Change Order Management:
Best Practices & Strategic Considerations
_Amanda L. Schermer, Partner, Schiff Hardin, LLP
Differing site conditions, delay, scope changes, force majeure events, bad plans and specs, and failure to disclose information are just a few of the causes of changes that can wreak havoc on a construction project. Change orders in construction projects are the cause of more disputes and lawsuits than any other reason and can mean the difference between a successful project and an unsuccessful one. Don’t let change orders eat into your profits.
Watch this information-packed recorded webinar to understand best practices that will help your company successfully manage change orders to make sure you come out on top. You will learn about the contractual basis for change orders, their impact on your schedule, contract management, documentation, change management and much more. Watch now to gain a clear understanding of change orders and be able to:
- Recognize the considerations (both contractor and owner) for processing change requests.
- Prepare appropriate back-up documentation.
- Learn the importance of accurate coding of change orders for cost trending, reporting and budget reforecasting.
- Recognize the impact of timely processing of change orders.
- Understand the pros and cons of manual processes versus software programs.
- Comprehend the relationship of RFIs, field change requests, commercial correspondence and other project documentation.
- Implement best practices to avoid or resolve change order claims and disputes.
- And much, much more!
Watch this webinar to learn best practices in change management and how to avoid or resolve change order claims and disputes to keep your organization out of court.
Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is a must if you’re a public or private owner, construction manager, contractor, subcontractor, consultant, architect or engineer.
Meet Your Expert Instructor:
Mandy Schermer's practice focuses on the representation of owners, design professionals, developers, and contractors throughout the construction process. Her experience includes contract drafting and negotiation, contract administration, and litigation or alternative dispute resolution of claims for delay, impact and acceleration, design or construction defects, and mechanics lien foreclosures.
Most recently, Ms. Schermer has worked in the field with a large utility client on a multi-billion-dollar complex construction project, including contract negotiation, contract management and administration, project execution, claim avoidance, and dispute resolution through on-site assistance with the client's day-to-day review of contracts, change orders, and other commercial issues. Additionally, her experience includes assisting regulated utilities develop a prudence strategy for rate making regulatory proceedings... read more here.