Abstract: Project changes affect the cost, scheduling and the duration of projects, both directly and indirectly. Despite many studies and much discussion in practice and academic literature, there is a lack of information about systematic approaches to manage project's changes. In this study researcher tried to find and improvement a methodology to manage change order's effects andput it as a first point toward the innovation in this field. She determined the causes of the most frequent changes in building projects in Syria, analysed their impact on the indicators of the project (cost, time) then painted a flow chart for the implementation of change orders in order to identify steps and control measures can implement, researcher also explained the owner role in the improvement and innovation because of his role in the project and his big responsibility of change order causes as shown in this study and put some suggestions and recommendations with aim of improvement and innovation in this field.
Sonia Ahmed, Petr Dlask and Bassam Hassan, 2018. Improvement and Innovation in the Management of Change Orders. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 7975-7979.