The following case study reviews the punch and back check processes used on the recently completed Terranea Resort. This $500 million, 582-room resort sits on 102 acres of oceanfront property in Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA.
Four months prior to the resort's opening, both the architectural team and the general contractor were ready to begin punchwalks. Given the tight deadline, they needed an efficient solution for not only documenting all punch issues, but also providing clear and concise directions to sub-contractors to minimize back checks. The architectural team also wanted a mobile solution, one that would enable them to document items and distribute punchlists from the field, without having to go back to the project trailer.
After reviewing available solutions, the architectural team decided to use Bluebeam Revu on a Motion J3400 tablet PC for the entire punch and back check process.
To optimize the workflow, the team divided the punch process into five basic steps: 1) establish the keynotes to be used; 2) prepare sketches; 3) tape the punch area; 4) punch; and 5) output the punchlist for distribution to subs. Once the punchlist items have been addressed, the output list can be used for back check. Repeat the back check process as needed.
The General Contractor did not use Bluebeam, rather they selected a competing punch solution.
View a PDF of the General Contractor's punchlist process. Note the number of resources that the General Contractor has allocated for this process.
View a PDF that includes sample screenshots from Bluebeam Revu, in addition to comparative screenshots from the competing construction management software.