Lawyers, engineers, surveyors – the Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution brings together students, academics and professionals from across the industry. Our work helps solve construction issues worldwide, from arbitration to supply chain management.
We divide our time between our two main activities – teaching and research. The teaching focuses on the two-year MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, which brings together professionals from all over the world. Our diverse community provides the ideal environment to hear and explore new perspectives, and our alumni group are very active in arranging events to continue those conversations after graduation.
A major benefit of the course is how our impactful research features directly within the curriculum. That research covers a wide range of areas, all focused on making the world a better place through new models of construction law. Whether it’s improving sustainability or creating better conditions for communities, our work is generating real results in the industry.
Our work focuses on four key areas:
- International construction arbitration
- Statutory Adjudication in the UK and globally
- Dispute Boards, enforcement of DAB and DAAB decisions, and interaction of Dispute Boards with other forms of dispute resolution
- Collaborative construction procurement
- The link between technology and the implementation of construction projects
- The rights of residents
As a unique and very specialised centre, we’re well placed to complement the work of industry bodies and academic departments from other universities. Our partners include University of Cambridge, the Ministry of Housing, Cabinet Office and Local Government, and the many organisations involved in our signature project, the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract.