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Contractor’s Guide to Change Orders

Prentice-Hall

Published by Prentice-Hall, this best seller is a one-of-a-kind how-to manual that will guide you through the process of uncovering changes before they’ve had their chance to do their worst damage. If you are a contractor, you’ll be shown how to detect, price, negotiate, and win top payment – for all costs. If you are an owner or design professional, you’ll be shown how to keep the lid on unexpected costs and delays. 

Loaded with detailed Action Checklists, easy-to-follow Action Steps, Full-Size Forms, and Word-for-Word Letters, you’ll be shown how to:

  • Dig into the contract, plans, specs, & site to expose potential changes in time to eliminate or minimize job impact
  • Determine, properly value, and support all cost items associated with a change
  • Research all sides of the issues and address all project impacts
  • Speed up actions and responses of all parties
  • Keep it all under control with simple but powerful documentation systems
  • Negotiate the most favorable outcomes and settle changes before court or arbitration
  • Prepare for and follow through with dispute resolution