Accession Number : ADA133837

Title :   The Causes and Effects of Change Orders on the Construction Process.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Rowland,Henry J , Jr

PDF Url : ADA133837

Report Date : Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : Construction today, more than ever before is an endeavor requiring the project manager to be part lawyer, engineer, architect, mediator and father confessor. The meshing of financing, material, equipment, labor, human personalities, and common sense required to build even the simpliest structure in todays world is an enormous task at best. This report attempts to highlight the major complications which the modern construction manager can expect to encounter, especially s they relate to legal disputes. The report then attempts to quantify the causes and effects of construction contract change orders from a study of Southern United States construction contracts, in an attempt to provide some insight into avoiding problems on todays construction jobsite. This insight is then presented as a list of general rules to be followed or situations to be avoided while involved in the construction process. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Construction, Contracts, Federal law, Management, Costs

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE