Today I was out of state on location for a project where we are building student housing for a University. We spent the day inspecting and “punch listing” the site. This usually means a lot of blue tape all over the building…much to the GC’s displeasure. I don’t have any recollection of ever discussing this side of the work while in school. For those that are in the same boat I was: As a representative for the Owner, it’s our job to make sure the finished product meets the specifications, drawings and Owner’s intent before it is turned over to them. Once the space in a building is considered done, we come in and inspect the space. Items that don’t meet our specs or a finished quality are tagged and noted with the blue tape (that doesn’t leave a residue behind.)

Here are a few items we tagged:

Door doesn’t close properly.

Wall texture and Paint issues

Rough Texture Issues

The wrong carpet was installed

Scarred and Scratched Millwork

Scarred and Scratched Millwork

Missing Mirror

There are a number of computer programs on different personal tablets out there that help with this (and we have used a number of them), but we stuck to the good ol’ paper and pen today.  Once these notes are handed over to GC, they have a certain amount of time to pick up and correct the items in question. Here is a typed version of typical items: punch list verbage

Once the GC has some time to pick up the items, we come back and do another follow up punch and confirm their work, using our previously generated list as a double check.

Today we only punched a couple floors of one building; we have a couple more floors to do and two other buildings to complete for another team road trip in the near future.

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