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 the job. Construction Managers are frequently the leaders in convincing owners to adopt project partnering and must be involved in the entire process if partnering is to be successful. This webinar provides the results of a study concerning the cost and the success of project partnering with respect to minimizing construction disputes. The webinar identifies the characteristics, the drivers, the phases and the elements of successful partnering.The obstacles to and potential downsides of successful partnering are discussed along with the benefits realized from successful project partnering.The webinar identifies and discusses eight cases studies across the country to discover whether partnering actually reduces disputes & illustrate the "best in class" partnering results.
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.