OCT 22-25, 2016 / Indian Wells, CA


David Berry, How to Avoid Confrontation with Change Orders

Change orders are a way of life in construction and, unfortunately, so is the difficulty of explaining change in project scope and subsequent price increases to your customer. However, there are ways to avoid confrontation and still be paid for the additional work that you have done.

•Master the art of dealing with delays, accelerations, additions, deletions and other changes
•Recognize a change and get paid for it
•Understand how to document and determine the amount of a change order and how to communicate changes and their costs to clients and personnel
•Examine change costs, contract terms and overhead and the impact they have on scheduling and retention


David Berry - Consultant

handshakeAs a consultant with FMI, Dave focuses on the areas of business development,finance, engineering and production.

Prior to joining FMI, Dave spent 10 years in the aerospace, defense and water treatment industries in varying business development and management roles. In his most recent roles, Dave has focused on company positioning and marketing strategies, fi nancial targets/goals, and fi nancial statement projections to achieve bank and investor fi nancing through the initial stages of production for a start-up company focused on government business. Dave also has experience of working with customers overseas, in the effort to create and pursue business plans regarding major and strategic opportunities in specifi ed markets in order to exceed, improve, and/or increase relations and future business potential.

Dave holds a master of business administration from the Warrington College Of Business at The University of Florida, and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering/material science and metallurgy from the University of Connecticut.