Built of Living Stones 217-218: Change Orders and Modifications

If a change of direction is needed …

§ 217 § During the construction phase of the process, the pastor and building committee may find the need to modify the original plan. Because modifications involve additional costs, parishes will want to anticipate as many situations as possible before plans are finalized and contracts are signed.

§ 218 § If the need for modifications becomes apparent at a later stage, the procedures should be clear to all involved. It is helpful to specify

  • that the pastor communicate any change orders to the architect, who acknowledges them in writing;
  • that the acknowledgment state the additional cost involved;
  • that the pastor or someone specifically authorized by the pastor be the only one(s) designated to sign the change orders approving the additional expenditure; and
  • that the architect be responsible for communicating with the contractor or subcontractors regarding the changes.

All texts from Built of Living Stones are copyright © 2000, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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