In July 1996 the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 received Royal Assent. Part II of this Act gives a party to a construction contract the statutory right to refer a dispute which has arisen under the contract for a decision by an impartial adjudicator. The object of adjudication is to reach a fair and inexpensive conclusion to a dispute and this Procedure has been written to be easily accessible for those involved in disputes." Brian Totterdill Chairman ICE Conciliation and Adjudication Advisory Panel Produced in accordance with the requirements of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, this new procedure has been prepared principally for use with the ICE family of Conditions of Contract, although it may also be suitable for use with other contracts.
The new Procedure has been written to: provide an impartial decision on a construction dispute, within a limited time period make most effective use of the features of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 for construction adjudications clearly define the powers of the Adjudicator, allowing them to take the initiative in ascertaining the facts and the law help those involved with adjudication to understand the roles and responsibilities of the Parties and enable the Adjudicator to reach a fair decision
Publisher: ICE Publishing