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What is a change order?

Answer

Over the course of a construction project, there are a wide variety of reasons that can require you to create a change order. Change orders can also be initiated by a variety of entities, such as your project's funding source, a project owner, contractor, subcontractor, and more. 

Examples

Below are common reasons that might lead you to create a change order over the course of a project:

  • Design changes
  • Drawing errors and omissions
  • Inaccurate or incomplete specifications
  • Unexpected job site conditions
  • Material and crew substitutions

To create a change order in a Procore project, you must be granted the appropriate permissions on the client contract, commitment, funding, or prime contract that is changing. In addition, the steps you follow depend on your project's configuration settings:

See Also

Learn how to manage your change orders in Procore: Change Orders

 

If you would like to learn more about Procore's change order software and how it can help your business, please visit our construction change order product page icon-external-link.png.