American Society of Civil Engineers

FIDIC and Integrity: A Status Report

by John Boyd, (President, International Federationof Consulting Engineers. E-mail: and Jorge Diaz Padilla, (Past President and Chair of Integrity Management Committee, FIDIC. E-mail:

Leadership and Management in Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 3, July 2009, pp. 125-128, (doi:

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Document type: Feature Article
Special Issue: Addressing Corruption in our Global Engineering/Construction Industry
Abstract: We discuss the efforts over the last 10 years of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) to fight corruption in the construction industry. We describe the Business Integrity Management System, which was developed by the industry to manage the integrity of a consulting firm, and a parallel system (Government Procurement Integrity System) to manage the integrity of a government procurement department. FIDIC suggests that the industry cannot achieve a successful outcome in this effort to fight corruption without the inclusion of all of the participants including the clients, the financial community, and the government.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Construction industry
Engineering societies
Professional practice