A combination of environmental and behavioural factors can lead to conflicts. Projects are usually long-term transactions with high uncertainty and complexity, and it is impossible to resolve every detail and foresee every contingency at the outset. As a result, situations often arise that are not clearly addressed by the contract. The basic factors that drive the development of construction disputes are uncertainty, contractual problems, and behaviour.
- Effective management
Potential problems can be analysed and managed by proactively planning future work. Conflict can be avoided by raising issues of concern early.
- Ensuring clear contract documents
Conflicts can arise from ambiguities in contract documents.
Closer co-operation between project stakeholders can increase the value of teamworking.
- Client management
- Progress assessment
- Design team management
- Maintaining records
- Payment practices
Establishing and adhering to proper payment practices.
- Regular reporting
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