Construction Change Orders: Impact, Avoidance and Documentation

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Construction change orders are an unwanted reality of construction: no one wants them - but they happen. O'Brien looks at why they happen; how to mitigate their adverse impacts; and how to avoid unnecessary change orders. He will provide a frank, objective view from various vantage points: owner, designer (architect-engineer), contractor/project manager, general contractor, and subcontractor.

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Discover how to control or avoid the problems caused by construction
change orders. Let one of the most respected leaders in today's
construction industry show you how to deal with the unwanted reality
of change orders. This reference describes why change orders
happen...how to mitigate their adverse consequences...and how to avoid
unnecessary ones. James J. O'Brien offers you a frank, objective view
of change orders from the various perspectives of the owner, designer,
project manager, general contractor, and subcontractor. His book fully
explains change and claim management systems...high- and low-risk
contracts...responsibility for changes...time extensions due to change
orders...and much more. This detailed reference will enable you to:
access numerous forms, letters, charts, and documentation relating to
change orders; study a complete example of a change order from the
first notice of a changed condition through processing of the actual
change order; learn from cases showing the consequential damanges that
can occur with change orders. It's all here in one convenient
source the expert guidance you need to manage change orders
proactively, and avoid major delays and claims on construction
projects.

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