Litigation is perhaps a knee-jerk reaction to resolving a contractual disagreement. But recent data suggests owners, architects, contractors and others involved in the construction process are gravitating more toward alternative dispute resolution. Mediation, in particular, is emerging as a preferred – and in many cases, required – option.
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