Why Should You Attend:
Construction industry disputes are common and the amounts in dispute are frequently quite high. Such disputes are often quite complex making it difficult to present issues clearly to non-technical triers of fact. Until the late 1980s, the traditional dispute resolution process involved negotiations, possibly mediation, followed by litigation. Although the construction industry is not typically considered to be progressive or forward thinking, with respect to disputes resolution the industry has developed a number alternative means of resolving disputes. Numerous ADR techniques have been have been developed and implemented, all with the end goal of resolving disputes without resorting to traditional, time-consuming and expensive litigation.
This webinar will discuss nearly thirty forms of ADR that are being used in the construction industry. While some are merely variations of a theme, all are different and all have advantages and disadvantages that should be considered prior to selection. The various forms of ADR will be presented in logical order following a dispute from the project site to the adjudicative forum.
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Physical CD-USB of recorded session will be despatched after 72 hrs on completion of payment
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).