- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 24 Nov 2017
Arbitration is a private, contractual form of dispute resolution. It provides for the determination of disputes by a third party arbitrator or arbitration panel, selected by the parties to the dispute. Disputes are resolved based on material facts, documents and relevant principles of law.
An arbitration panel, also known as an arbitral tribunal, can be formed to oversee and determine the outcome of an arbitration hearing. The parties to the dispute are typically able to decide the number of arbitrators that will sit on the panel, or it may be specified in the contract clause that sets out the agreement to use arbitration as a means of resolving disputes.
It is common for an arbitration panel to consist of three arbitrators. Each party appoints one arbitrator and they both appoint a third to act as the chairman, to cast deciding votes, and so on.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
There are many ways of classifying types of building. Have a look at our range of building articles.
BSRIA have launched the 'major update' of the go-to design framework guide for building services.
How to get results with building life cycle assessment.
Government publishes a prospectus inviting proposals for new 'garden communities'.
The Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa collapses during rainstorm while undergoing maintenance works.
'Developed design' is a phrase coined by the RIBA for their 2013 Plan of Work. But what does it actually mean?
New green paper published aiming to rebalance the relationship between landlords and residents and tackle stigma.
RIBA calls for a comprehensive ban on combustible materials.
Lump sum contracts can be referred to as ‘fixed price’ contracts, although strictly this is not correct. Find out more here.
Ramboll offer guidance to civil engineers on how to make projects 'off-site ready'.
Government announces its Rough Sleeping Strategy, with further funding for social housing.