A board of min 3 or more members chaired by any one expert, which generally is formed at the start of a construction project and meets regularly to follow work progress and to provide guidance to the parties.

The DRB follows up with the progress of project and is able to guide the parties to a mutual resolution of differences before they become disputes. In the event that the DRB is called upon to hear a ripened dispute, it can make either recommendations, awards that are binding for a period of time, awards that are binding but appealable, or final and binding decisions, depending on the agreement of the parties involved in the project. DRBs are successfully used in complex construction projects.