Hey guys! At Livefield, we're all about making construction projects run smoothly! That's why we define punch lists (also known as snag lists, deficiency lists, or punch-out lists) as a list of to-do's that need completing before a project is finished.

Managing a punch list can be challenging, especially when construction projects are frequently evolving. But fear not, with the right tools, you can conquer any obstacle that comes your way!

Livefield for punch list managers

Livefield's punch list app is a game-changer for your closeout process, bringing both speed and structure to the table. Maximizing your productivity during site walkthroughs is key! Assigning punch-items directly to the responsible parties ensures that everything gets done efficiently. Don't let time-sensitive punch items slip through the cracks! Finish your project stronger than ever with this simple tip. Identify, document, share, and track. Let's simplify and speed up our workflow!

  1. Create task for identifying punch items
  2. To simplify the punch walk for your project team, begin by creating a task specifically for it. You can name it "punch walk" or any other relevant name. Then, add some checklist items such as "check flooring" and "check lighting fixtures" to ensure that all necessary items are covered during the walk. You can save this checklist as a template for future tasks, which will help to streamline project closeout even more.

    You can assign tasks and checklist items to specific individuals along with additional details such as category, due date, priority level, and other relevant information. You have the option to include photos and messages in tasks to effectively convey the defect and prevent any misunderstandings.

    If you are short on time to create a comprehensive task, you can utilize Livefield on your mobile device to promptly record punch items as you move around the construction site. In case you come across any problem, you can simply mark the location on the plan by dropping a pin.

  3. Add images and notes to keep track of punch progress
  4. During an on-site walkthrough, it is recommended to open your "punch walk" task and mark off each checklist item as you complete your inspection. To indicate that an item is incomplete or has an issue, simply double-tap the box next to the corresponding punch item.

    Capture photos instantly and utilize the annotation tools to provide additional documentation of the issue. Please attach a crop plan and include notes or scribbles to indicate the exact location of the issue on the jobsite.

  5. Share punch items and other findings with others by creating a report.
  6. Punch list reports serve a dual purpose. They not only help project teams to keep track of their assigned tasks, but also keep subcontractors and clients informed about their outstanding tasks.

    You can easily generate a PDF or a detailed report by clicking the "Generate report" tab on Livefield's task dashboard desktop view.

    Utilize the diverse selection of filters available to organize punch items based on priority, category, tags, assignee, or location while creating a report for various trades.

    After completing the task, send your refined punch list report that includes your company logo to your contractors, architect, client, or anyone you prefer. You can send it to anyone, even if they are not a Livefield user.

  7. Track open punch-items on your task dashboard
  8. If you're an admin, you can also check that tasks have been completed directly from the task dashboard and keep tabs on any open or overdue punch items.

    You'll also get a push notification whenever a task is updated. This refers to instances when new photos and comments are uploaded or when a task is marked as finished.

    It's worth noting that Livefield uses a two-stage verification procedure for every task. This guarantees that problems are fixed properly, making it easy to attain a solid project conclusion and a fruitful project closeout.

    To learn more about best practices for punch lists, please watch the accompanying video or refer to the related articles provided by our Support team.