Effectiveness of Dispute Review Boards

By Kathleen M. J. Harmon

Abstract: A Dispute Review Board (DRB) is a panel of three respected, experienced industry professionals jointly selected by the owner and contractor of a project and established at the beginning of a construction project. It meets regularly at the job site to be briefed on the work, the schedule, and any potential issues in dispute. With the use of DRB growing, a pilot study was undertaken to determine the attitudes of industry members concerning its effectiveness in preventing and contemporaneously resolving disputes.
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