A New Role for Project Controls Professionals on Dispute Boards

Jim Zack

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Attend this webinar to learn how project controls professionals can add value to the DRB process and help contribute to dispute resolution on many projects as members of Dispute Resolution Boards.

Why Should You Attend:

Although the Dispute Resolution Boards (DRBs) came into the U.S. construction industry in the 1970s, many in the industry are not familiar with these Boards or the DRB process. The webinar discusses the history, effectiveness and cost of this alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process. The webinar summarizes the typical DRB process. Project controls professionals (schedulers, estimators, cost control professionals) have long participated in the DRB process by assisting clients with preparation for or presentations at dispute hearings. Traditionally, Dispute Boards have been made up of an owner, a contractor, and a design professional or specialty consultant depending upon the nature of the project. The webinar explores whether experienced project controls professionals can help make Dispute Boards more effective. It identifies ways that project controls professionals can add value to the DRB process and help contribute to dispute resolution on many projects as members of Dispute Resolution Boards.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the DRB process.
  • Understand the benefits and concern with this process.
  • Be exposed to the success of DRBs between 1975 and 2017.
  • Become aware of the qualities of DRB members.
  • Examine how experienced project controls professionals can add value to this process.
  • Understand the steps experienced individuals can take to become a member of a DRB.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • The history of DRBs in the United States.
  • What is the typical DRB process.
  • Identifies the various forms of DRBs.
  • Discusses the benefits of ad concerns about the DRB process.
  • Provides historical documentation on the success of DRBs over a period of 42 years.
  • Explores the qualities of successful DRB panel members.
  • Discusses how experienced, specialized project controls professionals an add real value to the DRB process.
  • Identifies what steps project controls professionals can take to be nominated as a DRB panel member.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Project controls professionals interested in participating in the DRB process as panel members.
  • Owner and contractor executives getting involved in a DRB and looking for potential candidates as members of the panel.
  • Attorneys for owners and contractors seeking potential members of DRBs.
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Speaker: Jim Zack, Senior Advisor, Ankura Construction Forum

Jim is the Senior Advisor to the recently formed 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 the 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. Prior to this Jim was Vice President of PinnacleOne and Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. He has, for 46 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 28 countries abroad. Jim has worked for both contractors and owners on more than 5,000 claims in his career. He a Fellow of AACE International, 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. Jim is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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