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Schedule of Values (SOV)
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What is a Schedule of Values (SOV)?

A Schedule of Values (SOV) is an essential financial tool used in the construction industry. It's essentially a detailed plan that lists out the entire scope of construction work and assign costs to each element. The SOV is organized into a series of line items categorized by phase, task, or materials required for the job. This document is a critical component of successful project management as it breaks down the work into measurable parts to calculate and track costs throughout the project. This ensures that the project stays on budget and timeline. The SOV can be updated as the project progresses to reflect any changes. It provides a useful framework for monitoring progress, managing payments, and resolving disputes, making it integral to the financial health of a construction project.