Construction Dispute Management

Construction Dispute Management

Managing disputes is the key to achieving a satisfactory resolution. Claims grow in complexity and amount when left unresolved. They become harder to settle with time. Owners, builders, and designers should all develop effective management techniques to recognize claims quickly and bring them to closure immediately. The innovative techniques described here should help all parties to achieve satisfactory resolution more quickly, with fewer " transaction costs", for a better net recovery.

This is an advanced seminar. It assumes a basic knowledge of claims and damages. Senior managers will leave with alternatives to the extended claim negotiation process. During the sessions and they will explore innovative ways to manage and even avoid the extended claim process.

 

Course Topics Include:

  • Fundamental causes of disputes
  • Factors that prolong and inflame disputes
  • Why traditional resolution methods fail
  • The importance of closure
  • Assessing your risk of dispute
  • Avoiding disputes through communication
  • How team building can minimize disputes
  • Key documentation techniques
  • Recognizing disputes
  • Search techniques to find disputes
  • Contract Drafting to avoid disputes
  • Do new delivery systems eliminate disputes?
  • Using experts wisely
  • Managing your lawyers
  • Disputes Review Boards and Standing Neutrals
  • Cost Control Systems
  • Negotiating effectively
  • Pros and cons of ADR
  • 10 Commandments of Dispute avoidance and management
  • 10 steps you can take to resolve disputes favorably and promptly