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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, construction consultation, 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


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
Jim Zack present “P3 Projects - What, Why & How is Risk Allocated?” - June 25, 10:15 am - 11:15 am PT
Benjamin Woolley & Jim Zack present “Trends in Construction Technology - The Potential Impact on Project Management & Construction Claims” – June 25, 11:30 am -12:30 pm PT
Jim Zack joins a panel discussion “The Scheduling Truth or Lie Game” - June 26, 11:30 am -12:30 pm PT
John Livengood presents “SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol 2nd ed. as Compared to AACE RP29R-03" - June 26, 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm 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

Webinar: Cumulative Impact Claims - What are they and when are they Appropriate
John Livengood will bring you up to speed with the recent case law, and demonstrate – with the help of real and hypothetical examples – what data you need to collect to successfully establish cumulative impact. He will walk you through successful cumulative impact claims, help you understand why some claims fail, and also teach you how to calculate and prove yours. You will learn how claims are attacked – and identify the weak links when defending yours.
July 17, 2018 1:00 ET / 12:00 CT

Webinar: Mediating Construction Disputes – How to Win
Jim Zack discusses mediation as a process and discusses why construction professionals need to learn about mediation. The webinar identifies some good and bad points concerning mediation. Additionally, the webinar offers a number of practical suggestions on how to prepare for and be successful in mediation.
August 29, 2018 1:00 ET / 12:00 CT

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