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Peter G. Merrill, CDRS President and CEO, regularly receives requests from various major construction trade magazines and from various trade associations and organizations to write articles for their newsletter or magazine. This section of the CDRS website contains some of the most recent articles that have been written by Mr. Merrill and published in various magazines or newsletters. Mr. Merrill custom writes his articles for each publication keeping in mind the readership of the publication or the expertise or background of the members of the trade association or organization.

Please contact Mr. Merrill if you would like an article specially written for your organization or publication. Keep in mind that Mr. Merrill also is a recognized national speaker for various construction associations or organizations and is available to deliver standard presentations or the keynote address for construction-related conferences and meetings. 

Please click on a titles below to read the article (in Adobe PDF format)

May 2009



 What Builders Need To Know
 About The Bailout (PDF)





Profiles Magazine
 Spring 2009



Green Contract Provisions (PDF)





March 2009



 How Builders Can Avoid Bankruptcy
 In A Down Market (PDF)





Profiles Magazine
 Winter 2009



Avoid Costly Lawsuits (PDF)





November 2008




Green Contract Language  (PDF)




October 2008




New ADR System  (PDF)




August 2008



Write a Better Contract  (PDF)





June 2008



Green Building Disputes Arise (PDF)





April 2008


Why Contractors Are
Choosing Arbitration
Over Litigation 




Construction Litigation Committee
April 2008


New ADR Processes Revolutionize
Project Dispute  (PDF)





February 2008



The Perfect Retirement Career (PDF)
Using Your Construction Knowledge to Help the Industry





Construction Claims Monthly
 December 2007



 Avoid Litigation with Creative Tools
 for Dispute Resolution - and Prevention (PDF)





Contract Management
Fall 2007




Handling Construction Disputes (PDF)
Litigation vs. Alternative Dispute Resolution




The New Mexico Builder
Fall 2007
Why construction Mediators and  (PDF)  
Arbitrators need to Specialize





The Clause
Summer 07



Plain talk about Large Construction (PDF)
Project Disputes





Contract Management
Spring 2007



Construction Dispute Review Board (PDF)
+ Settlement Panels





Profiles Magazine
 Winter 2005




Agree to Disagree (PDF)





Profiles Magazine
 Fall 2004



 Insurance Crisis Affects Industry  (PDF)






Profiles Magazine
Spring 2004




 Issues That Impact Our Industry (PDF) 





Profiles Magazine
Summer 2003



NKBA Examines How Codes and Standards
Affect the Kitchen and Bath Industry (PDF)

 Do these two issues affect you on your job  (PDF)




August 2006
How DRBs and CSPs Save You Time, Money and Headaches (PDF)
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