FIS member Space Interior Systems has joined a growing number of orgnaisations signing upto the Conflict Avoidance Pledge (CAP). As part of signing, Space Interior Systems will actively encourage its supply chain to sign up too.

Commenting on joining, Owen Johnson of Space Interior Systems said: “Space is aware of the unnecessary cost and time which can be consumed by disputes in the construction and engineering industry. Early identification and resolution of any conflict on a project will not only save on cost but will crucially help to re-establish a positive working relationship between the parties, ensuring the remainder of the project then can be delivered successfully and collaboratively. The RICS Conflict Avoidance Pledge provides a mechanism to achieve this and engagement by contractors will clearly lead to better outcomes for the industry.”

The Conflict Avoidance Pledge commits signatories to:

  • Adopt early intervention techniques throughout the supply chain, to try to avoid, manage and/or resolve issues before they escalate into disputes.
  • Embed conflict avoidance mechanisms into projects with the aim of identifying, controlling and managing potential conflict, whilst preventing the need for formal dispute resolution procedures.
  • Identify potential disputes early and use conflict avoidance measures in practice.
  • Work with the industry to identify, promote and use these mechanisms.