Keep the Change: Minimizing Change Order Impacts on Building Repairs and Renovations
Institutional Knowledge Seminar Series – Part Two
Change orders due to unforeseen conditions on repair and building modification projects can significantly impact project costs and schedules. These issues can be compounded if the project team does not effectively address them when they arise. In this session, we will share engineering strategies used in the investigation, design, bid, and construction project phases to minimize the surprises that lead to change orders. We will also discuss how to address issues when the unexpected happens.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the structural and enclosure-related basics of repair and renovation projects for existing buildings.
- Discuss how project teams can effectively plan for potential unforeseen conditions in all phases of the project.
- Identify the ways that change orders can impact the overall project cost and schedule.
- Recognize engineering strategies used in the investigation, design, bid, and construction project phases to minimize surprises.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE SEMINAR SERIES
Managing and Repairing Facilities in Washington, DC
For institutional owners and facilities managers with large portfolios of buildings, it can be a challenge to continuously maintain, inspect, prioritize, and repair campus structures. This is particularly the case in the Washington, DC, area, where owners often need to maintain monumental, mission-critical buildings. In this three-part educational series, experts from Simpson Gumpertz & Heger will share structural and building enclosure engineering perspectives to help institutions understand and overcome their facilities’ challenges. These sessions will be held in person on Thursday evenings throughout the fall, offering attendees both learning and networking opportunities at SGH’s Washington, DC, office.
Join us for Parts One and Three of the series:
- Thursday, September 14: What Comes First? Balancing Safety and Deferred Maintenance Projects for Aging Buildings, presented by Scott Silvester and Joe Rogers
- Thursday, November 16: Bang for your Buck: Capital Allocation Based on Real-World Data, presented by Paul Kassabian and Christian Sjoberg