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What is a variation?


Over the course of a construction project, there are a wide variety of reasons that can require you to create a variation. Variations can also be initiated by a variety of entities, such as your project's funding source, a project owner, contractor, subcontractor and more. 


Below are common reasons that might lead you to create a variation over the course of a project:

  • Design changes
  • Drawing errors and omissions
  • Inaccurate or incomplete specifications
  • Unexpected job site conditions
  • Material and crew substitutions

To create a variation in a Procore project, you must be granted the appropriate permissions on the client contract, commitment, funding or main contract that is changing. In addition, the steps you follow depend on your project's configuration settings:

See Also

Learn how to manage your variations in Procore: Variations