PROJ_MGT 464: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Quarter Offered

Winter : Th 6:30-8:00pm ; Karen Layng


Understanding alternatives to litigation dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration is critical to the day-to-day operations of any construction or engineering business. Failure to fully consider and implement such methods at all stages of a dispute (even before one arises on a project), from the bidding documentation and document retention to witness and expert preparation for such proceedings can hamper your business and even cause disastrous financial results when mired in a project claim. This course will include an overview of dispute resolution as well as expose students to basic skills involved in preparation for mediations, arbitrations and proceedings before dispute resolution boards and will explore the electronic documentary production and retention issues associated with such matters. The class discussions will be based on review of the taped lectures, assigned texts, role play exercises and presentations.

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