by Sal Alfano
The failure to keep accurate and
complete records of change orders is
perhaps the most common and costly
error a builder can make.
Despite detailed and comprehensive
drawings and specifications, and
despite the best efforts of builders,
architects, and owners to plan ahead,
there are always changes in the work.
Always! In and of itself, this presents
no problem, but many builders overestimate
their powers of memory and
find themselves in trouble at the end
of a job.
The solution, of course, is the
change order. Every contract should
provide for them, and every builder
should learn how to use them.
Cover All the Bases
A properly executed change order
accommodates the inevitable changes
in a relatively painless