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Change Order Basics in New York

Change orders are a fact of life for any construction project, be prepared to handle them.

Plans and specifications are not perfect, and there are numerous reasons that changes must be incorporated in a project during construction. Change orders are such an integral part of a project that almost every form of contract includes changes provisions to address how to handle inevitable change orders. This topic will address the basic issue of what a change order is and discuss the differences in change orders in various project delivery methods. This topic will also address time impacts/extensions of time and pricing of change orders looking at how both the owner and contractor have important issues and factors to consider.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe the basics of change orders.
  • You will be able to discuss change order impacts.
  • You will be able to explain the pricing and cost of change orders.
  • You will be able to review change order negotiations.

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Agenda

Basics of Change Orders

  • Types of and Reason for Change Orders
  • Change Order
  • Change Orders in Differing Project Delivery Methods

Change Order Impacts

  • Negatives
  • Sequence/Access Changes

Time Impacts

  • Delays
  • Acceleration
  • Compression
  • Critical and Non-Critical Delays
  • Extensions of Time

Pricing/Cost of Change Orders

  • Typical Costs Allowed
  • Estimating
  • Impacts to Cost
  • Cost Pitfalls
  • Unit Price Variations in Quantity

Change Order Negotiations

  • Scope
  • Delayed/No Agreement
  • Failed Negotiations
  • Successful Change Order Implementation
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This course was last revised on April 15, 2021.

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  • Lorman Education Services is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J2016. This course is approved for 1.25 Learning Unit hour(s). Prerequisite: None, Program Level: Intermediate: Advanced Preparation: None All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3). This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
     
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  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is authorized as a provider to offer courses through the New Jersey Board of Professional Engineers. This course is applicable for 1.0 CPC credits for engineers. * *Please check the NJ State rules and requirements for compliance.
     
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  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is an approved provider with the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveyors. This Ondemand course qualifies for 1.5 hour(s) for engineers. NYS will accept CE credit for any given course only once in a three year registration period.
     
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  • This program is applicable for 1.7 PDHs for engineers through the Pennsylvania State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     

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Faculty

Michael E. Bauerschmidt

Michael E. Bauerschmidt

Nautilus Consulting, LLC

  • Senior scheduler with Nautilus Consulting LLC
  • Planning and scheduling professional (PSP) certification from AACE International
  • Work with contractors to create baseline schedules and updates
  • Proficient in cost and resource loaded schedules
  • Use of Microsoft Project, P3, & P6
  • Forensic schedule analysis and claims development
Joseph W. Wallwork

Joseph W. Wallwork

Nautilus Consulting, LLC

  • Partner in Nautilus Consulting LLC
  • Over 40 years of experience in all aspects of design and construction
  • Fellow of AACE International
  • Provided expert witness testimony in construction matters more than 2 dozen times
  • Certified forensic claims consultant, planning and scheduling professional, and certified cost professional
  • Written papers and given presentations for AACE International, IRMI, ACEC, and AIA
  • Experience as a contractor, resident engineer, and construction manager for various types of projects from design through completion
  • Provided budget development guidelines for the new WTCC Transportation Center and managed estimating, cost engineering, scheduling, and risk services for WTCC redevelopment
Eric J. Wallwork

Eric J. Wallwork

Nautilus Consulting, LLC

  • Career has included various positions of civil construction inspector, building project manager, and construction consultant
  • Experience in each area of the construction industry involved change orders on every type of project
  • Experience with the in-field performance of the work, writing the change orders themselves, reviewing change orders not only for approval, but also for claims such as productivity and errors & omissions
  • Prior experience has provided a solid foundation for dealing with the obstacles change orders can present
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Product ID: 408380
Published 2021
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