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 construction industry with many project owners refusing to accept early completion baseline schedules.Others crafted contractual mechanisms defeat such claims.The purpose of this webinar is to set forth the background concerning a contractor’s right to complete work early and examine the contractor’s right to seek an equitable adjustment should their early completion be delayed by action of the owner.The webinars identified the potential benefits and risks for both owners and contractors.Additionally, this webinar provides a brief overview of several different ways owners can defend against claims oriented early completion schedules.
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.