ARCHIVE: Surveyors acting as adjudicators in the construction industry, 2nd edition (March 2008-August 2012)

Published January 2017
Effective from January 2017
Reissued April 2023

This professional standard applies to RICS members who are either nominated by RICS or another adjudicator nominating body (ANB), or appointed directly by the parties, to adjudicate disputes relating to works carried out under a construction contract and works carried out under a contract to which the Construction Act does not apply, but under which the parties have agreed a contractual mechanism to enable them to adjudicate disputes.

It is also intended to assist the parties and those acting for them by making them aware of the procedures likely to be followed in an adjudication.

It includes:
- a general introduction
- appointment and acceptance
- nomination by RICS
- appointment by the parties
- objections to nomination/appointment
- powers and duties of the adjudicator
- establishing the procedure
- evidence
- other procedural matters
- the adjudicator's decision.

This document was reissued in April 2023 as a professional standard. It had previously been published in January 2017 as a guidance note. No material changes have been made to the document.

Surveyors acting as adjudicators in the construction industry when Scot Law applies:
Published April 2018
Effective from April 2018
Reissued October 2023

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