Managing Change Order Evaluation with the Cost Estimators at Halford Busby
Change is inevitable. In the construction industry, however, changes can cause catastrophic delays and issues with fulfilling contractual obligations. At Halford Busby, we understand that changes in the specifications of a project, the availability of materials and the condition of necessary equipment can create real problems for your construction company. Our Houston construction cost estimation team has the proven experience and the expertise you need to help you navigate these issues and to provide you with the change order analysis you need to keep costs under control.
Understanding the Different Types of Change Orders
Directed changes are typically originated by the client to add, remove or alter a portion of the contract with your company. These changes must be agreed upon by both or all parties to the contract. Constructive changes are also originated by the client; however, these changes are not incorporated into the contract and instead are the result of actions or inaction on the part of the clients or their representatives. Finally, cardinal changes are defined as alterations to the scope or extent of the work to be performed. These changes could be additions to the work required or the removal of a large number of tasks previously agreed upon by the parties to the contract.
Dealing with Change Orders
The Houston construction cost estimation team at Halford Busby can provide you with guidance on the likely financial effects of change orders on your project and your company. We can provide you with the most effective strategies to address cost issues and to ensure that your project is completed on time or as close to on time as possible. If the availability of materials is an issue, the change order evaluation team at Halford Busby can help you identify the most appropriate solutions and the best way to approach these issues with your client.
Managing Change Order Execution
If your company needs to alter the materials to be used, the subcontractors to be employed or any other aspect of your existing contract, Halford Busby can analyze the change requests and offer sound advice from start to finish. We can also provide you with expert dispute resolution for issues ranging from interference by clients or owners to failure by vendors to deliver materials on a timely basis. Our team of Houston construction cost management consultants can deliver the most appropriate and cost-effective solutions for your company’s projects and your ongoing needs.
At Halford Busby, we take pride in helping our clients achieve greater productivity and profitability in the competitive marketplace. Our goal is always to add value to your company’s bottom line. If you need help in figuring out change orders and ensuring the most cost-effective solutions for these unexpected situations, we can help with the best options in the industry. Call us today at 281-920-1100. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your firm.