Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry in Canada

ebook Volume 1

By Harvey J. Kirsh

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"In this excellent book, Harvey Kirsh assembles articles from leading Canadian alternative dispute resolution practitioners that reflect the current state of practice and thought in the area... This book is a welcome addition to the short catalogue of Canadian books on alternative dispute resolution. It provides a useful, practical resource for those in the construction industry and, indeed, all alternative dispute resolution practitioners. It is one to be kept close at hand."

Julie G. Hopkins, CIArb Independent arbitrator in Calgary, AB with 25+ years of experience in dispute resolution

When it comes to resolving construction claims and disputes, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is not only the future, it is also the evolving present. That's why it is so important for lawyers and those in the construction industry to learn how to navigate the often unfamiliar and sometimes difficult path to achieving success in securing the best possible result by selecting the most appropriate type of ADR proceeding and pursuing it to a resolution. This new volume, Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry in Canada, provides invaluable insight into that all-important process.

Essential Reading

The only book of its kind in Canada, Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry in Canada is a tremendous practical resource and research tool for those who may be involved in the arbitration, mediation or other non-litigious process of resolving construction claims and disputes arising out of residential, institutional, commercial and industrial projects. It will also be useful for anyone dealing with the resolution of disputes related to wind, solar and electricity projects; mining, pipeline, and oil and gas projects; water and waste management projects; bridges, roads and transportation (such as subways and LRT); communications projects; and all other forms of infrastructure.

This publication is comprised of a collection of 40 essays which focus exclusively on ADR options and processes in the Canadian construction industry. Harvey Kirsh, a recognized expert in both construction law and alternative dispute resolution, is not only the editor of this text, but has shared his knowledge and experience by contributing many of the essays. He is joined by an impressive roster of renowned, award-winning and distinguished judges, lawyers, ADR advocates, neutral facilitators, academics, engineers and chartered surveyors. These contributors – all experts in their field – impart their wisdom, professional experiences, illuminating war stories and ingenious tricks of the trade. The result is a truly incomparable resource!

Described as a "timely and valuable addition to the Canadian legal lexicon" by the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry in Canada will serve as a useful reference for lawyers, including in-house counsel, who are practising in the area of construction law and anyone who seeks to effectively employ alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in their practice.

Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry in Canada