Accession Number:

ADA224818

Title:

Bechtel National, Inc. Case Study No. 4

Descriptive Note:

Series rept.

Corporate Author:

ENDISPUTE INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1989-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

On April 6-10, 1988, Bechtel National Inc. and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Corps, Omaha District, used a mini-trial to settle a complex series of claims for 3.7 million. The case consisted of seven separate claims, including those of major subcontractors, totalling, at the time of the mini- trial, 21.2 million including interest. Originally filed in the fall of 1986, the claims arose from modifications and impacts due to incomplete design plans for construction for the Consolidated Space Operations Center CSOC in Colorado. The main points illustrated by this case are 1 The advantages and disadvantages of subcontractor participation in mini-trials 2 strategies for managing complex technical information in settlement negotiations 3 strategies for using working groups to develop components of a settlement agreement 4 advantages and disadvantages of using decision-makers who are outside the emotional entanglement of the dispute and 5 opportunities to use neutrals to provide various services. SDW

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE