Field Documentation

The Importance of Field Documentation in Construction Part 2

Everything that happens on a construction site needs to be documented. Although it can be a pain to meticulously log every detail of a project, it’s more painful to not have pertinent details when facing a claim. While an Orlando construction attorney can certainly guide you through the claim process, thorough paperwork is always helpful.

In the first part of this series, we dove into a few reasons why field documentation is so important in construction. As a matter of fact, it’s so important that we decided to give you a few more reasons why it should be a focal point within your work.

Establishes a Scope of Work

In the beginning of the project, proper documentation, including information about location and topography, is needed to create a scope of work within the contract. The information that is gathered and documented is critical as it will guide all financial and personnel decisions throughout the project.

Gets Change Orders Approved

When contractors propose to amend a contract via a change order, they need solid documentation to show why a site owner should spend the additional funding. Field documentation, including pictures, will greatly strengthen your argument and your chances of receiving approval for the change order.

Speeds Up The Quality Control And Inspection Processes

Photo documentation can make these processes faster and easier by giving personnel a detailed snapshot of various aspects of the construction project that they can reference when on site.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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