Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Region 3

Welcome to the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation

DRBA was initially established in 2003 as the Australasian Chapter of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) [www.drb.org]. DRBF is a global not-for-profit organisation initially dedicated to assisting the parties to construction contracts to improve the outcome of their projects by using the unique and proven Dispute Board (DB) method. As the concepts have developed, they have come to be recognised as beneficial to any commercial contract with elements of uncertainty and/or where the contract work is to be conducted over a considerable period of time.

Some examples of DB Projects

Gateway expressway
Gateway expressway

Portion of the $1.5bn 18.9 km Gateway expressway upgrade, including the Brisbane R bridge duplication, under a D&C contract utilising a DRB.
6 months early, within budget, all issues settled shortly after PC date

Desalination Plant
Desalination Plant

The new A$1bn 250 Ml/d desalination plant to protect Sydney water supply against droughts. A DBOM contract, utilising a DRB. On time, under budget, no disputes, all issues settled by PC date.

Sydney Ports Expansion
Sydney Ports Expansion

A $550m port expansion for Sydney taking shape. Delivery via  a D&C contract utilising a DRB On time, under budget, no disputes, all issues settled by PC date

Suburban Train Sets
Suburban Train Sets

One of the 18 x 4 car suburban train sets produced for Sydney in a $440m Design, Build & Commission contract utilising a DRB. Ahead of time, under budget, no disputes, all settled before PC date

RMS Pacific Highway Upgrade
RMS Pacific Highway Upgrade

RMS Pacific Highway Upgrade. Two more sections underway:

Nambucca Heads to Urunga; Contractor: Lend lease Engineering (Abigroup)

Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads; Contractor: Acciona Ferrovial JV

RMS Princess Highway Upgrade
RMS Princess Highway Upgrade

RMS Princess Highway upgrade, underway

11.6 Km Foxground-Berry bypass awarded to Fulton Hogan

RMS Pacific Highway Upgrade
RMS Pacific Highway Upgrade

RMS Pacific Highway Upgrade. Sapphire to Woolgoolga

Northern extremity of 25 km section. Project nearing completion in April 2014

Contractor: Leighton Fulton Hogan JV

RMS Pacific Highway Upgrade
RMS Pacific Highway Upgrade

RMS Pacific Highway Upgrade. Frederickton to Eungai.

Progress across Collambatti flood plains, April 2014

Contractor: Thiess

Transport for NSW
Transport for NSW

Transport for NSW, North West rail Link

Two major contracts underway.

Tunnels and Stations : Thiess John Holland Dragados JV

Viaduct and structures: Salini Impregilio JV

Potential DB Benefits

A much higher probability that your Project can be achieved without disputes.

Focus on relationships

Open communications and a team approach to solving unexpected problems.

Successful outcomes

A much improved chance of meeting your project objectives.