Construction Purchasing: Managing the Change Order Process | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Course Date: 
Tuesday, Aug 1, 2023 to Wednesday, Aug 2, 2023
Course Time: 
8 am - 5 pm
Course Fee: 

* This class is one of the optional class requirements for The Construction Purchasing Certificate Program.

Target Audience:

This program is targeted towards buyers, contract administrators, project managers, or anyone who is charged with oversight of a construction project.

Course Description:

Organizations lose control of their contracts, project scope and approved budget when they do not assume control of the change order process. This class will provide the tools to manage and protect the construction project from run-away scope and budget creep. Participants will learn to detect changes and assess the impact of those changes on the project schedule and deliverables. The importance of using contract modifications to control risk will be discussed as well as how to control schedule slippage due to change impacts. Several methods to mitigate changes and their resultant negative impact to the organization will be explored and explained. The final stage will address close-out and the claims process.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  •  Explain the change order process
  • Manage the change order process for a major construction project
  • Describe how changes can impact the critical elements of effective contract control
  • Minimize the costs and impacts of processing changes
  • Develop a process to close out a construction project and associated change orders

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Vendor I.D. for processing purchase order: #37217217217072

Warrant to be deposited in local funds.

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Cancellations may be made by phone but must be followed up in writing. Participants must notify their agency liaison and the Governor's Center for Management Development if they must cancel. Cancellations received eight (8) or more days before the class date will not be billed. After that, cancellations or rescheduling are subject to the entire class tuition. Substitutions for registered participants will be accepted up to the start date for each class. Please note that if you don't cancel and don't attend, you will be billed for the full tuition.