April 7, 2017
New York Law Journal Publishes Special Report On Appellate Practice Authored By Hon. Peter B. Skelos
NAM – A CONSTRUCTION RESOLUTION PROVIDER
No two construction projects are alike. NAM’s administration of construction programs provides unmatched expertise in resolving all issues and disputes which may arise within the construction industry. Managing potential business disputes relating to construction issues oftentimes can help parties avoid time consuming and costly delays stemming from a myriad of potential areas of disagreement. As a nationwide provider of Alternative Dispute Resolution, NAM offers parties highly qualified arbitrators and mediators who have industry specific expertise in services related to construction claims. Our nationally recognized panel of neutrals has set the standard for ADR in complex disputes and multi-party cases.
NAM’s Neutrals have experience in the following construction-related areas. These include, but are not limited to:
- Bid Protest and Award Disputes
- Building Codes
- Civil Engineering
- Complex Insurance Disputes (Vertical vs. Horizontal Exhaustion of Primary Policies)
- Contracting with Public and Private Entities
- Contract Interpretation, Complex Contract Claims
- Contract Defaults and Terminations
- Contractor Licensing Matters
- Construction Defects
- Construction Methods
- Crisis Management
- Enforcement Issues
- Environmental Risks
- Hands-on Building and/or Remodeling
- Home Inspection
- Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes
- Labor Law / Personal Injury
- Mechanic’s Liens
- Multi-party Claims
- Owner / Developer Project Management Representation
- Property Damage Claims
- Right to Cure
By selecting NAM as your construction dispute resolution provider in your ADR clause, you have the flexibility to customize a cost-effective and efficient resolution process for any project. Whether it’s prior, during or post construction, NAM’s wide array of dispute resolution services can help avoid conflicts on the work site and resolve disputes quickly to avoid project delays and costly litigation fees. Rest assured, you will have access to the most knowledgeable and efficient experts in the industry.
AN EXCEPTIONAL NATIONAL PANEL
NAM has the ability to provide a highly qualified panel of neutrals within a 50 mile radius of any major city in the United States and in major cities around the world. Our neutrals have an unparalleled depth of experience and knowledge about the construction process. NAM’s Construction Hearing Officers are practicing construction specialists with a commitment in the effectiveness and efficiency of the arbitration and mediation process . As such, each case is taken very seriously by the NAM construction neutral who is acutely aware of the level of intensity, the intricacies and the deadlines associated with these types of cases and works meticulously toward a fair resolution.
All of NAM’s Hearing Officers are independent contractors and are not officers, employees, partners or owners of NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation). We believe this provides the most pristine approach by eliminating any issues relating to how a decision will affect future and potential case referrals from the client to NAM.
CASE ADMINISTRATION / CASE MANAGERS
NAM provides the highest level of service by assigning a dedicated and experienced Case Manager to your matters. These knowledgeable individuals are available to all parties - from the initial intake to the conclusion of each case - to ensure that all proceedings run smoothly and efficiently. What’s more, each Case Manager has significant experience in administrating complex disputes and multi-party claims, and are well-versed in assisting all the principals of a project in resolving their disputes. In fact, NAM clients who have previously worked with other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) providers have told us how pleased they are with NAM’s service. The commitment of our Case Managers and Neutrals to each case is unmatched.
SIMPLE LOW-COST FEE STRUCTURE / COST–EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT
Whether a client chooses to arbitrate or mediate a complex construction dispute, NAM Neutrals are among the most experienced in the field, providing cost-effective and efficient services throughout the entire ADR process. This broad expertise and in-depth understanding of a dispute inevitably promotes a satisfactory and equitable resolution in even the most complex construction cases.
As for NAM’s fee structure - it is simple and direct. We do not have "nuisance" charges that, in the aggregate, can be substantial. There are no hidden costs. Unlike other arbitration institutions, NAM does not require a significant upfront filing fee to commence a dispute resolution proceeding. Our fees are reasonable and affordable.
RULES, FORMS AND FEES
For cases referred to NAM as a result of an existing contractual provision indicating
that the parties have agreed to use mediation or arbitration as the dispute resolution forum.
For the cases in which there is no existing pre-dispute contractual arbitration provision,
but the parties have mutually agreed to use mediation or arbitration as a fair and
cost-effective forum to resolve their dispute.