Change orders are the
bane of every contractor
who wants to be compensated
for work beyond the
original scope of the contract.
And as construction
manager and author
Andrew Civitello points
out in Contractors' Guide to
Change Orders, changes occur on
almost every construction project.
So a comprehensive reference on
how to manage change orders
would seem to be a welcome addition
to any builder's library.
Civitello modestly claims his book
is meant to be "the" reference on
the subject, but I'm not so sure.
Civitello begins by warning contractors
to view every problem, no
matter how seemingly minor, as a
potentially serious dispute. He notes
that claims can result from errors
and omissions, project acceleration
and delay, interference, and latent
(unknown) conditions. The book