Change Orders

Can’t agree?

The renovation of a heritage building started with preparations to demolish some walls to accommodate a new room layout. Unfortunately, during the preparations the general contractor discovered that the building structure had deteriorated to the point where there would be serious structural problems if  the walls were removed. This discovery would result in additional construction …

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Black sheep – change directive

Black sheep – change directive

It’s a pretty good chance that your construction project is going to encounter changes, and that you are familiar with the change order (CO) process, but on the odd occasion a change directive (CD) may be required. Do you know the difference? Test your knowledge – which of the following statements below are true? A …

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Quick guide to cash allowances

You are designing a renovation to an airport departures terminal, and a constant problem in the design process has been the excessive amount of time required to obtain approvals and finalize details from the many stakeholders in the project (including airport authorities, security agencies, airlines and many others). You are behind schedule, the tender deadline …

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