Title Effective Handling of Construction Disputes for Strengthening the International Competitiveness of the Construction Industry
Authors Cho, Youngjun
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.6106/KJCEM.2020.21.4.003
Page pp.3-11
ISSN 2005-6095
Keywords Conflict; Dispute; Mediation; Arbitration
Abstract Problems related to construction contracts arise if they are not reflected in the design phase from the planning phase of the construction project, or if they are not properly dealt with despite various changes in the construction phase. So far, there have been a number of discussions in Korea regarding the improvement of the procedures for resolving construction disputes, and the problems related to the procedures for solving construction disputes have been raised steadily, but the problems related to the procedures for solving construction disputes are still unresolved. Therefore, in this study, the followings were proposed to strengthen the international competitiveness of the construction industry. First, the so-called Construction Dispute Mediation Act should be enacted to prepare the basis for the establishment of a tentatively named Construction Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency(CDMA). Second, the work of the CDMA should be limited to the work of supporting the DRB, mediation and Arbitration the private and public sectors. Third, it is required to choose between adjustment and arbitration when obtaining a contract and to operate the DRB during construction phase. Fourth, CDMA should be established as standing bodies, and branches should be operated in various parts of the country. Fifth, construction experts from various areas should be included as members so that disputes over construction contracts can be dealt with quickly. And finally, relevant laws that specify the procedures for dealing with construction disputes should be amended together.