Dispute Avoidance Processes (DAPS) in Australia - Bringing the Future into the Present
Australian Construction Law Newsletter, Vol. 51, pp. 141, November/December 2011
10 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2012
Date Written: 2011
In this article, we undertake an analysis of the current use of DAPs in Australia, in order to reach an informed opinion about their likely future, focusing particularly on the DRB, which is the only DAP model that has so far seen any use on major Australian construction projects.
While there are some positive indications that Australia is on the cusp of joining the DAPs movement, we harbor some reservations about the extent to which Australia is ready to embrace the notion that prevention is better than cure when it comes to construction conflicts and disputes.
Keywords: dispute avoidance processes, disputes, construction, infrastructure projects, Australia
JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19, K20, K29, K30, K39, K40, K41, K49
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