About Us

The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF), is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the avoidance and resolution of disputes worldwide using the unique and proven Dispute Board (DB) method.

The DRBF was incorporated in Wisconsin, USA in 1996 by a small group of visionaries who saw the need for a better way of dispute resolution on construction projects. The DRBF was born to bring an alternative method of dispute resolution through the innovative use of Dispute Boards to projects worldwide. This process has rapidly grown across the globe and spawned various other alternative dispute resolution methods, with the emphasis on dispute avoidance.

The DRBF provides guidance on effective DB implementation tailored for the conditions and practices existing in project areas, as well as training DB practitioners and promoting best practices. All project owners and employers are encouraged to read the Dispute Board Manual: A Guide to Best Practices and Procedures, which offers a thorough review of the DB concept. It is written to assist users of the method such as owners, construction managers, architects, engineers, and contractors to employ the process more effectively.

Learn about the history of Dispute Boards and the DRBF.

Learn more about the DRBF leadership.