Construction Dispute Resolutions of Iowa (CDR) is a professional dispute resolution firm that specializes in both residential and commercial construction disputes and is available to conduct mediations and/or arbitrations anywhere in Iowa. In addition, CDR provides construction specialists and expert witnesses for any form of dispute resolution including civil litigation.CDR also specializes in providing experts to serve on Dispute Review Boards and Construction Settlement Panels for major construction projects.

CDR Professionals all have extensive training in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and are experienced in providing an independent, unbiased and neutral mediation or arbitration process. These sameProfessionals have the ability to know how to be a convincing construction industry specialist while serving as a professional witness or while providing expert testimony during a dispute proceeding.

Most of the CDRS Professionals have had many years of hands-on building and/or remodeling experience, which is a must for an expert witness in a construction dispute proceeding, or for a mediator or arbitrator.

Being an expert in construction is crucial they when rendering a final and binding decision during a binding mediation or issuing a binding award at the conclusion of an arbitration. Many of the CDRS Professionals are, orhave been, licensed contractors, architects, home inspectors, building code enforcement officials, construction attorneys or other construction related industry personnel who can provide an expertise that only an experienced construction related professional can provide. Some of the areas that CDR can provide professional specialists are:

  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Construction
  • Management
  • Architectural Issues
  • Legal Issues and Laws
  • Building Standards
  • Performance Guidelines
  • Mold and Mildew
  • Building Codes
  • Handicap Issues (ADA)
  • Real Estate Issues
  • Electrical Issues

  • Land Development
  • Project Consulting
  • Construction Costs
  • Contract Language
  • Construction Defects
  • Subcontractor Issues
  • Realtor/Realty
  • Inspection Issues
  • Kitchens and Baths
  • HVAC
  • Concrete and Stucco

  • Project Financing
  • Plan Review
  • Construction Bids
  • Warranty Issues
  • Insurance Claims
  • Green Building
  • Subsidence
  • Fire Codes
  • Engineering
  • Plumbing Issues
  • Roofing Issues

(Many other topics and issues)

CDR has developed a panel of ADR specialists who have an expertise related to green building to provide the construction industry with not only Green ADR specialists but also green specialists to serve as experts in construction-related green arbitrations or litigations where green specialists will be required to assist the parties in educating an arbitrator, judge or jury about green building or remodeling.

There are many forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution CDR and we can advise you on a process which will work for your project!