change order


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change order

A written order from the owner, architect, engineer, or  other authorized person to depart from previously agreed upon plans and specifications for construction. Change order management is a critical aspect of any construction job, as change orders frequently change the cost of the job, usually in an amount in excess of what might otherwise be expected. Many subcontractors bid jobs at break-even prices in order to secure the work, confident that numerous change orders will provide the profit necessary.

Example:  An electrician might contract to perform all wiring and electrical work for a home for $2,000. Additional outlets added by change order might be billed at $65 each, even though the additional labor and materials might amount to only $5 each.

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This is a very important change for members of the Subcontractors Trade Association, and a significant progression from the longstanding practice in which contractors themselves would end up funding the work specified in change orders, and had only 15 days to respond to the SCA with a revised price.
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Technically, they are right and the School Department business office is following the book by denying the change order.
Secondly, the City will streamline the processing of change orders to reduce the time-frame from the current average of 300 days to an average of 150 days.
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We also reviewed AOC's construction management contractor's periodic schedule assessments, proposed change order log, and weekly reports on construction progress.
Making these changes after contracts have been awarded through the change order process, as we have experienced, can be costly,'' he cautioned.
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The Contractor Shall Respond To The Change Order With A Proposal.