Deer Lakes School District
Above: Curtisville Primary School, East Union Intermediate School, Deer Lakes Middle School
Services: Project Closeout
Client: Deer Lakes School District
Location: Russellton, PA
Project Cost: $16 million
Deer Lakes was nearing the completion of a $16 million modernization
program when it learned that its acting construction manager was going
out of business. The district contacted Thomas & Williamson to assist
The punchlist process of a construction project is generally not
complicated if the involved parties understand and fulfill the
process requirements. The construction management firm gathers the
punchlists prepared by the architect and then expedites the
contractors' completion of the work.
- overseeing the punchlist work,
- resolving disputes with contractors, and
- closing the contracts.
At Deer Lakes, some participants neglected to follow the established
process. Therefore,T&W had to settle several long-standing, unresolved
disputes with the contractors and assemble a detailed close-out
checklist in order to determine the actual status of the work.
Thomas & Williamson provided the district with a closeout service
package that included specialized skills such as
Our experience in all phases of construction including
contractual conflict resolution provided Deer Lakes with the
assurance all contracts were fulfilled and that the project met the
- on-site management,
- punchlist expediting,
- project budget reconciliation,
- warranty assistance,
- dispute resolution, and
- forensic engineering.