Rod Toben, a divisional vice president of the American Arbitration Association, works out of the AAA’s Dallas office. He is responsible for construction ADR in the Midwest and South west. He frequently consults with businesses and advocates on the design and implementation of construction ADR programs.
Anticipating and preparing for disputes arising out of green construction projects.
During the past decade, the construction industry has seen a new trend take hold and even become mainstream in some places —“Green” or “Sustain able Construction.” The use of sustainable building features is becoming standard practice as federal, state and local jurisdictions are modernizing building codes and ordinances to require buildings to conserve energy and water and improve air quality. In the future, a significant amount of public, commercial and residential construction projects will incorporate some green elements to one degree or another.