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Arbitration and Mediation for Engineers

0.8 CEUs | Sunday, September 25

ASCE is excited to announce a live streaming option for this course during ASCE Week. Learn more.


Nils J. Gransberg, A.M.ASCE

Purpose and Background

Design and construction projects are complicated and engineers often find themselves involved in disputes that require arbitration hearings or mediation proceedings. The amounts of money in dispute can be huge. Hence, this course is designed to provide all parties involved in engineering and construction with a thorough understanding of how to deal with arbitration and mediation. Many construction and engineering contracts require arbitration and mediation for handling disputes that inevitably arise.

This course will be presented in an informal, interactive style using examples from real life. Attendees will learn how mediation and arbitration work and how to prepare their case for settlement using these two alternative dispute resolution methods. Fundamentals of forensic schedule and cost analysis will be covered to assist in understanding how to frame the documentation that will be used by the mediator or arbitration panel.

Seminar Benefits and Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the salient issues covered by the arbitration and mediation clause in your contracts
  • Apply the “nuts and bolts” of how mediation and arbitration work
  • Learn the fundamentals of forensic schedule and cost analysis to prepare for in a mediation or arbitration so you will be successful
  • Apply the information gained through participation in a case study exercise

Who Should Attend

  • Consulting engineers
  • Field engineers
  • Project managers
  • Project engineers
  • Construction managers
  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Government agencies and public owners
  • Private owners and developers
  • Design-build firms
  • Architects
  • Attorneys

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Achievement of the learning outcomes will be assessed through class exercises, class discussions following the presentation of each major topic, case studies, and a short post-test.

Seminar Outline

  • Introduction
  • Essential construction law
  • Principles of mediation and arbitration
  • Preparing for mediation – cost, schedule, and impact issues
  • Preparing for arbitration – developing the case brief and documentation
  • Alternative dispute resolution case study

Decided which seminars you want to take? Registration opens June 16, 2022!

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