Construction Lingo - What Does AOR Stand For in Construction?

February 9, 2024

If you're not familiar with the lingo of the construction industry, it can be difficult to keep up. In this article, we’ll cover a few of the most common terms and acronyms you may encounter on projects.

AOR stands for agent of record. The insurance term is used to refer to a person who has signed a document that indicates they are now the insured’s new agent for all of their policies with an insurance carrier. Once this process is complete, it typically takes about ten days for the new agent to begin managing all aspects of the insured’s business.

CSI MasterFormat is an organization standard that defines the master list of Divisions, Sections, and Section Titles for construction project specifications in the United States and Canada. It is authored by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and Construction Specifications Canada (CSC).

A Change Event is a modification to a project scope or schedule that triggers the creation of a change order. Change events are recorded in Procore to help teams stay aware of potential changes and prevent costly surprises down the road.

Commissioning is the process of verifying that a structure and its systems, such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), elevator control, fire suppression, etc, are designed, installed, tested, and ready to be put into service. The commissioning process can be completed for new construction or existing structures.

A Field Order is a document that is issued by a CM or Owner to a contractor(s) to provide clarification and requirements for performing work that was not included in the contract documents. This can often be a quick and easy way to make a minor adjustment to a project that does not affect the contract price or the project timeline.


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