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Construction Change Orders, What’s Right? What’s Wrong?!

Construction Change Orders, What’s Right? What’s Wrong?!
A moderated General Contractor and Subcontractor panel will discuss best practices in construction change orders as they see it. Audience participation will add to the value of this discussion. This Program is Sponsored by the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) Heartland Chapter 32.
Some of the change order topics to be discussed are:

What is a reasonable amount of time for a Contractor to submit a change proposal in a timely and complete manner?
What is the Estimator’s role in managing change orders?
What can an Estimator do to prevent disputed issues on change orders?
Should a Contractor proceed with the completion of change-related scope of work prior to negotiating and finalizing the entitlement and payment for a change? How about when both parties are unable to agree on the value or cost of the potential change order work and/or its time impact and the work lies on the project’s critical path?
Should a Contractor provide their Estimators with training in change order estimating?
Is it generally the responsibility of the Estimator or Project Manager on a project to estimate change orders?
Should the profit and overhead rate on change orders be negotiable?
How can a contractor mitigate unforeseen increases in material costs during a construction project?
What is a fair escalation rate for change orders caused by delays?
How should change orders caused by underbidding be handled?
How should change orders caused by misunderstanding of the bid requirements by the Contractor be handled?
Which type of change order is fairer to all parties; Unit Price, Time and Materials (T&M) change orders or Fixed Sum change orders or T&M change orders with negotiated unit prices later?

5:00 pm: Event registration and networking, 6:00 pm Dinner and Presentation
Registration Fee & Dinner: $30.00 ($32.64 with Eventbrite Fee)
RSVP and pay at the Door: Email Kelly Jarman,
We will have a credit card reader at the event if you want to pay at the door. 
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Eric Soriano mobile: (913) 269-1234 or email:
Where at the Bass Pro Shops will the event be held? In the Uncle Buck's
What's the refund policy?
Refunds are available up until 5:00 pm, Monday 3/20/17. After that time you are welcome to send someone else in your place.