Sunday, April 20, 2008

James L. Salmon's CV

James L. Salmon is the President of Collaborative Construction Resources, (CCR) LLC. CCR empowers stakeholders in the U.S Construction Industry to utilize collaborative agreements, BIM and lean construction methods to deliver integrated construction services more efficiently and more productively. James was raised on a ranch and in the oil fields of West Texas. His father was a general contractor and his grandparents owned ranches. He was exposed to all aspects of construction and the oil industry from an early age. As a construction lawyer James spent 15 years defending and pursuing construction claims on behalf of owners, architects, engineers and contractors. James is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section of the American Bar Association and a member of similar sections of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Wyoming state bar associations. Today, he is a leader in the collaborative construction revolution that is sweeping the industry. Upon founding CCR James immediately joined the National Building Information Model Standards (NBIMS) Project Committee. Soon thereafter CCR joined the NBIMS Project Committee's Business Process Integration Task Team, (BPITT) a team now carrying out its mandate through the Build SMART Alliance, a project associated with the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS). James advocates the use of collaborative agreements, BIM and lean construction methods because, when used in combination, those powerful tools exponentially increase productivity and efficiency, saving owners money and earning higher profits for others. The U.S. Construction Industry is desperately seeking a better business model and James is working hard to provide it!

Under James' leadership CCR has hosted a National Teleconference Series exploring how best to put the ConsensusDOCS 300 series to work on major construction projects, made multiple presentations to industry leaders and has been selected, along with Rich Cardwell of CCR's affiliate Construction Owner Resources, LLC to provide a national ConsensusDOCS sponsored presentation in September, 2008 to members of all the associations that have endorsed ConsensusDOCS. In addition, CCR is working closely with the Construction Users Round Table, (CURT) to educate stakeholders about the benefits of collaborative agreements, BIM and Lean Construction. To that end, James and Rich made a presentation to the local CURT chapter in Cincinnati, taught a session of a CURT's Executive Vice President Greg Sizemore's Construction Law class at the University of Cincinnati, and authored an article for CURT's industry magazine, The VOICE. James is one of the few individuals nationally who has read and analyzed the 183 page NBIMS Protocol, the voluminous ConsensusDOCS 300, (as well as Sutter Health's IFOA and the California Council's IPDG), the AIA's IPD Docs, and much of the Lean Construction Institute's literature, all with an eye towards bringing all of those powerful tools to bear, in a collaborative environment, on the goal of achieving Integrated Project Delivery that increases efficiency and enhances productivity on major construction projects. James and CCR are prepared to help you and your organization with all phases and aspects of integrated project delivery.


• Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC
o President and Founder, February 2008 to the present

• Ulmer & Berne, LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio
o Senior Associate, January 2000 to April 2008

• Lonabaugh & Riggs, Sheridan, Wyoming
o Associate, September 1996, to January 2000

• Sheridan College, Sheridan, Wyoming
o Adjunct Professor, January 1997, to January 1998

• Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming
o Adjunct Professor, September 1994, to September 1996

• Chief Justice William A. Taylor, Wyoming Supreme Court
o Law Clerk, September 1994, to September 1996


Bar Memberships and Admissions

o Member, Ohio State Bar Association (Construction and Mediation Sections)
o Member, Kentucky State Bar Association (Construction and Mediation Sections)
o Member, American Bar Association (Litigation and ADR Sections)
o Member, Northern Kentucky Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Section)
o Member, Wyoming State Bar Association
o Admitted in the State of Ohio
o Admitted in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
o Admitted in the State of Wyoming
o Admitted in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
o Admitted in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
o Admitted in the U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming

Presentations and publications

Collaborative Construction Resources

"A Construction Industry Revolution, ConsensusDOCS + BIM + Lean = Amazing Results!" VOICE Magazine, August 2008 (Co-Author Rich Cardwell)

"How to Save Time and Money While Reducing Risks On Major Commercial Energy Projects!" Collaborative Construction Blog, July 2008

" Innovative New ConsensusDOCS 301 BIM Addendum Released!" Collaborative Construction Blog, July 2008 (Co-Author Rich Cardwell)

“US Construction Industry Revolution, National Teleconference Series!” Four separate national presentations throughout the month of May, 2008

“Project Implementation of ConsensusDOCS 300 Tri-Party Standard Contract” National web-based presentation to public and members of all organizations sponsoring ConsensusDOCS scheduled for September 2008

“Gain Major Competitive Advantages in Today’s Construction Market and Put ConsensusDOCS 300 Standard Form of Tri-Party Agreement for Collaborative Project Delivery (ConsensusDOCS 300), BIM and Lean Construction to Work on Your Next Project!” Live presentation to Construction Owners Association of the Tri-State, COATS, April, 2008

“Striving for Innovation and Efficiency on Construction Projects” January, 2008

“What is Lean Construction and Why Should Owners Care?” January, 2008

“The Collaborative Revolution!” March, 2008

“What Role Do Specialty Subcontractors Play on a Collaborative Construction Project?” March 2008

James Salmon's Blogs

Creator and Author of the “Collaborative Construction Blog
Creator and Author of the "Fort Thomas Collaborative Blog"

Continuing Education Presentations

“Ohio Bad Faith Law” CLE Presentation
“Bad Faith Claims in Mold Litigation” CLE Presentation
“Contractor Exposure to Mold Litigation” CLE Presentation
“Comparative Verdicts in Mold Cases” CLE Presentation
“Comparative Verdicts in Bad Faith Cases” CLE Presentation
“HMO Litigation, Significant Verdicts” CLE Presentation

Community Involvement

o Member, Fort Thomas Independent School District Fund Raising Task Force
o Creator of and facilitator for the Fort Thomas Collaborative Blog
o Member, Johnson Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council
o Co-Chair, Marketing for Johnson Elementary School Fund Raiser
o President, Texas Tech University Alumni Chapter, Cincinnati
o Volunteer Mediator, Kentucky and Ohio Courts
o President, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Texas Tech University


o Texas Tech University (B.A., 1991)
o University of Cincinnati (J.D., 1994)
o Certified Mediator, Administrative Office of the Courts, Kentucky

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