About the Society

Foundation and Objects

The Society of Construction Arbitrators was founded in 1983.

The principal object of the Society is to lay down and secure the maintenance of standards to be observed by members in connection with their work as arbitrators or other tribunal members in disputes in the Construction Industry. It also has a number of other objectives which are set out in detail in the Rules of the Society.


Membership is by invitation only.

Following revision of its Rules in 2016, the Society has three grades of Member:

  • Member, which is the principal grade, is restricted to those that have been and are substantially engaged as arbitrator, sole or joint or as adjudicator in the Construction Industry.
  • Supporting Member, for
    • solicitors or barristers or other individuals who do not as a general rule practice as construction arbitrators or adjudicators but do devote a substantial amount of their time to arbitrations or are substantially involved in adjudication, conciliation, mediation, or as dispute board member or other tribunal in disputes in the Construction Industry;
    • for representatives of companies or organisations connected with the Construction Industry who wish to support the objects of the Society; and
    • for those who would qualify as either Member or Supporting member, but are citizens of and/or who reside and practise in countries other than the United Kingdom.
  • Retired Member

The Members are qualified Architects, Surveyors, Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, M&E Services Engineers, Building Contractors and Lawyers.

See List of Members

Terms of Appointment

Many of the members of the Society use the Society's Model Terms of Appointment.

Further Information

Further information about the Society can be obtained from the Honorary Secretary via our contact form.

You are welcome to make contact with any of the Arbitrators listed either through the Honorary Secretary or direct.

To update or add your own details to the directory of members please contact the Secretary.

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