Global Construction Disputes Report 2020

Collaborating to achieve project excellence


One thing about pandemics is that they end up bringing people together, in many different contexts. This year’s report explores the vital role collaboration will play in the industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It recognizes the future uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the unique challenges that will be posed as projects restart. Whether the industry can respond cooperatively will play a large role in the avoidance, mitigation and resolution of construction disputes in 2020 and beyond.

2020 Global Construction Disputes Report


Globally, the average value of contract disputes and length of resolutions in the construction and engineering sectors decreased slightly from 2019. However, the consensus was that the overall number of disputes increased. Consistent with previous years, human factors and misunderstanding of contractual obligations continue to be a primary cause of disputes. It’s time to start considering how effective communication and collaboration can help with this.

Global Construction Disputes Report

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Roy Cooper, Senior Vice President, Head of Contract Solutions - North America

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