Carl Seville is a consultant on sustainability to the building industry. His firm, SK Collaborative, provides certification for multifamily projects, new and rehab, throughout the eastern United States under the National Green Building Standard, LEED, EarthCraft, Enterprise Green Communities, and Energy Star programs. A HERS rater, he holds the LEED AP Homes and Green Rater designations. Learn more at www.skcollaborative.com.
In 2001 my Atlanta remodeling company, SawHorse, launched a “zero punch” program, which sought to eliminate the final punch list on all jobs. Since we had five or six project managers on the payroll at any given time, as well as working relationships with a couple of dozen subcontractors, the effort posed a real management challenge.