Plan to attend this year's March 23 NASBP-supported American Arbitration Association® Conference, which will focus on dispute resolution strategies that mitigate risk. The conference, titled "Adapting Dispute Resolution Strategies for Today’s Complex Construction Projects," will address the growing complexities of construction projects, the multifaceted disputes these projects create, and how to adapt dispute resolution strategies to mitigate risk and keep projects on track.
At 10:15 a.m. NASBP Attorney Advisory Council Participant Adrian Bastianelli will present "What Arbitrators Expect from Schedule and Damage Experts" with three other panelists, providing practical insights on the ways in which arbitrators consider and evaluate expert testimony. The panelists will explore: the influence of expert testimony on arbitrator decision-making; how arbitrators resolve competing schedule analyses or methodologies; the ways in which experts influence the evaluation of complex damages issues, such as loss of productivity or constructive acceleration; and presenting expert testimony in the way that is helpful to the decision-maker.
Bastianelli's presentation is among several scheduled during the Conference, which will be held from 8 am to 5 pm (PDT) in Santa Monica, CA. See the full program. Other experts will discuss how to maximize efficiency in a complex case; BIM, VDC, VR--what it all means and how it affects construction disputes; and ethics in arbitration.
Register for the AAA Conference. The registration fee is $450.00. Register or call 1-800-222-8733. The conference will take place at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica, 1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA. To obtain the group American Arbitration Association rate, provide the code: AAS.
NASBP is one of 13 organizations that are participating in the conference as cooperating organizations, which include in addition to NASBP, the ABA Construction Litigation Committee; American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law; American Bar Association TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee; American College of Construction Lawyers; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Subcontractors Association; College of Commercial Arbitrators; ConsensusDocs; Construction Management Association of America; Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee; The American Institute of Architects; and Women Construction Owners & Executives.