Close-out starts on Day 1.
McCarthy takes pride in our ability to quickly close out projects. Our processes begin on Day 1, as our team identifies required items for final project completion and then we pursue them so nothing is left incomplete.
At the start of construction, we compile a close-out checklist-utilizing a computerized database to monitor items required for final project completion, such as warranties, final lien releases, as-built drawings and extra stock materials.
Through McCarthy’s comprehensive Quality Program we proactively establish the owner’s, architect’s and engineer’s expectation of the final product through mock-ups, eliminating the majority of typical punch list items. Our reinforcement of these expectations through pre-installation meetings, first installation verifications, and ongoing verifications and testing provides you with the right thing the first time.
We begin by identifying incomplete items and issuing notifications to each contractor-items such as punch list issues, O&M manuals, warranties and as-built drawings. Once all punch list items, final release of liens and other issues are complete, we recommend release of final payment including retention.
The McCarthy team works closely with the fire marshal, building department and inspectors to define and implement an occupancy plan. If phased occupancy is desired, McCarthy obtains temporary permits for those early sections in a timely manner.
McCarthy and the project owner establish a date for beginning the Guarantee/Warranty period. We follow up on warranty issues and review these with the owner on a quarterly basis. We first obtain all guarantees and warranties, test certificates and other paperwork required by the contract documents. We present the owner with all equipment brochures and operating manuals, including lists of equipment manufacturers and service providers, in your preferred, easy-to-use format. In addition, we also furnish a list of subcontractors including contact information and expiration dates of all guarantee/warranty periods. We coordinate warranty work orders through correction or repair. Finally, McCarthy provides as part of our warranty commitment a one-year warranty inspection.
The McCarthy project staff arranges for removal of field offices, termination of temporary services and utilities and final site clean-up and preparation. We obtain final inspections from required government agencies and forward copies of signed acceptance forms to the owner.
"We have been impressed with the proactive can-do attitude of the McCarthy team. They went the extra mile many times over to give the taxpayers a superb facility that will be a model of energy efficiency and set new standards for the district."
Associate Superintendent, Facilities
Clark County School District