Managing Change Orders and Contractual Claims - Virtual Learning - Meirc

Managing Change Orders and Contractual Claims - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with introductory knowledge and basic skills needed to deal with claims, variations and disputes between the principals and the contractors. Participants in this interactive course will learn how to analyze contractual issues, identify techniques that are helpful in handling difficult situations and recognize the best practices in resolving disputes amicably.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and avoid causes for contractual claims and change orders
  • Outline the major elements of a contract and the basic concepts of contract interpretation
  •  Recognize and analyze the different types of owners' claims and contractors' claims and how to deal with each type

Target Audience

All those involved in implementing and administering contracts and handling claims and change orders; also those involved in any conflict or dispute with a contracting party and interested to learn how to avoid or resolve these contractual issues. Meirc is assigned as a Registered Educational Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This program is worth 12 PDUs.

Target Competencies

  • Contract preparation
  • Handling claims
  • Change management
  • Technical terms and conditions
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Conflict management
  • Contract administration
  • Overview
    • Elements of a contract
    • Basic concepts in contract law:
    • Why do claims occur: the red flags
    • Defining change request and change orders
    • Definitions of claims and disputes 
  • Change Management
    • Common causes for changes
    • Change clause
    • Requirements of change management
    • Types of changes and variation
      • Directed changes
      • Constructive changes
      • Cardinal changes
  • Claims Nature and Types
    • Documentation of the event – Notices
    • Drafting a notice
    • Owner’s claims
    • Defective work
    • Warranty claims
      • Contractor’s claims
    • Changed conditions
    • Constructive changes
    • Delays and suspensions
    • Deficiencies in plans and specifications
    • Program extensions
      • FIDIC Claims
      • Monetary damages
      • Claim evaluation
      • Cost calculations
      • Reaching a settlement
      • Alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration)


Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

Per participant

USD 1,750

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