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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 progresses