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  • February 3
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

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Change Order Basics and Best Practices in California

February 3

Understand how to best implement and administer changes and claims to preserve rights and mitigate exposure.

This statewide California topic is intended to provide you with unbiased information regarding change orders. The topic will briefly introduce you to change order basics: what is a change order, what types of changes are most often seen in the construction context, when is a change order properly sought, typical change order disputes and how to price change orders. The content's focus will then shift to an examination of ways to mitigate risk through appropriate contract drafting and review. We will discuss the Spearin Doctrine and the realities of unforeseen and differing site conditions. The topic will then explain and highlight the important distinctions between private and public works. The content will also examine how to best implement and administrate changes and claims to preserve rights and mitigate exposure. The topic will conclude with an examination of the potential risks and pitfalls involved in change order disputes and the means and methods for resolving commercial disputes.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to define the importance of risk mitigation through contract drafting and review.

- You will be able to describe change orders, typical change order disputes, and how to price change orders.

- You will be able to explain the Spearing Doctrine and its impact in situations involving unforeseen and differing site conditions.

- You will be able to review, and understand how to implement specific risk mitigation strategies and goals using appropriate contractual language.

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Agenda

Types of Changes Actual, Constructive and Cardinal/Material
The Six P's of Change Orders Prospecting, Preparing, Pricing, Presenting, Performing and Payment
  • Typical Change Order Disputes
  • How to Price Change Orders
Risk Mitigation Through Contract Drafting and Review
  • Clear, Complete and Appropriate Contract Documents
  • Both Parties Stand to Gain by Careful Drafting and Reviewing and Contract Administration
  • Structured Change Order Initiation/Request/Proposal Process
  • Contract Will Generally Include Notice Provision and Time Bars on Change Order Claims
The Spearin Doctrine
  • Unforeseen and Differing Site Conditions
  • Public Design Bid/Build Owner Bears Greater Risk Than Private Work of Improvement
  • Differing Site Conditions
Implementation and Administration of Changes and Claims to Preserve Rights and Mitigate Exposure
Potential Risks, Pitfalls and Resolving Commercial Disputes
  • Common Pitfalls and Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Even Without Change Order Being Issued, Claims May Be Brought for Work Outside the Contract
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Credits

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This course was last revised on February 3, 2017.

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  • AIA 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is registered with the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES). This 1.5 hour program offers 1.5 Learning Unit hours, which will be reported directly to the AIA/CES for AIA members.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CPE 1.8 including Specialized Knowledge 1.8
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www. learningmarket.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: . Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     

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Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for construction and project managers, engineers, presidents, vice presidents, owners, architects, controllers, accountants, contract managers and attorneys.

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Faculty

John Darling, Esq.

John Darling, Esq.

Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.

  • Shareholder of Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling and Mah, Inc., a top-tier construction and commercial litigation firm in Pasadena
  • Tried over 100 cases throughout California and the United States, and is equally adept at alternative dispute resolution proceedings
  • Experience in the construction industry allows him to help clients assess damage and manage risk while crafting a path forward
  • Listed as a "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics magazine and a "Best Lawyer" by Woodward/White, Inc.
  • Regularly keynotes seminars and lectures on construction law topics and has written numerous publications
  • J.D. degree, McGeorge School of Law at the University of The Pacific; B.A. degree, University of New Mexico
  • Can be contacted at 626-440-5200 or [email protected]
Paul Rogoff

Paul Rogoff

Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.

  • Trial lawyer of Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling and Mah, Inc.
  • Focuses practice on the handling of complex construction, commercial and business litigation disputes, in addition to his extensive trial experience
  • Practice also includes motion practice, appellate drafting, oral argument, costs and fees litigation, discovery and pretrial investigation
  • J.D. and M.B.A. degrees, University of Texas at Austin; B.A. degree, Washing University
  • Can be contacted at 626-440-5200 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 399908
Published 2017
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