by Propeller

Dispute Avoidance

Dispute avoidance should be the fundamental objective of all parties involved in construction. Achieving this goal require awareness, communication and records. Potential disputes should be identified, addressed and resolved at the earliest opportunity. If this strategy is not put in place, the inevitable consequences are time consuming and expensive disputes.

Fairway’s experience from their involvement in resolving disputes enables them to offer sound practical advice on how to avoid disputes. Construction disputes tend to follow common themes that reoccur many times. In order to avoid disputes, it is important that adequate and robust procedures are adopted from the outset of the project to provide a realistic opportunity to avoid disputes.

Dispute avoidance can be achieved by the early implementation of appropriate project controls and monitoring procedures, rather than the time consuming process at a later date preparing or defending claims in a legal dispute.