Resolution of Construction Disputes with ADR

Online /
Aug 24, 2022 /
Course Code: 0802-WEB22

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After Participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn five pre-dispute resolution methods
  • Know multiple dispute resolution methods to be used during the construction phase of a project
  • Understand multiple alternative dispute resolution techniques beyond mediation and prior to arbitration or litigation
  • Be aware of some alternative dispute resolution techniques that may be employed during litigation
  • Be able to use the information to select an appropriate alternative dispute resolution technique


Construction industry disputes are common and the amounts in these disputes are frequently quite high. They are often complex making it difficult to present issues clearly to non-technical triers of fact. 

The construction industry has developed numerous resolution techniques, all with the end goal of resolving disputes without resorting to time consuming and expensive litigation. This webinar explores nearly thirty forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) used in construction. All differ and all have advantages and disadvantages that should be considered prior to selection. 

Course Outline:

  • Pre-Dispute ADR Methods
    • Escrow Bid Documents, Dispute Resolution Ladders, etc.
  • Initial Claims and Dispute Phase ADR Methods
    • Initial Decision Makers, Dispute Resolution Boards, etc.
  • ADR Alternatives During Litigation
    • Settlement Conferences, Court Appointed Experts, Referees, etc.
  • And more

Who Should Attend:

  • Attorneys dealing with construction delays claims and disputes
  • Owners and owner representatives managing capital improvement projects
  • Contractor executives, project managers, project sponsors and project controls personnel
  • Construction managers and design professionals performing services during construction

Special Features:

This webinar provides a sweeping review of a large number of alternative dispute resolution techniques all of which are being employed in the construction industry substantially reducing the number of construction disputes going to litigation. The construction litigation bar estimates that less than 2% of all civil disputes actually go all the way through litigation and alternative dispute resolution is one of the reasons why.

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


Jim Zack

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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Fee & Credits

$199 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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