Change Orders Block 3 - How to Execute a Change Order

Course Number: P-2003
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Walter W. Henry, P.E., LEED AP
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Overview

In Change Orders Block 3 - How to Execute a Change Order , you'll learn ...

  • Determining a change order format
  • Preparing a request for a change order proposal
  • Determining the engineer's and architect's fees for change order processing
  • The components of a change order proposal

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 29 pages

In this course - the third in a 3-part series on Change Orders - we examine how to execute a change order. Once a change is identified and is found to really be a change, not just a clarification, then a change order will need to be processed. Before a project is initiated, the format for change orders should be defined. The engineer and architect should also identify in the contract documents the method that will be used to compensate the engineer and architect for their efforts in the change order process.

When a change is identified, a request for a change order is sent to the Owner. Once the Owner approves the effort to process the change order, it is sent to the Contractor for pricing. The Contractor's change order proposal consists of a cover letter, summary sheet, and detailed "breakdown" sheets which itemize the material and labor costs for each item associated with the change.

Although a diligent Contractor may wish to get started immediately, it is imperative that the Contractor wait for approval of the change order before commencing material orders and work associated with the change. It is the job of the engineer and the architect to evaluate change orders quickly and forward them to the Owner immediately to preclude claims of "delay" by the Contractor.

This course will show you, as the engineer or architect, how to execute change orders, from initiation until the change order is approved and work commences. You will also learn how to track change orders in a log throughout the life of the project.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Determining a change order format
  • Preparing a request for a change order proposal
  • Determining the engineer's and architect's fees for change order processing
  • The components of a change order proposal
  • Evaluating change order proposals, including the importance of timely review
  • Why change order prices might exceed unit rates in the original bid
  • The importance of maintaining a change order log
  • Procedure for post-bid addendums
  • Change order ethics

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 23 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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