By Dr Kathleen M.J. Harmon;
First published in: (2011) 3(1) Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction 10.
Some DRBs are successful in that all issues have been resolved prior to the close of the project, while others have failed and the issues continued to both arbitration and litigation at great expensve to both the owner and the contractor. The purpose of this paper is to explore the questions that need to be asked to determine whether or not a DRB is right for your project. It will outline the history and development of a DRB as well as its use in the United States and abroad. It will evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using a DRB to permit a deliberate decision on whether or not a DRB is right for your project.