Management of Change and Change Orders in Construction

Management of Change and Change Orders in Construction

  JAMES G. ZACK

  Principal

James Zack Consulting, LLC

  Product ID : JAZA-0016

  Level : Advance

  Duration : 90 Minutes


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 more than 48 years, working on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 39 countries abroad. Mr. Zack is a Fellow of AACE, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Guild of Project Controls and the Society of Construction Claims Specialists International. In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes. Mr. Zack is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), an Expert Certified Construction Claims Specialist (ECCCS), an Expert Certified Construction Delay Analyst (ECCDA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).


In order to deliver successful projects on time and in the budget, owners and contractors must know 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.

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. This webinar focuses on the management of change orders and the change process.

Areas Covered

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

Course Level - Intermediate to Advanced

Who Should Attend

  • Owner & Contractor Project Managers
  • Resident Engineers or Architects
  • Agency Construction Managers
  • Construction Managers @ Risk
  • Design Managers
  • Legal Counsel representing owners or contractors

Why Should You Attend

  • 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
  • $200.00


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