Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction? History, Guidelines and Philosophy for a Successful Resolution

by Joseph S. Ward, Consulting Geoforensic Engineer, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Excellence in the Constructed Project


The current procedures for resolutions of construction industry disputes are primarily through an adversarial approach that is costly and time-consuming. If there is to be a 'better way,' one approach would be to utilize Alternate Dispute Resolution techniques. The paper discusses both the conventional and the alternate dispute resolution techniques.

Subject Headings: Construction management | History | Construction industry | Dispute resolution | Construction costs | Litigation | Arbitration | Construction methods

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