The first edition of the Final Report on Construction Industry Arbitrations, published in 2001, provided guidance on a range of tools and techniques for use in successfully managing construction arbitrations.
Since its publication, the report has been positively received by the construction arbitration community and the tools and techniques set out in the report have been deployed successfully in institutional and ad hoc construction arbitrations all over the world. They have also been beneficial in other types of complex arbitrations.
In 2016, the ICC Commission’s Steering Committee gave a narrow mandate for the update of the report. The purpose of the update was twofold: 1) to reflect the various modifications made by the ICC Rules of Arbitration (hereinafter the “ICC Rules”) as revised in 2017 and 2) to reflect recent developments in the practice of arbitration in construction disputes. This update is meant to cover specifically construction
arbitrations and is therefore meant to complement, rather than reiterate for construction arbitrations, the contents of the report of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR Task Force on Controlling Time and Costs in Arbitration.
- Particularities of construction industry disputes
- Selection of arbitrators
- Initial stages
- Terms of Reference
- Summary of the claims
- The issues
- Procedural rules
- Case management conference and procedural timetable
- Timetable, practicability of steps and hearing date
- Further working documents and schedules
- Tests and site visits
- Programmes and critical path networks
- Computation of claims
- Splitting a case
- Documents and document control
- Hearing(s) on the merits
- Interim measures
- Settlement in arbitration
Annex – Extracts from Typical Schedules