Continuing Education

Use of Dispute Resolution Boards on Fabricated Structural Steel Projects [L6]

The Dispute Resolution Board (DRB) process utilizes industry professionals to solve jobsite problems before they escalate into formal claims and disputes. In North America DRBs have been employed on over 1,200 projects, aggregating some $90 billion in construction cost. Roughly 1,500 DRB recommendations have been issued. Of these, all but a handful have been adopted by the parties, and costly litigation or arbitration has thereby been avoided. The DRB process is not the same as arbitration or mediation. This session will explain the DRB process from the perspective of construction owners and contractors who have experienced success from its use and explore whether, and how, the process can be applied to fabricated structural steel projects.

Intended Audience: Engineers, Fabricators, Erectors, Detailers, Architects
Track: Legal

  • Date: 4/11/2018 - 4/13/2018
  • PDH Credits: 0


David Ratterman; Deborah Mastin; Roger Ferch; Thomas Peterson

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