The Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board offers dispute resolution in the field of building and construction when the parties agree on this course of action. Generally the parties use a standard document for the building and construction industry, eg AB92 or AB18, but other resolution methods may also be agreed. This applies to all types of works, ranging from commercial office buildings to large-scale civil structures such as bridges and roads, and from school buildings to cooperative housing estates and single-family homes.
The Arbitration Board offers mediation and conciliation services, which may lead to faster and less expensive dispute resolution through assistance in achieving a settlement.
If requested to do so, the Arbitration Board may appoint an expert appraiser to appraise errors and omissions or a specialist expert to determine the justification of amounts drawn on security provided. In addition, an arbitral tribunal composed of legal and/or technical arbitrators with expertise in the matter in dispute may be set up to make a final decision in the case. The possibility of combining legal and technical insight is one of the strengths of the Arbitration Board.
Another major asset of the Arbitration Board is that cases can involve many parties, including third parties joined in the case: a client, several contractors and subcontractors, as well as consultants. This means that all parties can be heard in one place at the same time on the basis of their agreement, and that disputes can be resolved collectively.
If the parties so desire, proceedings may be conducted in English.
The Arbitration Board was established in its current form in 1972 at the request of organisations in the industry. It began its activities on 1 January 1973. The Arbitration Board is a private enterprise working on a non-profit basis without any public financial support.
The photographs used on this website have been selected solely for their visual quality and do not indicate that the building and construction projects illustrated have been or are the subject of cases referred to the Arbitration Board.