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Effectiveness of alternative dispute resolution methods used in the highway construction projects in Sri Lanka

Show simple item record Gammanpila, CM Abeynayake, M
dc.contributor.editor Sandanayake, YG
dc.contributor.editor Karunasena, GI
dc.contributor.editor Ramachandra, T 2022-03-11T05:53:20Z 2022-03-11T05:53:20Z 2016-07
dc.identifier.citation Gammanpila, C.M., & Abeynayake, M. (2016). Effectiveness of alternative dispute resolution methods used in the highway construction projects in Sri Lanka. In Y.G. Sandanayake, G.I. Karunasena & T. Ramachandra (Eds.), Greening environment, eco-innovations & entrepreneurship (pp. 174-185). Ceylon Institute of Builders. en_US
dc.description.abstract Effectiveness of dispute resolution affects immensely for success or failure of construction projects. This document consists of a literature review about alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods including negotiation, mediation, Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB), ad-hoc adjudication, arbitration and ten critical factors affecting to effectiveness of ADR methods such as cost, speed, relationships, fairness etc. After decades of use there is no clear detailed analysis about used alternative dispute resolution in highway projects for their effectiveness and efficiency. In order to fulfil this gap, this research is conducted to evaluate effectiveness of used ADR methods regarding ten critical factors. The research methodology adapted was qualitative within multiple case studies from disputes arisen in Expressway Construction projects. The primary data collection techniques used in this study were ADR documents and semi structured interviews. Content analysis was used to analyse these documents and cross case analysis to compare cases findings to each other. The research findings revealed that ratings for critical factors fluctuate from case to case significantly. In the discussion of research findings, key attributes identify which was the cause for fluctuations. So one cannot simply say this or that factor affects most to the success and this ADR method is best way to deal with disputes. According to study it’s not fair to deal with every dispute in the same manner, so categorization of disputes concerning key attributes needed for improved efficiency of ADR methods. Guidelines developed include steps, tables and flowcharts for using ADR methods effectively. These findings and guidelines are presented in a logical, systematic and a sensible way to identify the ideal ADR method for a given dispute rather than relying on subjective decisions. It is hoped that these findings and guidelines will be useful to the stakeholders in future highway projects and can be adapted to the whole industry. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ceylon Institute of Builders en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.subject Alternative dispute resolution en_US
dc.subject Critical factors in dispute resolution en_US
dc.subject Expressway construction projects en_US
dc.subject DAB en_US
dc.subject Cross case analysis en_US
dc.title Effectiveness of alternative dispute resolution methods used in the highway construction projects in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US
dc.identifier.year 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 en_US Colombo en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 174-185 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding Greening environment, eco-innovations & entrepreneurship en_US en_US

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