What is Construction Adjudication?
Construction Adjudication is a form of dispute resolution that allows parties to get a binding decision without long and expensive court proceedings in construction cases. Construction adjudication can also be described as a compulsory method for resolving disputes within the construction industry. It was introduced in 1996 when the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act (the Construction Act) was passed by parliament. These matters normally involve delay, disruption or cost recovery. The courts are now encouraging parties to use means of ADR (alternative dispute resolution) of which adjudication is one.
We at LRME are experts in the requirements for electrical installation and are capable of adjudicating in matters regarding the design, construction and maintenance of electrical installations.
How does Construction Adjudication for the electrical and allied industries work?
Construction Adjudication for the electrical and allied industries is a method whereby a dispute can be reconciled in a predefined manner. One of Its benefit is to allow the smooth running of the contract for which the dispute arises and allows it to be quickly and efficiently reconciled. The resolution of a dispute by adjudication is often defined in the original contract. The adjudication process begins when the dispute crystallises, and a notice of adjudication is served. This can be done by either party. An adjudicator will then be appointed. The adjudicator will receive submissions and carry out his own investigations before ultimately reaching a binding decision on the matters put before him.
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