Contract Administration & Alternative Dispute Resolution

DRA have specialist knowledge & experience in disputes within construction contracts. It is a reality that disputes occur within construction projects due to their complex nature and the number of parties required to deliver a construction project. The leadership team in DRA Consulting Engineers have acquired specialist training & knowledge in the field of Construction Contract Administration and Construction Law. We also have a proven track record in the administration of construction contracts on behalf of clients.

It is our experience that construction disputes can be mitigated through early involvement and establishment of clear scope, terms and consideration. Clear lines of communication during the construction process is also required to mitigate disputes within construction contracts.

Disputes do occur however within construction contracts and most forms of contract have clear dispute resolution mechanisms. This keeps construction disputes out of the courts insofar as possible and allows for resolution within formal procedures with specialist practitioners.

DRA have experience in these dispute resolution mechanisms including:

  • Adjudication (Construction Contracts Act 2013)
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Arbitration

DRA also provide expert witness services for building or engineering related disputes which are outside of formal construction contracts and are heard in the courts. We have acted as expert witnesses and given evidence in the District, Circuit & High Court of Ireland.

John Reidy
John ReidyDirector
Specialist in Contract Administration & Construction Law