Isomorphism of Construction Arbitration: The Key to its Prevention and Reversal

 John T. Blankenship © 2010 INTRODUCTION. Isomorphism. I was sorely tempted to take some liberties in earlier iterations of the title of this paper, all for the sake of it being snappy or clever.  The most egregious example was to imply, by comparison to the famous quotation about the weather, that no one is doing […]

Is Arbitration Falling Out of Favor in the Business Communuty

I.  Summary. For decades the construction industry has embraced arbitration as its preferred binding dispute resolution procedure.  The virtual partnership between the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has undoubtedly been a major influence on the perpetuation of this practice.   The AIA is beginning to re-align its relationship with the […]


John Blankenship has been a commercial arbitrator for over two decades. He was appointed to the American Arbitration Association panel of arbitrators 1987. A large part of his practice is devoted to serving as an arbitrator of commercial, real estate and construction disputes. He has served as either a sole arbitrator or as a member […]