Engineering & Science


Construction Disputes: Avoidance and Resolution

Edited by Peter Campbell, Consultant, Campbell Reith Hill; Chairman of the Construction Disputes Resolution Group; President of Construct - the Concrete Structures Group


234 156 mm 240pp hardback
ISBN 1-870325-07-9
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Disputes cost enormous amounts of time and money and are a major problem facing the construction industry today. This book provides guidance and explanation on the various aspects of construction disputes, and how best to avoid them or to achieve a rapid resolution if already involved in a case. It describes the various stages available for dispute resolution, used as a sequential process, which is designed to commence with private negotiation followed by mediation, conciliation, adjudication, arbitration and finally to proceedings in court.

The authors are all acknowledged experts in the industry, and this book brings together a wealth of experience and advice which will prove invaluable to anyone in the industry or students on appropriate courses. It forms an essential guide for construction practitioners, at whatever stage of their professional development and will assist their understanding of the whole process of dispute resolution, in language to which they can relate.
readable guide for anyone in construction
written by construction professionals
detailed description of each stage
expert advice at your fingertips

Bullet Abbreviated contents Foreword -|- The authors -|- Introduction -|- Ethical considerations -|- Dispute avoidance -|- Amicable dispute settlement -|- Disputes Review Boards -|- Mediation-Arbitration -|- Adjudication -|- Arbitration -|- Expert report writing -|- Expert witness -|- Litigation -|- Bibliography -|- Index

What the reviews say:
'The contributions are written clearly and perceptively with many provocative thoughts. Some in particular are a pleasure to read. This is a useful book which contains much good advice. It is well-presented ...'
International Construction Law Review

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