The following clause should be included in contracts where the parties wish to have any future disputes resolved by arbitration under the Building Disputes Tribunal’s Arbitration Rules: 

“Any dispute or difference arising out of or in connection with this contract, or the subject matter of this contract, including any question about its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Building Disputes Tribunal.” 

Note: parties to an existing dispute that have not incorporated the BDT Model Arbitration Clause into a prior agreement may agree to refer that dispute to arbitration under the BDT Arbitration Rules by signing the Arbitration Agreement in the form found at Appendix 2 to those Rules