Change orders are important because they help put the organization back into the organized chaos that sometimes constitutes the construction process. Very few large construction projects do not involve changes to the scope of the work, the time for completing the work, or the amount paid for the work. Change orders help to make sure everyone has a clear understanding of what is needed. They document the respective obligations and responsibilities of the parties, and help to proactively avoid the costs of litigation. Effectively managing change orders helps avoid unnecessary risks and provides efficiency to the construction process.

This seminar, Managing the Change Order Process: Make Sure You Get Paid What You Deserve , was presented by C.J. Schoenwetter at WOC 2012.