Many factors can result in project changes. A poorly-defined scope of work or gaps in the scope may mandate corrective changes. Unforeseen conditions or delays related to the conduct of other parties may trigger significant changes in schedule or cost. A redesign can radically impact the scope. A subcontractor may go bankrupt and its work be reassigned to other project participants.
The only certainty is that contractors and subcontractors must deal effectively with change in order to survive and be profitable. Contractors and subcontractors must become adept at dealing effectively with change in order to survive and be profitable. This manual will help the SMACNA contractor do just that.