Category Archives: Construction

Effective Communication Strategies in Construction Mediation in Houston TX

Construction mediation in Houston Texas can often help parties embroiled in an issue related to a contract or construction project to work out their differences and move on with their relationship.  However, to make the most of construction mediation in Houston Texas, it is important that the parties and the mediator demonstrate effective communication strategies. One effective method to employ during mediation is to demonstrate curiosity.  Having a natural interest in what the other person is saying and how he or she perceives things can help establish trust and respect in the mediation setting.  Demonstrating curiosity helps individuals have a deeper understanding of what motivates others and what their interests are.  Curiosity identifies key information to help resolve the dispute.... Read More

Deal Breakers to Construction Mediation in Houston TX

Parties who agree to construction mediation in Houston TX often do so because they realize the vast benefits of this alternative to litigation.  If conducted properly, construction mediation in Houston TX can result in a faster, less stressful, and more affordable option than pursuing litigation.  However, some barriers, if not dealt with properly, can cause mediation to fail. Systemic Distrust If the parties do not trust the process of mediation or the other party, this can be an enormous challenge.  A mediator can help explain that mediation can help avoid the larger system of litigation and the judicial system.  He or she can also help the parties see what they have in common and help build up trust throughout the... Read More

Effectively Dealing with Construction Disputes

As a mediator myself, I often advocate for mediation as an effective tool to help resolve construction disputes.  Due to the high number of construction projects throughout the region and the long list of individuals potentially involved in each project, construction disputes are quite common.  Realizing this, many construction companies, contractors, subcontractors and other parties include or request a mediation provision in their contracts.  Others simply suggest it after a problem arises. Mediation is an alternative to dragging a case out for months or years by having to wait on a trial.  Mediation often helps resolve issues that develop in the construction industry regarding performance or payment.  It is much faster and affordable than litigation.  Mediation also takes into consideration... Read More

Construction Mediation in Houston TX Save Clients’ Money and Time

Attorneys are well aware that most clients have little idea as to how much litigation can cost—and how frustrated they become when these costs and expenses begin adding up. Unfortunately, many clients think that attorneys want to make as much money as possible, no matter how it may impact the client. However, by explaining the benefits of construction mediation in Houston Texas, attorneys will alter these clients’ perception of attorneys while saving them time and money in their cases. In fact, attorneys should explain the benefits of construction mediation in Houston Texas early in their cases. Whether attorneys represent plaintiffs or defendants in construction claims, their clients will save thousands of dollars in legal fees and court costs if they... Read More

Keeping Client Costs Low with Construction Mediation in Houston TX

Depending on the exact details and nature of your client’s case, construction mediation in Houston Texas may not only be helpful, but a good way to keep client costs lower, especially if the matter is a complex one. Mediation can lead to your client reaching a fair settlement while also avoiding the time and expense of going to court in order to resolve the matter. In some cases, it may seem that the only way to resolve the disputes involved is to bring the case to court. Bringing a case to court can still be a drain on time and money. However, construction mediation can help prevent this. If the case can be successfully settled outside of court, it will... Read More
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