Reservation of Rights to Make a Cumulative Impact Claim

By Richard J. Long, P.E. Long International, Inc. Imprecise  wording  on  change  order  forms  often  causes  problems  relating  to  what  costs  are included  in  the  agreed  price  for  the  change.    Contractors  may  argue  that  the  change  order language,...

Managing Contract Changes

by J. Gerard Boyle Claims Analyst and Senior Project Manager Revay and Associates Limited – Toronto Shortly after work commences on design-bid-build projects all over this country, it can be predicted with reasonable certainty that the Owner and/or Consultant will...

Waiver and Release Language in Change Order Bars Further Recovery

Contractor that entered into a number of change orders for additional payments from the project owner (U.S. Navy) was barred from claiming entitlement to additional compensation when the Government subsequently terminated since each of the change orders contained...

Testing Your Ethical Barometer

By:  Michael Loulakis The barrage of corporate misdeeds reported over the past year makes one wonder how things could have possibly gotten so out-of-hand.  How could Enron’s management get away with “cooking the books” and reporting phantom revenue so easily for so...