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This volume analyzes the ""Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996"", and how it will affect the resolution of construction disputes. The entire construction industry, from architect to sub-contractor, quantity surveyors, engineers and lawyers will become involved in this legislation.;""The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996"" introduces the concept of a statutory right to adjudication.
Affecting the whole construction industry, the act has lead to substantial changes to the standard form and hybrid construction contracts to incorporate the required adjudication provisions.;Adjudication is a judicial process dealing with the rights, duties and obligations of the parties. The adjudicator has just 28 days to reach a decision regardless of the complexity of the matters put to him. He does not act as an arbtrator or expert in the legal sense. Adjudication is a process which this guide seeks to explain.