Accession Number:

ADA458748

Title:

An Overview of Alternate Dispute Resolution Use in the Construction Industry

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

This report provides an overview of alternate dispute resolution and its use in the construction industry. An overview of the U.S. legal system is provided as a basis for dispute resolution. Caseload and litigation trends in U.S. courts are discussed. An overview of the various types of alternate dispute resolution and use by Fortune 1000 companies and the U.S. government is provided. Specific considerations of alternate dispute resolution in the construction industry are discussed. The report concludes with case studies from an actual construction mediation and arbitration.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE