Ms. Greenwald employs her experience in business, project management, litigation, discovery, and construction, actively working with the parties and their counsel to streamline and customize the dispute resolution process to achieve fair, cost-effective, and timely resolution of disputes.
It has been estimated that the transactional costs for resolving disputes on construction projects range from $4 billion to $12 billion each year in the United States.1 The indirect costs include the loss of quality in the project and poor working relationships among parties who might otherwise profit from continued long-term working relationships. During this recession, when margins may be cut because less work is available, the importance of efficiency in all aspects of the process gains even greater importance. The smooth and expeditious resolution of disputes is more important than ever.
1 National Research Council. Advancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency in the US Construction Industry. 2009. http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12717&page=15, (accessed December 16, 2011).
Working with its National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC), the AAA created new Supplementary Rules for Fixed Time and Cost Construction Arbitration that will allow parties to calculate the maximum time to complete the arbitration, the number of hearing days, and the arbitrator costs. Learn more on the AAA website: http://go.adr.org/FixedTimeandCost