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What is a change event?


On a construction project, a change event is any change that affects the scope of a construction project. Examples include project changes that affect the scope of the work to be completed, project schedule, costs, and more. A change event is typically recorded in writing and precedes the creation of a change order, which allows your team members and stakeholders to prepare for a cost change, before it becomes an actual cost.


Change events can come from many different sources:

  • An owner request
  • A design flaw
  • A vague document or specification
  • An incident resulting in material damage
  • And more

With the Change Events tool in Procore, you can create change event to record the change reason and to prepare your project team members and other stakeholders for cost change before it becomes an actual cost. Once created, you can create a Request for Quote (RFQ) from your subcontractors to document the cost of the potential change. One the subcontractor provides a quote, you can then proceed with creating a change order from the event.

Change Event Process

The tasks listed below summarize the change management process in Procore:

  1. Create a Change Event
  2. Create RFQs
  3. Review RFQ Responses
  4. Create a Prime PCO From a Change Event
  5. Create a CPCO From a Change Event
If you would like to learn more about Procore’s change events management software and how it can help your business, please visit our construction change order product page here.


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