The only good construction dispute is one that is avoided. This paper provides strategies to avoid and resolve construction disputes. This paper presupposes that the parties to the dispute have a collective and genuine interest in resolving, in good faith, the matter in a fair and cost effective way. It also presupposes that the nature of the dispute is not one that requires a legal interpretation or decision before it can be resolved which in many cases will require litigation.

This paper was presented at the Construction Law 2002 Conference hosted by the Pacific Business & Law Institute, March 6, 2002.

type Strategies to Avoid and Resolve Construction Disputes