A taxonomy for the impact and management of variation orders in construction projects

Jawad Alsuliman, Graeme Bowles

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    Abstract

    Variation orders usually negatively affect the progress of construction projects, to the detriment of their objectives. They typically involve dealing with a
    dditional work that was not anticipated at the time the contract for a project was signed, which generally leads to delays, cost overruns, quality defects and even disputes and conflicts among the different parties involved in the construction project. A review of the literature is conducted to develop a taxonomy on the impact and management of variation orders in construction projects. The paper therefore attempts to introduce the taxonomy as a theoretical framework. This framework will support the theory of this research, with the purpose of more effectively managing variation orders in the construction industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRICS COBRA 2012
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherRICS
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84219-840-7
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
    EventRICS COBRA 2012 - Las Vegas, United States
    Duration: 11 Sep 201213 Sep 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceRICS COBRA 2012
    CountryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas
    Period11/09/1213/09/12

    Keywords

    • Construction project
    • management of variations
    • taxonomy of variation orders
    • variation

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