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What will be the best way to implement change management in Construction Field?.
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I need to understand best change management practices in Construction Management.
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I'd look to Rami, Riyadh or one of the other practitioners who have experience in that domain to provide specific practices, but I'd say the basic principles of the ADKAR model (individual-focused) combined with Kotter's teachings (e.g. create a sense of urgency) should apply.

Given the vast number of influencing stakeholders on large construction projects, early and regular engagement is probably a good idea!

Kiron
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Juher,

Change management on construction projects isn’t any different from the process in any other industry. In principal:

- CM issues an RFI (Request for Information) or TQ (Technical Query)
- Concerned Design Consultant reviews it and responds to the RFI or TQ and when a change is required due to design discrepancy or missing items o nether drawings, they issue an SI (Site Instruction).
- The CM reviews the SI, then issues a report along with a change order, if necessary, to the client or owner.
- Then owner’s / project building committee reviews the change order, assess all impact illustrated by the CM and either Approves or Requests further clarifications if various options are involved.

There are many types of change orders. Those due to missing design items, or unforeseen issues on site which we call force majeure, changes requested directly by the client, changes requested to to change in circumstances or market demand but the process for all of those in principal is the same and all of them have to go through a proper change order process.

Hope this helps !
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2 replies by Juher Pathan
Jan 22, 2019 6:46 AM
Juher Pathan
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Thank for your valuable guidance.
Jan 22, 2019 6:47 AM
Juher Pathan
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Thank you very much for guidance and clarification.
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Well you should know the change management process well. Then, you should know what contract clauses and company policy and formats and understand your company procedures how to make change request. After that, as Rami said you should have approval documents and submittal as evidence to change any issue in a proper way!!!
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Jan 19, 2019 4:31 PM
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Juher,

Change management on construction projects isn’t any different from the process in any other industry. In principal:

- CM issues an RFI (Request for Information) or TQ (Technical Query)
- Concerned Design Consultant reviews it and responds to the RFI or TQ and when a change is required due to design discrepancy or missing items o nether drawings, they issue an SI (Site Instruction).
- The CM reviews the SI, then issues a report along with a change order, if necessary, to the client or owner.
- Then owner’s / project building committee reviews the change order, assess all impact illustrated by the CM and either Approves or Requests further clarifications if various options are involved.

There are many types of change orders. Those due to missing design items, or unforeseen issues on site which we call force majeure, changes requested directly by the client, changes requested to to change in circumstances or market demand but the process for all of those in principal is the same and all of them have to go through a proper change order process.

Hope this helps !
Thank for your valuable guidance.
Network:1016



Jan 19, 2019 4:31 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Juher,

Change management on construction projects isn’t any different from the process in any other industry. In principal:

- CM issues an RFI (Request for Information) or TQ (Technical Query)
- Concerned Design Consultant reviews it and responds to the RFI or TQ and when a change is required due to design discrepancy or missing items o nether drawings, they issue an SI (Site Instruction).
- The CM reviews the SI, then issues a report along with a change order, if necessary, to the client or owner.
- Then owner’s / project building committee reviews the change order, assess all impact illustrated by the CM and either Approves or Requests further clarifications if various options are involved.

There are many types of change orders. Those due to missing design items, or unforeseen issues on site which we call force majeure, changes requested directly by the client, changes requested to to change in circumstances or market demand but the process for all of those in principal is the same and all of them have to go through a proper change order process.

Hope this helps !
Thank you very much for guidance and clarification.

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