Differing site conditions, delay, scope changes, force majeure events, bad plans and specifications, and failure to disclose information are just a few of the causes of changes that can wreak havoc on a construction project. Change orders in construction projects are the cause of more disputes and lawsuits than any other reason and can mean the difference between a successful project and an unsuccessful one.
Tony Byler and Bill Haydt conducted an in-depth discussion of provisions related to change orders that alleviate the stress of navigating your contract, enabling you to successfully manage change orders and improving your chances of coming out on top.
Bill Haydt is a construction consultant with Trauner Consulting Services, Inc. His experience is in delay analysis, claim review and analysis, change order evaluation, report writing, and liability analysis. He also has experience with litigation preparation, working closely with testifying experts on reviewing statements, devising questions for depositions, and developing prepared testimony.
Tony Byler is a Partner in the Construction Group of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. As a trial lawyer, Tony focuses his practice on representing public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, and material men. He has handled major construction disputes, for both plaintiffs and defendants and tried numerous construction cases both in court and arbitration.