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IBQC Global Construction Dispute Resolution Conference

How to improve affordability and accessibility to construction dispute resolution – a global thought leadership conference

Some of the world’s most distinguished senior jurists, leading construction lawyers, economists, and urban planners delve into ways by which construction dispute resolution theatres and processes can rein in dispute resolution costs to provide better efficiencies and superior access to justice for the global citizen.

Select speakers address the IBQC – Good Practice Guidelines for the Development of Construction Dispute Resolution Tribunals and Decision-Making Institutions that were compiled by a multinational IBQC coalition of senior jurists. The guidelines are curated to provide insights into ways by which dispute resolution costs can be reduced and dispute resolution processes can be expedited to improve outcomes for property owners, government (as a large property owner) and the building industry.

The conference was hosted by the International Code Council (ICC) and the International Building Quality Centre (IBQC) along with a co-sponsorship from The New Zealand Society of Construction Law.

The International Code Council is a global provider of building safety solutions. ICC’s model building codes and standards are used throughout the world and its conformity assessment, training, credentialing and specialty consulting solutions are leveraged by global jurisdictions to enable the effective implementation and enforcement of their building regulations.

The IBQC is the international thought leadership hub on the development of best practice building regulatory policy guidelines.

Presentations from Session 1

September 12, 2023 | 8am GMT

3am Washington, 10am Nairobi, 8am London, 5pm Melbourne

The current challenges and the opportunities for improvement of dispute resolution systems

The Honourable Brian Preston FRSN SC, Chief Judge Land and Environment Court, NSW, Australia

Insights on: How to improve Construction Dispute Resolution systems

A global perspective on ways by which construction dispute resolution systems can improve, derived from insights learnt by law reform deployments in Japan, Africa and China.

Adjunct Professor Kim Lovegrove MSE RML

Best ways to reform Construction Dispute Resolution

The IBQC Guidelines – A summary of the guidelines, why they were created and how they will help reforming jurisdictions intent on achieving better construction dispute resolution outcomes.

Phillip Greenham

The “Mediation Imperative”

How mediation can deliver individualised justice in an emerging economy context.

Gideon Westhuizen

Improvements in Core Duties of Expert Witnesses

The case for improved expert witness rigour and accreditation protocols.

Professor Robert Whittaker AM

How to Fast-track Construction Dispute Resolution (Supplemental Paper)

Best practice interlocutory logistics to fast track the dispute resolution journey.

Dr Richard Manly KC

Experts in Your Courtroom (Video Presentation)(Presentation Slides)

Promoting settlement, saving time and getting the best evidence by appointing Single Joint Experts.

Her Honour Judge Burchell, County Court Judge, Victoria, Australia

The Necessity for Stronger Institutions

The need for specialist construction dispute resolution tribunals.

Mark Colthart FCIArb/p>

Why did Arbitration Lose its Relevance in Residential Dispute Resolution in Australia?

Justin Cotton, Lovegrove and Cotton Construction and Planning Lawyers Australia

Presentations from Session 2

September 13, 2023 | 5pm GMT

Noon Washington, 5pm London, 7pm Nairobi, Sep. 14, 2am Melbourne

Insights on: Arbitration as a Forum for Construction Dispute Resolution

Raechel Keay Kummer, Partner, Commercial and Appellate Litigation, Morgan Lewis, United States