(180) Similarly, in 2013 the DRBs
of the Army, Navy,
1332.28, DISCHARGE REVIEW BOARD (DRB
) PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS (4 Apr.
The genesis of DABs can be said to be the use of DRBs
on large civil engineering projects in the USA in the 1960s.
Engineering & Construction 18, 25 (2009) (agreeing that timely use of DRBs
appears to help resolve disputes).
"The release of Passeo-18 Lux is a significant advancement, as DRBs
are emerging as a safe and durable therapy option for lower limb arterial disease," said Alain Aimonetti, vice president of sales and business development for Biotronik Vascular Intervention.
In light of a consensus that some type of early, real-time resolution of disputes is going to be a big part of the future of construction dispute resolution, roundtable participants noted that the concept of DRBs
and project neutrals actually goes back 15 years or more, but expressed the view that, until recently, these processes never seemed to "catch on." Early neutral evaluations of either technical or legal issues (useful during construction which can ultimately be reflected in change orders), akin to mock juries prior to litigation, were uniformly viewed as something useful, but, as always, subject to cost concerns.
The idea for "real time" dispute management flows from the DRB
(Dispute Review Board) model, as well as from experience with trying to resolve disputes on such projects after the fact.
Over the decades that followed, large international organisations such as the World Bank have insisted that DRBs
are used on their projects, serving to increase their popularity.
One of the benefits of DRBs
is that the board's recommendation is non-binding, allowing the parties to be informal and present evidence in a summary fashion.
Under the typical DRB
clause, the board, as an advisory party, takes one of the following actions after the parties present their contentions.
To take a closer look at some of the most effective DRBs
identified in routine screening, he used an electron microscope.
These projects make use of partnering and dispute-resolution boards (DRBs
) to minimize the potential for disputes and provide a means of effectively dealing with any problems.