Recently one of our engineers-in-training and I were reviewing the criteria that we wanted to follow when completing a punchlist. After outlining the guidelines for this and how it related to the project that he was working on, it occurred to me that I didn’t recall any industry standards for completing a punchlist as a job neared its completion. That evening I sat down and began to put the punchlist process into words. It is interesting how an experienced engineer can take for granted what he or she has learned in the past relative to design engineering and construction supervision.
To reinforce this process, I have encouraged Amanda Parolise to incorporate the process into her “Hvacr Designer Tips” checklist for this month. This should be a good start to establishing the first pass at an “industry standard” that can fill an obvious void in training people within the hvac industry.