How change orders can speed up payment What is a change order in construction? A change order is a document that changes the scope of work in the contract. It can either add items to the scope of work, or reduce it. The scope of work lists all of the specific tasks and deadlines the contractor agrees to perform. But things change all the time on a construction project.
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AIA Document G is used for implementing changes in the work agreed to by the owner, contractor, and architect.
Execution of a completed G indicates agreement upon all terms of the change, including any changes in the contract sum or guaranteed maximum price and contract time. The form allows for signatures of the owner, architect, and contractor, and for a description of the change.
Description of Change in the Contract. Insert a detailed description of the change or reference specific exhibits describing, in detail, the change to be made in the Contract by this Change Order.
Include any drawings, specifications, documents or other supporting data to clarify the scope of the change. Determination of Costs. Insert in the blanks provided, or strike out the terms in parentheses that do not apply: the original Contract Sum or Guaranteed Maximum Price; the net change by previously authorized Change Order note that this does not include changes authorized by Construction Change Directive unless such changes were subsequently agreed to by the Contractor and recorded as a Change Order ; the Contract Sum or Guaranteed Maximum Price prior to this Change Order; the amount of increase or decrease, if any, in the Contract Sum or Guaranteed Maximum Price; and the new Contract Sum or Guaranteed Maximum Price as adjusted by this Change Order.
Change in Contract Time. Insert in the blanks provided, and strike out the unused terms in parentheses: the amount in days of the increase or decrease, if any in the Contract Time; and the date of Substantial Completion, including any adjustment effected by this Change Order. Executing the document. Particularly with respect to professional or contractor licensing laws, building codes, taxes, monetary and interest charges, arbitration, indemnification, format and font size, AIA Contract Documents may require modification to comply with state or local laws.
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Instructions: G701™–2017, Change Order
Change Order General Information Purpose. Execution of a completed G indicates agreement upon all the terms of the change, including any changes in the Contract Sum or Guaranteed Maximum Price and Contract Time. Use of Current Documents. This document is a copyrighted work and may not be reproduced or excerpted from without the express written permission of the AIA. There is no implied permission to reproduce this document, nor does membership in The American Institute of Architects confer any further rights to reproduce this document. The AIA hereby grants the purchaser a limited license to reproduce a maximum of ten copies of a completed G, but only for use in connection with a particular project.
Summary: G701™–2017, Change Order
Subcontractor’s Guide to the AIA G701 Change Order