Overall Findings


From 2020 to 2021, the average value of disputes declined by 3% across the globe but remains at historically high levels compared to 2019 and earlier. The average time taken to resolve disputes increased significantly, by almost 15%, after steadily declining for three years.


Globally, our Contract Solutions team handled more disputes in 2021 than in 2020, and we expect this to increase in 2022. We attribute this year’s increase to the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and supply chain impacts discussed in this report.

Among regions surveyed, nearly 76% of respondents encountered disputes or claims specific to COVID-19 – a 12% increase since 2020. Similarly, 72% of respondents encountered impacts related to supply chain issues.

Global construction disputes report 2022

2022 Global Construction Disputes Report

Read the full report for more in-depth analysis about the main causes for construction disputes in 2021 and to learn how to deliver successful projects while navigating the challenging times that lie ahead.

Global Construction Disputes Report

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