Online Construction Snag List
Online Construction Snag List
BuilderStorm’s Snag List feature manages and records what are typically referred to as “snags” in the construction industry. Snags can have a huge impact on the project’s profit and delivery time. A government survey in 2017 found that 51% of new homes have ‘major faults’. The problem is not just confined to the housing sector though, with many publicly funded projects suffering the same fate. Being able to accurately track and issue snags has always been a long winded, paperwork heavy process that took a huge amount of effort to manage. We have created a mobile based solution which is not only really easy to use, but totally paperless. Our feature gives the site team a seamless process for creating multiple snag items, and issue them to third parties without ever needing a piece of paper.
Each defect is numbered automatically and you can specify who is responsible for the defect, the location of the item and the package it falls under. You can then type out the details and add attachments, such as a photo or item specification. Photos of the defect can be added on fly directly from a mobile device. You can then specify a due date for completion and save the defect.
The process works perfectly on a mobile device so site managers responsible for reporting defects can do this on-site using a tablet or smartphone. The operative responsible for the defect is notified automatically that a new item has been created and can then view the details. Once an item is complete, the user marks it for closure and the originator can then either sign it off or re-open the defect. As the deadline for a defect approaches, the user can be reminded via emails or other notifications such as SMS text. These updates can be modified using BuilderStorm’s Notification Manager.
Live tracking of snags on your construction projects
BuilderStorm keeps track of a defect’s status using a colour-coded padlock system which will show at a glance how well a given project is performing. You can also click on each padlock within the legend to filter by those defects, then filter by the user or company that is responsible for the defect. There is also the option to generate a PDF or CSV report, using the current filters, which can then be issued to relevant parties. This is ideal for using at a weekly or monthly progress meeting, giving instant accountability for everyone involved with the project.
BuilderStorm has found that projects that adopt this style of defect tracking not only have less reported issues on the whole (because companies are being more proactive) but that any created issues are usually resolved quicker and are closed first time. The whole BuilderStorm package also ensures that everyone within the project is using the correct information, so defects are less likely to occur in the first place.
More information on what defects are in the construction industry.
Full status tracking – Colour coded padlock system – Accepts attachments – Mobile ready
Accurate records of issue and completion dates – Improves compliance through notifications