340. Powers of the arbitrator and the court.

340.     Powers of the arbitrator and the court.

Where a contract contains an arbitration clause in sufficiently wide terms, the decisions of the certifier may be reviewed by the arbitrator1. The extent of the arbitrator's powers will depend on the wording of the arbitration clause. However, the arbitrator is commonly given an express power to open up, review or revise the decisions of the certifier.

In certain cases, despite an arbitration clause, on the proper construction of the contract some decisions of the certifier will not be subject to review2. Thus where matters left by the contract to