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Rare opportunity to learn the full spectrum of claim from Mr. James G. Zack:

  • A nationally recognized author, speaker, trainer in mitigation, resolution, and defense of construction disputes
  • A testified expert involved in more than 5,000 claims, both public and private, and has been designated as an expert witness in mediation, arbitration and litigation

Group Discount Available: Save $74 per person! Minimum 2 tickets purchase required

Please send email to info@i-pci.com for inquiry and other potential payment options.

Speaker: James G. Zack, Jr., CCM, CFCC, FACE, FIGPC, FRICS, PMP

Jim is the Principal of James Zack Consulting, LLC a construction claims consultancy and the Senior Advisor, Founder and former Executive Director of the Navigant 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. 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 45 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 28 countries abroad. He has worked for both contractors and owners on more than 5,000 claims in his career. Mr. Zack is a Fellow of AACE, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the International 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).

Seminar Description:

This one day course includes a discussion of change orders – why the Changes clause is necessary; the cause and identification of changes; and how to keep changes from becoming claims or disputes. The course also covers the “universe of construction claims” from the perspective of both owners and contractors. The course provides a definition of the term “claim”; how and why construction claims arise; and then discusses the eleven types of construction claims included in most contracts including –

  • Disputed Change Claims
  • Constructive Change Claims
  • Differing / Unforeseen Site Condition Claims
  • Suspension / Stop Work Claims
  • Constructive Suspension of Work Claims
  • Force Majeure Claims
  • Delay Claims
  • Acceleration Claims
  • Constructive Work Claims
  • Termination of Work Claims
  • Termination for Default Claims

The course also includes a discussion of the burden of proof necessary to recover claim damages; claim damages quantum and claim analysis; various project delivery methods and how claims and disputes may arise under any contract form; and claims and dispute resolution methods.

This seminar will help attendees:

  • Explore the interface between changes and claims;
  • Understand the burden of proof imposed on all claimants (both owners and contractors);
  • Learn the basics of all 11 types of claims;
  • Be exposed to what must be proven and documented for each type of claim;
  • Become familiar with the analysis of construction claims;
  • Learn about preparation of and/or analysis concerning claims damages; and,
  • Gain insight into ways to resolve claims.

Course Objective:

The objective of this one day course is to provide information for both owners and contractors concerning entitlement, causation and damages for each of the basic types of claims. Attendees will learn how to prepare valid claims and/or defend against non-meritorious claims. The overall purpose of the presentation is to help identify how to manage construction claims on the project site – and not in the courtroom years later.

Key Benefits of Attending:

Attendees will

  • Learn how to frame, prepare and present valid, well documented claims;
  • Understand how to review construction claims and their supporting documentation;
  • Gain insight in how to defend against unsubstantiated claims; and,
  • Learn how to resolve construction claims through negotiation and avoid the need for arbitration or litigation.

Who Should Attend?

  • Owners and their representatives (designers and construction managers)
  • Contractors and their project teams
  • Subcontractors
  • Legal counsel for all of the above

Seminar Outline:

Morning Session

  • Introduction to Changes & Claims
  • Change Order Management
  • How & Why Claims Arise
  • Notice Issues
  • Disputes Change Claims
  • Constructive Changes
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Directed Suspensions of Work
  • Constructive Suspensions
  • Force Majeure

Afternoon Sessions

  • Delays
  • Directed Acceleration
  • Constructive Acceleration
  • Termination for Convenience
  • Termination for Default
  • Owner Claims vs. Contractors
  • Burden of Proof for Claimants
  • Damages
  • Claims & Project Delivery Methods
  • Claim Preparation & Analysis
  • Dispute Resolution Methods


Why do I prefer Claim Training from i-PCI?

i-PCI's claim training is hosted by James G. Zack, a testified expert involved in more than 5,000 claims, with better training quality but affordable cost.

What can I bring into the event?

All electrical course material will be provided in class. We suggest you bring your laptop to the class to access these material easier.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send email to info@i-PCI.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, but please contact info@i-PCI.com for transferring.

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