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ERIC Number: EJ862982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Cost Control
Foreman, Phillip
American School & University, v81 n12 p28-30 Jul 2009
Education administrators involved in construction initiatives unanimously agree that when it comes to change orders, less is more. Change orders have a negative rippling effect of driving up building costs and producing expensive project delays that often interfere with school operations and schedules. Some change orders are initiated by schools or universities, but the vast majority result from construction document errors and inconsistencies that go undetected until construction already is underway. This article discusses third-party construction document review as a best practice for avoiding unanticipated building costs. The primary goal of a third-party review of construction documents is to identify inconsistencies in the specifications and drawings developed by the various disciplines responsible for project design. Tips on how education administrators can protect a school's investment and enhance review effectiveness are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A