In-house sources of information that housing development company owners and managers can use to identify construction problems and mistakes include the following:

  • building inspection correction cards
  • superintendent punch lists
  • RFIs
  • red-lined plans
  • homebuyer walkthroughs
  • warranty complaint letters
  • subcontractor extras
  • subcontractor advice
  • meetings with field employees
  • incentive programs

The individual jobsite superintendents or project managers are not in a position to collect this information from all of a company’s projects…or to initiate a company-wide debugging program.

The development company owners and managers must first recognize the need to research the information…then delegate someone within the organization to do this research, collect the information…having the time and resources to accomplish this task.

Each source of information that should be researched…is described in more detail in the following ten blog posts.