinar, the FIDIC Contracts Committee will suggest how to integrate net zero clauses and embed sustainable performance criteria for the project lifecycle in the FIDIC rainbow contract suites for works and services. The result will not only be improved profitability and productivity, but also an improved planet. We need to broaden the road to recovery – recovery of me, recovery of us and the recovery of the planet. The task is to embrace change and harness it as an opportunity to protect against future shocks.
Find out more by booking your free place at this webinar on Tuesday 10 May 2022 at 12 noon CET.