Anatomy of Construction Contract Changes and Claims
Changes and claims are a natural part of the construction process. Managing them is a paramount responsibility of the project and construction management teams to reduce their impact on the project and the project budget. In this session we will review contract provisions for dealing with both changes and claims. We will point out what engineers should focus on to resolve changes with the least amount of impact to the project. Topics to be discussed include reasons for changes and claims, common terminology, typical changes and claims processes, tracking changes and claims, what should you expect to see when receiving change order proposals and/or claims and methods for resolution, and how to respond if you are not receiving the information in a reasonable manner.
- Bobbie J Gilmour, ENV SP, A.M.ASCE, Staff/Field Engineer, Kennedy Jenks
- Dan Becker, M.ASCE, CCM, PMP, CCP, ENV SP, D. Becker Consulting, LLC