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This note is intended for all organisations that procure construction projects, whether occasionally or frequently.
Change is an inevitable part of construction projects and whilst it should be minimised. The manner in which it is managed is critical and can have a make or break effect on project outcomes. Active and timely management of them is essential. All those with a need to know must be involved at the appropriate time with the appropriate authority to make decisions. It is the client’s responsibility, as with everything relating to project delivery, to ensure that a system is in place for managing it before it is needed.
The guidance aims to help construction clients introduce a mechanism for controlling change on their projects. It provides examples of a change request form and change control register as well as suggested stages for consideration and management of change as well as its prevention at an early stage in the project.
Dissemination and contact
Please bring this construction policy note to the attention of all those involved in the management and procurement of construction projects. If you have any questions about this CPN please contact:
CPN 2/2022 - Change control in construction projects