Accession Number : ADA289650

Title :   Alternate Dispute Resolution.

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Webb, Paul F.

PDF Url : ADA289650

Report Date : JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : In an effort to save taxpayer dollars and ease an overburdened administrative and judicial court system, this report presents evidence to encourage the use of alternate dispute resolution (ADR) in construction contracting within the Naval Facilities Engineering Cornmand. Information is presented detailing the primary factors that contribute to this expensive and overburdened system, including: costs associated with litigation, contractual document formation, experience level of junior project managers, and adversarial relationships that tend to develop between government agencies and construction contractors. Research on court cases and associated cost data was limited by geographic region, specifically, the Southern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Charleston, South Carolina. Also included is related information from the Department of Defense administrative hearing agency and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *LITIGATION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COST ANALYSIS, CONTRACTORS, COSTS, CONSTRUCTION, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, CIVIL ENGINEERING, MARINE ENGINEERING, SOUTH CAROLINA, FEDERAL LAW, TAXES, MILITARY LAW, STATE LAW, ATTORNEYS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law
      Administration and Management
      Civil Engineering
      Marine Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE