Mr.James G. Zack

Area Of Expertise : Project Management, Construction
45 Years Of Experience
Training Industry : Multi Industry

Jim is the Senior Advisor, Ankura Construction Forum™. The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Jim was eh founder and Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™.  Formerly he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors. Mr. Zack was previously Vice President of PinnacleOne and the Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. Mr. Zack has, for 47 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 28 countries abroad. Mr. Zack is a Fellow of AACE International, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Guild of Project Controls.  In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes.  Mr. Zack is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).  Mr. Zack is an internationally recognized author and speaker in the construction claims and disputes arena.

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On-Demand Webinar

Concurrent Delay – Is It Really A “Get Out Of Jail Free Card”?

When owners impose liquidated damages at the end of delayed project contractors often respond with allegations of concurrent delay. That is, contractors argue that some or all of the project, the delay was actually caused either by the owner or an external for ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

Differing Site Conditions – Who Really Owns The Risk?

The Differing Site Conditions clause is one of the oldest clauses used in construction contracts, having been created by the U.S. federal government in 1926. It is generally accepted that the object of the clause is to transfer the risk of latent site conditio ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Mediating Construction Disputes – How to Stay Out of Arbitration & Litigation

Mediation is not new. Mediation was employed in ancient India as well as in the Islamic world.In more recent times mediation has been widely adopted in the U.S. construction industry as a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Mediation is often employe ...

  • Advanced
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Partnering – A Way To Reduce Construction Claims & Disputes

Project partnering is one of the most effective tools in the construction management process employed to deliver successful projects -- projects that complete on time, in budget, safely, with the specified quality and have no outstanding disputes at the end of ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Early Completion Schedules – Benefits, Risks & Defenses

A contractor’s right to complete work early was acknowledged by U.S. Courts in the 1960’s.Delayed early completion claims arose shortly thereafter and became somewhat common in the industry.It was then, and remains now, a controversial issue in the constructio ...

  • Advanced
  • 90 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

Work Has Been Suspended – What Damages Can A Contractor Recover

When an owner issues suspends work directive is the contractor entitled to recover delay and delay damages.? This session examines what damages are typically owed when work is suspended and some limitations of suspension damages. Five court cases setting forth ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

Pacing Delay – The Practical Effect on Projects & Delay Claims

This webinar is focused on pacing delay, a controversial delay issue in the construction industry. Currently there is little literature on pacing delay and case law is a bit sparse. Thus, owners and contractors often find themselves at odds with one another ov ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

Pricing Contractor Job site Overhead Delay Costs

When contractors encounter owner caused (excusable/compensable) delay they are typically entitled under the contract to recover both the time resulting from the delay as well as delay damages. Idled equipment/labor and material escalation costs are fairly easi ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Project Partnering – Does It Really Reduce Claims?

Project partnering is one of the most effective tools in the construction management process employed to deliver successful projects ,projects that complete on time, in budget, safely, with the specified quality and have no outstanding disputes at the end of t ...

  • Advanced
  • 90 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

Early Warning Signs of Construction Claims & Dispute

It is axiomatic that claims and disputes on a project do not simply appear out of nowhere.  Experience indicates that when a dispute occurs, there is normally a back story or history of events, decisions, lack of decisions, etc. that can be traced back from a ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins