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Change Orders 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