Summary: When working on a construction project that can take multiple months, if not years, to complete, having an effective method of handling conflicts is absolutely crucial.
Handling construction conflicts in a timely and professional manner is of utmost importance, because failure to do so could delay the progress of the project and potentially hurt business relationships that have been developed along the way. Mediation is a reliable method of handling these issues.
One if the numerous benefits of working with a mediation party is how quickly they can work to help resolve problems you and your team are facing. Much like a construction claims consultant, these professionals are ready to listen to what you have to say and come up with a solution as quickly as possible. The mediation helpers can jump in and help as soon as the parties involved are ready for mediation. Mediation can take up to a few days to get through, which means all of the parties involved can quickly get back to working on the project, conflict-free.
On the other hand, choosing to settle the conflict via litigation or arbitration can take a number of years to both schedule and handle. At this point, the project will have likely already been completed and relationships could have been damaged.
Another benefit to choosing mediation for your construction projects is that there is a degree of confidentiality. If both parties agree to keep their information a secret from the public, professionals like Lyle Charles Consulting understand that they should not disclose details regarding the nature of the conflict. In a court of law, however, details will likely become publicly available. To avoid the disclosure of private and sensitive information, look into mediation.