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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Live Webinar

Practical Problems Calculating Delay Damages Using Eichleay

Since 1960 the Eichleay Formula has been used to price extended and/or unabsorbed home office overhead. Most in the construction industry treat the Eichleay Formula as an accounting mechanism – seldom understanding that the Armed Services Board of Contract App ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
  • Dec 01, 2022
On-Demand Webinar

Impact Damages – Fact or fiction?

Most owners and contractors are aware of different types of claims – change, differing site conditions, suspension of work, acceleration, and termination claims. While most are aware of the direct costs associated with these claims, many are not familiar with ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 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 constru ...

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

Pricing Contractor Job site Overhead Delay Costs

Learn about the recoverability of extended field office overhead costs in the event compensable delay arises on a project. General Contractors will gain information on the various accepted methods of calculating this element of delay damages. Owners will b ...

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

Impact & Control of RFIs in Construction

This webinar discusses the genesis of RFIs and their development.  The webinar discusses the impact of RFIs on construction projects, drawing upon data provided by ACONEX and other studies to assess how RFIs and the RFI processes impact both small large scale ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
Recorded 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
Recorded Webinar

Suspend Work – “Remain on Standby”– 3 Key Words

When an owner issue 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

Overview of Construction Claims & Disputes

This webinar discusses the 11 basic types of construction claims included in most standard contracts used throughout the U.S. – AIA, ConsensusDOCS, EJCDC, etc. The webinar outlines the entitlement and causation elements of each type of claim that the claimant ...

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

Differing Site Conditions – Whose Risk Is It

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
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Delay Analysis – Choosing A Method & Why You May Get Different Results

There have always been debates and arguments over which schedule delay analysis method is “the best method” to be used. Hundreds of articles have been published going back to the late 1960’s. Which method is best is still a wide open issue among schedulers, cl ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins