A relative Importance Index Raking of Change Orders Causes, effects , and Control Measures

Redha Ahmad Gheraba, Mukaddes Darwish, Nehal Atlam, Hossein Mireneyat

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Abstract

Change orders have a significant impact on many aspects of construction projects. They are known to be the primary cause of litigation in the construction industry. Change orders are almost inevitable due to the uniqueness of each project from many perspectives; such as the type of building, complexity of the design, human factors, and the available resources. It is the legal or the formal way to implement any changes in the design and or deviations from the original scope of work during the construction. These changes are usually the outcome of, lack of visualization by the owner, misunderstanding or miscommunication between different parties involved in the project, shortage in resources and many other factors. This research aims to further investigate and rank causes, effects, and control measures of change orders in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry in the U.S.A.<br>This research presents the result of a questionnaire surveying owners, contractors, and
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Jun 15 2019

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