KO Partners Launches KO Punchlist™ 2.0 Software Application

August 06, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Los Angeles, California (August 6, 2014) – KO Partners announces today the release of KO Punchlist™, a powerful new software utility app designed to streamline the often-tedious "punch list" process during and concluding any construction project. Early adopters beta testing praise KO Punchlist as a professional tool that cuts labor hours typically expended on project closeout documentation. The app produces a well-organized punchlist along with an overall analysis of the project progress, and makes team collaboration easier than ever before with a wide range of integrated connectivity apps. Created by architects and contractors for architects and contractors, KO Punchlist knocks out the never-ending punchlist process to get jobs closed out in one shot.

This new utility was created especially with designers, architects, engineers, construction personnel, and anyone else who has ever had to manage project inspections and punchlist line items during a construction project close out. KO Punchlist™ supplies a solution traditional time consuming and less effective pen-paper-camera-clipboard-word processor method of tracking and managing a construction or inspection process. Architects, consultants and construction industry professionals can now inspect, record, and produce a professional punchlist report within a single app during a job-site visit. Distribution is obtainable without requiring the use of a desktop computer at any point in the process. Sharing is made easy with capabilities to export to Excel-compatible format, PDF, PUNCH and .RAR, and users can select their preferred sharing method from a variety of integrated connectivity utilities including Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive and FTP.

KO Punchlist is the first mobile closeout and punch-list application to take full advantage of portability through iOS mobile devices. Using simple and intuitive data-input fields, users can create a professional, full-functioned punch-list with easily Integratable reference media, such as photos shot in the field or from an in device album, PDF, audio and video, and CSI specification references. KO Punchlist also generates detailed real time statistics of the project progress, including:
  • A Report tab that itemizes and totals the categories and completion of all line items in the punchlist including: what area of the project has the greatest number of deficiencies, which subcontractors have completed their scope, and how many deficiencies are code violations versus aesthetic preferences.
  • Search and Filter functions are available and can be used for a more focused review and analysis of progress and for selective content sharing.
  • Real-time date and schedule tracking to review the timeline of project deliverables and assist users in keeping their projects on schedule.

  • KO Punchlist is already in use within prominent Construction consulting firm, Gafcon, Inc. Sean Olcott, Manager of BIM Services at Gafcon spoke on his experience using KO Punchlist by saying that, "anybody who's ever used an iPhone or iPad will intuitively get it in no time flat. It's so easy to create a punch list, even a caveman could do it."

    National real estate services firm IDS Real Estate Group Senior Vice President, Patrick Spillane, remarks, "We see KO Punchlist as a game changing app that really delivers on the promise of huge productivity gains and an ability to make huge quality assurance strides in the level of documentation, reference material and imagery associated with correcting construction issues during close-out. It's fast, easy and intuitive to use – especially as the customizable call down entries get populated for a job. We're seeing vast improvements in time and effort necessary to get jobs fully closed out and tenants and clients in their new space. We like the app and KO approach to integrated document generation and project tracking, that we're talking with them on expanding the product line to the whole host of inspections and checklists we use daily in our construction management, facilities management and property management activities. We're excited about this app like no other punchlist or job tracking software we've tried to date. We're sold on KO big time."

    Jonathan Bell, an AEC industry veteran having worked at global design firms including Arquitectonica and Buro Happold, said "The app will be intuitive and easy to use for people who have typically relied upon excel spreadsheets and clipboards for years. It will make every team member's life easier during the closeout process."

    KO Punchlist is available now for iPad on the Apple App Store for a limited promotional price of $3.99 for early adopters.

    About KO Partners, LLC
    KO Partners is collaboration of architects and constructors who streamline architectural design and construction processes. Their intuitive and highly practical software and utilities address specific needs of the Architectural/Engineering and Construction industries. KO Partners' first mass-market commercial utility app, KO Punchlist, enables all members of both industries to collaborate more effectively during construction and project close out.

    KO Punchlist is a trademark of KO Partners, LLC. All other product names, trademarks or registered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners © 2013 KO Partners, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information, visit KO Punchlist on web at www.kopunchlist.com.

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