First edition of the “Conditions of Contract for Underground Works” (FIDIC Emerald Book)
November 2019

At the World Tunnel Congress last May, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) launched the first edition of “Conditions of Contract for Underground Works”, commonly known as the Emerald Book.

The Emerald Book is exclusively dedicated to the regulation of the underground works and takes inspiration from best practices in this sector; it addresses the division of liability and the allocation of risks arising from subsurface geological conditions and from the methods of execution of underground works.

Want to know more about the key points? Check out our Construction & Engineering Focus Team’s summary here.