Contractor's Guide to Change Order Pricing and Management

Contractor's Guide to Change Order Pricing and Management

Date(s):  April 25 & 26, 2023

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm

Duration: Two three-hour sessions

Format: (Virtual) Instructor-led Live Course

Member Price: $450.00 + HST

Non-Member Price: $585.00 + HST 

This course is Gold Seal accredited (1 Credit)

Overview: This course will provide the contractor with valuable guidance and working tools for effective change order management to increase the effectiveness in preparing for change orders, simplify the process and boost change order approval rates. This workshop is a comprehensive and practical guide for managing one of the most critical areas of construction contracting: preparing, pricing, gathering, submitting, negotiating, and getting paid for all changes to construction projects.  Working with the manual, that has over 25 example checklists, forms and letters, this workshop will guide the contractor through step-by-step procedures, checklists, forms, and letters that combine to create the blueprint for the successful submittal of proposed change order pricing and issuance of change orders. 


  • Learn the step-by-step change order process 
  • Understand conditions that create change orders and be prepared for them
  • Learn the Request for Information (RFI) process and how to leverage RFI’s for answers and changesPre-construction meetings
  • Understand the Supplemental Instruction (SI) – a no cost, no time document and how to manage risk associated with improperly issued SI’s
  • Learn about contractual obligations of the change order process including overhead and profit, valid pricing periods 
  • Understand and be prepared for common change order issues
  • Learn the risky business of change directives and the importance of submitting daily labour timesheets (example included) and costs 
  • Learn the importance of issuing “zero dollar” subcontractor change orders to ensure that all subcontractors are working from the most current set of documents

Who Should Attend: Trade Contractors, owners, senior managers, project managers, project coordinators and supervisors for general contractors and subcontractors who want to learn how to create repeatable and profitable processes for change order managementy.

Facilitator(s): Lee Kelly, M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC (Constructing Minds Inc.)

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CANS Connect Non-Member: $585.00
Members: $450.00
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Cancellation Policy

-Cancellations must be received no later than 10 business days prior to the course date to be eligible for a 75% refund of registration fees.
-No refunds will be issued after this date.
-If you register for the course and do not attend, you are liable for the full registration fee unless you cancel according to the terms stated above.
-If you are unable to attend after registering you may send a substitute up to and including the day of the course. Please provide a name and email address for name tag and records.
-CANS reserves the right to cancel any course and will, in such an event, provide a full refund of registrations fees. Every effort will be made to give registrants a reasonable notice of cancellation.
-No liability is assumed by the organization for changes in course dates, content, speakers, or venue.