Intrinsic Factors Influencing Decision making of Arbitrators in Dispute Resolution of variation Claims

  • K. C. Iyer
  • N. B. Chaphalkar
  • Smita K. Patil
Original Contribution


Occurrence of disputes is a common feature in construction contracts. Adjudication of disputes through the arbitration process involves detailed and through analysis of facts and evidences related to the case before arriving at the final decision. These facts and evidences have been explored by researchers to develop dispute resolution mechanisms. As a part of the research, the present work identifies the factors which influence the decision making of arbitrators in resolving disputes through a case study of 72 arbitration awards and settled court cases related to Indian construction contracts. This work further seeks consensus for the identified factors from experts and also ranks the factors based on their importance with the help of the responses obtained through a questionnaire survey and statistical tests.


Construction disputes Claims Dispute resolution Arbitration awards Variation Intrinsic factors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. C. Iyer
    • 1
  • N. B. Chaphalkar
    • 2
  • Smita K. Patil
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringJSPM’s Rajarshi Shahu College of EngineeringPuneIndia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringMAEER’s MIT College of EngineeringPuneIndia

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