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CHAPTER SIX Selection of a Dispute Board

Chern on Dispute Boards

Page 159 CHAPTER SIX Selection of a Dispute Board Qualifications The question which is often asked is who makes the best dispute board members, and the answer is a simple one: Psychiatrists do. The basic human qualifications any dispute board member should possess include, in broad terms and in order of precedence: good ‘people skills’ and independence, and after that an understanding as to the type of project with which the dispute board will be involved, and sufficient time to devote to being a board member. Unfortunately, there are not many psychiatrists experienced in construction so that leaves the construction industry looking for individuals who possess the above qualities which are now dealt with individually below.

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