What is Field Order?
Definition of Field Order in Construction
Formal notification form used in the field to provide notification, instructions, or answers to questions, concerns, etc. that develop in the field.
The use of the field order is a valuable tool that supervisors on the project can formally document answers to questions, as well as the instructions they provide the manpower on the project. Documentation by the use of field orders is an efficient method of preserving all communication on the project for any future discrepancies or issues. The use of electronics to either scan the field order, or simply, email the field order is an excellent method of ensuring the proper documentation on the project. Field orders can be used by architects, engineers as well as contractors to eliminate the lack of proper documentation on all directives issued in the field.