Construction Adjudication Course

Construction Adjudication is a form of dispute resolution that allows parties to get a binding decision without long and expensive court proceedings in construction cases.


Construction Adjudication Pathway


The Construction Adjudication Pathway is worthwhile for anyone wishing to understand the law, practice and procedure of construction adjudication. The modules on this pathway are:


• Module 1 Law, Practice and Procedure

• Module 2 Law of Obligations

• Module 3 Construction Adjudication Drafting, Evidence and Decision Writing


This Pathway is designed to provide flexible learning through a combination of online self-study and face-to-face tuition.


Undertaking this Pathway does not require a law background and will benefit all who wish to gain an understanding of construction adjudication.


Successful completion of the modules and their assessments will allow you to apply for varying grades of membership with CIArb.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Construction Adjudication?

    Construction Adjudication is a formal, private and non-binding process where construction related disputes are resolved by a decision made by an adjudicator. The process of adjudication is a faster, simpler and less expensive and is resolved within a shorter period of time agreed between the parties. Construction Adjudication in Kenya is governed by construction documents such as FIDIC, Standard Construction Documents and CIArbs Adjudication Rules and is quickly growing as a right where disputes arise especially with large construction projects. The Adjudicator to be used must be agreed by the parties or nominated/appointed by an independent body.

  • Who can become a Construction Adjudicator?

    Anyone can become a construction adjudicator. Adjudicators have a legal, architectural, engineering or surveying background. The adjudicator has a judicial role in listening to the facts and evidence presented by the parties, applying the relevant law and issuing a decision. Parties will often seek someone who has the core skills required for an adjudicator and the construction industry and therefore understand its complexities.

  • What will happen at the course?

    The course involves pre-reading material which you must obtain at least one week before the course commences in order to read and carry out the exercises given at the end of each chapter. At the end of the course, those wishing to be considered for membership of the Institute shall submit an essay based on an assignment to be given at the course. The essay shall be submitted within two weeks of the Course and a pass in this essay will qualify one to be admitted as an Associate member. The cost of postage or delivery of pre-reading material will be borne by the participant.


    The participants will be presented with a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course. Candidates who are successful in the post course assignment will receive a certificate to that effect and are eligible to join the Institute as Associate members.

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