Extension in Contract Time - Black Spectacles Test Question

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    Kelly Duignan

    Hi Anthony, I have been thinking about this a bit.  I guess a question would be - do Claims for Additional Time (A201-2017, 15.1.6) result in Change Orders / are these claims submitted as Change Orders?  AIA G701-2017, Change Order has a line item for increasing/decreasing Contract Time.  In this case I imagine that they would if Owner/Architect/Contractor all agree, but if they don't all agree for some reason I'm not 100% sure what would happen either.

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    Kelly Duignan

    BTW, I had e-mailed Black Spectacles about a question before because I felt like their answer was slightly inaccurate, and they were pretty responsive about e-mailing me back and investigating the reasoning behind their answer.

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    Anthony Rabiola

    Thanks Kelly. I'll reach out to Black Specs for clarification. Yeah I looked into 15.1.6 but theres again no mention of a change order. The logical answer is the correct answer in my mind but It's frustrating because if that happened on a test theres simply not enough information to make a confident answer. Would they want me to consider that this provision does not require a change order and can be litigated as such or would they want me to consider that the contractor is entitled to a change order? I guess its up to NCARB (Black Spectacles in this case) to flip the coin!

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    Kelly Duignan

    Let me know if find out anything helpful!

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    David Kaplan

    Anthony,

    A Change Order covers BOTH a change in cost and a change in construction schedule.  An Architect writes a Change Order for both of these items.  It's not just money that is covered in a change order.  Also, an extension of schedule almost always results in an add in cost - primarily under the General Conditions costs (site mobilization, on-site superintendent, inspections, etc.). 

    I believe this is covered in the B101 General Conditions document as well.  Hope this helps.  I'm positive this is correct.

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