Locate & resolve construction defects seamlessly
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Build defect lists using a mobile device on your construction site – eliminate any follow up in the office.
Assign and set deadlines for each construction defect – subcontractors can access and update their tasks free of charge.
Export all defects into a defect report template at the touch of a button.
No more pen and paper: pin defect tickets directly to digital plans and BIM models while on the construction site.
With defect management software, each defect ticket can contain photos, videos, text and voice recordings added directly from your mobile device.
Once you’ve recorded your construction defects, use a defect report template to export your data in the exact format required.
PlanRadar enables you to build a template that meets your requirements and export all items. Reports can also cover specific contractors or a type of defect, from plumbing to decorating.
Use PlanRadar’s statistics boards to get quick insight into progress on your project’s construction defects. Assess work quality, identify delays, and take action to resolve any issues.
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1. Find construction defects during a site audit
2. Add defect tickets on a digital plan – with photos, videos, voice memos, or plan annotations
3. Add a deadline and assign the ticket to a responsible team member
4. Export all construction defects into a defect report to share with stakeholders
5. Monitor progress using a statistics board just for defects
Modular construction experts Innovaré Systems use PlanRadar on-site and at their factory for quality assurance, defect management, and several other processes.
HCIP use PlanRadar to achieve high-quality handovers and get better oversight of their interior fit-out projects.
CSI~QA conduct independent site inspections with PlanRadar, helping their customers achieve compliance and high quality builds.
Construction defects are errors in a building or structure. The most common construction defects are the result of shoddy workmanship, or work that has been rushed. They can include anything from cosmetic defects like chipped paint or tiles to structural issues like leaking plumbing or uneven flooring. Some defects only become obvious when you start to use a building. For example, a sink could start leaking once you start to use it regularly, or you could notice a draft from a poorly fitted window. Occasionally, you might find more serious problems, but most construction defects are simple for contractors to repair.
If you’re the new owner of the building, it is up to the developer or contractor to repair any construction defects that you find, either at the point of handover or in the first year after completion. This is called the warranty period. Depending on your contract, the owner may be able to hold back part of the final payment until all construction defects are resolved. After the warranty period ends, the owner is responsible for repairing defects, with some exceptions that depend on local laws.
The easiest way to reduce construction defects is to increase the quality of work and prevent issues happening in the first place. You can do that by ensuring that teams are organised, that individuals you hire are properly trained, and that you give them the information they need to carry out tasks. Many defects are caused by miscommunication and an app like PlanRadar can help to improve communication on-site. It’s also important to reduce the number of defects left over at the end of a project. You can do this by regularly conducting site inspections and confirming the quality of each stage of work. During your site inspection, you can find construction defects at an early stage and take action to remedy them before they cause bigger problems.
Defect management is important for several reasons. First, a building with many construction defects might be dangerous to live and work in. In that case, the contractor might have to do a considerable amount of extra work to repair the defects, could be liable to cover the costs of repair or even be fined for breaching contract. Second, defects can cause further defects. Something minor, if ignored, can create a big problem at a later stage. That’s why you should have quality control measures in place on-site from day one, making sure that one brick in the wrong place doesn’t bring your whole project to a halt later.