The DRBF offers a wide variety of training workshops, from standardized courses on the proper implementation of Dispute Boards to customized sessions developed for specific programs and contract conditions. Our workshops may include lecture format, interactive exercises, mock hearings, case study analysis, and more, and modules are offered in half-day to multi-day options. Visit the calendar of events for the latest schedule, or contact the DRBF or a regional Training Director for more details.

The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation currently offers the following workshops:

Dispute Review Boards: USA and Canada

The DRB Administration & Practice workshop is an introductory program designed to educate participants about what DBs are, how and why they work and how they can be incorporated into a project. This workshop covers current trends and methods of minimizing and managing construction claims and disputes through the use of DBs. This program is intended for project owners, engineers, architects, contractors, lawyers, claims consultants, and DRB practitioners to gain a better understanding of the DRB’s role in dispute avoidance and resolution, successful implementation, on-going procedures, and more.

 

Trainer

Kurt Dettman

kdettman@c-adr.com

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Included Subjects

  • History and background of DBs
  • Overview of traditional Dispute Boards and variations such as Dispute Review Advisor and Combined Dispute Review Boards
  • Recommended elements for DRB success
  • Cost savings and other benefits as a direct results of DBs
  • Dispute avoidance strategies
  • Dispute resolution procedures
  • Selection and role of members and Chair
  • Ethics and conflicts of interest
  • Contract language, administration and procedures
  • Site visits
  • Meeting procedures
  • Informal processes
  • Formal decisions processes

Dispute Boards/Dispute Adjudication Boards: Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia

There are several DB workshops offered, from an introductory program designed to educate delegates about what DBs are, how and why they operate and how DBs can be of benefit to the project; to multi-day intensive programs for practitioners with assessment included. Employers, engineers, architects, contractors, lawyers, quantity surveyors, claims consultants and DB practitioners will gain a better understanding of the DB’s role in dispute avoidance and dispute resolution, the successful implementation, ongoing procedures, and much more. Depending on the location of the workshop, local legal and contractual conditions are included, such as FIDIC conditions of contracts, ICC DB Rules, and other.

 

Included Subjects

  • History and backgrounds of DBs
  • Overview of standing Dispute Boards and variations such as Dispute Review Expert, Combined Dispute Review Boards, and ad-hoc Boards
  • Recommended elements for DB success
  • Dispute avoidance strategies
  • Dispute resolution procedures
  • Selection and role of members and Chair
  • Ethics and conflicts of interest
  • Contact language, administration and procedures
  • Site visits
  • Meeting procedures
  • Informal processes and opinions
  • Formal decision processes

Dispute Review or Avoidance Boards: Australia and New Zealand

Introductory workshops are designed to educate participants about what DRBs/DABs are, how and why they work and how they can be incorporated into a project. This workshop covers current trends and methods of minimizing and managing construction claims and disputes, and is intended for project owners, engineers, architects, contractors, lawyers, claims consultants, and DRB/DAB practitioners to gain a better understanding of the Board’s role in dispute avoidance and resolution, successful implementation, on-going procedures, and more.

Included Subjects

  • History and background of DRBs/DABs
  • Overview of traditional Boards and variations such as Dispute Review Advisor
  • Recommended element for DRB success
  • Cost savings and other benefits as a direct results of DBs
  • Dispute avoidance strategies
  • Dispute resolution procedures
  • Selection and role of members and Chair
  • Ethics and conflicts of interest
  • Contract language, administration and procedures
  • Site visits
  • Meeting procedures
  • Informal processes
  • Formal decision processes

Dispute Review Board Chairing Workshop

The workshop is an intensive, one-day program designed to address the issues involved in chairing DBs and is for practitioners who are interested in or are currently serving as DB chairs. It includes case study, lecture, demonstrations, exercises, discussion of chairing issues and the exchange of experiences and suggestions for improving the DB process for owners, contractors and DB members. It is recommended that participants have taken the Dispute Review Board Administration and Practice Workshop prior to attending this one.

Trainer

DRBF Certified Trainer

info@drb.org

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Included Subjects

  • Summary of important chairing issues
  • Determining the role of the DB
  • Role and authority of chair vs. other members and parties
  • Jurisdiction issues
  • Procedures and administrative
  • Development of operating guidelines
  • Communications issues
  • Site visits and regular meetings
  • Attendance of parties
  • Subcontractor meetings and issues
  • Site visit issues
  • Informal processes
  • Formal hearing issues and "jurisdictional" issues
  • Deliberation and opinions
  • Opinion drafting issues
  • Ethical issues
  • End of contract problems and termination
  • 2-3 mocks throughout the day with full drafting of recommendations

Dispute Resolution Board Users Workshop

This workshop is specifically for contractors, owners and their employees who are contemplating the use of or are involved in projects using DBs. It is an intensive, one-day training program designed to provide basic skills training for people who are interested in working with or are using DBs on all types of projects. It includes case study, lecture, demonstrations, exercises and the exchange of experiences and suggestions for the effective use of the DB process.

Trainer

DRBF Certified Trainer

info@drb.org

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Included Subjects

  • History and background of DBs
  • Determining the role and authority of the DB
  • Selection and compensation of members
  • Ethics and conflicts of interest
  • Communications issues
  • Working with DBs
  • Administrative operation of the Dispute Review Board
  • Contract language, administration and procedures
  • Site visits
  • Meeting procedures
  • Informal processes
  • Formal decision processes
  • Effective presentations
  • Deliberations and opinions

Dispute Review Board Advanced Update Workshop

The Administration and Practice Workshop is an intensive, one-day training program designed to provide basic skills training for people who are interested in or are serving on DBs. It includes case study, lecture, demonstrations, exercises and the exchange of experiences and suggestions for the effective use of the DB process.

Trainer

DRBF Certified Trainer

info@drb.org

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Included Subjects

  • History and background of DBs
  • Role and authority
  • Selection and compensation of members
  • Ethics and conflicts of interest
  • Administrative operation of the Dispute Review Board
  • Contract language, administration and procedures
  • Site visits
  • Meeting procedures
  • Informal processes
  • Formal decision processes
  • Deliberations and opinions

Dispute Review Boards: A New Process for Dispute Resolution

This workshop is an introductory, day-long program designed to educate participants about what DBs are, how and why they work and how they can be incorporated into a project. This workshop covers current trends and methods of minimizing and managing construction claims and disputes through the use of DBs. This program is intended for owners, engineers, architects, contractors and lawyers and is designed to help gain a better understanding of allocation of risks, methods of claims control and resolution and their impact on costs. It will also focus on application and implementation of Dispute Review Boards in construction projects. This workshop is general in nature and designed to be given before larger groups. It includes lecture, video and PowerPoint presentations. This workshop can also be shortened to a half-day, if necessary.

Trainer

DRBF Certified Trainer

info@drb.org

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Included Subjects

  • Construction industry trends affecting disputes and claims
  • Partnering, DBs and new approaches to dispute resolution
  • Overview of DBs
  • Nine requirements to assure DB success
  • Perceived barriers to DBs
  • Issues concerning the use of DBs in various types of constructions
  • Cost savings and other benefits as a direct result of DBs
  • Dispute prevention benefits
  • Dispute resolution benefits
  • Cost savings benefits of DBs
  • Other DB issues
  • Discussion and questions