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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 might also be initiated by a project owner or a contractor. 

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 purchase order, subcontract, or prime contract that is changing. In addition, the steps you follow depend on your project's configuration settings:

 

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 .