Change Order Analysis:

EMA can provide construction change order analysis to our clients. We provide construction services to architects, engineers, contractors and other clients for projects with delay or material claims. We duly perform altered orders analysis submitted by contractors on the projects.

Almost all construction projects encounter change. Whether it’s a change to the scope of work, a revision to the specifications, or a modification to the means and methods of performing the work, changes can significantly impact a project’s cost and schedule. In most cases, the change is handled by the parties within the framework of the contract change order procedures. There are some instances where the parties are unable to resolve the issues and a dispute develops which may be resolved through mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

Due to the often complex nature of construction disputes, including the wide variation in the types of disputes that can arise on construction projects, experts are often used in mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Interface Consulting has extensive knowledge concerning construction and engineering issues and experience acting as experts in construction-related mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

EMA’s Methodology

EMA has a proven method for reviewing, analyzing, and quantifying change order-related disputes, which includes a thorough review of the contract documents to understand the parties’ responsibilities, scope of work, change order provisions, and any other contractual provisions relevant to the dispute. In addition to our review of the contract documents, project specifications, and drawings, our experts also perform a comprehensive review of the facts, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Analyze contract change-related change order analysis provisions
  • Review contemporaneous project documentation, including correspondence, meeting minutes, progress reports, requests for information (RFIs), change requests, change orders, project schedules, etc.
  • Conduct site inspections as necessary
  • Interview key project personnel
  • Quantify change-related costs and damages
  • Analyze change-related time impacts and schedule delays
  • Evaluate the cumulative impact of changes

Reviews and advise owners on submitted orders.

Negotiate construction ASI orders analysis for either party. We know the “other guy’s” tricks and techniques.

Train your staff in preventing ASI orders where possible.

Train your staff in documenting and pricing change ASI analysis. Anyone can be trained to use our simple log and letter system.

Perform all of these services on an hourly, lump sum, partial contingency or monthly retainer basis.

EMA uses state of the arts material prices while reviewing any change order analysis, using standard MEANS and other costs.

We also perform claims and change ASI analysis on a continuing basis to contractors, architects, other engineering firms for any type of construction projects