This case involved a dispute between the City of Dawson and its general contractor and consultant in the building of a municipal recreational facility. The general contract was in the CCDC2 form, including the right of a party to require arbitration of disputes. There was no written contract with the consultant. As a result of contractual disputes between the general contractor and the city, the general contractor elected in December 2001 to proceed with arbitration and a hearing was eventually set for November 2002. In proceedings before the arbitrator, the parties exchanged pleadings, documents, expert reports, conducted discoveries, and made several applications to the arbitrator. The contractor filed a lien but elected not to proceed with a lien action.

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