Category Archives: Mediation

Mediator/Arbitrator Hybrids: The Next Big Thing in Construction Dispute Resolution?

One of the oft-cited advantages of arbitration is that it is simpler, cheaper and faster than litigation.  Recent figures from the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) suggest that while a commercial case may take up to two years to run its course through the judicial system, commercial cases can be resolved via arbitration between six months and a year.

Still not fast enough for you?  Then perhaps you might be interested in the following fast-track alternative dispute resolution procedure:

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Filed under Arbitration, Federal case law, Mediation

Construction Tweets of the Week

Alright, faithful readers, it’s time to launch a new feature here at N.C. Construction Law, Policy & News, a little something I’m christening the “Construction Tweets of the Week.”

The construction industry at all levels — local, state and national — enjoys an increasingly vibrant presence on Twitter.  I aim to showcase some of the voices that left an impression on me in the preceding week, as well as to facilitate ongoing discussion, whether in the Comments section of this blog and/or in the Twitterverse beyond.

You’ll note the tweets embedded here are fully interactive, with hotlinks to each Tweep’s profile, linked content and “Follow” button.  The reply, retweet and “favorite” functions are also fully operational.  Click early, click often, and become a part of the Construction Twitterati.

Without further ado, here are the Construction Tweets of the Week for the week ending Saturday, October 5, 2013:

1.  Dave Simpson of CarolinasAGC blasted out this tweet about six not-to-be-missed, CAGC-sponsored seminars concerning the North Carolina Legislature’s recent adoption of the design-build and public-private partnership (“P3”) project delivery systems for public projects in North Carolina:

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Filed under Mediation, Project Delivery Systems, Surety Law