Sunday, January 11, 2009

James L. Salmon's Updated CV (January 2009)

James L. Salmon is the President of Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC. Collaborative Construction's innovative IPD in 3D™ program 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. In addition to his role as President of Collaborative Construction James also maintains the Collaborative Construction Blog and is the founder and manager of the international online networking group Collaborative BIM Advocates. James and Collaborative Construction work closely with innovators from multiple disciplines to advance the building industry’s understanding of the power of integrated project delivery, (IPD) building information modeling, (BIM) lean construction methods and techniques (Lean Construction) and the ne generation of multi-party collaborative agreements (Collaborative Agreements) that enable the use of these powerful collaborative tools in an IPD environment.

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 Collaborative Construction 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). CCR, as a BuildSMART Alliance member, also hosts a Collaborative Construction Breakfast meeting on the last Thursday of every month for local industry professionals in Cincinnati interested in learning more about collaborative agreements, BIM and lean construction techniques, including how those tools help stakeholders achieve true Integrated Project Delivery. In an effort to increase networking opportunities for a wide array of industry professionals James also created a Linkedin Group called Collaborative BIM Advocates. Membership in that group grows daily and you can join by following the link! James' documented interest in promoting industry wide virtual education and Collaborative Construction's commitment to collaborative consulting led the Ecobuild AEC-ST conference organizers to invite Collaborative Construction to co-host a meeting of the Collaborative BIM Breakfast group and the Collaborative BIM Advocates group at the Ecobuild / AEC - ST Conferences in Washington D.C. in the Fall and in Denver in the Spring.

At such events James advocates networking among stakeholders interested in using collaborative agreements, BIM and lean construction methods in combination because those powerful tools exponentially increase productivity and efficiency, saving owners money and earning higher profits for others. James is currently serving on an ad hoc committee formed by the BuildSMART Alliance to explore the viability of hosting physical and virtual conferences simultaneously. The combined meetings of the Collaborative BIM Breakfast group and the Collaborative BIM Advocates at the Fall and Spring conferences for Ecobuild / AEC - ST will serve as practical means of testing virtual conferencing tools. The U.S. Construction Industry is desperately seeking a better business model and James is working hard to provide it!

Under James' leadership Collaborative Construction has also 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 Collaborative Construction'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, Collaborative Constuction 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 is well 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

"Achieving IPD in 3D™" Collaborative Construction Blog, January 2009

"A Construction Industry Revolution, ConsensusDOCS + BIM + Lean = Amazing Results!" VOICE Magazine, August 2008 (Co-Authors James L. Salmon and Rich Cardwell)

"Is Nanotechnology a Catalyst for Energy Independence?" Collaborative Construction Blog, July 2008

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

"Analysis of ConsenusDOCS 300 and the AIA IPD DOCS" Collaborative Construction Blog, July 2008 (C0-Authors James L. Salmon and Rich Cardwell)

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

"Us Construction Industry Revolution, Second National Teleconference Series!" Two separate national presentations in June and July, 2008

“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 Websites and Blogs

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

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

Phone: 859-802-1118
Skype: JameswithCCR or 859-912-7747

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