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:
- Is the Change Events tool enabled or disabled?
This decision to enable or disable the Change Events tool is typically made by company's Procore Administrator or a Project Manager/Project Engineer.
- When enabled, you must create a change event (see Create a Change Event) before you can create a variation.
- When disabled, you only create a variation. You do NOT create a change event.
- How are your variation tiers configured on your contract tools?
The number of steps required to create a variation depend on your project's configuration settings in the Commitments and Main Contracts tools. To learn more, see What are the different variation tiers in Project Financials?