Alternative Dispute Resolution refers to any means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. Alternative dispute resolution proceedings typically include negotiation, facilitation, mediation, early neutral evaluation, and arbitration.

The construction industry has been a leader in the adoption of alternative dispute resolution methods in resolving construction claims. The AIA and AGC standard construction contract forms mandate settlement of construction disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods. Typically, the question is how, not whether, alternative dispute resolution methods will be used to resolve construction claims. Even the most complicated construction disputes can generally achieve an equitable resolution faster, and more cost-effectively through alternative dispute resolution.

RHCS has considerable experience providing expert construction consulting services to clients and counsel in construction claim settlements through alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Additionally, our consultants have served as negotiators, facilitators, mediators, third party neutrals, in numerous construction alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

We are dedicated to achieving fast, cost-efficient, and equitable resolutions to complex construction disputes. Whether a construction claim is resolved through negotiation, mediation, early neutral evaluation , RHCS will help present a strong case with supporting documentation.

  • We focus on practical solutions to construction disputes with constant consideration towards the client's financial position
  • We facilitate negotiations that yield satisfactory settlements
  • We provide project neutral services
  • We provide neutral third-party mediation
  • We participate in independent arbitration
  • We can help facilitate discrete, diplomatic resolution of construction claims

By using alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiation, mediation, early neutral evaluation, clients can frequently avoid the costly litigation process to resolve a construction dispute.