The third focus of our activities is mediation for conflict resolution in construction. Here approaches arise from the desire of many construction companies and public clients to argue less and build more again. Often the existing construction contracts are cited here as an obstacle.

This is where the consulting assignment starts in that Deckert Consult GmbH has a lot of expert know-how on new contract models (so-called partnering or alliance contracts) which ensure a fairer cooperation during construction. In the medium and long term, new construction contracts can be concluded here, which in the end do not end up in court, but are handled efficiently and transparently.

Mediation itself serves to create a new beginning under existing contractual conditions and often deadlocked relationships. And thus to create a new appreciative cooperation between client and contractor during construction and to influence it positively for the future. I have many positive experiences and expert knowledge in this field. Most recently, in 2019, I was responsible for and successfully led mediations in a major project of a German railway infrastructure operator.