Project Partnering – A Way To Reduce Claims & Disputes
  • CODE : JAZA-0008
  • Duration : 90 Minutes
  • Level : Advance
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James G. Zack, Jr., CCM, CFCC, FAACE, FGPC, FRICS, PMP

James Zack is the Senior Advisor, Ankura Construction Forum™– the construction industry’s global resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Jim was a founder and former Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™. Previously, Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management, Fluor Corporation; Vice President, PinnacleOne and Executive Director, PinnacleOne Institute; and Senior Construction Claims Consultant, CH2M HILL, Inc. With 47 years’ experience, he is a recognized expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims. A Fellow of AACE International. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Guild of Project Controls, Mr. Zack is a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant, a Certified Construction Manager, and a Project Management Professional as well as an internationally known author and speaker on construction claims.

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 the 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 case studies across the country to discover whether partnering actually reduces disputes & illustrates the "best in class" partnering results.

  • Be aware of what project partnering is and is not
  • Understand the characteristics, drivers, phases, and necessary elements required to make partnering a success on a construction project
  • Become familiar with the obstacles and potential downsides of partnering
  • Be exposed to the costs of partnering on average projects
  • Learn about the benefits of successful project partnering based upon a number of case studies
  • Discover the “best in class” partnering results

Areas Covered

  • Short History of Partnering
  • Characteristics of Partnering
  • Drivers of Partnering Implementation
  • Phases of the Partnering Process
  • Elements of Success
  • Obstacles to Partnering
  • Collaborative Attributes of Partnering
  • Potential Downsides of Partnering
  • Benefits of Partnering
  • Case Studies
  • Best in Class Partnering Results
  • Conclusion

Course Level - Intermediate to Advanced

Who Should Attend   

  • General Contractors – Project Managers & Executives
  • Owners and their representatives
  • Design professionals performing services during construction
  • Construction managers
  • Attorneys representing owners and contractors
  • $149.00



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