b'contract, and for some reason the H.V.A.C.contractor does not have DIRECT FROM ADIRECTORthe curbs installed when you begin, you will be expected to come 11__ back laterand flashthem wher ANEWYEAR\'Stheyareinstalled.Whilethis RESOLUTIONconstitutes extra work, under most contract agreements you will not January,1988,marksthebe receiveanyextramoneyunless ginning of another yearof riskyyouhadinformedthe concerned business.Like other roofing con partiesinwriting.Theproper tractors,wemanufactureourtime to inform them is before you product outdoors with no protectioneven lay the first piece of insulafromtheelements.Inaddition,tion.If youwaituntilyouare ourworkisnormally performedcalled back, you\'re too late. above ground level, often times at p:reatheights.TheseconditionsBe certain your contract protects alone,whichrequirespecialyou. safetymeasuresandsuccessfulContractreviewisaveryimroofingpracticestoprotectem portant part of our businesses.I ployees and property, make eachurge all of you to carefully review John project difficult enough. Add stiffStephensonyourcontractswithrespectto andsometimesunfaircompeti MarylandCompany"ChangesintheWork"and St-ephen.sonRoofing Heights, Missouri tion to drive prices down and you"ClaimsbytheSubcontractor." haveasituation whereeven theunder"ChangesintheWork."Make sure that you can live with slightestvarianceinjobcondi Most contracts require awrittentheconditionsthat these clauses tionsversusthoseunderwhichchange order signed by the ownersestablish. Then, prior tostarting you bid the project can create dev orgeneralcontractorandyourany work, visit the project with a astating results. Because of theserequest(inwriting)foranycopy ofestimate to ensure that your facts, one element that is essentialchangesincontractprice.Thisit is ready in terms of what youfor your survival isdocumentingalone is apretty sound argumenthave contracted to do. If any con changes in the work.for not performing any extra workditionshavechanged oranother until you get it inwriting.Itistrade\'sworkisnotcompleted, Request for changes should fol alsosomewhatimpractical,be immediatelynotifytheproper low specified procedures.cause we are often asked to makepartiesinaccordancewiththe Allof us have been involved inchanges during aday\'s work,andcontract and request achange orprojectswheretheownerortime doesn\'t allow forall the pa der, or have that portion of your generalcontractor has requestedperworktobecompleted.Whenworkwhichisaffecteddeleted us to perform extra work, or wherethis is the case, we have the ownerfromyourcontract.Itcanbe achangeiscreatedbycircum or contractor signafieldchangetreated as an extra later. stancesbeyondourcontrol.Weorder.Thisdocumentisaccept AllthisleadsmetomyNew have found that this is especiallyableunder most contract agree Year\'sResolution:"Iwillnot trueof re-habor fasttrack pro ments and accomplishes the job ofperform any extra work without a jects,wherespecificationsalonehaving the extra recognized.signedchangeorder."Put it in maychangeseveraltimes.afi.e.r.Extra work should result in ad writing and sign it and I\'ll do it! Goodin we have been awarded acontract.ditional compensation.luck1988! Mostcontractscontainspecific languagethatsetsforthproce This issue is covered in contractCERTA TRAINING duresto be followedwhenthesedocuments under "Claims by theSCHEDULEDMARCH situationsoccur.TheseclausesSubcontractor." Ifeelthis clauseFOR should becarefully reviewed andis one ofmost important in anyThenextscheduledclassfor theinstructors of theCertified Roofallof yourpersonnelshouldbecontract, and it leads to more dis ingTorchWeldingApplicator informedastohowyouwantputes than any other. When we areProgram conducted by the Roofing changes documented. If the proce delayed,or requiredtodoextraIndustry Educational Institute is dures set forth in the contract areworkbecauseofcircumstancesMarch 11-12. The 11/2 day session -. not followed, you are likely to losebeyond our control, weshould bewill be held at the RIEi office in, compensationtowhichyouareentitled toadditionalcompensa Denver.Forregistrationinforentitled.tion. A good example ofis the thismationcalltheRIEioffice Handling requests for extras byflashing oftop curbs on a new roof303/770-0613orMRCA 816/421-the owner or general contractor isconstructionproject.Ifhave youMRCA usuallycoveredinthecontracttheflashingincludedinyour Page2'