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Navigant Construction Forum

Navigant Construction Forum™ is an industry resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes.

Welcome to the Navigant Construction Forum™.  We’re pleased to have you visit and review or download our research reports, white papers, articles and newsletters found herein.  The Forum™ strives to study, inform and provide valuable research perspectives, trends, and thought leadership on construction risk mitigation and dispute resolution matters that impact our industry.  The Forum™ offers insights on a broad spectrum of risk management, scheduling, delay, cost accounting, claims and litigation issues that serves to enlighten and educate.

Established in September 2010, the mission of the Navigant Construction Forum™ is to be the industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. “Building on lessons learned in global construction dispute avoidance and resolution”, the Navigant Construction Forum™ issues papers and reports, makes presentations and offer seminars on the most critical issues related to the avoidance or mitigation of construction disputes and the resolution of such disputes.

Upcoming Events

 

Webinar: Constructive Acceleration - A Global Tour 2018
John Walker Jim Zack explore potential avenues of recovery for contractors in 20 different countries and will discuss how contractors can recover using various alternatives to the constructive acceleration claim.
May 2, 2018 1 pm ET / 12 pm CT

Webinar: Overview of Construction Claims & Disputes
Jim Zack and John Livengood provide a thorough discussion of construction claims and disputes from both the owner and the contractor perspective – how to prepare claims, how to resolve claims and how to defend against claims.
May 7, 2018 12 pm ET / 11 am CT

Webinar: Common Mistakes Owners & Contractors Make That Cause Claims
Jim Zack and Steve Collins identify the top ten mistakes owners make that cause claims and disputes and share practical advice on how to avoid such mistakes for each.
May 8, 2018 12 pm ET / 11 am CT

Webinar: Public Private Partnership Projects – What, Why & How Is Risk Allocated?
Misbah Uddin and Jim Zack explore the various aspects of P3 projects focusing on what they are, why owners employ this project delivery method, how such projects are structured, and how risk is typically allocated on P3 projects.
May 10, 2018 1 pm ET / 12 pm CT

Speaking Engagement: IBA International Construction Projects Conference – Amsterdam
John Livengood will present “Forensic Schedule Delay Methodologies” at the IBA International Construction Projects Conference in Amsterdam. 
May 13, 2018

Webinar: Managing Construction Disputes Intelligently
Steve Collins and Jim Zack explore a series of issues that cause claims on construction projects and offer practical advice for both owners and contractors to avoid such mistakes.
May 14, 2018 12 pm ET / 11 am CT

Webinar: Pricing Contractor Delay Costs
Megan Wells and Jim Zack discuss eight methods for controlling contractor delay costs, offer commentary on the strengths and weaknesses of each, and provide recommendations on how project owners can resolve this dilemma in advance of delays.
May 15, 2018 12 pm ET / 11 am CT

Webinar: Impact Claims – Fact or Fiction
Jim Zack & Amanda Amadon discuss impact damages and how to defend against these claims.
May 23, 2018 1 pm ET / 12 pm CT

Speaking Engagement: AACE Moscow Workshop
John Livengood will present “Construction Delays, Forensic Methods to Quantify Delay” at the AACE Moscow Spring Workshop 2018.
May 29-31, 2018 

Webinar: Trends in Construction Technology – Potential Impact on Project Management & Construction Claims
Benjamin Wooley and Jim Zack discuss specific advances in construction related technology and how these technological advances should help reduce claims and avoid legal disputes at the end of the project.
May 31, 2018 1 pm ET / 12 pm CT

Webinar: Public Private Partnership Projects - What, Why & How is Risk Allocated
Misbah Uddin and Jim Zack explore the various aspects of Public Private Partnership (P3) projects focusing on what they are, why owners employ this project delivery method, how such projects are structured, and how risk is typically allocated.
June 6, 2018 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT 

Webinar: Early Completion Schedules - Benefits, Risks & Defenses
Emily Federico and Jim Zack set forth the background concerning a contractor’s right to complete work early and examine the contractor’s right to seek an equitable adjustment should their early completion be delayed by action of the owner.  The webinar also provides an overview of several different ways owners can defend against claims oriented early completion schedules.
June 12, 2018 2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT 

Webinar: Forensic Schedule Delay Methodologies – What they Are, How they Work and Why they ALWAYS Give Different Answers!
John Livengood will provide a clear understanding of each of the major families of FSA methodologies, which are most and least effective, and why they give different results even if done correctly with the same set of facts. 
June 12, 2018 1 pm ET / 12 pm CT

Speaking Engagement: King’s College London FIDIC Summer School
Liam Holder will present at the King’s College London FIDIC Summer School, a course run by leading practitioners and focusing on the common civil law legal frameworks within which contracts are used.  Liam’s sessions include: “Prices, Valuation, Payment, Variations and Claims” and “Quantifying the Costs of Change, Prolongation, Disruption, Profit and Overheads”.
June 18-22, 2018 

Speaking Engagements: AACE International Conference & Expo San Diego
Roger Nelson & Patrick Kelly present “Primavera's Float Path Calculation: Review and Analysis of Applications” -  June 24 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm PT
Peter Badala & Jim Zack present “P3 Projects - What, Why & How is Risk Allocated?” - June 25, 10:15 am - 11:15 am PT
Harold Dorbin & Jim Zack present “Trends in Construction Technology - The Potential Impact on Project Management & Construction Claims” – June 25, 3:30 pm -4:30 pm PT
Jim Zack joins a panel discussion “The Scheduling Truth or Lie Game” - June 25, 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm PT
John Livengood presents “SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol 2nd ed. as Compared to AACE RP29R-03" - June 27, 8:00 am – 9:00 am PT

Webinar: Time Extension Requests - What Does a Contractor Have to Prove?
Amanda Amadon and Jim Zack identify the tests that have been set forth by the U.S. Federal Courts to justify both excusable and compensable delay time extension requests, discuss how these rules are applied, examine the rules concerning concurrent delay and how the courts hold the claimant responsible for allocating concurrent delay, and highlight two new court rulings which may be “game changers” concerning delays, time extension requests and the use of concurrent delay as a defense against liquidated damages.
June 29, 2018 1:00 ET / 12:00 CT

 

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