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Contractor's Guide to Change Orders
(7 customer reviews)
Uncover hidden cost items and receive full compensation for them. Each chapter of this great book contains step-by-step procedures, checklists, full-size forms, and word-for-word letters to help you increase your acceptance rate and get paid for all changes on the job -- without disputes or misunderstandings.
Shows how to find, document, and negotiate payment for every added delay and expense that slips past your early warning system.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #3226225 in Books
- Published on: 2002-02
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.75" h x 8.25" w x 1.25" l,
- Binding: Paperback
- 382 pages
Most helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Contractor's Guide to Change Orders (2nd Edition)
By Jack E. Andersen
Great book!! Very informative and explains why contractors are so aggressive with submitting change orders (and RFIs). This book articulates the fact that there is a great discrepancy and conflict between the standards that contractors are held to (performing the WORK, and warranting and guaranteeing the WORK) and the standard level of care that architects are legally obligated to deliver to the owner(s)(the client). The underlining message in this book is that owners who receive the majority of the long term benefits from a building project by accepting the lowest competitive bid are pushing off their risks onto the contractor and architect. They simply are not willing to pay the "real" cost of constriction and contractors who must remain competitive can bid only "what they see" in the contract documents; in other words, owners want free work by accepting the lowest (unrealistic) bid. This book helps contractors who are in a competitive (lowest) bid environment get compensated for the "real" WORK performed or "real" cost of construction after they are awarded the contract.
The other message in this book is that the design-bid-build project delivery system should never be used unless there is a construction project contingency of 10% to 15% included in the owner's budget. This book is a must read for any owner or architect who wants to understand the nature of change orders, unwarranted RFIs, project cost overruns and conflicts on a design-bid-build project.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Best book on change orders
By Harvey Steinhaus
This is the best book I have ever found for construction change orders. It covers many types of changes and provides samples for your change order preparation.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.