Change Order Guidelines: Quick Reference

Change orders are an essential part of every construction project. These are issued to accommodate changes to the construction contract. Electrical and low voltage contractors are routinely asked to prepare change order proposals on construction projects. The single most common area of dispute in the change order process is its cost. Among cost-related disputes, items related to recoverable direct cost, overhead-profit %, and impact factors resulting in consequential costs constitute a vast majority of the disagreements. The purpose of this Change Order Guidelines Quick Reference is to provide a fair and reasonable process for the costing and pricing of change orders.

This report is based on ELECTRI International’s Change Order Guidlines for Electrical and Low Voltage Contractors (F3405a), 2014.

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On Thursday, January 29, 2015 ELECTRI held a webinar about the findings of the report with the lead investigator, Prof. Matt Syal of Michigan State University.

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ELECTRI International

Publication Date:

February 2014

Format & Size:

PDF, 6 pages

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