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

Project Partnering – A Way To Reduce 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 t ...

  • Advanced
  • 90 Mins
  • Jan 27, 2022
Live Webinar

Impact of Rework on Construction Projects & Some Practical Remedies

Rework in the construction industry is frequent and well known. It is a drain on productivity, profitability and timeliness of project delivery for both contractors and owners. Additionally, the need for rework can have spinoff or downstream impacts for all pr ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
  • Feb 15, 2022
Live Webinar

Managing Claims & Disputes Proactively

Construction projects are a fertile breeding ground for claims – unless everything on the project proceeds exactly as planned. To avoid all claims there must be no changes, no delays, no shortage of qualified craft labor, no late delivery of equipment and mate ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
  • Feb 23, 2022
On-Demand 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

Early Warning Signs of Construction Claims & Disputes

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
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
Recorded 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
On-Demand Webinar

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

Whether a contractor, an owner, a design professional, a construction manager, or a contractor, all construction professionals must learn how to prepare, analyze, and justify time extension requests. Owners and their representatives are tasked with the respons ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
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