change order


plural change orders
: a written alteration to a previously signed contract for work (as in construction)
The Alpharetta City Council has approved a $2.9 million change order for the Rucker Road Corridor improvement project, reflecting Roswell's share of the project cost.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
also : the new work specified by the change order
Change orders on the first two phases of Red Line construction have exceeded $230 million. Mike Davis

Examples of change order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, these programs can include document management centers where buyers can easily access contracts, change orders and other information. Cameron Sullivan, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2024 One was a $600,000 change order for the removal of rock at the bus loop portion of the site. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 5 Jan. 2024 Other business Fayetteville's City Council met Tuesday and approved: A $5.3 million change order with Flintco for demolition, grading, utilities, concrete and other work associated with construction of Fire Station 2 at North Street and Woolsey Avenue. Stacy Ryburn,, 20 Dec. 2023 The report card also looks at audits of the bond programs to see, for example, whether the audit itemizes expenditures by project and whether the audit analyzes the bond program’s performance in areas recommended by the association, such as timelines, budgets, change orders and forecasts. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Dec. 2023 Patience and careful planning can also reduce the chance of change orders and costly delays, says Angie Hicks, chief customer officer of Angi and co-founder of Angie’s List. Michele Lerner,, 15 Sep. 2023 More than 1,000 change orders, originated by the rail authority or by contractors, have been approved and account for much of the cost growth. Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2023 On July 25, the Board approved a change order for architectural services provided by RM Swanson Architects of Lake Forest, the same firm that recently handled the redesign of the Libertyville Metra station. Chicago Tribune, 3 Aug. 2023 But those problems are being solved and major disputes over change orders are in the rear-view mirror, the report said. Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of change order was in 1906

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“Change order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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