How to Avoid and Resolve Disputes over Delays and Disruptions - 1

How to

Avoid and
Resolve Disputes
over

Delays and
Disruptions

PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS AND A CALL FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION

AUGUST 3, 2017
In April of 2016, in the wake of reports that delays and
disruptions were continuing to plague construction projects across the United States, that the time and expense
of resolving related disputes had reached new heights,
and that arbitration and other procedures for resolving
such disputes were having often inconsistent results, the
President of the Associated General Contractors of America
(AGC) appointed eleven of the association's members to a
Delay and Disruption Task Force and directed it to draft
a white paper on the nature of the problem and practical
ways to limit its scope. The President's goals were to raise
awareness of the problem, to help everyone manage their

ongoing risk of time-consuming and costly disputes, and to
spur discussion of new and better ways of avoiding and resolving such disputes.
Over the course of the following year, the task force had numerous conference calls and meetings, and then drafted this white
paper. Its members recognize that the paper remains quite far from
a definitive treatment of the many and highly complex questions
surrounding delays and disruptions. Indeed, they appreciate that
such a treatment of these subjects would quite literally fill volumes.
They do, however, hope and believe that this paper will raise
awareness, provide some practical assistance and spur further



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How to Avoid and Resolve Disputes over Delays and Disruptions - Intro
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