Available for on-site presentation only at this time.
This seminar will give the attendees an understanding, in simple terms, of what constitutes a change. It will explain the subtleties between a directed change and a constructive change along with several examples of what constructive changes are. The basic elements of a change will be highlighted with particular emphasis on defining and quantifying the impacts associated with a change. The particular impacts of delay and inefficiency will be addressed in detail, allowing the attendees to gain a better understanding of how these must be monitored during the course of the project.
- What types of changes affect construction projects
- How construction contracts address changes to the work
- Risk shifting in the change order language
- Contract considerations when evaluating changes to the work
- How changes to the work can affect the construction schedule
- How changes to the work can affect labor productivity
- Quantification of schedule and productivity impacts
- Contract provisions governing change order pricing
- Pricing of the change - direct and indirect costs
- Auditing change order pricing
- How to prove change order pricing
- Options in dispute resolution
- The attendee will be able to recognize when changes to the work occur on a construction project.
- The attendee will be able to recognize common exculpatory clauses that appear in change order forms.
- The attendee will be able to identify how to measure time and productivity impacts arising from change to the work.
- The attendee will be able to discuss the steps necessary to quantify changes and to submit proper pricing.
- The attendee will be able to recognize the documentation needed to support change order pricing.
- The attendee will be able to discuss the options regarding change order resolution - adjudicative and non-adjudicative.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
I. Overview And Types Of Changes
A. What Is A 'Change'? And What Happens When A Change Occurs?
B. Directed Changes
C. Constructive Changes
D. Examples Of Constructive Changes
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
II. The Law Of Contracts And
A. Contract Formation
B. Contract Modification
C. Critical Clauses In The Common Construction Contract
D. Risk Allocation In Contracts
9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
III. Impacts Of A Change
A. How Changes Can Affect The Schedule
B. How Changes Can Affect Productivity
C. The Concept Of 'Cumulative Impacts' And The 'Effects Of Changes To The Unchanged Work'
10:45 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
IV. Measuring The Impact Of A
A. The CPM Schedule Fragnent Analysis For Changes To The Work
B. Measuring Loss Of Labor Productivity Caused By Changes To The Work
C. Acceleration Of The Work To Overcome Delays
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
V. Notices And Reservation Of Rights
A. Contractual Requirements
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
A. Contract Provisions Regarding Pricing
B. Procedures For Change Order Costing
C. Direct Costs
a. Actual Costs
b. Rate Based Costing
D. Indirect Costs
1. General Conditions/ Field Office Overhead
2. Home Office Overhead
E. Auditing Change Orders
F. Common Change Order Costing Errors
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
VII. Proving Costs
B. Time Extensions
C. Constructive Acceleration
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Alternative Dispute Resolution
A. Adjudicative Techniques
B. Non-Adjudicative Techniques
C. Dispute Resolution Clauses In Contracts