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Request for Change Order (RFC)
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What is a Request for Change Order (RFC)?

A Request for Change Order (RFC) in the construction industry is a formal proposal seeking alterations to an ongoing project that goes beyond the scope of the current plan or contract. It's typically initiated by either the client, architect, or contractor due to unforeseen circumstances, changes in requirements, or when new sources of funding become available. These changes can be related to design modifications, material replacements, timeline extensions, or budget adjustments, among others. An RFC necessitates an agreement among all stakeholders concerning the proposed changes' impacts, cost implications, and necessary adjustments in timelines before proceeding with implementation. This ensures transparency, control over cost overruns, and prevention of disputes.