AAA Updates Construction Industry Arbitration Rules
Posted on Jul. 30, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, the American Arbitration Association released an updated version of its Construction Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures. The changes are intended to further streamline the arbitration process and reduce costs. Highlights include:

  • automatic referral to mediation for all cases with claims exceeding $100,000—any party may opt out of mediation
  • time limits and additional filing requirements for consolidation and joinder
  • a greater degree of arbitrator control over the exchange of information, including expensive electronic documents
  • new preliminary hearing rules providing detailed guidance to parties and arbitrators
  • emergency relief rules for contracts entered on or after July 1, 2015, to appoint an emergency arbitrator within one day of filing the request for emergency relief
  • authority for arbitrators to sanction parties that refuse to comply with the rules or the arbitrator’s orders

To learn more about the AAA’s revised Construction Rules, please visit

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Attorney Adam T. Mow

Adam is a trusted resource for architects, engineers and other members of the construction industry in litigation, risk management, contract negotiations and mechanics’ liens. Adam is also a licensed architect and a past president of the Utah chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He has been elected by his peers to the Utah Legal Elite since 2009.

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Excellence in the Study of Architecture, American Institute of Architects Certificate of Merit, 1999

CALI Award for Excellence in Mediation and Advanced Negotiation, 2003

Community Mediator of the Year, Utah Dispute Resolution, 2007

Graduate of the Last Decade, Ball State University, 2008

Utah Business Magazine, Legal Elite, 2009-Present

Mountain States Rising Stars (Construction Litigation), 2009-Present