Title

Change Orders on Road Maintenance Contracts: Causes and Preventive Measures

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-17-2019

Publication Title

Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction

Volume

11

Issue

3

First page number:

1

Last page number:

11

Abstract

A Delphi study was conducted with maintenance engineers of state DOTs in the United States to identify the causes and preventive measures of change orders (COs) in road maintenance projects. Five road maintenance activities that are frequently conducted were selected in order to identify the causes and preventive measures of COs; these were chip seal, striping, asphalt overlay, slope repairs, and debris removal. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) values, which showed the overall agreement of the respondents as to the causes and preventive measures of COs, were determined. It was found that the respondents had excellent agreement with the causes of change orders for all activities (ICC...) (see abstract in article).

Keywords

Road maintenance projects; Unforeseen conditions; Causes and preventive measures; Change orders; Intraclass correlation

Disciplines

Construction Engineering and Management | Transportation Engineering

Language

English

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