Management Of Change In Construction Projects

June 01, 2021
180 Mins
James G. Zack, Jr.
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Management of Change & Change Orders in Construction

DURATION: 90 MINUTES

Webinar Description

Change orders on construction projects are inevitable. They are a fact of life in construction and act as a safety relief valve for both owners and contractors during the course of construction. While changes cannot be stopped altogether, they can and must be managed for the benefit of both the owner and the contractor in order to deliver successful projects on time and within the budget. Thus, owners and contractors must learn how to manage changes to the work during the construction period. This webinar discusses how and why changes arise during the project’s construction phase; what owners can and cannot change; the types of change to the work in progress; how each type of change order should be handled on the site; the rules of contract interpretation; what damages may be owed under the Changes clause; and how changes can be resolved on the project site.

Webinar Objectives:

Attendees will be exposed to the best practices of change management during construction and a standard change order control process. They will leave with a better understanding of the two types of change on construction projects as well as typical recoverable damages under the Changes clause.

Webinar Agenda:

  • Common causes of change
  • Change management and control
  • Directed changes
  • Constructive changes
  • Change order process
  • Recoverable damages
  • Resolution of damages under the Changes clause

Webinar Highlights:

Attendees at this webinar will –

  • Learn about the most common causes of change
  • Understand the basics of change management & control
  • Be exposed to the two types of change orders
  • Become familiar with a logical change order process
  • Be provided with a roadmap on how to deal with constructive changes
  • Explore recoverable damages under the Changes clause

Cost & Time Impact of Rework on Construction Projects

DURATION: 90 MINUTES

Webinar Description

Rework in the construction industry is frequent and well known. It is a drain on construction productivity, profitability, and the timeliness of project delivery for both contractors and owners. Additionally, the need for rework can have spinoff or downstream impacts for all project stakeholders. The causes of rework are, likewise, very well known: design and construction changes; errors and omissions; project enhancements; operability changes; fabrication changes and errors, etc. While rework is common, the impact has not been thoroughly assessed, studied, or discussed. This webinar assesses and identifies the typical cost of rework on a wide range of project types. It shows how the cost of rework is frequently understated and provides an estimate of the true “average cost” of rework. The webinar also identifies the average impact of rework on project duration in terms of time as well as unrecoverable extended overheads and the cost of liquidated damages. Finally, the webinar identifies several practical methods that can be employed by owners and contractors to substantially reduce both the cost and time impact of rework.

Webinar Objectives:

Webinar attendees will

  • Learn the typical causes of rework.
  • Gain an understanding of the cost and time impacts of rework on construction projects.
  • Be provided with a model for predicting rework on new or future projects.
  • Gain information on a number of practical ways to reduce the amount of rework on future projects.

Webinar Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Definition of Rework
  • What is Rework?
  • Causes of Rework
  • Estimated Cost of Rework
  • Schedule Impact of Rework
  • Cost of Rework Caused Delay
  • Estimating Model for Rework Costs
  • Potential Trend Concerning Rework
  • Some Practical Remedies
  • Conclusion
  • Questions & Answers

Webinar Highlights:

  • This webinar identifies the reported cost of rework on construction projects as identified by a large number of studies.
  • The webinar also estimates the true cost of rework.
  • Additionally, the webinar provides an estimate of the average amount of delay caused by rework on the typical construction project.
  • The webinar provides an estimate of the delay cost arising from rework.
  • In this webinar, you will be shown a model that allows you to estimate the cost of rework on future projects.
  • Finally, the webinar provides several practical recommendations intended to reduce the amount of rework on future projects.

Who Should Attend:

  • Owner & Contractor Project Managers
  • Resident Engineers or Architects
  • Agency Construction Managers
  • Construction Managers @ Risk
  • Design Managers
  • Owner & contractor personnel involved in preparing and submitting change orders and construction claims
  • Owner & contractor personnel receiving, analyzing, and resolving change requests and construction claims
  • Legal Counsel representing owners or contractors
  • Contractor project managers, project sponsors, cost estimators & project control personnel.
  • Construction managers and design professionals performing services during construction.
  • Project owners and owner representatives.

 

Note: This is a combo of 2 Live Webinars (each with a 90-minute duration)

James G. Zack, Jr.

James G. Zack, Jr.

Jim is the Principal, James Zack Consulting, LLC and Senior Advisor, Ankura Construction Forum™. The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Formerly he was the Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™ and earlier, the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors. Mr. Zack was previously Vice President of PinnacleOne and the Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. Mr. Zack has, for...
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