New AAA Construction Rules Offer Certainty to Arbitration of Construction Disputes

George E. Rahn, Jr. and Frederick D. Strober
Published June 19, 2014

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The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) unveiled supplementary rules for construction proceedings that seek to remove some uncertainty from the resolution of construction disputes.  The new rules, which took effect on June 15, 2014, permit the parties to predetermine certain aspects affecting the cost and time necessary to resolve their construction dispute.  The parties may elect to place limits on the time within which the arbitration must be completed and the number of days to hold hearings.  Perhaps most important, the cost of the arbitration may now be capped in advance of the proceedings.  

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