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Alternate Dispute Resolution.
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION
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In an effort to save taxpayer dollars and ease an overburdened administrative and judicial court system, this report presents evidence to encourage the use of alternate dispute resolution ADR in construction contracting within the Naval Facilities Engineering Cornmand. Information is presented detailing the primary factors that contribute to this expensive and overburdened system, including costs associated with litigation, contractual document formation, experience level of junior project managers, and adversarial relationships that tend to develop between government agencies and construction contractors. Research on court cases and associated cost data was limited by geographic region, specifically, the Southern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Charleston, South Carolina. Also included is related information from the Department of Defense administrative hearing agency and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
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