A critical comparison of dispute resolution clauses within ‘construction contracts’ and an evaluation of their effectiveness in achieving a positive outcome for the parties

Solomon, Tesfaelem (2015) A critical comparison of dispute resolution clauses within ‘construction contracts’ and an evaluation of their effectiveness in achieving a positive outcome for the parties. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Disputes in construction cause delays in project timeline, they are costly and can also break up work relations. A strain on the project owner and contractor relationship prudently developed over time will affect the project task completion and organisation arrangements. This research will give insight into how disputes on construction projects are resolved and give clear understanding on the effectiveness of each method of dispute resolution, as well as ways to resolve disputes by comparing two common standard construction forms. This dissertation will determine which standard form is best suited for different types of projects with respect to dispute resolution in construction contracts.
    This research appraises existing literature in order to generate clarification on dispute resolution provisions within different types of construction contracts. Various methods to extract primary data are also employed in order to generate data on dispute resolution techniques. This involved collecting different industrial experts’ opinions regarding their experience with disputes they were involved in and the best procedures to resolve such scenarios. This research employed interviews/questionnaire survey to collect this data and compare it against existing secondary sources. This research will benefit people generally looking into the legal sides of project management concerning conflict avoidance and construction contract dispute resolution.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 16:12
    Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 16:12
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18620

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