Over the years, the ADR community has developed a variety of options for resolving disputes outside of litigation. In commercial contracts, the choice of dispute resolution methods is typically accomplished through contract clauses. Because construction projects involve multiple parties, in any given project there may be as many different approaches to ADR as there are contracts.
Dispute Systems Evaluation and Design takes a more comprehensive look at conflict management in context. Active management of the process involves bringing all participants into a project-wide dispute resolution process that can significantly reduce the time and money lost in dispute resolution. Project-specific risk assessment and planning is an important additional component.
Ms Greenwald works with Owners, Contractors, A/E’s and other participants to develop a well-managed, efficient and fair dispute resolution system for specific projects.
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