A “Change order” is just the industry term for an amendment to a construction contract that changes the contractor’s scope of work. Most change orders modify the work outlined by contract documents and typically will increase the contract price or adjust the amount of time the contractor has to complete the work, or both. Change Orders play a major role in disputes, whether being the actual cause or being used as leverage.
Material waste is one of the most difficult factors to control in construction projects of all sizes. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that total waste from construction-related projects was double that of municipal waste from households and businesses. For sustainable construction, the biggest issue is waste handling, since the construction industry requires more natural
In my experience running my own construction contracting business as well as talking with friends and other business owners in our industry, one constant concern is employee health and safety.
Each year, during his week, there are a couple of nationally recognized drives related to worker safety that are worth taking some time to consider.
Supply chain is changing with the COVID-19 world and is putting things in a new territory. There is significant pressure for supply chains to create and deliver products in new ways, and blockchain technology is playing a critical role in bringing transparency and visibility.
Construction brings together large teams to deliver the built environments, and although the industry is constantly riddled with complexity, regulations, and slow response with change, the tide is finally turning.
These large teams are beginning to embrace technology and are finding it harder than ever to work without it. Their openness to collaboration is becoming increasingly widespread. Specifically, technology that is blockchain is what’s coming to the forefront.
With demands of goods and supplies skyrocketing, businesses are becoming more and more concerned. They are buying and holding inventory onhand that exceeds more than 5% of what they actually use, out of fear of not getting the supplies timely, or if at all.
Looking past the current emergency, it’s clear we need a more resilient supply chain that can readily adapt to future times of crisis and stress.
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