As anyone in the construction industry knows, construction contracts are often modified during performance of the project. Often times, this is because something is left out of the design documents, a specified material is not available, or the owner simply changed its mind during construction and wants to add or subtract items to the scope of work. This leads to the dreaded "Change Order". Owners dislike Change Orders because they add to the cost of the Project. On the other hand, contractors generally enjoy Change Orders because they add to the cost of the Project. Of course, this love-hate relationship inevitably leads to disputes. Read More . . .