The punch list is a necessary part of the building process and is generated during the final phases of construction as professionals walk through the job site, noting issues and deficiencies that need to be resolved before job turnover.
Traditionally, these punch lists were annotated by hand and that had to be taken back to the office, transcribed and mailed out to team members.
To keep projects moving ahead quickly and efficiently, Shockey has transitioned to tablet-based punch lists with electronic files that are marked up instantly, allowing everyone to see progress and take action immediately.
The advantages of electronic integration are significant, says Kyle Luttrell, currently Project Manager for three projects for the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail system. This type of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) speeds the building process, added Luttrell.
Luttrell color-codes sections of each project, identifies tasks by activity type, and marks them complete—ensuring that the flow of trades on the job is uninterrupted.
“Using this system, we’ve got more eyes on the job, real-time communication between trades, faster review, and a time-stamped log of performance,” said Luttrell.
Shockey successfully turned over portions of all three jails to the client six months ahead of schedule.