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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Chern on Dispute Boards: Practice and Procedure 3rd ed isbn 9781138781733

Chern on Dispute Boards 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780470670330
New Edition ISBN: 9781138781733
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781405170628
Published: October 2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardcover
Price: Out of print

A dispute board is a panel of impartial members, appointed at the outset of the construction contract, whose purpose is to monitor progress, resolve disputes as they arise and provide a forum for discussing difficult matters.

This book provides an in depth analysis of dispute board law and detailed, practical explanations of how dispute boards work in construction contracts for those actively involved, as well as for those who need to learn the process. Important features of the book include:

  • Explanation of how a dispute board works;
  • Insider knowledge of board operations;
  • Key documents to run a dispute board;
  • Detailed discussion of dispute board law (covering key jurisdictions worldwide);
  • Forms of practice and procedure, and sample documents

Construction Law
Preface xvii
Acknowledgements xix

Chapter 1 The Dispute Board Concept 1
Chapter 2 Types of Dispute Boards 25
Chapter 3 Legal Basis for Dispute Boards 31
Chapter 4 Case Histories 70
Chapter 5 Appointing and Establishing a Dispute Board 79
Chapter 6 Selection of a Dispute Board 108
Chapter 7 Referral to a Dispute Board 155
Chapter 8 Elements of a Referral 168
Chapter 9 Site Visits 187
Chapter 10 The Hearing Process 213
Chapter 11 Board Member Conflicts 254
Chapter 12 Removal of Board Members 269
Chapter 13 Dispute Boards - Use, Training and Current Practice 276
Chapter 14 Development Banks 289
Chapter 15 Additional Forms 301

Appendix 1 FIDIC (Red Book) Conditions of Contract for Construction 332
Appendix 2 FIDIC (Yellow Book) Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build 343
Appendix 3 FIDIC (Silver Book) Conditions of Contract for EPC Turnkey Projects 353
Appendix 4 FIDIC (Gold Book) Conditions of Contract for Design, Build and Operate Projects 363
Appendix 5 Dispute Board Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce 375
Appendix 6 Sample Oaths and Affi rmations 393
Appendix 7 The Dispute Board Federation Dispute Adjudication Board Ad Hoc Rules for Use in Independently Administered Dispute Board Matters 395 Resources 406
Table of Cases 407
Index 409