Change Order – a written document which modifies the plans and specifications and/or price of the construction Contract.

Child Tasks – this is commonly used in scheduling for projects with multiple phases to a task. In the case of multiple areas, you may designate areas as child tasks and then have child tasks of each area. For example: Electrical: Floor 1: Rough In. There is no limit to the number of levels of child tasks.

Committed Substantial Completion Date - the project completion date listed on the Owner contract.

Construction Contract – a legal document which specifies the what-when-where-how- how much and by whom in a construction project.

Construction Manager as Advisor – when the GC acts as a General Contractor not at risk. Which means they are managing Subcontractors in the Owner’s name. All subcontracts, change orders and sub billings have the project Owner’s signature, but are managed by the General Contractor. Construction Manager’s benefit from PASKR in every way that a regular GC would except the designee (Owner) cannot electronically sign the subcontracts or sub change orders. Subcontracts can be signed electronically by the sub and then sent to the designee (Owner) for ink signing. Sub change orders must be executed by the sub and the designee in ink. The documents can then be uploaded into the filing cabinet.

Consensus Docs – Consensus docs are standard contracts developed by a diverse coalition of 40 leading associations with members from all parties in the design and construction industry. PASKR currently has programmed the Owner Contract CD 205, Subcontracts CD 751 v.2011 and v.2016, CD 450 and CD 460, and the CD 703 Standard Purchase Order.

Construction Type – the Estimate Template selected when creating a New Project. PASKR sites come pre-loaded with 7 Construction Types (Build Out & Renovation, Service Work, Kitchen Renovation, Residential, Ground Up (Cast In Place, Steel Frame, Wood Frame) Each construction type has a set of cost codes and a default schedule template. These templates can be modified by each GC, as well as the GC having an opportunity to create their own custom Construction Types with the cost codes they desire.

Contacts - every company listed in Paskr must have at least 1 employee. Required fields are first name and last name. Either an email address or fax number is also required so PASKR can communicate with this company. Contacts must also be assigned a Trade Type that populates their company with Cost Codes they can be invited to bid on or contract with on a project.

Cost After Markup - something that you would add to a project that you do not want to be added to the markup. ie. local tax.

Cost Code/CSI Coding - a coding breakdown provided by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) for methods, materials and tasks involving all of the construction activities that are typically dealt with in a project. The current format for a cost code is 00 00 00.expense type for the 48 Division set, and 00-000.expense type for 16 Division Set.

Custom Tasks – tasks on the schedule that will not be associated with a labor or cost item. This should only be done in rare instances. Creating a schedule that is not integrated with cost codes will not allow for maximum utility of the software.