Modeling construction change order management

Change is an inherent part of every construction project. Handled in the heat of the moment without preplanning, change may cause unnecessary delays, increase costs, lower productivity, as well as result in costly lawsuits. Change order risk can be addressed during the preconstruction phase which allows both parties to decide on a procedural model for change. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) procedure is provided, and a suggestion for incorporating the operational steps that could be added to avoid misunderstanding in change orders.
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