The Philippine Domestic Construction Board (PDCB), one of the implementing arms of the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP), in partnership with the Philippine Constructor’s Association, Inc. (PCA), successfully conducted the info session entitled Know Your Contracts: An Overview of Construction Contracts in the Philippines. This was held at the sidelines of PhilConstruct Manila last 05 November 2022, from 1:40 PM to 3:30 PM. Various industry stakeholders pre-registered and were in attendance, and interested PhilConstruct excursionists were also accommodated, filling the venue to the overflow. The program was officially opened by the PDCB Chairman and DATEM’s CEO Engr. Levy Espiritu.

 The first lecture on the Introduction to CIAP Document 102 was delivered by the multi-hyphenated Mr. Marlon Cariño, a practicing lawyer, architect, environmental planner, CIAC arbitrator, dean of the UST-College of Architecture, and CMDF-certified CIAP Document 102 trainer. He talked about the Document’s salient provisions and the common issues they address, introduced the distinguished Committee that created the Document which essentially gives it its credibility, and taught the practicable steps on how to actually use the Document and how to get a copy of it.

 The second presentation on FIDIC Contracts was delivered by the renowned Mr. Salvador P. Castro, Jr., a civil engineer conferred both as an ASEAN and APEC engineer, a multi-awarded and globally-recognized FIDIC Contracts trainer, and the chairman of SPCastro, Inc. He differentiated domestic contracts and international contracts, introduced the various standard forms of FIDIC Contracts and their respective uses, and explained their applicability and relevance to our foreign-funded projects under the Build Better More initiative of our current administration.

 Following the presentations, a question-and-answer portion was facilitated where the queries of the audience were expertly addressed by the resource speakers. The program was officially closed by the PDCB Executive Director and CIAP Executive Director-in-charge Ms. Doris Gacho.

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