If you're like most builders, you §may occasionally lie awake at night worrying about how all the details of your projects will come together. Fortunately, keeping track of things is an area where technology can really help the working contractor. Computers are great at gathering and storing chunks of data and then spitting them out on demand. I'm always happy when I find a piece of construction software that does what it says it will do and doesn't require an SBA loan to buy or a year to learn how to use. Punch List (www.punchlist.com) is one of those applications.

We looked at the first version of Strata Systems' Punch List back in May of 1998 (Computer Solutions, 5/98). The name "Punch List" is misleading; it would lead you to believe that the only use of the program is at the end of the job, during the "punch list" or "punch out" phase. In reality, the program will track...

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