Bill Morrissey explains why we must halt the recent emphasis on the resolution of claims and contested cases and instead focus on early recognition and resolution of problems and disputes on construction projects
The CIArb Special Interest Group (SIG) in Dispute Avoidance and Project Mediation held a sell -out Conference (approximately 120 delegates) in collaboration with Engineers Ireland (EI) on Friday last the 24th March entitled ‘Dispute Avoidance
Date: Friday, 24 March 2017 Venue: Lecture Theatre - Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin About the event Differences will always occur on construction projects and parties require solutions. Dispute avoidance methods and early intervention
Differences will always occur on construction projects as well as projects in other sectors and parties require a dispute solving device. Project mediation and adjudication in some instances are now moving further up the construction process to the currency of the project, principally in the form of Dispute Boards, ‘a progressive dispute avoidance and resolution process’; this is a developing area for dispute avoidance and early resolution on medium to large projects. Good relationships are key to resolving problems as they arise on projects and investment in this area has proved to be a very wise one.
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Irish Branch (CIArb) is the professional home of dispute resolvers in Ireland. As an international not for profit organisation, our mission is to promote the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution