Executive Summary: Whether you use a functional cost coding system to track the cost of your original scope or not, it is imperative that you accurately account for costs outside of your base scope. Learn why, and how, to account for these extra costs outside of your original scope.
Why you need them. The biggest reason as to why you need to separately account for extra work is so that when your project is done, and you spent more money than you collected, you know where you lost money. If you were not tracking extra costs along the way you don’t know if you bid the job incorrectly, or if you encountered a change in the work and spent money you didn’t have in your budget.
If after you realized you lost money due to scope outside of your contract, the problem becomes bittersweet: it’s great that you realized you lost money on a changed condition, but now it’s too late to ask for a change order because you are way beyond the contract-dictated notification time period.
This is the problem I recently ran into with a client; they… Read More >