No Change Order Agreements in Construction: Mitigating Risks to Contractors and Limiting Costs
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will advise construction counsel on the increased practice of limiting or removing all modification provisions from written agreements. The panel will address how no change order (CO) contracts should be employed and how to mitigate liability when a project's circumstances are altered.
- History of no CO construction contracts
- CO delivery methods
- Risk mitigation
- Design professionals, architects, engineers
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What has led to the rise in "no change order" construction contracts?
- How does a contractor mitigate risk when presented with a no CO contract?
- What issues arise for other construction stakeholders, such as architects and engineers, when a no CO contract is used?
- How can CO delivery methods be adjusted to cap the amount of potential total CO cost or time adjustments?
Y. Lisa Colon
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Ms. Colon advises on legal issues involving public and private construction projects and real estate development, along... | Read More
Ms. Colon advises on legal issues involving public and private construction projects and real estate development, along with government contracting compliance. Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar, she focuses on both negotiation of deals and litigation of construction-related disputes involving businesses and professionals. Owners, contractors, designers and suppliers look to Ms. Colon to draft construction contracts across various project delivery systems. In particular, she has in-depth knowledge of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ConsensusDocs contract forms. Her experience with claims, litigation and arbitration includes matters involving liens, defects, contract disputes and disaster recovery. Ms. Colon has significant trial experience taking cases to verdict in state and federal courts as well as arbitrations resulting in awards for clients.Close
Adam E. Richards
Mr. Richards is a Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law by The Florida Bar and focuses his practice on... | Read More
Mr. Richards is a Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law by The Florida Bar and focuses his practice on construction, providing transactional, project consultation, and dispute resolution/litigation services to Florida’s construction industry, including national and international general contractors, owners/developers, associations, local builders/trades, and design professionals in the public and private sectors. Mr. Richards has dealt with a wide range of construction projects throughout the state, including hotels, courthouses, treatment plants, residential/commercial buildings including one of the tallest in the country, restaurants, a major expressway in Miami as well as other road improvements, and luxury homes.Close