What Is a Change Order in Construction?
Before you proceed, you must submit a change request for review and approval, usually by your client or any approved representatives, including client staff, a consultant provider or the designer of record. Even changes that have a net zero impact on the cost or schedule should be formalized with a request, review and approval. When you were awarded a contract, your company agreed to deliver a project of a particular scope within a certain budget and time frame. When it’s time to close out the job, all parties want to verify that the contractual obligations have been fulfilled. Without formally recorded and executed change orders, it will be difficult to confirm that the terms and conditions have been met.