We offered a webinar entitled “Construction
Acceleration - A Global Tour” on March 21, 2013. The presenter for the 75-minute webinar
was James G. Zack, Jr. CFCC FAACE CCM FRICS PMP.
Constructive Acceleration is a well recognized claim in the United States. The Federal Government’s Boards of Contract Appeals long ago created this claim and established the basic rules of entitlement concerning this type of claim. Thus, U.S. based contractors know what must be documented in order to recover in such situations. But when U.S. contractors are working outside the U.S. and are faced with this sort of situation, can they recover in arbitration or litigation in other jurisdictions? This presentation examines constructive acceleration in various legal jurisdictions (both common law and civil law) around the world to determine whether a contractor is able to use this type of claim to recover damages.
Jim Zack is the Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum – the construction industry’s global resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Formerly, Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management for Fluor Corporation, a $20 billion/year engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance contractor with offices and projects worldwide. Previous to that, Vice President of PinnacleOne and Executive Director, PinnacleOne Institute and Senior Construction Claims Consultant with CH2M HILL, Inc. With 40 years experience working on construction projects he is a recognized expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims. Mr. Zack has been involved with claims throughout the United States, Canada, Egypt, China, Germany, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Tatarstan, The Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia and Trinidad and Tobago. He has been involved in more than 5,000 claims and has been designated as an expert witness in mediation, arbitration and litigation. Mr. Zack is a Fellow of AACE International and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Mr. Zack is a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant, a Certified Construction Manager and a Project Management Professional. Mr. Zack is a nationally known author, speaker and trainer concerning the management, mitigation and resolution of construction claims on public works projects.
This complimentary webinar was sponsored by the 2012 Internatinal Total Cost Management Conference.