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Process Review On Change Orders - Table Data For Images

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Figure 1 - CO Date To Contractor Date
Number of COsTime From CO Date To Contractor Date (Working Days)
360
271
242
83
144
85
66
47
38
310
211
113
114
120
129
244
187

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Figure 2 - Contractor To Project Engineer
Number of COsTime From Contractor To Project Engineer (Working Days)
550
231
252
113
24
45
46
27
38
49
120
124
130

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Figure 3 - Project Engineer to District Engineer
Number of COsTime From Project Engineer To District Engineer (Working Days)
200
101
52
23
44
35
16
47
18
110
111
112
214
316
118
129

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Figure 4 - District Engineer to Director of Operations
Number of COsTime From District Engineer To Director of Operations (Working Days)
00
31
82
43
54
45
111
114
121

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Figure 5 - Director of Operations to FHWA
Number of COsTime From Director Of Operations To The FHWA (Working Days)
00
13
14
15
27
18
19
111
212
120
131

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Figure 6 - Total Time - All Change Orders Evaluated
Number of COsWorking Days
210
191
132
93
74
65
56
37
28
49
310
311
312
413
314
216
118
119
120
121
123
124
126
228
130
134
135
140
146
147
165
168
1113

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Figure 7 - Change Order Documentation
QualityPercent
Adequate76
Not Adequate21
Questionable3

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Figure 8 - Documentation for Cost
QualityPercent
Adequate55
Not Adequate43
Questionable2

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Figure 9 - Consultation With Central Divisions
DocumentationPercent
Yes21
Not Documented79

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Figure 10 - Ave. # of C.O./project type
Project Type# of projectsAve. # of C.O./project type
CPR32.67
HBP64.5
Structures24
Grading46.5
Urban65
Conc. Recon.510.4
Blended Base24.5

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Figure 11 - C.O. by project type
Project Type# of C.O.Total Cost of C.O.
CPR8$505,000
HBP27$205,000
Structures8$15,000
Grading26$940,000
Urban30$430,000
Conc. Recon.52$1,000,000
Blended Base9$140,000

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Figure 12 - Change orders by purpose
C.O. Purpose# of C.O.
Plan137
Specification14
Cost15
Time21
Other10

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Figure 13 - Change orders by purpose.
C.O. Purpose% cost of all C.O.
Plan94.52%
Specification0.21%
Cost0.81%
Other4.46%

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Figure 14 - Breakdown of Change Orders (Plan)
Reason for change in plansPercent of C.O.
Omission/Error46.90%
District Revision34.48%
Lack of Data9.66%
Changed Conditions8.97%

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Figure 15 - Breakdown of Change Orders (Plan)
Reason for change in plansPercent of total cost
Omission/Error32.49%
District Revision20.14%
Lack of Data18.65%
Changed Conditions28.73%
Updated: 11/07/2013
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