The figure of the Industrial Technical Engineer joins the mediation in judicial conflicts

The first Mediation Course for Technical Engineers held in Spain, started on March 23 and organized by the General Council of Industrial Technical Engineers (COGITI), which had the participation of more than 250 professionals, has made it possible to bring mediation closer to engineers and open the doors to them to act as mediators in matters civil and commercial.  

Importance of mediation course for Technical Engineers

The training of engineers in the field of mediation, an activity that increasingly enjoys more recognition and whose work perspective does not stop growing, aims to allow them access to registration as mediators in the Engineers Mediation Institution – In.Me.In. constituted by COGITI, complying with Law 5/2012, of July 6, on mediation in civil and commercial matters, and according to recommendations of the Ministry of Justice.

This initiative opens “a new field of work for engineers-intrajudicial and extrajudicial-, to resolve discrepancies, discords, disputes, etc., a task completely different from the traditional tasks of engineers but which it will be very positive for everyone because the intention is to try to reduce the burden on the courts,” says Vicenta Gómez Garrido, Dean of the College of Industrial Technical Engineers in Badajoz.

Judicial conflicts

What types of conflict can an Industrial Technical Engineer resolve?

For this group of professionals, there are numerous possibilities for action, responding to disputes of a diverse nature that can be resolved by a technical engineer as they are included within their professional competencies. Some examples of the most related fields, among many others, are:

  • Construction related issues
  • Licensing disputes
  • Projects
  • Measurements
  • Ratings
  • Inheritances
  • Industrial products
  • Facilities
  • Environmental issues
  • Industries
  • Execution of works
  • New technologies
  • Openings
  • Property damage

All these cases resolved by technical engineers through mediation could cause, according to experts, the pressure in the courts to be reduced to 20%, preventing the processes from reaching the courtroom.

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