Have you ever clipped a really cool hairstyle idea out of a magazine, but when you got it done didn’t like it, or it didn’t work with your face shape? Understandably you would want it fixed, in which case the hairstylist would need to adjust your original bill. Change orders in construction work sort of the same way. But while a hairstylist can complete a new style in an hour or less, a general contracting company might take weeks or even months to accommodate change. A surprising outcome of a much-wanted hairstyle is sometimes inevitable, sometimes change orders are too.
Effects of Change Orders
Adjusting original contract amount
A change order in contract language means adding or deleting work from or to the original scope of work outlined in the project contract. Adding work sometimes means changing the original contract amount, while deleting work requires an adjustment too.
Advice from a general contractor in Las Vegas: Choose a general contracting company that specializes in the design-build method rather than design-bid-build. Design-build projects have architects and construction companies working together so any added or deleted scope of work can be handled as a team approval.
New completion date
During a project, the biggest question on the minds of clients is, “When will it be done?” The change order process takes time. Construction crews cannot modify plans without input from an architect. The design-build method seeks to avoid change orders all together so projects are completed when expected.
Advice from a general contractor in Las Vegas: The design-build approach avoids change orders. This method works through any possible issues before construction begins. It’s foolproof, so unless the owner makes last-minute changes, you can expect your project to be done on time.
Call an Efficient Las Vegas Contracting Company
Are you starting a commercial project? Nigro Construction is a hands-on, design-build contractor. We work with owners and architects to make sure your project is completed on time without needing any change. Contact us today and let’s get started.