1. Safety and Compliance Check:

    • Ensure that the building complies with all relevant safety codes and regulations, including electrical safety codes (NEC), fire safety codes, and local building codes.

    2. Electrical Systems:

    • Inspect all electrical systems, including wiring, outlets, switches, and lighting fixtures, to ensure they are installed correctly and meet NEC standards.
    • Check that circuit breakers and fuses are appropriately labeled and accessible.
    • Verify that emergency lighting and exit signs are in working order.

    3. Fire Safety:

    • Test fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, and sprinkler systems to ensure they function correctly.
    • Verify the presence and accessibility of fire extinguishers.
    • Check that fire exits are clearly marked and unobstructed.

    4. Plumbing and HVAC Systems:

    • Inspect plumbing systems for leaks, proper drainage, and functionality.
    • Check heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for proper operation and ventilation.

    5. Structural Integrity:

    • Ensure that the building’s structure is sound, with no signs of cracks or damage.
    • Verify that handrails and guardrails are securely in place, especially in stairwells and balconies.

    6. Accessibility and ADA Compliance:

    • Confirm that the building meets accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including ramps, elevators, and accessible restrooms.

    7. Interior Finishes:

    • Inspect interior finishes such as flooring, wall coverings, and paint for quality and proper installation.
    • Check for any cosmetic defects or damage.

    8. Exterior and Landscaping:

    • Examine the exterior of the building for signs of damage, including the roof, walls, and windows.
    • Ensure that landscaping is completed, and outdoor areas are safe and well-maintained.

    9. Accessibility and Parking:

    • Check that parking lots, driveways, and sidewalks are in good condition and meet accessibility requirements.
    • Verify that parking spaces are clearly marked and designated.

    10. Signage and Wayfinding: – Ensure that signage for rooms, offices, and common areas is installed and accurate. – Confirm that wayfinding signage is in place to guide occupants.

    11. Security and Access Control: – Test security systems, including access control, surveillance cameras, and alarms. – Confirm that locks and security doors are functioning correctly.

    12. Final Cleaning: – Ensure that the building is thoroughly cleaned, including common areas, restrooms, and individual units or offices.

    13. Documentation and Manuals: – Collect and organize all relevant documentation, including as-built drawings, warranties, and maintenance manuals for building systems.

    14. Punch List: – Create a punch list of any identified snags, defects, or issues that need correction before the building launch. – Assign responsibilities and deadlines for addressing these items.

    15. Occupant Orientation: – If applicable, provide an orientation session for occupants to familiarize them with the building’s features, safety procedures, and emergency exits.

    16. Final Inspection: – Conduct a final walkthrough inspection to ensure that all snags and issues identified in the punch list have been addressed and resolved.

    17. Verification of Regulatory Compliance: – Double-check that all regulatory requirements have been met and that necessary permits and certifications are in place.

    18. Emergency Preparedness: – Verify that emergency response plans and procedures are in place and communicated to all relevant parties.

    19. Building Launch Announcement: – Prepare a formal announcement or event plan for the official launch of the building, if applicable.

    20. Post-Launch Monitoring: – Plan for ongoing monitoring and maintenance to ensure that the building continues to operate safely and efficiently after the launch.

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