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

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 t ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
  • Feb 27, 2019
Live Webinar

Trends in Construction Technology – The Potential Impact on Project Management & Construction Claims

This webinar identifies and explores some recent technology advances in construction and suggests some potential impacts on project managements and construction claims.  Technology has transformed the world radically over the past few dec ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
  • Mar 26, 2019
On-Demand Webinar

Time Extension Requests – What Does A Contractor Have to Prove?

Be exposed to two recent cases concerning time extension requests Learn the rules concerning time extension requests Understand the arguments about waiver and apportionment of liquidated damages Become knowledgeable about concurrent de ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Common Mistakes Owners and Contractors Make that Cause Claims and Disputes

When asked about the most common causes of construction claims, owners and contractors often recite a lengthy list including changes, delays, site conditions, and lost labor productivity, etc. However, a recent global survey of the top five ...

  • Basic & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

Time Extension Requests – What Does A Contractor Have to Prove?

• Be exposed to two recent cases concerning time extension requests. • Learn the rules concerning time extension requests. • Understand the arguments about waiver and apportionment of liquidated damages. • Become knowledgeable about co ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Constructive Acceleration - At Home & Abroad

Constructive acceleration is judge made law created by the Boards of Contract Appeals in the 1960’s to establish an equitable remedy for contractor recovery when owners refuse to recognize delay. In the U.S. there is a standard six ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Early Completion Schedules – Benefits, Risks & Defenses

A contractor’s right to complete work early was acknowledged by 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 c ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Mediating Construction Disputes – How to Win

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 ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Public Private Project Partnerships – What, Why & How Is Risk Allocated?

This webinar presents the results of a research effort concerning P3 projects. The session explores the various aspects of Public Private Partnership (P3) projects focusing on what they are? why owners employ this project delivery method? how such ...

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

Trends in Construction Technology – The Potential Impact on Project Management & Construction Claims

This webinar identifies and explores some recent technology advances in construction and suggests some potential impacts on project managements and construction claims. Technology has transformed the world radically over the past few decades.  Alt ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins