One of the main selling points of construction mediation is the privacy and confidentiality of the process. This is appealing to the various parties typically embroiled in construction disputes because it protects them from having their statements being used against them in future litigation. The fear can be defined as follows: In an honest effort to settle a dispute fairly in construction mediation, they offer up information or opinion that puts their interests in a bad light. If mediation then fails, these admissions are used against them in a court proceeding.
Sometimes it seems as if the business of business is making all aspects of life as complicated as possible. When it comes to something like construction projects which are already incredibly complex to begin with, disputes can often make them intolerably complicated and seemingly impossible to simplify. This is in part due to the number of parties typically involved in construction disputes, and the pressure to ensure that an effort is made to settle construction matters fairly. By putting such focus on scrutinizing every aspect of the process for fairness, the complexity starts to pile up, bogging everything down and... Read More
If the endless list of construction disputes on record proves anything, it proves that not all construction projects are created equal. Smaller projects by nature have smaller-scale and more manageable conflicts and disputes. A smaller number of contractors and other actors translates to a smaller number of possible problems and disputes, and the disputes that do occur can typically be traced easily to their source and resolved, often on-site. Larger Scale In large construction projects, however, the number of moving parts rising exponentially. Sub-contractors hire sub-contractors themselves, and materials often arrive from several different suppliers to manage the volume needed.... Read More
As most construction sites are complex in nature and can involve a great many contracted individuals and teams of experienced professionals, the potential for dispute can be quite high. Each day, developments in almost every major city across the U.S. are being carried out and in instances where disputes concerning build projects have arisen, construction mediation may be sought as an alternative to going to court. Six Stages of Construction Mediation in Alabama Cases that require mediation are generally grouped into residential or commercial construction cases, and institutional or specialized industrial construction cases. Regardless of which category the dispute falls... Read More
When it comes to large construction project management in Alabama owners must realize that there is no single or best approach to organizing the project’s life cycle. In general, the most significant factors that affect the outcome of any large construction project often occur during the early stages of development. Managers are tasked with making competent economic evaluations with consideration given to adequate financing and any regulations in place to protect the environment, and must have some familiarity with such aspects. The biggest stumbling block to large construction project management in Alabama is a differing opinion amongst planners, contractors and... Read More