How The Change Order And The Second Most Noticed Effect On The Public Projects

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The change orders in developing country like Oman, the change orders were mainly due to the political reasons, errors in designs (Alnuaimi et al. 2010). The authors figured out that clients were the number 1 cause of the change orders in the public projects. The delay in completion date was the main effect of the change order and the second most noticed effect was the ‘the variation would result in claims and disputes’. The survey showed that most benefiting party was the contractor. But the authors believed that the most benefiting party was consultant because of the reason that it would get paid for any kind of time extension or design modification. The authors found a) 'Registration of the consultant company should be reviewed to reflect its technical capability ' b) 'A standard document should be developed to establish the stages/steps from the start of the project until completion and close out ' and c) 'A common learning database system should be shared among all governmental units ' as the most important remedy steps adopted by the parties.
The frequency of the change orders were directly influenced by the size of the projects (Anastasopoulos et al. 2010). The authors found that the relation between the project size and the frequency of change orders is significant. According to the project type, resurfacing and traffic maintenance projects found to have less change orders. The reason for this was these types of projects are not subjected to uncertain conditions…
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